San Luis, Colorado

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San Luis, Colorado

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High Points

San Luis 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 San Luis Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy San Luis Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% San Luis Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% San Luis Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of San Luis, Colorado

Comparing San Luis 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 9 10
Racial Diversity 9 8
Senior Citizens 8 9
Male Share of the Population 6 3
Female Share of the Population 5 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 2
People Above Poverty 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 7
Public Transportation Use 2 2


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

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San Luis Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 85 miles SW of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 117 miles S of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Costilla
Standard Zip Codes 81152
P.O. Box Zip Codes 81134
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.2
Longitude -105.423

San Luis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SAN LUIS 2 SE
Distance 1.3 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 CERRO
Distance 33.8 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 36 F
Apr Temp 27 to 60 F
Jul Temp 49 to 82 F
Oct Temp 30 to 64 F
Annual Precip 14 inches
Distance 37.2 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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San Luis Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 739 100%
Male 359 48.6%
Female 380 51.4%
Under 18 173 23.4%
18+ 566 76.6%
65+ 146 19.8%
Median Age 42.6
Average Family Size 2.94
White 447 60.5%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 18 2.4%
Other 218 29.5%
Mixed Race 53 7.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 656 88.8%

Estimated San Luis Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 697
Growth -42
Growth % -5.7%

San Luis 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) 89.8%
German 3.6%
Irish 2.7%
US/American 1.6%
English 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
Celtic 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Garcia (81134)
Mesita (81152)
Wildhorse Mesa (81152)

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)
San Luis 739 $20,875
Blanca 391 $22,411

San Luis Public Libraries

Costilla County Public Library
San Luis, Colorado
(719) 672-3309

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San Luis High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 97 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

San Luis Colleges

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