Bayfield, Colorado facts for kids
|Town of Bayfield, Colorado|
Winter in Bayfield, ca. 1910
Location in La Plata County and the State of Colorado
|State||State of Colorado|
|Incorporated (town)||August 18, 1906|
|• 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)|
|• Density||2,120/sq mi (833/km2)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|INCITS place code||0805265|
|GNIS feature ID||0184411|
|Website||Town of Bayfield|
The town derives its name from W. A. Bay, founder.
Bayfield is located at(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.
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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