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Town of Bayfield, Colorado
Statutory Town
Winter in Bayfield, ca. 1910
Winter in Bayfield, ca. 1910
Location in La Plata County and the State of Colorado
Location in La Plata County and the State of Colorado
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County La Plata
Incorporated (town) August 18, 1906
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 6,900 ft (2,103 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,333
 • Density 2,120/sq mi (833/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 81122
Area code(s) 970
INCITS place code 0805265
GNIS feature ID 0184411
Website Town of Bayfield

The Town of Bayfield is a Statutory Town in La Plata County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 2,333 at the 2010 United States Census.

The town derives its name from W. A. Bay, founder.

Geography

Bayfield is located at 37°13′50″N 107°35′58″W / 37.23056°N 107.59944°W / 37.23056; -107.59944 (37.230532, -107.599539), along U.S. Highway 160.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 227
1920 267 17.6%
1930 277 3.7%
1940 372 34.3%
1950 335 −9.9%
1960 32 −90.4%
1970 320 900.0%
1980 724 126.3%
1990 1,090 50.6%
2000 1,549 42.1%
2010 2,333 50.6%
Est. 2015 2,567 10.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,549 people, 567 households, and 409 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,433.3 people per square mile (553.8/km²). There were 597 housing units at an average density of 552.4 per square mile (213.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.67% White, 0.19% African American, 2.13% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 3.36% from other races, and 2.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.46% of the population.

There were 567 households out of which 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the town, the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,336, and the median income for a family was $46,583. Males had a median income of $34,464 versus $22,027 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,324. About 2.9% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.


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