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La Plata County, CO


Micropolitan Statistical Area: Durango, CO
Designated Market Area: Albuquerque-Santa Fe, NM-AZ-CO
USDA County Type (2015): Recreation/Tourism
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Exurbs

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2022 population: 56,607   ( 5,273 from 2010)
Land area: 1689.7 square miles
Population density: 33.5 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:44,322 78.30% 7.5%
Black:3190.56% 81.2%
Indian:3,0615.41% 19.9%
Asian:4680.83% 58.1%
2+ races:1,0311.82% 8.6%
Hispanic:7,40613.08% 22.3%
Total non-White:12,28521.70% 21.8%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:999 9.0
Deaths:9798.8
Net Migration: 8627.7
Net Immigration: 420.4
Change in White population:3,077 6.0
Change in Non-White pop.:2,196 4.3




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
51,334
41,24580.35%
1760.34%
2,5544.98%
2960.58%
9491.85%
6,05611.80%
10,08919.65%

2000
43,941
36,16882.31%
1200.27%
2,2055.02%
1950.44%
5801.32%
4,57110.40%
7,77317.69%

1990
32,284
27,09283.92%
430.13%
1,3594.21%
1980.61%
n/a
3,59211.13%
5,19216.08%

1980
27,424
23,25484.79%
30.01%
9393.42%
510.19%
n/a
3,13711.44%
4,17015.21%

1970
19,199
14,63076.20%
220.11%
7383.84%
330.17%
n/a
3,71719.36%
4,569 23.80%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
4,928 11.2
2,4255.5
4,98911.4
2720.6
5,077 11.6
2,316 5.3
1990's
NumberRate
4,365 13.5
2,2657.0
7,20922.3
1790.6
9,076 28.1
2,581 8.0
1980's
NumberRate
4,937 18.0
1,949 7.1
1,844 6.7
n/a
3,838 14.0
1,022 3.7
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
6,145 32.0
n/a
8,624 44.9
-399 -2.1

Age, Family & Household Data for La Plata County, CO

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
41.8
10,200 18.0%
46,407 82.0%
10,647 18.8%
22,691
2.39
14,003 61.7%
11,660 83.3%
885 6.3%
8,688 38.3%

2010
NumberPercent
38.4
10,512 20.5%
40,822 79.5%
5,979 11.6%
21,100
2.35
12,982 61.5%
10,393 80.1%
1,000 7.7%
8,118 38.5%

2000
NumberPercent
35.5
9,948 22.6%
33,993 77.4%
4,102 9.3%
17,346
2.43
10,945 63.1%
8,748 79.9%
897 8.2%
6,401 36.9%

1990
NumberPercent
31.5
8,308 25.7%
23,976 74.3%
3,188 9.9%
11,963
2.56
8,053 67.3%
6,502 80.7%
731 9.1%
3,910 32.7%

1980
NumberPercent
27.9
7,243 26.4%
20,181 73.6%
2,393 8.7%
9,792
2.68
6,867 70.1%
5,974 87.0%
414 6.0%
2,925 29.9%

2022 Housing Data for La Plata County, CO

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units28,233 
Median Value$497,800 
Occupied22,69180.4%
Vacant5,54219.6%
Owned16,03670.7%
Rented6,65529.3%
Median Rent$1,344 
Single-Family Units19,00067.3%
    Detached17,50962.0%
    Attached1,4915.3%
Buldings with 5+ Units3,41712.1%
Mobile Homes3,51412.4%

2022 Income & Employment Data for La Plata County, CO

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0006402.8%
$10,000 to $14,9996122.7%
$15,000 to $19,9999364.1%
$20,000 to $24,9997853.5%
$25,000 to $29,9991,0304.5%
$30,000 to $34,9999774.3%
$35,000 to $39,9998103.6%
$40,000 to $44,9996612.9%
$45,000 to $49,9998133.6%
$50,000 to $59,9991,2045.3%
$60,000 to $74,9992,0018.8%
$75,000 to $99,9993,16814.0%
$100,000 to $124,9992,28810.1%
$125,000 to $149,9991,8688.2%
$150,000 to $199,9992,57911.4%
$200,000 or more2,31910.2%
Median Household Income81,936 
Per Capita Income44,614 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state97 
Compared to U.S.110 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI4962.2%
Public Assistance5302.3%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps1,7577.7%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed23,73974.8%
Unemployed8302.6%
In Armed Forces220.1%
Total Labor Force24,59177.5%
Not in Labor Force7,14922.5%
Real Unemployment Rate 25.1%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector9,1067,29655.5%
Non-Profit9841,41641.0%
Self-Employed3,1402,15159.3%
Local Government1,1841,60542.5%
State Government66373547.4%
Federal Government49040155.0%
Total Private + Self12,2469,44756.5%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.3,3214,15744.4%
Total15,56713,60453.4%
Pct. Govt.17.4%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts4,98417.0%
Sales and Office Occupations6,64622.7%
Professional, Technical7,61826.1%
Service Occupations4,86016.6%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1460.5%
All others5,12717.5%
White Collar 65.8%
Industry
 Number%
Retail trade4,05613.9%
Health care and social assistance3,96713.6%
Educational services2,8619.8%
Construction2,6118.9%
Accommodation and food services2,3708.1%
Professional, scientific, technical2,2057.5%
Public administration1,6765.7%
Arts, entertainment, recreation1,2884.4%
Other services1,2394.2%
Manufacturing1,0193.5%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.9393.2%
Finance and insurance9153.1%
Real estate and rental and leasing6972.4%
Wholesale trade6842.3%
Transportation and warehousing6662.3%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting5952.0%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction5742.0%
Utilities4781.6%
Information3811.3%
Management140.0%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for La Plata County, CO

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican3,4566.17%
Puerto Rican900.16%
Cuban890.16%
Dominican00.00%
Total Central American1190.21%
Costa Rican880.16%
Guatemalan290.05%
Honduran20.00%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian00.00%
Salvadoran00.00%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American530.09%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian420.08%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian80.01%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan30.01%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic3,4876.23%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Chinese1340.24%
Japanese1110.20%
Filipino890.16%
Vietnamese330.06%
Indian180.03%
Indonesian120.02%
Thai60.01%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English49,06291.7%
Spanish2,7245.1%
Other7211.3%
German, other Germanic3030.6%
French, Haitian, Cajun1960.4%
Other Asian1510.3%
Chinese1280.2%
Other Indo-European1070.2%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic380.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German9,54517.0%
Irish8,33314.9%
English7,85214.0%
Scottish2,1213.8%
Italian2,0143.6%
European1,9753.5%
American1,9093.4%
Swedish1,5232.7%
French1,2372.2%
Polish1,0051.8%
Dutch9471.7%
Norwegian9121.6%
Welsh6361.1%
Scotch-Irish5881.1%
British5070.9%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen55,30198.8%
Not a citizen6821.2%
Native54,61897.6%
Foreign-born1,3652.4%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for La Plata County, CO

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
454 1.1%1,228 3.0%8,619 21.3%11,120 27.5%12,325 30.5%6,643 16.4%
  Average years of education: 14.5
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 454 1.1%
9-12 Years 1,228 3.0%
H.S. Grad or GED 8,619 21.3%
Some College 11,120 27.5%
Bach. Degree 12,325 30.5%
Grad Degree 6,643 16.4%
Average years of education: 14.5

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for La Plata County, CO

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 17,467 16,445 1,022 5.9% 5.1%
1991 18,386 17,231 1,155 6.3% 5.3%
1992 19,258 17,920 1,338 6.9% 6.1%
1993 20,416 19,194 1,222 6.0% 5.4%
1994 22,213 21,279 934 4.2% 4.2%
1995 23,537 22,482 1,055 4.5% 4.0%
1996 24,141 22,985 1,156 4.8% 4.2%
1997 24,421 23,305 1,116 4.6% 3.4%
1998 25,137 23,915 1,222 4.9% 3.6%
1999 25,006 24,014 992 4.0% 3.0%
2000 24,447 23,750 697 2.9% 2.7%
2001 25,087 24,282 805 3.2% 3.8%
2002 26,407 25,341 1,066 4.0% 5.7%
2003 26,645 25,449 1,196 4.5% 6.1%
2004 28,308 27,139 1,169 4.1% 5.6%
2005 29,858 28,719 1,139 3.8% 5.1%
2006 30,523 29,510 1,013 3.3% 4.2%
2007 31,278 30,415 863 2.8% 3.7%
2008 31,631 30,487 1,144 3.6% 4.9%
2009 31,353 29,527 1,826 5.8% 7.9%
2010 29,766 27,527 2,239 7.5% 9.2%
2011 29,402 27,257 2,145 7.3% 8.7%
2012 29,577 27,583 1,994 6.7% 8.0%
2013 29,552 27,894 1,658 5.6% 6.7%
2014 29,907 28,651 1,256 4.2% 5.0%
2015 29,862 28,871 991 3.3% 3.7%
2016 30,992 30,141 851 2.7% 3.1%
2017 31,350 30,639 711 2.3% 2.6%
2018 32,184 31,298 886 2.8% 3.0%
2019 31,885 31,115 770 2.4% 2.7%
2020 31,366 29,219 2,147 6.8% 7.3%
2021 30,383 28,702 1,681 5.5% 5.4%
2022 30,851 29,926 925 3.0% 3.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com