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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(La Plata County, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 8,666

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,764

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 479

Renter-occupied housing units : 233

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 872

Renter-occupied housing units : 882

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 4,237

Renter-occupied housing units : 4,137


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(La Plata County, Colorado)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 1,178

Householder 35 to 44 years : 1,756

Householder 45 to 54 years : 2,229

Householder 55 to 59 years : 1,550

Householder 60 to 64 years : 1,217

Householder 65 to 74 years : 1,089

Householder 75 years and over : 373

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 315

Householder 35 to 44 years : 335

Householder 45 to 54 years : 656

Householder 55 to 59 years : 819

Householder 60 to 64 years : 752

Householder 65 to 74 years : 1,114

Householder 75 years and over : 871


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(La Plata County, Colorado)

Less than 10.0 percent : 329

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 508

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 777

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 776

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 747

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 631

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 552

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 382

50.0 percent or more : 1,641

Not computed : 673


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(La Plata County, Colorado)

Built 2010 or later : $378,200

Built 2000 to 2009 : $357,200

Built 1990 to 1999 : $319,200

Built 1980 to 1989 : $281,500

Built 1970 to 1979 : $283,500

Built 1960 to 1969 : $340,800

Built 1950 to 1959 : $344,300

Built 1940 to 1949 : $316,700

Built 1939 or earlier : $332,600


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in La Plata County, Colorado: 61.5%

Percentage of Family Households in Colorado: 63.9%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in La Plata 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 61 61 $10,386,300
  Two Family 5 10 $828,091
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

66 71 $11,214,391
2000        
  Single Family 64 64 $11,457,022
  Two Family 5 10 $1,350,233
  Three and Four Family 2 7 $615,012
  Five or More Family 2 11 $1,049,634
  Total

73 92 $14,471,901
2001        
  Single Family 60 60 $12,356,567
  Two Family 22 44 $5,266,710
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 10 116 $7,899,798
  Total

92 220 $25,523,075
2002        
  Single Family 95 95 $16,774,232
  Two Family 13 26 $3,956,030
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 20 $820,875
  Total

109 141 $21,551,137
2003        
  Single Family 235 235 $33,291,405
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 3 94 $12,288,072
  Total

238 329 $45,579,477
2004        
  Single Family 203 203 $35,470,902
  Two Family 1 2 $242,930
  Three and Four Family 2 8 $922,920
  Five or More Family 1 23 $3,712,950
  Total

207 236 $40,349,702
2005        
  Single Family 227 227 $43,157,081
  Two Family 7 14 $2,081,000
  Three and Four Family 2 6 $926,000
  Five or More Family 3 70 $9,591,350
  Total

239 317 $55,755,431
2006        
  Single Family 116 116 $23,692,740
  Two Family 10 20 $3,922,145
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $799,000
  Five or More Family 13 73 $9,543,370
  Total

140 213 $37,957,255


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (La Plata County, CO): $40,159
Median Household Income In 2000 (Colorado): $47,203


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (La Plata County): $174,500
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Colorado): $160,100


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in La Plata County, Colorado

Utility Gas: 47.3%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 29.8%
Electricity: 12.2%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.1%
Coal Or Coke: 0.5%
Wood: 8.7%
Solar Energy: 0.7%
Other Fuel: 0.6%
No Fuel Used: 0.1%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in La Plata County, Colorado

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 11.95%
  • Juvenile facilities : 1.57%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 7%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 74.4%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 5.07%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (La Plata County): $655
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Colorado): $671
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (La Plata County): $863


(updated 2010)



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