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Alamosa City, Colorado Housing Analysis

   (County: Alamosa County)

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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 1,298

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 103

Female householder, no husband present : 446

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,126

Householder not living alone : 329


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 8

Male householder and female partner : 156

Female householder and female partner : 11

Female householder and male partner : 106

All other households : 3,021


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 992

Renter-occupied housing units : 306

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 62

Renter-occupied housing units : 41

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 142

Renter-occupied housing units : 304

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 374

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,081


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 899

$10,000 to $14,999 : 175

$15,000 to $19,999 : 133

$20,000 to $24,999 : 182

$25,000 to $29,999 : 439

$30,000 to $34,999 : 150

$35,000 to $39,999 : 160

$40,000 to $44,999 : 161

$45,000 to $49,999 : 86

$50,000 to $59,999 : 156

$60,000 to $74,999 : 213

$75,000 to $99,999 : 163

$100,000 to $124,999 : 261

$125,000 to $149,999 : 61

$150,000 to $199,999 : 54

$200,000 or more : 9


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Total : 3,692


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Occupied : 3,302

Vacant : 390


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Median number of rooms : 4


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : 60

Built 2000 to 2004 : 125

Built 1990 to 1999 : 191

Built 1980 to 1989 : 361

Built 1970 to 1979 : 895

Built 1960 to 1969 : 591

Built 1950 to 1959 : 294

Built 1940 to 1949 : 309

Built 1939 or earlier : 866


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Utility gas : 2,375

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 122

Electricity : 691

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 22

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 46

Solar energy : 24

Other fuel : 0

No fuel used : 22


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 113

$10,000 to $14,999 : 0

$15,000 to $19,999 : 15

$20,000 to $24,999 : 11

$25,000 to $29,999 : 31

$30,000 to $34,999 : 0

$35,000 to $39,999 : 8

$40,000 to $49,999 : 25

$50,000 to $59,999 : 0

$60,000 to $69,999 : 47

$70,000 to $79,999 : 105

$80,000 to $89,999 : 76

$90,000 to $99,999 : 98

$100,000 to $124,999 : 181

$125,000 to $149,999 : 176

$150,000 to $174,999 : 156

$175,000 to $199,999 : 111

$200,000 to $249,999 : 176

$250,000 to $299,999 : 69

$300,000 to $399,999 : 105

$400,000 to $499,999 : 25

$500,000 to $749,999 : 20

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 22


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 53

Home equity loan only : 146

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 655

Housing units without a mortgage : 716


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : $371,400

Built 2000 to 2004 : $111,000

Built 1990 to 1999 : $234,800

Built 1980 to 1989 : $116,600

Built 1970 to 1979 : $138,400

Built 1960 to 1969 : $134,900

Built 1950 to 1959 : $72,900

Built 1940 to 1949 : $129,200

Built 1939 or earlier : $137,500


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Alamosa City, Colorado: 57.6%

Percentage of Family Households in Colorado: 63.9%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Alamosa City, Colorado

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 23.66%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 7.29%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 60.57%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 8.48%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Alamosa City, Colorado

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 78 78 $5,538,070
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

78 78 $5,538,070
2000        
  Single Family 54 54 $4,624,105
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

54 54 $4,624,105
2001        
  Single Family 52 52 $4,201,639
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $173,160
  Five or More Family 6 39 $1,830,962
  Total

59 95 $6,205,761
2002        
  Single Family 35 35 $3,440,245
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 14 $545,377
  Total

36 49 $3,985,622
2003        
  Single Family 34 34 $2,736,999
  Two Family 1 2 $100,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

35 36 $2,836,999
2004        
  Single Family 9 9 $896,430
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $440,750
  Five or More Family 3 24 $1,576,599
  Total

13 36 $2,913,779
2005        
  Single Family 36 36 $5,179,091
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 3 30 $1,703,430
  Total

39 66 $6,882,521
2006        
  Single Family 51 51 $6,649,289
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

51 51 $6,649,289


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Alamosa City, CO): $25,453
Median Household Income In 2000 (Colorado): $47,203


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alamosa City): $79,800
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Colorado): $160,100


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alamosa City): $395
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Colorado): $671


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Alamosa City, Colorado

Utility Gas: 77.2%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 1.5%
Electricity: 17.8%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.2%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 2.3%
Solar Energy: 0.3%
Other Fuel: 0.5%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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