Walsenburg, Colorado Population 2024

3,195

Walsenburg is a city located in Huerfano County Colorado. Walsenburg has a 2024 population of 3,195. It is also the county seat of Huerfano County.Walsenburg is currently growing at a rate of 1.33% annually and its population has increased by 4.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,049 in 2020.

The average household income in Walsenburg is $54,979 with a poverty rate of 28.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Walsenburg is 44.4 years, 39.5 years for males, and 47.5 years for females.

Walsenburg Demographics

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

  • White: 85.16%
  • Native American: 6.74%
  • Other race: 4.13%
  • Two or more races: 3.81%
  • Asian: 0.16%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
3.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,068.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.79% (146)
The current population of Walsenburg, Colorado is 3,195 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,049.

Walsenburg, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,61685.16%
Native American2076.74%
Other race1274.13%
Two or more races1173.81%
Asian50.16%
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Native American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Walsenburg Population by Race

Walsenburg Population Pyramid 2024

Walsenburg Median Age

44.4

Total

39.5

Male

47.5

Female

Walsenburg Adults

There are 2,426 adults, (785 of whom are seniors) in Walsenburg.

Walsenburg Age Dependency

87.2

Age Dependency Ratio

47.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Walsenburg Sex Ratio

Female1,40945.87%
Male1,66354.13%

Walsenburg Population by Age

Walsenburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1822.5461.638.4
Non Family5211.155.144.9
Married3843.173.226.8
Female1774.923961
Male1003.65919
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3.48

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

61.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Walsenburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Walsenburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Walsenburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.93%.

Walsenburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$31,719

Average Earnings

$36,528

Average Male

$28,854

Average Female

Walsenburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Walsenburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Walsenburg Language

92.35% of Walsenburg residents speak only English, while 7.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.48% of the population.

Walsenburg Language

Walsenburg Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,39542630.54%
Hispanic1,41940728.68%
Other1274636.22%
Native2074622.22%
Multiple1113027.03%
Asian55100%
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28.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.17%

Male Poverty Rate

35.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Walsenburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Walsenburg is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Walsenburg is Native, with 22.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 34.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.09%.

Walsenburg Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School28.07%
Some College27.7%
Less Than 9th Grade20.79%
Bachelors or Greater12.27%
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Walsenburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed65%
Female Employed13.11%
Male Employed1.48%
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Walsenburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Walsenburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Walsenburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Walsenburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Walsenburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Walsenburg Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Walsenburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

247

Number of Veterans

185

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

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Walsenburg Veterans by War

count

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Walsenburg Veterans by Age

count

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Walsenburg Veterans by Race

Walsenburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

24.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Walsenburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.9%

Labor Force Participation

42.7%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Walsenburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Walsenburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Walsenburg 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

60.16%

Born in Walsenburg

99.35%

Native Born

0.65%

Foreign Born

0.33%

Non Citizen

0.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.35% of Walsenburg residents were born in the United States, with 60.16% having been born in Colorado. 0.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Walsenburg Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,405421.25%
20283,363421.26%
20273,321421.28%
20263,279421.3%
20253,237421.31%
20243,195421.33%
20233,153421.35%
20223,111421.37%
20213,069200.66%
20203,049361.19%
20193,013-22-0.72%
20183,035923.13%
20172,94380.27%
20162,935662.3%
20152,869-4-0.14%
20142,873-34-1.17%
20132,907-57-1.92%
20122,96430.1%
20112,961-85-2.79%
20103,046-1,136-27.16%
20004,18288226.73%
19903,300-645-16.35%
19803,945-384-8.87%
19704,329-742-14.63%
19605,071-525-9.38%
19505,596-259-4.42%
19405,8553526.4%
19305,5031,93854.36%
19203,565
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Walsenburg Population by Year