LaSalle, Colorado facts for kids
|Town of LaSalle, Colorado|
Entering LaSalle from the south on U.S. Route 85.
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
|• Total||0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)|
|• Land||0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||4,678 ft (1,426 m)|
|• Density||2,641.4/sq mi (1,027.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||0180726|
|Website||Town of LaSalle|
A post office called LaSalle has been in operation since 1886. The community was named by railroad officials after LaSalle Street in Chicago.
LaSalle is located at(40.350681, -104.702914).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,849 people, 651 households, and 486 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,675.3 people per square mile (1,034.6/km²). There were 669 housing units at an average density of 968.0 per square mile (374.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 78.85% White, 0.38% African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 16.12% from other races, and 3.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.64% of the population.
There were 651 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.30.
In the town, the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $41,534, and the median income for a family was $46,442. Males had a median income of $30,673 versus $22,292 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,262. About 10.4% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.
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