Saguache, Colorado

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Saguache, Colorado

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Saguache Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 8% Saguache Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Saguache Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Saguache, Colorado

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 6
People Above Poverty 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 10 8
Short Commute Times 9 7
Public Transportation Use 5 3


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

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Saguache Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 84 miles W of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles SW of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Saguache
Standard Zip Codes 81149
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.087
Longitude -106.141

Saguache Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 34 F
Apr Temp 25 to 57 F
Jul Temp 47 to 80 F
Oct Temp 27 to 62 F
Annual Precip 8.3 inches
Station DEL NORTE 2 E
Distance 30.6 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
Station SALIDA
Distance 31.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 42 F
Apr Temp 27 to 58 F
Jul Temp 49 to 83 F
Oct Temp 28 to 63 F
Annual Precip 8.6 inches
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Saguache Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 578 100%
Male 288 49.8%
Female 290 50.2%
Under 18 133 23%
18+ 445 77%
65+ 101 17.5%
Median Age 41.4
Average Family Size 2.73
White 462 79.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 15 2.6%
Other 76 13.1%
Mixed Race 24 4.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 199 34.4%

Estimated Saguache Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 606
Growth 28
Growth % 4.8%

Saguache 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) 41.8%
German 13.8%
English 8.6%
Irish 7.8%
US/American 5.7%
Danish 4.5%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Scottish 2.1%
Swedish 1.9%
European 1.7%
Norwegian 1.7%
Russian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Czech 1%
French Canadian 1%
Italian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Finnish 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Armenian 0.5%
Polish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Saguache 578 $30,221
Center 2,392 $26,143

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Saguache, Colorado
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Saguache High Schools (2004)

Serves 52 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.8

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