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Demographics Analysis

The people of Rio Grande County, Colorado give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Male:

Under 5 years : 675

5 to 9 years : 329

10 to 14 years : 426

15 to 17 years : 206

18 and 19 years : 170

20 years : 77

21 years : 59

22 to 24 years : 105

25 to 29 years : 319

30 to 34 years : 333

35 to 39 years : 351

40 to 44 years : 204

45 to 49 years : 430

50 to 54 years : 500

55 to 59 years : 434

60 and 61 years : 123

62 to 64 years : 255

65 and 66 years : 206

67 to 69 years : 203

70 to 74 years : 114

75 to 79 years : 163

80 to 84 years : 71

85 years and over : 95

Female:

Under 5 years : 369

5 to 9 years : 420

10 to 14 years : 289

15 to 17 years : 195

18 and 19 years : 352

20 years : 38

21 years : 137

22 to 24 years : 242

25 to 29 years : 229

30 to 34 years : 282

35 to 39 years : 241

40 to 44 years : 296

45 to 49 years : 338

50 to 54 years : 465

55 to 59 years : 391

60 and 61 years : 128

62 to 64 years : 349

65 and 66 years : 148

67 to 69 years : 204

70 to 74 years : 192

75 to 79 years : 204

80 to 84 years : 228

85 years and over : 158


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 7,290

Multiple ancestry : 3,589

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 201

Ancestry not reported : 663


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 11,241

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 50

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 244

Not a U.S. citizen : 208


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Total:

Under 5 years : 1,044

5 to 17 years : 1,865

18 to 24 years : 1,180

25 to 34 years : 1,163

35 to 44 years : 1,092

45 to 54 years : 1,733

55 to 59 years : 825

60 and 61 years : 251

62 to 64 years : 604

65 to 74 years : 1,067

75 years and over : 919

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 927

5 to 17 years : 1,521

18 to 24 years : 1,024

25 to 34 years : 756

35 to 44 years : 531

45 to 54 years : 878

55 to 59 years : 477

60 and 61 years : 96

62 to 64 years : 378

65 to 74 years : 527

75 years and over : 425

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 117

5 to 17 years : 306

18 to 24 years : 153

25 to 34 years : 360

35 to 44 years : 437

45 to 54 years : 719

55 to 59 years : 332

60 and 61 years : 136

62 to 64 years : 226

65 to 74 years : 533

75 years and over : 382

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 3

25 to 34 years : 2

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 38

55 to 59 years : 7

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 38

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 45

35 to 44 years : 124

45 to 54 years : 98

55 to 59 years : 9

60 and 61 years : 19

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 7

75 years and over : 112


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 3,966

Female : 3,574

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 1,596

Female : 2,105

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 22

Female : 28

Foreign born:

Male : 264

Female : 188


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Born in state of residence : 6,022

Born in other state in the United States : 3,325

Native: born outside the United States : 23

Foreign born : 266


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 2,058

Now married, except separated : 2,284

Divorced : 569

Separated : 126

Widowed : 351

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 562

Now married, except separated : 1,924

Divorced : 554

Separated : 89

Widowed : 248

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 6

Now married, except separated : 44

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 101

Now married, except separated : 221

Divorced : 13

Separated : 2

Widowed : 83


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Speak only English : 8,365

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 1,360

Speak English less than "very well" : 676

French (incl. Patois, Cajun):

Speak English "very well" : 29

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Portuguese or Portuguese Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 1

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

German:

Speak English "very well" : 40

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Other West Germanic languages:

Speak English "very well" : 40

Speak English less than "very well" : 14

Russian:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 14

Polish:

Speak English "very well" : 14

Speak English less than "very well" : 18

Other Slavic languages:

Speak English "very well" : 2

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Persian:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 5

Japanese:

Speak English "very well" : 36

Speak English less than "very well" : 65

Vietnamese:

Speak English "very well" : 12

Speak English less than "very well" : 4

Navajo:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 4


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Rio Grande County, Colorado

  • Other Groups: 4,593   (38.1%)
  • German: 2,128   (17.6%)
  • English: 1,284   (10.6%)
  • United States Or American: 891   (7.4%)
  • Irish: 821   (6.8%)
  • Dutch: 291   (2.4%)
  • Scotch-irish: 263   (2.2%)
  • French (except Basque): 255   (2.1%)
  • Italian: 188   (1.6%)
  • Scottish: 184   (1.5%)
  • Swedish: 170   (1.4%)
  • Polish: 118   (1.0%)
  • European: 101   (0.8%)
  • Swiss: 95   (0.8%)
  • Norwegian: 94   (0.8%)
  • Welsh: 85   (0.7%)
  • Danish: 66   (0.5%)
  • Czech: 62   (0.5%)
  • French Canadian: 55   (0.5%)
  • Arab: 41   (0.3%)
  • British: 41   (0.3%)
  • Scandinavian: 37   (0.3%)
  • Portuguese: 34   (0.3%)
  • Slovene: 23   (0.2%)
  • Hungarian: 22   (0.2%)
  • Finnish: 22   (0.2%)
  • Ukrainian: 17   (0.1%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 12   (0.1%)
  • Greek: 10   (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 9   (0.1%)
  • Russian: 8   (0.1%)
  • Yugoslavian: 7   (0.1%)
  • Basque: 6   (0.0%)
  • Brazilian: 6   (0.0%)
  • Belgian: 6   (0.0%)
  • Lithuanian: 6   (0.0%)
  • Albanian: 5   (0.0%)
  • Latvian: 3   (0.0%)
  • Slavic: 3   (0.0%)
  • Canadian: 2   (0.0%)
  • Icelander: 2   (0.0%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 2   (0.0%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Rio Grande County, Colorado is 11,743



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Rio Grande County, Colorado: 5,848
Female Population in Rio Grande County, Colorado: 5,895


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Rio Grande County, Colorado: 38.1
Median Female Resident Age in Rio Grande County, Colorado: 43.0


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Colorado is 36


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Rio Grande County, Colorado


White


Both sexes

44.1

Male

43.7

Female

44.4

Black or African American


Both sexes

16.5

Male

28.0

Female

13.5

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

38.2

Male

37.5

Female

38.7

Asian


Both sexes

41.5

Male

35.5

Female

48.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

61.5

Male

58.5

Female

64.5

Other


Both sexes

30.8

Male

32.3

Female

30.0

Two or More Races


Both sexes

24.7

Male

22.4

Female

27.8

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

31.5

Male

31.0

Female

32.0

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

48.2

Male

48.2

Female

48.2


(updated 2010)



Races in Rio Grande County, Colorado


  • White: 9,636
  • African American: 23
  • American Indian: 59
  • Asian: 87
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 1,703
  • Two or More Races: 235



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Rio Grande County, Colorado citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Rio Grande County, Colorado

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 87   (2.24%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 41   (1.05%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 118   (3.03%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 274   (7.04%)
  • 9th Grade: 153   (3.93%)
  • 10th Grade: 74   (1.9%)
  • 11th Grade: 76   (1.95%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 80   (2.06%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 1,176   (30.23%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 321   (8.25%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 520   (13.37%)
  • Associate Degree: 198   (5.09%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 563   (14.47%)
  • Master's Degree: 141   (3.62%)
  • Professional School Degree: 51   (1.31%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 17   (0.44%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 91   (2.24%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 34   (0.84%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 68   (1.67%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 218   (5.36%)
  • 9th Grade: 90   (2.21%)
  • 10th Grade: 122   (3%)
  • 11th Grade: 115   (2.83%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 103   (2.53%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 1,210   (29.74%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 393   (9.66%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 597   (14.67%)
  • Associate Degree: 300   (7.37%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 546   (13.42%)
  • Master's Degree: 139   (3.42%)
  • Professional School Degree: 35   (0.86%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 8   (0.2%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Rio Grande County, Colorado

  • Monte Vista C-8


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 345 East Prospect, Monte Vista, CO 81144, Phone: (719) 852-5996, Students: 1,249 )

  • Center 26 Jt


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 500 South Broadway, Center, CO 81125, Phone: (719) 754-3442, Students: 654 )

  • Del Norte C-7


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: P O Box 159, Del Norte, CO 81132, Phone: (719) 657-4040, Students: 613 )

  • Sargent Re-33j


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 7090 North Rd 2 East, Monte Vista, CO 81144, Phone: (719) 852-4023, Students: 426 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Rio Grande County, Colorado

  • Haskin Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 500 South Broadway, Center, CO 81125, Phone: (719) 754-3982, Students: 323 )

  • Bill Metz Elementary School


    ( Grades: 2-5, Location: 545 Second, Monte Vista, CO 81144, Phone: (719) 852-4041, Students: 303 )

  • Monte Vista Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 3720 Sherman Avenue, Monte Vista, CO 81144, Phone: (719) 852-5984, Students: 257 )

  • Sargent Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: 7090 North Road 2 East, Monte Vista, CO 81144, Phone: (719) 852-4024, Students: 215 )

  • Marsh Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-1, Location: 215 Lyell, Monte Vista, CO 81144, Phone: (719) 852-3231, Students: 214 )

  • Underwood Elementary School


    ( Grades: 2-5, Location: P O Box 159, Del Norte, CO 81132, Phone: (719) 657-3080, Students: 163 )

  • Del Norte Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: P O Box 159, Del Norte, CO 81132, Phone: (719) 657-3080, Students: 158 )

  • Skoglund Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 500 South Broadway, Center, CO 81125, Phone: (719) 754-2232, Students: 141 )

  • Mesa Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-1, Location: P O Box 159, Del Norte, CO 81132, Phone: (719) 657-3080, Students: 101 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Rio Grande County, Colorado

  • Monte Vista Senior High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 349 Prospect, Monte Vista, CO 81144, Phone: (719) 852-3586, Students: 323 )

  • Sargent Junior-senior High School


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: 7090 North Road 2 East, Monte Vista, CO 81144, Phone: (719) 852-4025, Students: 211 )

  • Del Norte High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: P O Box 159, Del Norte, CO 81132, Phone: (719) 657-3080, Students: 191 )

  • Center High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 500 South Broadway, Center, CO 81125, Phone: (719) 754-2232, Students: 164 )

  • Monte Vista On-line Academy


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: 345 East Prospect, Monte Vista, CO 81144, Phone: (719) 852-2212, Students: 78 )

  • Byron Syring Delta Center


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: 345 Prospect, Monte Vista, CO 81144, Phone: (719) 852-2212, Students: 74 )

  • The Academic Recovery Center Of San Luis Valley


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 500 South Broadway, Center, CO 81125, Phone: (719) 754-2859, Students: 26 )

Largest Schools (Private) In Rio Grande County, Colorado

  • High Valley Christian School


    ( Grades: 1-8, Location: Po Box 905 45461 County Road E, Center, CO 81125, Phone: (719) 754-3300, Students: 24 )

  • Emmanuel Christian Academy


    ( Grades: UG-UG, Location: Po Box 301, South Fork, CO 81154, Phone: (719) 873-5411, )

Public Libraries (Branch) In Rio Grande County, Colorado

  • Carnegie Library South Fork Branch Rio Grande Ld


    0031 Mall Street, South Fork, CO 81154

  • Del Norte Pl Rio Grande Ld


    790 Grande Avenue, Del Norte, CO 81132

(updated 2012)

Public Libraries (Central) In Rio Grande County, Colorado

  • Monte Vista Rio Grande Ld


    120 Jefferson Street, Monte Vista, CO 81144

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Rio Grande County, Colorado


  • Creede Mining Heritage Inc


    Po Box 1273, South Fork, CO 81154

  • Friends Of The San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges Cor


    Po Box 857, Monte Vista, CO 81144

  • Homelake Historic Preservation And Restoration Foundation


    Po Box 97, Monte Vista, CO 81144

  • Monte Vista Historical Society


    Po Box 323, Monte Vista, CO 81144

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Rio Grande County, Colorado affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Rio Grande County, Colorado.

Area Features of Rio Grande County, Colorado


Airport


(1) Astronaut Kent Rominger Airport   (2) Chapman Field Airport   (3) Finley Airport Historical   (4) Leach Airport   (5) Mc Cullough Airport   (6) Monte Vista Municipal Airport   (7) Morning Shadows Ranch Airport   (8) Movie Manor Landing Area Historical   (9) Van Treese Airport  

Arch


(1) La Ventana  

Bridge


(1) Granger Bridge  

Building


(1) Center Emergency Medical Services   (2) Center Fire Department   (3) Center Police Department   (4) City Of Monte Vista Facilities Building   (5) Colorado State Patrol San Luis Valley Post   (6) Colorado State Veterans Center At Homelake   (7) Del Norte Community Ambulance   (8) Del Norte Emergency Medical Services   (9) Del Norte Fire Protection District - Del Norte Fire Department   (10) Del Norte Fire Protection District - South Fork Fire Department   (11) Del Norte Police Department   (12) Monte Vista Emergency Medical Services   (13) Monte Vista Fire Department   (14) Monte Vista Police Department   (15) Rio Grande County Jail   (16) Rio Grande Sheriff S Office   (17) South Fork Emergency Medical Services   (18) South Fork Police Department  

Canal


(1) Anaconda Ditch   (2) Anderson Ditch   (3) Atencio Ditch 2   (4) Berry Lateral   (5) Biedell Ditch Number 10   (6) Billings Ditch   (7) Bowen Drain   (8) Butler Irrigation Ditch   (9) Church Ditch   (10) Crow Drainage And Seepage Ditch   (11) Del Norte Town Ditch   (12) Farmers Union Canal   (13) Fish Ditch   (14) Getz Ditch   (15) Hiline Lateral   (16) Holland Ditch   (17) Home Ditch Number 1   (18) Independent Ditch 2   (19) Johnnie Smith Ditch Number 1   (20) Juan Trujillo Ditch   (21) Lateral Fortyseven   (22) Leyden Lateral   (23) Lower Centennial Ditch   (24) Mcdonald Ditch   (25) Mcintosh Arroyo Ditch   (26) Mclean Drain   (27) Meadow Ditch   (28) Midland Canal   (29) Minor Ditch   (30) Monte Vista Canal   (31) Monte Vista Lateral   (32) Montoya-mexican Ditch   (33) North Central Lateral   (34) North Lateral   (35) North Main Canal   (36) Park Green Ditch   (37) Parma Drain   (38) Prairie Ditch   (39) Raber Ditch   (40) Raney Ditch   (41) Resettlement Ditch   (42) Rio Grande And Lariat Canal   (43) Rio Grande And Piedra Valley Canal   (44) Rio Grande And San Luis Canal   (45) Rio Grande Canal   (46) Rio Grande Ditch 2   (47) Rio Grande Drain   (48) Rio Grande Lateral Number 1   (49) Rio Grande Lateral Number 5a   (50) Rio Grande Number 1   (51) Robison Seepage Ditch   (52) Robran Ditch   (53) Rocky Hill Seepage Overflow Ditch   (54) San Luis Valley Canal   (55) Sanderson Ditch   (56) Sheridan North Ditch   (57) Sheridan South Ditch   (58) Silva Ditch   (59) South Farm Meadow Ditch   (60) South Fork Highline Ditch   (61) Spruce Lawn Ditch   (62) Star Ditch   (63) Vano Ditch   (64) Yarnell Ditch  

Cemetery


(1) Del Norte Cemetery   (2) Lariat Cemetery   (3) Monte Vista Cemetery   (4) Rock Creek Cemetery   (5) San Luis Valley Cemetery   (6) Speiser Cemetery   (7) Valdeses Cemetery  

Census


(1) Alpine Census Designated Place   (2) Gerrard Census Designated Place  

Channel


(1) North Channel Rio Grande  

Church


(1) Bowen Community United Church   (2) Catholic Church   (3) Cavalry Baptist Church   (4) Chapel Of The South Fork   (5) Church Of Christ   (6) Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter - Day Saints   (7) Del Norte Baptist Fellowship   (8) Emmanuel Christian Academy   (9) First Baptist Church   (10) First Baptist Church Of Monte Vista   (11) First Christian Church   (12) Gateway Baptist Church   (13) Holy Family Mission   (14) Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah S Witnesses   (15) Lariat Community Baptist Church   (16) New Hope Community Church   (17) New Life Fellowship   (18) Pioneer United Church   (19) Presbyterian Church - First Of Monte Vista   (20) Saint Francis Jerome Catholic Church   (21) Saint John Church   (22) Saint Joseph Catholic Church Monte Vista   (23) Saint Peters Lutheran Church   (24) Saint Stephen The Martyr Episcopal Church   (25) Sargent Community Church   (26) Seventh Day Adventist Church   (27) South Fork Church Of Christ   (28) The Feed Store Church   (29) United Methodist Church   (30) Valley Church Of The Nazarene  

Civil


(1) Center Division   (2) City Of Monte Vista   (3) Del Norte Division   (4) Monte Vista Division   (5) Rio Grande County   (6) Sargent Division   (7) Town Of Center   (8) Town Of Del Norte   (9) Town Of South Fork  

Cliff


(1) Rio Grande Palisades  

Dam


(1) Alberta Park Dam   (2) Beaver Park Dam   (3) Elk Creek Number 1 Dam   (4) Fuchs Dam   (5) Mccormick Number 1 Dam   (6) Metroz Park Lower Dam   (7) Metroz Park Upper Dam   (8) Mill Creek Dam   (9) Poage Dam   (10) Summitville Tailings Dam  

Falls


(1) Silver Falls  

Flat


(1) Alberta Park   (2) Big Park   (3) Blue Park   (4) Campo Molino   (5) Cat Creek Park   (6) Coal Mine Park   (7) Corral Park   (8) Deer Park   (9) Divide Park   (10) Double Cabins Park   (11) Dry Lake Flats   (12) Dyers Park   (13) Elk Park   (14) Fish Park   (15) Fivemile Park   (16) Goodrich Park   (17) Government Park   (18) Groundhog Park   (19) Horse Park   (20) Horseshoe Park   (21) Kelly Park   (22) La Garita Park   (23) Long Park   (24) Middle Park   (25) Model T Park   (26) Pond Park   (27) Pool Table Park   (28) Raton Park   (29) Raven Park   (30) Rock Creek Park   (31) Round Park   (32) Ruston Park   (33) Schinzel Flats   (34) Trail Park   (35) Tucker Park   (36) Upper Beaver Meadow   (37) Viers Park   (38) Willow Park  

Forest


(1) Rio Grande National Forest  

Gap


(1) Blowout Pass   (2) Bonito Pass   (3) Elwood Pass   (4) Hellgate   (5) Meadow Pass   (6) Milk Cow Pass   (7) Railroad Pass   (8) Stunner Pass   (9) Summit Pass  

Hospital


(1) Rio Grande Hospital  

Lake


(1) Cliff Lake   (2) Davey Lake   (3) Harrence Lake   (4) Island Lake   (5) Johnson Lake   (6) Kerr Lake   (7) Kimmel Lake   (8) Kreps Lake   (9) Laguna Hilda   (10) Lake Annella   (11) Lake De Nolda   (12) Lilly Pond   (13) Lost Lake   (14) Poage Lake   (15) Rudifor Lake   (16) Russell Lakes   (17) San Francisco Lakes   (18) Swale Lake   (19) Trites Lake   (20) Tucker Ponds  

Locale


(1) Agua Ramon   (2) Alamosa Campground   (3) Alamosa Guard Station   (4) Alder Guard Station   (5) Beaver Creek Campground   (6) Beaver Creek Youth Camp   (7) Camp Val Verde   (8) Cathedral Campground   (9) Columbine Campground   (10) Comstock Campground   (11) Cross Creek Campground   (12) Dry Creek Corral   (13) Elwood Guard Station   (14) Embargo   (15) Fisherman Parking   (16) Fitton Guard Station   (17) Fremonts Camp   (18) Hansons Mill   (19) Highway Spring Campground   (20) Hutchison Corral   (21) La Garita Corral   (22) La Garita Cow Camp   (23) Lake Fork Campground   (24) Lanier Ranch   (25) Lee Wood Picnic Area   (26) Lost Cabin Ranch   (27) Lost Treasure Diggings   (28) Masonic Park   (29) Mccormick Cabin   (30) Meadow Ranch   (31) Minesite Cabin   (32) Palisade Campground   (33) Park Creek Campground   (34) Phillips University Camp   (35) Rio Grande Forest Supervisors Office   (36) Riverside Ranch   (37) Rock Creek Campground   (38) South Fork Campgrounds   (39) South Fork Guard Station   (40) Stunner Cabin   (41) Stunner Campground   (42) Swede Corners   (43) Tucker Ponds Recreation Area   (44) Upper Beaver Creek Campground  

Mine


(1) Annie Mine   (2) Asiatic Mine   (3) Aztec Tunnel Mine   (4) Beverly Shaft Mine   (5) Black Diamond Mine   (6) Bobcat Mine   (7) Bowen Placer   (8) Chandler Tunnel   (9) Cliff Mine   (10) Crystal Hill Mine   (11) Esperanza Claims Group Mine   (12) Eurydice Shaft Mine   (13) French Tunnel   (14) Ghost Mine   (15) Gilmore Mine   (16) Globe Mine   (17) Golconda Group Mine   (18) Guadalupe Claims Group Mine   (19) Ida Tunnel Mine   (20) Iowa Tunnel   (21) Jasper Mine   (22) Lady Bug Mine   (23) Little Annie Mine   (24) Narrow Gauge Shaft Mine   (25) Pass-me-by Mine   (26) Penny Bright Mine   (27) Perry Mine   (28) Reynolds Mine   (29) Reynolds Tunnel Mine   (30) Rio Granite Granite Quarry   (31) Robert Burns Claim   (32) Saint Christopher Perlite Mine   (33) Spiegel Mine   (34) Summitville Mine   (35) Wagon Wheel Gap Mine  

Park


(1) Coller Wildlife Area   (2) Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge  

Pillar


(1) Cathedral Rock   (2) Cornwalls Nose   (3) Sheepshead  

Populated Place


(1) Alpine   (2) Ansel   (3) Baxterville   (4) Center   (5) Del Norte   (6) Dunul   (7) Evansville   (8) Gerrard   (9) Hanna   (10) Homelake   (11) Jasper   (12) La Garita   (13) Lucky Seven Summer Homes   (14) Maxeyville   (15) Monte Vista   (16) Parma   (17) Sevenmile Plaza   (18) South Fork   (19) Sugar Junction   (20) Summitville Historical   (21) Torres   (22) Vastine   (23) Zinzer  

Post Office


(1) Center Post Office   (2) Monte Vista Post Office  

Reservoir


(1) Alberta Park Reservoir   (2) Beaver Creek Reservoir   (3) Beaver Park Reservoir   (4) Crystal Lakes   (5) Elk Creek Number 1 Reservoir   (6) Fuchs Reservoir   (7) Mccormick Number 1 Reservoir   (8) Metroz Lake   (9) Metroz Reservoir   (10) Mill Creek Reservoir   (11) Million Reservoir   (12) Pass Creek Lake   (13) Poage Reservoir   (14) Sherman Lake   (15) Summitville Tailings Pond  

Ridge


(1) Green Ridge   (2) Peterson Ridge  

School


(1) Bill Metz Elementary School   (2) Haskin Elementary School   (3) Marsh Elementary School   (4) Monte Vista High School   (5) Saint Joseph School   (6) Sargent Elementary School   (7) Sargent Junior-senior High School   (8) Skoglund Middle School  

Slope


(1) Rio Grande County Sanitary Landfill  

Spring


(1) Barrel Spring   (2) Bowen Spring   (3) Cedar Spring   (4) Goat Ranch Spring   (5) High Spring   (6) Pine Cone Spring   (7) Ridge Spring   (8) Russell Springs   (9) Sanderson Spring   (10) Shaw Springs   (11) Shillings Spring   (12) Shorty Spring   (13) Sunday Spring  

Stream


(1) Agua Azul   (2) Agua Ramon Creek   (3) Alder Creek   (4) Alum Creek   (5) Aqua Ramon Creek   (6) Asiatic Creek   (7) Aspen Creek   (8) Baughman Creek   (9) Bear Creek   (10) Beaver Creek   (11) Benino Creek   (12) Bennett Creek   (13) Biedell Creek   (14) Bitter Creek   (15) Bowen Creek   (16) Burnt Creek   (17) Burro Creek   (18) Ca Ada Ancha   (19) Ca Ada Hondo   (20) Carnero Creek   (21) Castle Rock Creek   (22) Castor Creek   (23) Cat Creek   (24) Cathedral Creek   (25) Cherry Creek   (26) Church Creek   (27) Columbine Creek   (28) Consolidated Slough   (29) Cottonwood Creek   (30) Crater Creek   (31) Cropsy Creek   (32) Cross Creek   (33) Decker Creek   (34) Deer Creek   (35) Difficult Creek   (36) Dry Creek   (37) Dry Pole Creek   (38) Dyers Creek   (39) East Alder Creek   (40) East Branch Pinos Creek   (41) East Fork Alder Creek   (42) East Fork Pinos Creek   (43) East Fork San Francisco Creek   (44) Elk Creek   (45) Elwood Creek   (46) Embargo Creek   (47) Fern Creek   (48) Fir Creek   (49) French Creek   (50) Geban Creek   (51) Geronimo Creek   (52) Globe Creek   (53) Goodrich Creek   (54) Groundhog Creek   (55) Iron Creek   (56) Jasper Creek   (57) Joe Monn Creek   (58) Kelly Creek   (59) Lake Fork   (60) Lieutenant Creek   (61) Lime Creek   (62) Limekiln Creek   (63) Little Beaver Creek   (64) Little Bennett Creek   (65) Little Cottonwood Creek   (66) Little La Garita Creek   (67) Lone Rock Creek   (68) Lost Creek   (69) Lost Mine Creek   (70) Middle Alder Creek   (71) Middle Fork Park Creek   (72) Middle Fork San Francisco Creek   (73) Milk Creek   (74) Mill Creek   (75) Mogotas Arroyo   (76) North Fork Carnero Creek   (77) North Fork Cat Creek   (78) North Fork Raton Creek   (79) North Fork Rock Creek   (80) Old Woman Creek   (81) Paint Creek   (82) Park Creek   (83) Perry Creek   (84) Pinos Creek   (85) Race Creek   (86) Ranger Creek   (87) Raton Creek   (88) Rincon Creek   (89) San Francisco Creek   (90) San Juan Creek   (91) Sawmill Creek   (92) Schrader Creek   (93) Seitz Creek   (94) Shady Creek   (95) Shaw Creek   (96) Shearing Creek   (97) Short Creek   (98) Sierra Creek   (99) Silver Creek   (100) South Fork Cat Creek   (101) South Fork Raton Creek   (102) South Fork Rio Grande   (103) South Fork Rock Creek   (104) South Mountain Creek   (105) Spring Branch   (106) Spring Creek   (107) Stowe Creek   (108) Tewksberry Creek   (109) Toll Gate Creek   (110) Trout Creek   (111) Trujillo Creek   (112) Twin Peaks Creek   (113) Viers Creek   (114) West Alder Creek   (115) West Bear Creek   (116) West Branch Pinos Creek   (117) West Fork Park Creek   (118) West Fork Pinos Creek   (119) West Fork San Francisco Creek   (120) West Fork Shaw Creek   (121) Wightman Fork   (122) Willow Creek   (123) Wilson Arroyo   (124) Wolf Creek  

Summit


(1) Agua Ramon Mountain   (2) Beaver Mountain   (3) Bennett Peak   (4) Bishop Rock   (5) Blue Mountain   (6) Bonito Mountain   (7) Burro Mountain   (8) Cattle Mountain   (9) Cornwall Mountain   (10) Cropsy Mountain   (11) Cyclone Mountain   (12) Del Norte Peak   (13) Demijohn Peak   (14) Dog Mountain   (15) Eagle Mountain   (16) Eagle Rock   (17) East Butte   (18) Elephant Mountain   (19) Elephant Rocks   (20) Fox Mountain   (21) Goodrich Peak   (22) Grayback Mountain   (23) Greenie Mountain   (24) Grouse Mountain   (25) Handkerchief Mesa   (26) Hogback Mesa   (27) Horseshoe Mountain   (28) Indian Head   (29) Klondike Mountain   (30) Lion Point   (31) Lone Rock   (32) Lookout Mountain   (33) Marble Mountain   (34) Mesa Mountain   (35) North Mountain   (36) Palmer Mesa   (37) Pe Ascito   (38) Pine Cone Knob   (39) Pintada Mountain   (40) Poison Mountain   (41) Pool Table Mountain   (42) Prospect Mountain   (43) Pup Peak   (44) Ribbon Mesa   (45) Sentinel Peak   (46) Shaw Mesa   (47) Sheep Mountain   (48) Silver Mountain   (49) South Mountain   (50) Telluride Mountain   (51) Twin Mountains   (52) Windy Mountain  

Tower


(1) Kgca-am Del Norte   (2) Kslv-am Monte Vista   (3) Kslv-fm Monte Vista  

Trail


(1) Alamosa River Trail   (2) Alder Stock Driveway   (3) Dry Creek Stock Driveway   (4) Hot Creek Stock Driveway   (5) North Fork Dry Creek Trail   (6) Silver Creek Trail   (7) Wolf Creek Stock Driveway  

Valley


(1) American Gulch   (2) Barriclause Canyon   (3) Big Hollow   (4) Bonafacio Gulch   (5) Burnt Gulch   (6) Ca On Fernandez   (7) Ca On Nieve   (8) California Gulch   (9) Castleman Gulch   (10) Comstock Gulch   (11) Coolbroth Canyon   (12) Deadmans Cave Gulch   (13) Deer Gulch   (14) Dry Gulch   (15) English Valley   (16) Fulcher Gulch   (17) Gerrard Gulch   (18) Goat Ranch Gulch   (19) Gopher Gulch   (20) Haney Canyon   (21) Horse Canyon   (22) Log Canyon   (23) Long Gulch   (24) Lopez Gulch   (25) Lower Log Canyon   (26) Munger Canyon   (27) Negro Gulch   (28) Nicomodes Gulch   (29) North Tracy Canyon   (30) Palmer Gulch   (31) Pine Cone Gulch   (32) Poison Gulch   (33) Pole Canyon   (34) Pole Gulch   (35) Raspberry Gulch   (36) Red Rock Canyon   (37) Rough Canyon   (38) Salt Canyon   (39) Sanderson Gulch   (40) Scherer Gulch   (41) Shorty Gulch   (42) Smallpox Gulch   (43) Soldier Gulch   (44) Spring Gulch   (45) Sunday Gulch   (46) The Canyon   (47) Tracy Canyon   (48) Usevia Gulch   (49) Walker Draw   (50) Warr Canyon   (51) Witney Gulch  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Rio Grande County, Colorado

81144 (pop. 7,819) 81125 (pop. 3,670) 81132 (pop. 3,437)
81154 (pop. 1,141)    


Counties Nearby Rio Grande County, Colorado

Alamosa County, CO  (pop. 15,353) 30.0 Miles
Saguache County, CO  (pop. 6,929) 32.6 Miles
Mineral County, CO  (pop. 1,077) 32.8 Miles
Conejos County, CO  (pop. 8,021) 34.3 Miles



Area Code(s) in Rio Grande County, Colorado

719



Elevation in Rio Grande County, Colorado is 8,087.0 ft. (2,465.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Rio Grande County, Colorado

Lat: 37.637139 N        Long: -106.326095 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Rio Grande County, Colorado need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Colorado

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.02 5.67 4.49 7.28 0.00 5.89
  Total Electric Industry 7.02 5.67 4.49 7.28 0.00 5.89
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.07 5.73 4.56 7.34 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.07 5.73 4.56 7.34 0.00 5.95
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.20 5.77 4.59 7.61 0.00 6.02
  Total Electric Industry 7.20 5.77 4.59 7.61 0.00 6.02
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.24 5.82 4.52 7.72 0.00 6.05
  Total Electric Industry 7.24 5.82 4.52 7.72 0.00 6.05
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.36 6.00 4.58 7.43 0.00 6.07
  Total Electric Industry 7.36 6.00 4.58 7.43 0.00 6.07
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.42 6.07 4.52 7.87 0.00 6.12
  Total Electric Industry 7.42 6.07 4.52 7.87 0.00 6.12
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.49 5.93 4.35 7.69 0.00 6.05
  Total Electric Industry 7.49 5.93 4.35 7.69 0.00 6.05
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.42 5.77 4.28 8.00 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.42 5.77 4.28 8.00 0.00 5.95
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.45 5.67 4.34 7.92 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.45 5.67 4.34 7.92 0.00 5.95
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.38 5.61 4.38 8.23 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.38 5.61 4.38 8.23 0.00 5.95
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.31 5.55 4.25 7.77 0.00 5.88
  Total Electric Industry 7.31 5.55 4.25 7.77 0.00 5.88
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 7.47 5.67 4.48 8.36 0.00 6.02
  Total Electric Industry 7.47 5.67 4.48 8.36 0.00 6.02
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 7.37 5.67 4.52 6.64 0.00 6.00
  Total Electric Industry 7.37 5.67 4.52 6.64 0.00 6.00
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 8.14 6.60 5.10 0.00 7.32 6.77
  Total Electric Industry 8.14 6.60 5.10 0.00 7.32 6.77
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 8.42 6.89 5.11 0.00 5.81 6.95
  Total Electric Industry 8.42 6.89 5.11 0.00 5.81 6.95
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 9.06 7.62 5.74 0.00 5.01 7.64
  Total Electric Industry 9.06 7.62 5.74 0.00 5.01 7.64
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 9.02 7.50 5.88 0.00 7.78 7.61
  Total Electric Industry 9.02 7.50 5.88 0.00 7.78 7.61

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Rio Grande County, Colorado

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 104   (2.1%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 57   (1.2%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 110   (2.3%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 251   (5.2%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 586   (12.1%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 959   (19.7%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 1,263   (26.0%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 502   (10.3%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 222   (4.6%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 253   (5.2%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 94   (1.9%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 28   (0.6%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 188   (3.9%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 243   (5.0%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 3,682

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 364

In 3-person carpool : 66

In 4-person carpool : 21

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 3

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 4

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 2

Bicycle : 17

Walked : 308

Other means : 22

Worked at home : 316


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Less than 5 minutes : 602

5 to 9 minutes : 780

10 to 14 minutes : 949

15 to 19 minutes : 622

20 to 24 minutes : 492

25 to 29 minutes : 75

30 to 34 minutes : 358

35 to 39 minutes : 13

40 to 44 minutes : 81

45 to 59 minutes : 169

60 to 89 minutes : 194

90 or more minutes : 154


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

With Social Security income : 1,424

No Social Security income : 2,236


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

With retirement income : 746

No retirement income : 2,914


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 75

$10,000 to $14,999 : 98

$15,000 to $19,999 : 117

$20,000 to $24,999 : 233

$25,000 to $29,999 : 102

$30,000 to $34,999 : 91

$35,000 to $39,999 : 143

$40,000 to $44,999 : 269

$45,000 to $49,999 : 99

$50,000 to $59,999 : 289

$60,000 to $74,999 : 295

$75,000 to $99,999 : 323

$100,000 to $124,999 : 146

$125,000 to $149,999 : 54

$150,000 to $199,999 : 95

$200,000 or more : 59


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $50,443


(updated 2009)



Occupations in Rio Grande County, Colorado

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 756  (26.2%)
  • Service Occupations: 340  (11.8%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 450  (15.6%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 190  (6.6%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 621  (21.5%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 872  (34.9%)
  • Service Occupations: 452  (18.1%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 884  (35.4%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 135  (5.4%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 15  (0.6%)


(updated 2010)





Employment Rate In Rio Grande County, Colorado

Employed: 6,306
Unemployed: 318



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Rio Grande County, Colorado

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 15.9%
  • Other: 84.1%



Water Usage In Rio Grande County, Colorado

Ground Water

 
Fresh 171.59 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 171.59 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 113.74 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 113.74 Mgal/d





There are 467 Farms In Rio Grande County, Colorado


(updated 2008)



Banks In Rio Grande County, Colorado

Nbh Bank, National Association - 3 Branches


    Bank Assets: $14.5m
    Industry Specialization: Mortgage Lending
    Total Offices: 98

San Luis Valley Federal Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $248.8k
    Industry Specialization: Mortgage Lending
    Total Offices: 3

Sunflower Bank, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.7m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 35

Rio Grande Savings And Loan Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $94.4k
    Industry Specialization: Mortgage Lending
    Total Offices: 3

Del Norte Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $52.5k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 1

First Southwest Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $244.4k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 7

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Rio Grande County, Colorado

  • Alamosa Municipal


    (about 28.7 miles in Alamosa, Colorado; Airport Code: ALS)

  • San Luis Valley Regional/Bergman Field


    (about 28.8 miles in Alamosa, Colorado; Airport Code: ALS)

  • Baca Grande


    (about 38.1 miles in Moffat, Colorado; Airport Code: BCJ)

  • Stevens Field


    (about 47.1 miles in Pagosa Springs, Colorado; Airport Code: PGO)

  • Harriet Alexander Field


    (about 64.1 miles in Salida, Colorado; Airport Code: SLT)

  • Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional


    (about 70.3 miles in Gunnison, Colorado; Airport Code: GUC)

  • La Plata County


    (about 85.2 miles in Durango, Colorado; Airport Code: DRO)

  • Durango La Plata County


    (about 85.2 miles in Durango, Colorado; Airport Code: DRO)

  • Fremont County


    (about 86.0 miles in Florence, Colorado; Airport Code: CNE)

  • Taos Regional


    (about 88.9 miles in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico; Airport Code: TSM)

  • Telluride Regional


    (about 89.1 miles in Mountain Village, Colorado; Airport Code: TEX)

  • Animas Air Park


    (about 89.8 miles in Durango, Colorado; Airport Code: AMK)

  • Buckhorn Ranch


    (about 90.1 miles in Crested Butte, Colorado; Airport Code: CSE)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Rio Grande County, Colorado

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

70.01%

Carpooled

16.58%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.04%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.91%

Walked

3.73%

Other Means

0.74%

Worked At Home

7.99%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Rio Grande County, Colorado, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.



(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 2,097

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 140

Female householder, no husband present : 251

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,044

Householder not living alone : 128


(updated 2009)



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

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 25

Male householder and female partner : 42

Female householder and female partner : 5

Female householder and male partner : 68

All other households : 3,520


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,839

Renter-occupied housing units : 258

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 119

Renter-occupied housing units : 21

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 173

Renter-occupied housing units : 78

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 738

Renter-occupied housing units : 434


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 375

$10,000 to $14,999 : 287

$15,000 to $19,999 : 208

$20,000 to $24,999 : 372

$25,000 to $29,999 : 210

$30,000 to $34,999 : 227

$35,000 to $39,999 : 160

$40,000 to $44,999 : 318

$45,000 to $49,999 : 95

$50,000 to $59,999 : 316

$60,000 to $74,999 : 334

$75,000 to $99,999 : 370

$100,000 to $124,999 : 141

$125,000 to $149,999 : 75

$150,000 to $199,999 : 111

$200,000 or more : 61


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Total : 6,651


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Occupied : 3,660

Vacant : 2,991


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Median number of rooms : 6


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : 37

Built 2000 to 2004 : 342

Built 1990 to 1999 : 840

Built 1980 to 1989 : 870

Built 1970 to 1979 : 1,218

Built 1960 to 1969 : 637

Built 1950 to 1959 : 518

Built 1940 to 1949 : 506

Built 1939 or earlier : 1,683


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Utility gas : 1,730

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 899

Electricity : 526

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 25

Coal or coke : 3

Wood : 397

Solar energy : 20

Other fuel : 59

No fuel used : 1


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 65

$10,000 to $14,999 : 34

$15,000 to $19,999 : 10

$20,000 to $24,999 : 50

$25,000 to $29,999 : 26

$30,000 to $34,999 : 40

$35,000 to $39,999 : 6

$40,000 to $49,999 : 68

$50,000 to $59,999 : 71

$60,000 to $69,999 : 83

$70,000 to $79,999 : 181

$80,000 to $89,999 : 253

$90,000 to $99,999 : 247

$100,000 to $124,999 : 245

$125,000 to $149,999 : 271

$150,000 to $174,999 : 235

$175,000 to $199,999 : 178

$200,000 to $249,999 : 303

$250,000 to $299,999 : 214

$300,000 to $399,999 : 165

$400,000 to $499,999 : 42

$500,000 to $749,999 : 52

$750,000 to $999,999 : 9

$1,000,000 or more : 21


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Rio Grande 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 : 93

Home equity loan only : 144

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 1,396

Housing units without a mortgage : 1,236


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Rio Grande County, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : $120,800

Built 2000 to 2004 : $210,000

Built 1990 to 1999 : $171,600

Built 1980 to 1989 : $113,600

Built 1970 to 1979 : $131,300

Built 1960 to 1969 : $118,900

Built 1950 to 1959 : $170,100

Built 1940 to 1949 : $97,200

Built 1939 or earlier : $104,800


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Rio Grande County, Colorado: 69.0%

Percentage of Family Households in Colorado: 63.9%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Rio Grande 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 93 93 $11,399,749
  Two Family 1 2 $150,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

94 95 $11,549,749
2000        
  Single Family 121 121 $14,333,155
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $115,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

122 124 $14,448,155
2001        
  Single Family 94 94 $13,724,029
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

94 94 $13,724,029
2002        
  Single Family 80 80 $12,020,134
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

80 80 $12,020,134
2003        
  Single Family 101 101 $15,282,092
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

101 101 $15,282,092
2004        
  Single Family 100 100 $16,371,359
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

100 100 $16,371,359
2005        
  Single Family 71 71 $11,421,313
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

71 71 $11,421,313
2006        
  Single Family 63 63 $13,558,075
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

63 63 $13,558,075


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Rio Grande County, CO): $31,836
Median Household Income In 2000 (Colorado): $47,203


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Rio Grande County): $80,500
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Colorado): $160,100


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Rio Grande County, Colorado

Utility Gas: 45.0%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 26.6%
Electricity: 14.0%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 1.3%
Coal Or Coke: 0.1%
Wood: 11.4%
Solar Energy: 0.2%
Other Fuel: 0.9%
No Fuel Used: 0.4%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Rio Grande County, Colorado

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 15.66%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 71.21%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 13.13%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Rio Grande County): $382
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Colorado): $671
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Rio Grande County): $587


(updated 2010)



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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Rio Grande County, Colorado are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Rio Grande County, Colorado

Alamosa County Nursing Service


     Address: 8900 Independence Way, Alamosa, Colorado 81101
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 4/1/1972

At Home Healthcare


     Address: 2115 Stuart Avenue, Alamosa, Colorado 81101
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 3/1/1995

Premier Home Care Inc


     Address: 28350 County Road 317 #1, Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 1/11/2006

Upper Arkansas Home Health, An Amedisys Partn


     Address: 301 E Oak Street, Salida, Colorado 81201
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 1/1/1985

Mountain Creek Home Health


     Address: 601 S Albert Street, Suite A, Walsenburg, Colorado 81089
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 5/29/1996

Hospitals Close To Rio Grande County, Colorado

San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center


     Address: 106 Blanca Ave, Alamosa, Colorado 81101
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Heart Of The Rockies Regional Medical Center


     Address: 448 E First St, Salida, Colorado 81201
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center


     Address: 23500 Us Hwy 160, Walsenburg, Colorado 81089
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Gunnison Valley Hospital


     Address: 711 N Taylor Street, Gunnison, Colorado 81230
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Centura Health-st Thomas More Hosp & Prog Care


     Address: 1338 Phay Ave, Canon City, Colorado 81212
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Nursing Homes Close To Rio Grande County, Colorado

Juniper Village At Monte Vista


     Address: 2277 East Drive, Monte Vista, Colorado 81144
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 38
     Percent Occupied: 63%

Casa Illuminaria


     Address: 1280 Grand Ave, Del Norte, Colorado 81132
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 25
     Percent Occupied: 63%

Colorado State Veterans Center-homelake


     Address: 3749 Sherman Avenue, Monte Vista, Colorado 81144
     Ownership: Government - State
     Number of Residents: 50
     Percent Occupied: 83%

Evergreen Nursing Home


     Address: 1991 Carroll Ave, Alamosa, Colorado 81101
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 44
     Percent Occupied: 73%

San Luis Care Center


     Address: 240 Craft Drive, Alamosa, Colorado 81101
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 61
     Percent Occupied: 87%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Rio Grande County, Colorado

Name: Palo Verde
Address: PO Box 52034; Phoenix,AZ 85072-2034
Distance: 431 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Rio Grande County, Colorado

    Retired Workers: 1,830
    Disabled Workers: 415
    Widowers Workers: 280
    Spouses Workers: 190
    Children Workers: 250


(updated 2007)



Rio Grande County, Colorado Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 36.30%
  • Bush & Cheney 62.40%
  • Other 1.30%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Rio Grande County, Colorado citizens.

Relocation to Rio Grande County, CO

6.34 % of Rio Grande County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $31,389

Colorado Average 10.77 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Rio Grande County, CO (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Alamosa County , CO 1.04 % ($24,080 AGI )
  • Adams County , CO 0.27 % ($27,077 AGI )
  • El Paso County , CO 0.25 % ($22,750 AGI )
  • Denver County , CO 0.23 % ($25,818 AGI )
  • Saguache County , CO 0.21 % ($24,200 AGI )

Relocation away from Rio Grande County, CO

9.09 % of Rio Grande County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $31,918

Colorado Average 10.03 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Rio Grande County, CO (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Alamosa County , CO 1.41 % ($29,371 AGI )
  • El Paso County , CO 0.38 % ($26,000 AGI )
  • Pueblo County , CO 0.36 % ($31,278 AGI )
  • Adams County , CO 0.28 % ($19,714 AGI )
  • Conejos County , CO 0.26 % ($28,769 AGI )
  • Jefferson County , CO 0.26 % ($24,769 AGI )
  • Denver County , CO 0.24 % ($21,750 AGI )
  • Weld County , CO 0.22 % ($32,273 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Colorado

Low Bracket: $0 (4.63%)
High Bracket: $0 (4.63%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Colorado

2.90%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Rio Grande County, Colorado is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Rio Grande County, Colorado


On 06/27/1995, a tornado touched down 9.9 miles from the center of Rio Grande County, Colorado. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 06/29/1995, a tornado touched down 14.52 miles from the center of Rio Grande County, Colorado. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $500 to $5,000.

On 06/19/1982, a tornado touched down 16.93 miles from the center of Rio Grande County, Colorado. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from less than $50.

On 05/25/1998, a tornado touched down 17.15 miles from the center of Rio Grande County, Colorado. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 06/10/1980, a tornado touched down 19.69 miles from the center of Rio Grande County, Colorado. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.



Storms In Rio Grande County, Colorado

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Hail        
07/29/1994, 03:30 pm 0 0 $5K --
05/10/1989, 12:00 pm 0 1 -- --
         
Wild Fires        
07/01/2002, 12:01 am 0 0 $11M --
01/01/1903, 12:00 am 0 0 $11M --
         



Tornados In Rio Grande County, Colorado

    Length Width F-Scale Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage

Tornado

  1997-10-10 3 400 2 0 0 $10K --
  1995-06-29 -- 10 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1980-06-10 20 100 1 0 0 -- --





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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Rio Grande County, Colorado directly or research local government web sites.

Number of Sex Offenders In Colorado

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
8,381 9,125 11,369 9,961 6,950 10,980 14,666 15,240 16,098 16,471


(updated 2014)



Jails in Rio Grande County, Colorado


  • Rio Grande County Jail


    640 Cherry Street, Del Norte, CO 81132
    Confined: 28


(updated 2006)



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