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People

Total Population 478
Male Share of the Population 38.3%
Female Share of the Population 61.7%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 161
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 41.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,705
% Above Poverty Level 88.7%
% Below Poverty Level 11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 10.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 13.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.7%
Median Gross Rent $821
Median House Value $78,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 80.5%
US/American 0%
English 2.3%
Irish 0.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Blanca Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 75 miles SW of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles S of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Costilla
Standard Zip Codes 81123
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.438
Longitude -105.515

Blanca Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BLANCA
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 34 F
Apr Temp 26 to 57 F
Jul Temp 48 to 81 F
Oct Temp 26 to 62 F
Annual Precip 9.2 inches
Station SAN LUIS 2 SE
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 35 F
Apr Temp 25 to 56 F
Jul Temp 46 to 80 F
Oct Temp 28 to 60 F
Annual Precip 9.5 inches
Station SHEEP MOUNTAIN
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 39 F
Apr Temp 29 to 54 F
Jul Temp 51 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 12.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alamosa 9,592 $45,179
San Luis 642 $21,786
Sanford 918 $63,400

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Blanca High Schools

SIERRA GRANDE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
17523 EAST HIGHWAY 160
719-379-3257
Serves 74 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.7

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