Pagosa Springs, Colorado Population 2024

1,825

Pagosa Springs is a city located in Archuleta County, Hinsdale County, and Mineral County Colorado. Pagosa Springs has a 2024 population of 1,825. It is also the county seat of Archuleta County. Pagosa Springs is currently growing at a rate of 2.93% annually and its population has increased by 12.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,617 in 2020.

The average household income in Pagosa Springs is $53,795 with a poverty rate of 29.57%. The median age in Pagosa Springs is 34.2 years: 26.4 years for males, and 42.1 years for females.

Pagosa Springs Demographics

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

  • White: 53.2%
  • Other race: 35.42%
  • Two or more races: 6.27%
  • Native American: 3.29%
  • Asian: 0.91%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.85%
  • Black or African American: 0.06%
Land Area (mi²)
5.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
362.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
12.86% (208)
The current population of Pagosa Springs, Colorado is 1,825 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,617.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White87453.2%
Other race58235.42%
Two or more races1036.27%
Native American543.29%
Asian150.91%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander140.85%
Black or African American10.06%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Pagosa Springs Population by Race

Pagosa Springs Population Pyramid 2024

Pagosa Springs Median Age

34.2

Total

26.4

Male

42.1

Female

Pagosa Springs Adults

There are 1,170 adults, (247 of whom are seniors) in Pagosa Springs.

Pagosa Springs Age Dependency

78

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Pagosa Springs Sex Ratio

Female84051.13%
Male80348.87%

Pagosa Springs Population by Age

Pagosa Springs Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5982.5842.857.2
Non Family2571.4346.353.7
Married1613.2266.533.5
Female1553.8314.885.2
Male252.482872

3.27

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

42.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pagosa Springs Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade656.47%
Associates Degree585.78%
Bachelors Degree13813.75%
Graduate Degree807.97%
High School Graduate40139.94%
Less Than 9th Grade504.98%
Some College21221.12%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pagosa Springs Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pagosa Springs Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White515501161
Hispanic38428437
Other Race31022938
Native American54540
2+ Races424119
Asian15150
Islander14140
Black110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 45.24%.

Pagosa Springs Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$31,607$56,083$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$10,208$6,861$14,677
Less Than 9th Grade$18,750$21,250$0
Overall$20,826$21,382$20,541
Some College$31,500$31,500$36,250

$20,826

Average Earnings

$21,382

Average Male

$20,541

Average Female

Pagosa Springs Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pagosa Springs Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pagosa Springs Language

80.73% of Pagosa Springs residents speak only English, while 19.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.35% of the population.

Pagosa Springs Language

Pagosa Springs Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic77222529.15%
Other58221336.6%
White67016724.93%
Native5454100%
Asian1515100%
Multiple1021514.71%

29.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.1%

Male Poverty Rate

28.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pagosa Springs

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pagosa Springs is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pagosa Springs is Multiple, with 14.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.1%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.65%.

Pagosa Springs Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School43.48%
Less Than 9th Grade35.09%
Bachelors or Greater25.94%
Some College20.9%

Pagosa Springs Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Male Employed28.16%
Female Employed21.37%
Female Unemployed0%

Pagosa Springs Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pagosa Springs Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$35,265$61,803
Households$32,500$53,795
Married Families$48,523$-999,999,999
Non Families$26,450$40,710

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pagosa Springs Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.8%

Male Marriage Rate

24.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Pagosa Springs Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pagosa Springs Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Pagosa Springs Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pagosa Springs Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

73

Number of Veterans

37

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War25
Vietnam20
First Gulf War12
Korea7
World War II0

Pagosa Springs Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7427
18 to 3425
75+12
55 to 649
35 to 540

Pagosa Springs Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7211.52%
Other Race10.24%

Pagosa Springs Veterans by Race

Pagosa Springs Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

31.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

76.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pagosa Springs Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Pagosa Springs Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pagosa Springs Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pagosa Springs 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

50.64%

Born in Pagosa Springs

97.32%

Native Born

2.68%

Foreign Born

2.43%

Non Citizen

0.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.32% of Pagosa Springs residents were born in the United States, with 50.64% having been born in Colorado. 2.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pagosa Springs Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,085522.56%
20282,033522.62%
20271,981522.7%
20261,929522.77%
20251,877522.85%
20241,825522.93%
20231,773573.32%
20221,716382.26%
20211,678613.77%
20201,617-461-22.18%
20192,078773.85%
20182,001522.67%
20171,949924.95%
20161,857895.03%
20151,768251.43%
20141,743120.69%
20131,731110.64%
20121,72060.35%
20111,714-15-0.87%
20101,72900%

Pagosa Springs Population by Year