Pagosa Springs, Colorado

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Pagosa Springs Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Pagosa Springs Walking and Biking to Work
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Pagosa Springs Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Pagosa Springs, Colorado

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 6
Portion of People Married 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
People Above Poverty 4 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
Median Family Income 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 9 7
Public Transportation Use 6 4


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 2 2
Low Property Crime 1 1

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Pagosa Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 124 miles NW of Santa Fe, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 152 miles N of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Archuleta
Standard Zip Codes 81147
P.O. Box Zip Codes 81157
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.269
Longitude -107.009

Pagosa Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.4 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
Station CHAMA
Distance 33.9 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 37 F
Apr Temp 23 to 57 F
Jul Temp 44 to 81 F
Oct Temp 27 to 61 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
Station DEL NORTE 2 E
Distance 46.9 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 34 F
Apr Temp 26 to 57 F
Jul Temp 48 to 78 F
Oct Temp 29 to 61 F
Annual Precip 10.4 inches
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Pagosa Springs Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,591 100%
Male 781 49.1%
Female 810 50.9%
Under 18 439 27.6%
18+ 1,152 72.4%
65+ 179 11.3%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 3.07
White 1,187 74.6%
African-American 8 0.5%
Asian 4 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 35 2.2%
Other 298 18.7%
Mixed Race 59 3.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 687 43.2%

Estimated Pagosa Springs Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,628
Growth 37
Growth % 2.3%

Pagosa Springs 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) 55.2%
German 10.8%
US/American 8.4%
Irish 5.8%
English 4.6%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Norwegian 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Dutch 1.2%
European 1.1%
Scottish 1%
Polish 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
Czech 0.6%
British 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Australian 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
German Russian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Pagosa Lakes (81147)

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

Pagosa Springs Public Libraries

Upper San Juan Library District
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
(970) 264-2209

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Pagosa Springs High Schools (2004)

Serves 511 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

Pagosa Springs Colleges

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