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Durango City, Colorado Housing Analysis

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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Durango City, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 2,556

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 398

Female householder, no husband present : 412

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 2,244

Householder not living alone : 1,575


(updated 2009)



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

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 4

Male householder and female partner : 278

Female householder and female partner : 50

Female householder and male partner : 332

All other households : 6,521


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Durango City, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,956

Renter-occupied housing units : 600

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 164

Renter-occupied housing units : 234

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 209

Renter-occupied housing units : 203

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,330

Renter-occupied housing units : 2,489


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Durango City, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 353

$10,000 to $14,999 : 238

$15,000 to $19,999 : 501

$20,000 to $24,999 : 633

$25,000 to $29,999 : 530

$30,000 to $34,999 : 655

$35,000 to $39,999 : 360

$40,000 to $44,999 : 335

$45,000 to $49,999 : 288

$50,000 to $59,999 : 597

$60,000 to $74,999 : 660

$75,000 to $99,999 : 839

$100,000 to $124,999 : 595

$125,000 to $149,999 : 110

$150,000 to $199,999 : 255

$200,000 or more : 236


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Durango City, Colorado)

Total : 7,958


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Durango City, Colorado)

Occupied : 7,185

Vacant : 773


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Durango City, Colorado)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Durango City, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : 154

Built 2000 to 2004 : 800

Built 1990 to 1999 : 1,216

Built 1980 to 1989 : 675

Built 1970 to 1979 : 1,362

Built 1960 to 1969 : 474

Built 1950 to 1959 : 1,204

Built 1940 to 1949 : 406

Built 1939 or earlier : 1,667


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Durango City, Colorado)

Utility gas : 5,477

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 144

Electricity : 1,273

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 0

Coal or coke : 11

Wood : 257

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 23

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Durango City, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 77

$10,000 to $14,999 : 33

$15,000 to $19,999 : 14

$20,000 to $24,999 : 12

$25,000 to $29,999 : 0

$30,000 to $34,999 : 99

$35,000 to $39,999 : 97

$40,000 to $49,999 : 0

$50,000 to $59,999 : 12

$60,000 to $69,999 : 16

$70,000 to $79,999 : 59

$80,000 to $89,999 : 0

$90,000 to $99,999 : 0

$100,000 to $124,999 : 48

$125,000 to $149,999 : 20

$150,000 to $174,999 : 173

$175,000 to $199,999 : 84

$200,000 to $249,999 : 180

$250,000 to $299,999 : 279

$300,000 to $399,999 : 942

$400,000 to $499,999 : 677

$500,000 to $749,999 : 725

$750,000 to $999,999 : 112

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Durango 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 : 96

Home equity loan only : 453

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 21

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 1,883

Housing units without a mortgage : 1,206


(updated 2009)



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

Built 2005 or later : $527,000

Built 2000 to 2004 : $491,700

Built 1990 to 1999 : $370,700

Built 1980 to 1989 : $214,500

Built 1970 to 1979 : $316,000

Built 1960 to 1969 : $380,600

Built 1950 to 1959 : $356,100

Built 1940 to 1949 : $348,900

Built 1939 or earlier : $406,100


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Durango City, Colorado: 46.7%

Percentage of Family Households in Colorado: 63.9%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Durango City, Colorado

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 10.79%
  • Juvenile facilities : 1.66%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 6.54%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 78.67%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 2.34%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Durango 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 56 56 $9,831,300
  Two Family 5 10 $828,091
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

61 66 $10,659,391
2000        
  Single Family 59 59 $10,738,903
  Two Family 5 10 $1,350,233
  Three and Four Family 2 7 $615,012
  Five or More Family 1 5 $719,000
  Total

67 81 $13,423,148
2001        
  Single Family 51 51 $11,319,665
  Two Family 22 44 $5,266,710
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 10 116 $7,899,798
  Total

83 211 $24,486,173
2002        
  Single Family 80 80 $14,522,244
  Two Family 12 24 $3,816,030
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 20 $820,875
  Total

93 124 $19,159,149
2003        
  Single Family 227 227 $31,926,219
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 3 94 $12,288,072
  Total

230 321 $44,214,291
2004        
  Single Family 189 189 $32,713,889
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 23 $3,712,950
  Total

190 212 $36,426,839
2005        
  Single Family 174 174 $32,576,106
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 3 70 $9,591,350
  Total

177 244 $42,167,456
2006        
  Single Family 59 59 $12,752,740
  Two Family 4 8 $2,009,145
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $799,000
  Five or More Family 13 73 $9,543,370
  Total

77 144 $25,104,255


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Durango City, CO): $34,892
Median Household Income In 2000 (Colorado): $47,203


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Durango City): $176,300
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Colorado): $160,100


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Durango City): $682
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Colorado): $671


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Durango City, Colorado

Utility Gas: 80.9%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 1.3%
Electricity: 16.4%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.0%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 1.2%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.0%
No Fuel Used: 0.1%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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