Blanca, Colorado

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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

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  • 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
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
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Blanca Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 391 100%
Male 202 51.7%
Female 189 48.3%
Under 18 109 27.9%
18+ 282 72.1%
65+ 56 14.3%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 3.26
White 209 53.5%
African-American 3 0.8%
Asian 11 2.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 1.3%
Other 155 39.6%
Mixed Race 8 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 262 67%

Estimated Blanca Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 372
Growth -19
Growth % -4.9%

Blanca 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 71.6%
US/American 11.3%
German 6.3%
Swedish 2.5%
Dutch 2.2%
Irish 1.6%
European 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Swiss 0.6%
New Zealander 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Yugoslavian 0.6%
Portuguese 0.3%
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Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Blanca 391 $22,411
Alamosa 7,960 $33,017
San Luis 739 $20,875
Sanford 817 $30,469
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Blanca High Schools (2004)

17523 EAST HIGHWAY 160
Serves 74 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.7

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