Bayfield, Colorado

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Bayfield, Colorado

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High Points

Bayfield strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Colorado):

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College Educated Adults
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Top 14% Bayfield College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Bayfield, Colorado

Comparing Bayfield to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Colorado (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 5
Racial Diversity 6 2
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Female Share of the Population 3 6
Age of the Population 3 5
Senior Citizens 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 8
Portion of People Married 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 7
People Above Poverty 9 9
Median Family Income 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Short Commute Times 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1
People Living Alone 2 3
Affordability of Rents 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 3 6
Low Violent Crime 2 3

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Bayfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 140 miles NW of Santa Fe, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 157 miles N of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County La Plata
Standard Zip Codes 81122
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.225
Longitude -107.597

Bayfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station IGNACIO 1 N
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 39 F
Apr Temp 28 to 62 F
Jul Temp 49 to 87 F
Oct Temp 31 to 65 F
Annual Precip 14 inches
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 38 F
Apr Temp 25 to 58 F
Jul Temp 48 to 82 F
Oct Temp 29 to 63 F
Annual Precip 19.1 inches
Distance 32 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 39 F
Apr Temp 25 to 59 F
Jul Temp 45 to 83 F
Oct Temp 27 to 63 F
Annual Precip 20.6 inches
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Bayfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,549 100%
Male 768 49.6%
Female 781 50.4%
Under 18 484 31.2%
18+ 1,065 68.8%
65+ 116 7.5%
Median Age 34.6
Average Family Size 3.19
White 1,420 91.7%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 33 2.1%
Other 52 3.4%
Mixed Race 39 2.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 162 10.5%

Estimated Bayfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,639
Growth 90
Growth % 5.8%

Bayfield Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 25.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.6%
US/American 16.2%
English 10.9%
Irish 7.4%
Italian 3.3%
Swedish 2.8%
Scottish 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Welsh 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Norwegian 1.3%
Danish 1.1%
Polish 0.8%
Czech 0.7%
Northern European 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
French Canadian 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
European 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bayfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Gem Village (81122)
Vallecito (81122)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bayfield 1,549 $46,583
Durango 13,922 $50,814
Ignacio 669 $39,583

Bayfield Public Libraries

Pine River Public Library District/bayfield
Bayfield, Colorado
(970) 884-2222

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Bayfield High Schools (2004)

800 CO RD 501 24 CLOVER DR
Serves 362 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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