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Town of Ignacio, Colorado
Looking north along Goddard Avenue in Ignacio
Looking north along Goddard Avenue in Ignacio
Location of Ignacio in La Plata County, Colorado.
Location of Ignacio in La Plata County, Colorado.
Coordinates: 37°7′0″N 107°38′6″W / 37.11667°N 107.63500°W / 37.11667; -107.63500Coordinates: 37°7′0″N 107°38′6″W / 37.11667°N 107.63500°W / 37.11667; -107.63500
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County La Plata
Incorporated (town) July 7, 1913
Government
 • Type Statutory Town
Area
 • Total 0.43 sq mi (1.12 km2)
 • Land 0.43 sq mi (1.12 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
6,453 ft (1,967 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 852
 • Density 1,981/sq mi (761/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
81137
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-38535
GNIS feature ID 184487
Website Town of Ignacio

The Town of Ignacio is a Statutory Town in La Plata County, Colorado, United States. The population was 697 at the 2010 United States Census. It is the headquarters of the Southern Ute Indian Reservation.

Geography

Ignacio is located at 37°7′0″N 107°38′6″W / 37.11667°N 107.63500°W / 37.11667; -107.63500 (37.116773, -107.634864).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.273 square miles (0.71 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 290
1930 464 60.0%
1940 555 19.6%
1950 526 −5.2%
1960 609 15.8%
1970 613 0.7%
1980 667 8.8%
1990 720 7.9%
2000 669 −7.1%
2010 697 4.2%
2020 852 22.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 669 people, 262 households, and 175 families in the town. The population density was 2,449.7 people per square mile (956.7/km2). There were 303 housing units at an average density of 1,109.5 per square mile (433.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 51.27% White, 0.75% African American, 21.97% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 18.39% from other races, and 7.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 48.58%.

Of the 262 households 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.9% of households were one person and 11.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.12.

The age distribution was 30.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median household income was $27,917 and the median family income was $39,583. Males had a median income of $27,333 versus $20,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,803. About 16.8% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.1% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

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