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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Alamosa County, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 2,889

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 174

Female householder, no husband present : 662

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,626

Householder not living alone : 458


(updated 2009)



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

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 8

Male householder and female partner : 192

Female householder and female partner : 11

Female householder and male partner : 150

All other households : 5,448


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Alamosa County, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,323

Renter-occupied housing units : 566

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 125

Renter-occupied housing units : 49

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 190

Renter-occupied housing units : 472

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 758

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,326


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Alamosa County, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 1,198

$10,000 to $14,999 : 279

$15,000 to $19,999 : 302

$20,000 to $24,999 : 406

$25,000 to $29,999 : 608

$30,000 to $34,999 : 299

$35,000 to $39,999 : 244

$40,000 to $44,999 : 304

$45,000 to $49,999 : 310

$50,000 to $59,999 : 435

$60,000 to $74,999 : 373

$75,000 to $99,999 : 367

$100,000 to $124,999 : 374

$125,000 to $149,999 : 109

$150,000 to $199,999 : 136

$200,000 or more : 65


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Alamosa County, Colorado)

Total : 6,495


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Alamosa County, Colorado)

Occupied : 5,809

Vacant : 686


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Alamosa County, Colorado)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Alamosa County, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : 91

Built 2000 to 2004 : 221

Built 1990 to 1999 : 821

Built 1980 to 1989 : 1,002

Built 1970 to 1979 : 1,379

Built 1960 to 1969 : 790

Built 1950 to 1959 : 414

Built 1940 to 1949 : 432

Built 1939 or earlier : 1,345


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Alamosa County, Colorado)

Utility gas : 3,428

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 882

Electricity : 931

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 117

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 345

Solar energy : 24

Other fuel : 60

No fuel used : 22


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Alamosa County, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 198

$10,000 to $14,999 : 12

$15,000 to $19,999 : 26

$20,000 to $24,999 : 20

$25,000 to $29,999 : 46

$30,000 to $34,999 : 10

$35,000 to $39,999 : 20

$40,000 to $49,999 : 79

$50,000 to $59,999 : 98

$60,000 to $69,999 : 126

$70,000 to $79,999 : 188

$80,000 to $89,999 : 179

$90,000 to $99,999 : 209

$100,000 to $124,999 : 370

$125,000 to $149,999 : 283

$150,000 to $174,999 : 369

$175,000 to $199,999 : 277

$200,000 to $249,999 : 341

$250,000 to $299,999 : 202

$300,000 to $399,999 : 123

$400,000 to $499,999 : 124

$500,000 to $749,999 : 55

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 41


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Alamosa County, 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 : 137

Home equity loan only : 269

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 1,690

Housing units without a mortgage : 1,300


(updated 2009)



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

Built 2005 or later : $316,100

Built 2000 to 2004 : $121,500

Built 1990 to 1999 : $167,300

Built 1980 to 1989 : $132,700

Built 1970 to 1979 : $116,700

Built 1960 to 1969 : $138,100

Built 1950 to 1959 : $83,800

Built 1940 to 1949 : $126,000

Built 1939 or earlier : $144,700


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Alamosa County, Colorado: 63.3%

Percentage of Family Households in Colorado: 63.9%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Alamosa County, 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 County, CO): $29,447
Median Household Income In 2000 (Colorado): $47,203


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alamosa County): $84,600
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Colorado): $160,100


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Alamosa County, Colorado

Utility Gas: 60.6%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 17.6%
Electricity: 13.6%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.7%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 6.1%
Solar Energy: 0.4%
Other Fuel: 0.6%
No Fuel Used: 0.3%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Alamosa County, Colorado

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 30.68%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 6.62%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 55%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 7.7%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alamosa County): $408
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Colorado): $671
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Alamosa County): $596


(updated 2010)



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