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(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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