Durango, Colorado Population 2023

19,725

Durango is a city located in La Plata County Colorado. It is also the county seat of La Plata County. With a 2023 population of 19,725, it is the 41st largest city in Colorado and the 2341st largest city in the United States.Durango is currently growing at a rate of 1.12% annually and its population has increased by 3.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,071 in 2020. Spanning over 17 miles, Durango has a population density of 1,342 people per square mile.

The average household income in Durango is $100,398 with a poverty rate of 9.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Durango is 36.4 years, 35.9 years for males, and 38.1 years for females.

Durango Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Durango was:

  • White: 85.85%
  • Native American: 6.85%
  • Two or more races: 3.44%
  • Other race: 2.56%
  • Asian: 0.77%
  • Black or African American: 0.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Durango, Colorado is 19,725 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,071.

Durango, Colorado Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Native American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Durango Population by Race

Durango Population Pyramid 2023

Durango Median Age

36.4

Total

35.9

Male

38.1

Female

Durango Adults

There are 16,480 adults, (2,717 of whom are seniors) in Durango.

Durango Age Dependency

41.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Durango Sex Ratio

Female9,81550.56%
Male9,59849.44%

Durango Population by Age

Durango Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.91

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

59.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Durango Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Durango Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Durango Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 94.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 75%.

Durango Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$43,121

Average Earnings

$47,897

Average Male

$36,433

Average Female

Durango Earnings by Educational Attainment

Durango Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Durango Language

91.42% of Durango residents speak only English, while 8.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.51% of the population.

Durango Language

Durango Poverty by Race

rate

9.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.58%

Male Poverty Rate

11.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Durango

The race most likely to be in poverty in Durango is Asian, with 63.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Durango is Black, with 2.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.06%.

Durango Poverty

Durango Poverty Rate by Education

Durango Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Durango Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Durango Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Durango Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Durango Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Durango Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Durango Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

845

Number of Veterans

785

Male Veterans

60

Female Veterans

Durango Veterans by War

Durango Veterans by Age

count

Durango Veterans by Race

Durango Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Durango Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Durango Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Durango Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Durango Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

33.05%

Born in Durango

100.2%

Native Born

1.59%

Foreign Born

0.57%

Non Citizen

1.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.2% of Durango residents were born in the United States, with 33.05% having been born in Colorado. 0.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Durango Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Durango Population by Year