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Town of Del Norte, Colorado
Statutory Town
Del Norte from the summit of Lookout Mountain with the Sangre de Cristo Range in the background.
Del Norte from the summit of Lookout Mountain with the Sangre de Cristo Range in the background.
Location in Rio Grande County and the State of Colorado
Location in Rio Grande County and the State of Colorado
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Rio Grande County Seat
Incorporated 1895-11-15
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 7,884 ft (2,403 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,705
 • Density 1,894.4/sq mi (775/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 81132
Area code(s) 719
INCITS place code 0819795
GNIS feature ID 0190305

The Town of Del Norte is the Statutory Town that is the county seat of Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 1,705 at the 2000 census.

History

Del Norte is named from the river Rio Grande del Norte, "grand river of the north".

Geography

DelNortePeakInRioGrandeNationalForestColoradoNovember2011
Del Norte Peak rises above the town to the west.

Del Norte is located at 37°40′44″N 106°21′11″W / 37.67889°N 106.35306°W / 37.67889; -106.35306 (37.679015, -106.352976).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 729
1890 736 1.0%
1900 705 −4.2%
1910 840 19.1%
1920 1,007 19.9%
1930 1,410 40.0%
1940 1,923 36.4%
1950 2,048 6.5%
1960 1,856 −9.4%
1970 1,569 −15.5%
1980 1,709 8.9%
1990 1,674 −2.0%
2000 1,705 1.9%
2010 1,686 −1.1%
Est. 2015 1,604 −4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,705 people, 657 households, and 446 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,004.4 people per square mile (774.5/km²). There were 736 housing units at an average density of 865.2 per square mile (334.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 66.86% White, 0.12% African American, 1.06% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 27.68% from other races, and 3.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 57.36% of the population.

There were 657 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the town, the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,833, and the median income for a family was $29,471. Males had a median income of $26,161 versus $21,406 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,751. About 22.1% of families and 25.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.5% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.

Climate

Climate data for Del Norte, Colorado (Elevation 7,884ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 61
(16.1)
68
(20)
73
(22.8)
80
(26.7)
87
(30.6)
91
(32.8)
91
(32.8)
89
(31.7)
87
(30.6)
81
(27.2)
70
(21.1)
62
(16.7)
91
(32.8)
Average high °F (°C) 35.2
(1.78)
40.1
(4.5)
48.9
(9.39)
58.2
(14.56)
67.0
(19.44)
75.4
(24.11)
78.7
(25.94)
76.6
(24.78)
71.5
(21.94)
62.1
(16.72)
47.7
(8.72)
37.0
(2.78)
58.2
(14.56)
Average low °F (°C) 5.7
(-14.61)
11.3
(-11.5)
19.1
(-7.17)
26.7
(-2.94)
34.8
(1.56)
41.9
(5.5)
47.7
(8.72)
46.2
(7.89)
39.1
(3.94)
29.6
(-1.33)
18.0
(-7.78)
8.2
(-13.22)
27.4
(-2.56)
Record low °F (°C) −34
(-36.7)
−25
(-31.7)
−16
(-26.7)
-4
(-20)
10
(-12.2)
26
(-3.3)
32
(0)
30
(-1.1)
15
(-9.4)
2
(-16.7)
−20
(-28.9)
−26
(-32.2)
−34
(-36.7)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.33
(8.4)
0.33
(8.4)
0.67
(17)
0.70
(17.8)
0.82
(20.8)
0.65
(16.5)
1.45
(36.8)
1.70
(43.2)
0.99
(25.1)
0.80
(20.3)
0.50
(12.7)
0.45
(11.4)
9.39
(238.5)
Snowfall inches (cm) 5.8
(14.7)
5.4
(13.7)
7.5
(19.1)
4.5
(11.4)
1.3
(3.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(0.5)
2.7
(6.9)
5.6
(14.2)
6.6
(16.8)
39.7
(100.8)
Source: The Western Regional Climate Center

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