Dolores, Colorado

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High Points

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

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Comparative Profile of Dolores, Colorado

Comparing Dolores 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
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Male Share of the Population 6 3
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Racial Diversity 6 2
Senior Citizens 5 8
Female Share of the Population 5 9
Age of the Population 4 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 3
Portion of People Married 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 6
People in Middle Class or Better 3 3
People Above Poverty 3 2
Median Family Income 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 9 8
Short Commute Times 6 6
Public Transportation Use 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Housing Recently Built 5 3
Affordability of Rents 4 7

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Dolores Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 183 miles NW of Rio Rancho, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 194 miles NW of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Montezuma
Standard Zip Codes 81323
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.473
Longitude -108.503

Dolores Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CORTEZ
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 41 F
Apr Temp 29 to 62 F
Jul Temp 53 to 88 F
Oct Temp 33 to 67 F
Annual Precip 13.2 inches
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 56 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches
Distance 47.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 38 F
Apr Temp 31 to 58 F
Jul Temp 52 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 61 F
Annual Precip 15.7 inches
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Dolores Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 857 100%
Male 415 48.4%
Female 442 51.6%
Under 18 238 27.8%
18+ 619 72.2%
65+ 128 14.9%
Median Age 36.4
Average Family Size 2.88
White 721 84.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 54 6.3%
Other 50 5.8%
Mixed Race 30 3.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 125 14.6%

Estimated Dolores Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 863
Growth 6
Growth % 0.7%

Dolores 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) 26.3%
German 18%
US/American 11.3%
English 10.2%
Irish 7.5%
Italian 4.4%
Norwegian 4.1%
Scottish 3.2%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
French Canadian 2.3%
Northern European 1.5%
European 1.2%
Austrian 1.1%
Welsh 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Swiss 0.6%
Finnish 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
West Indian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Hungarian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Estonian 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Dunton (81323)
Stoner (81323)

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)
Dolores 857 $32,188
Cortez 7,977 $35,533
Mancos 1,119 $32,188

Dolores Public Libraries

Dolores Library District/montezuma County
Dolores, Colorado
(970) 882-4127
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Dolores High Schools (2004)

17631 HIGHWAY 145
Serves 212 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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