Alamosa, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 9,871 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +24.0%
 
Males: 4,660  (47.2%)
Females: 5,211  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

27.8 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 81101.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,270 (it was $25,453 in 2000)
Alamosa:

$37,270
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,281 (it was $15,405 in 2000)

Alamosa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $173,905 (it was $79,800 in 2000)
Alamosa:

$173,905
CO:

$348,900

Median gross rent in 2017: $713.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alamosa: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 39.6%
(32.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 78.4% for Black residents, 44.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.0% for American Indian residents, 48.2% for other race residents, 19.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Alamosa, CO (2017)
    • 5,00249.4%Hispanic
    • 4,48244.3%White alone
    • 2542.5%Black alone
    • 1871.8%American Indian alone
    • 1351.3%Asian alone
    • 910.9%Two or more races
    • 300.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Alamosa detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 46 registered sex offenders living in Alamosa, Colorado as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alamosa is 217 to 1.


Crime rates in Alamosa by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.5)
1
(11.6)
2
(22.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(57.7)
6
(67.8)
11
(126.2)
7
(81.4)
6
(68.3)
9
(103.9)
11
(123.1)
8
(79.8)
12
(120.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(57.7)
6
(67.8)
16
(183.6)
5
(58.1)
2
(22.8)
18
(207.9)
5
(56.0)
6
(59.9)
9
(90.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
73
(842.7)
50
(565.2)
29
(332.8)
47
(546.6)
22
(250.5)
37
(427.3)
26
(291.1)
32
(319.2)
35
(351.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
55
(634.9)
73
(825.2)
79
(906.6)
72
(837.3)
65
(740.2)
76
(877.6)
92
(1,030)
125
(1,247)
79
(793.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
245
(2,828)
447
(5,053)
475
(5,451)
359
(4,175)
418
(4,760)
428
(4,942)
477
(5,340)
582
(5,805)
450
(4,520)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(196.2)
18
(203.5)
11
(126.2)
11
(127.9)
13
(148.0)
10
(115.5)
10
(111.9)
14
(139.7)
23
(231.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(34.4)
7
(81.4)
5
(56.9)
2
(23.1)
4
(44.8)
6
(59.9)
5
(50.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)405.3463.8537.2451.0411.2499.3490.5476.3448.7

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City-data.com crime index in Alamosa, CO

Crime rate in Alamosa detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 27 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Colorado average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (5.9%), German (4.8%), Polish (2.9%), Irish (2.1%), English (1.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 8/12/1878

Elevation: 7544 feet

Land area: 3.99 square miles.

Population density: 2,474 people per square mile   (low).

Alamosa, Colorado map

917 residents are foreign born (8.1% Latin America).

This city:

9.1%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $996 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $856 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (87.9 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (113.0 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (442.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Alamosa East, CO (1.1 miles ),
Mosca-Hooper, CO (3.5 miles ),
La Jara, CO (3.8 miles ),
Sanford, CO (3.8 miles ),
Monte Vista, CO (4.1 miles ),
Capulin, CO (4.3 miles),
Hooper, CO (4.4 miles),
Blanca, CO (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 37.47 N, Longitude: 105.87 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Hub of the San Luis Valley

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,104 (+30.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,145 (78.2%)

Area code: 719

Distribution of median household income in Alamosa, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Alamosa, CO in 2017
Alamosa satellite photo by USGS

Alamosa tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Colorado:

3.0%
Historical population in Alamosa, CO
Historical housing units in Alamosa, CO

Population change in the 1990s: +370 (+4.9%).
Most common industries in Alamosa, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.5%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Construction (12.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.5%)
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.4%)
  • Social assistance (8.4%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Alamosa, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)

Average climate in Alamosa, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Alamosa-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 138% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 71.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.6 miles away from Alamosa center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from Alamosa center
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 124.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Alamosa County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alamosa topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Alamosa:

  • HOSPICE DEL VALLE, INC. (514 MAIN STREET)
  • SAN LUIS VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 106 BLANCA AVE)
  • EVERGREEN NH (1991 CARROLL ST)
  • EVERGREEN NURSING HOME (1991 CARROLL AVE)
  • SAN LUIS CARE CENTER (240 CRAFT DRIVE)
  • ALAMOSA DIALYSIS (DVA) (612 DEL SOL DR)
  • ALAMOSA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT (8900 INDEPENDENCE WAY)
  • AT HOME HEALTHCARE (2115 STUART AVENUE)

Airports located in Alamosa:

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College/University in Alamosa:

  • Adams State University (Full-time enrollment: 2,805; Location: 208 Edgemont Blvd; Public; Website: www.adams.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Alamosa:

  • Pueblo Community College (about 88 miles; Pueblo, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,329)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 92 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 94 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 108 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 111 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado College (about 112 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 114 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)

Public high schools in Alamosa:

  • ALAMOSA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 606, Location: 805 CRAFT DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • ALAMOSA OMBUDSMAN SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE (Location: 2431 MAIN STREET, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Alamosa:

Private elementary/middle schools in Alamosa:

  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 64, Location: 52 EL RIO DR, Grades: PK-3)
  • SUNSHINE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 20, Location: 313 CRAFT DR, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Alamosa

Library in Alamosa:

  • ALAMOSA/SOUTHERN PEAKS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $271,413; Location: 423 4TH ST; 39,891 books; 2,467 audio materials; 4,273 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 103 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Alamosa: Valley Plaza (A), Alamosa Plaza (B), Alamosa County Ambulance (C), Alamosa Fire Department Station 2 (D), Alamosa Fire Department Station 1 (E), Alamosa Police Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alamosa include: Trinity Lutheran (A), Saint Thomas Episcopal Church (B), Showalter - Butler Chapel (C), Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), San Luis Valley Baptist Church (E), Sacred Heart Church (F), River of Life Assembly of God Church (G), Mountain Valley Church (H), Lidell Carl Bishop Study (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Alamosa: Cole Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: San Luis Valley History Center Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 306 Hunt Avenue), Amarok Sailing Charters (Tours & Charters; PMB 409 2431 Main Street Suite C).

Hotels: Best Western Alamosa Inn (2005 Main Street), Grizzly Inn Motel (1919 Main Street), Comfort Inn of Alamosa (6301 County Road 107 South), Alamosa-Days Inn (224 Okeefe Pkwy), Clarion Hotel Of The Rio Grande (333 Santa Fe Avenue), Days Inn (224 Okeefe Parkway), Holiday Inn of Alamosa (333 Santa Fe Avenue), Best Western Alamosa Inn - Reservations (2005 Main Street), Comfort Inn Alamosa (6301 US 160).

Courts: Colorado State Government - Twelfth Judicial District- Alcohol Program (702 4th Street), Colorado State Government - State Courts- County Court (702 4th Street), Alamosa City Government - Municipal Court Clerk- City Hall- Utility Bill (425 4th Street).

Birthplace of: Ken Salazar - Politician, John Salazar - Politician, Michael Johnson (singer) - Male singer, Danny Ledonne - Film director, Jack R. Janney - Engineer, Chuck Asay - Cartoonist, Garrey Carruthers - Politician.

Alamosa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alamosa and their reported violations in the past:

ALAMOSA CITY OF (Population served: 9,133, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (FEB-09-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-20-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (FEB-09-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-20-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (FEB-09-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-20-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (FEB-09-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-20-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (FEB-09-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-20-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (FEB-09-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-20-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2009)
  • 14 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2007)
  • 187 regular monitoring violations
EAST ALAMOSA (Population served: 1,698, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-29-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-29-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-20-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-29-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-20-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-29-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAR-13-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-13-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-19-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-29-2006), St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-29-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-2008)
  • 6 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-10-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2008), St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-17-2008)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In APR-01-2008, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-09-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-13-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
HIGH VALLEY MHP (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-18-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-18-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-18-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-07-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-2013), St Public Notif received (2 times from OCT-31-2013 to APR-04-2014)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2010), St Boil Water Order (JUL-20-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-31-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-25-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-31-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-25-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-29-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-29-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-23-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-31-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2011)
  • 13 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-07-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-16-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (NOV-28-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2007)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alamosa that have no violations reported:

  • SAND DUNES SWIMMING POOL AND RV PARK (Population served: 61, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.6%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.2%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Alamosa in 2010:

  • 407 people in college/university student housing
  • 159 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 25 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Alamosa in 2000:

  • 716 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 114 people in nursing homes
  • 68 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 33 people in halfway houses
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 7 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Alamosa (2011 data):

  • Alamosa State Bank: Alamosa Main Street Branch at 601 Main Street, branch established on 1999/08/30; at 2225 Main Street, branch established on 1907/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $175.3 mil, Deposits: $158.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Alamosa Bancorporation, Ltd.
  • San Luis Valley Federal Bank: Alamosa Branch at 3415 Mariposa St, branch established on 2006/06/30; at 401 Edison Avenue, branch established on 1899/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $236.9 mil, Deposits: $198.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • First Southwest Bank: at 720 Main Street, branch established on 2004/07/09; Alamosa Walmart Branch at 3333 Clark Street, branch established on 2001/04/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $245.8 mil, Deposits: $207.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Southwest Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Bank Midwest, National Association: Alamosa Branch at 2061 Main Street, branch established on 2000/07/05. Info updated 2012/03/19: Bank assets: $6,237.6 mil, Deposits: $5,064.6 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 138 total offices, Holding Company: Nbh Holdings Corp.
  • Rio Grande Savings and Loan Association: Mariposa Street Branch at 3416 Mariposa Street, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $96.9 mil, Deposits: $86.4 mil, headquarters in Monte Vista, CO, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Alamosa:

Marital status in Alamosa, CO
  • Never married: 44.7%
  • Now married: 37.5%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

For population 25 years and over in Alamosa:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.5
Colorado average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Alamosa
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Alamosa, CO (based on Alamosa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,9961
Evangelical Protestant2,19118
Other1,5677
Mainline Protestant6915
None4,000-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Alamosa County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Alamosa County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Alamosa County:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

11.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.1%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Alamosa County:

19.2%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.5%
State:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.2%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.5%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Alamosa:

28.2
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Alamosa:

20.1%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Alamosa:

9.8%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.3%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
Alamosa:

56.6%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.0%
Colorado:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alamosa, CO Residents

Alamosa government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $828,000 ($83.88)
    Sewerage: $373,000 ($37.79)
    Water Utilities: $288,000 ($29.18)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,113,000 ($214.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,271,000 ($128.76)
    General - Other: $1,239,000 ($125.52)
    General Public Buildings: $1,103,000 ($111.74)
    Water Utilities: $965,000 ($97.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $893,000 ($90.47)
    Regular Highways: $686,000 ($69.50)
    Sewerage: $616,000 ($62.41)
    Central Staff Services: $382,000 ($38.70)
    Financial Administration: $330,000 ($33.43)
    Libraries: $285,000 ($28.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $269,000 ($27.25)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $254,000 ($25.73)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $63,000 ($6.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $249,000 ($25.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $861,000 ($87.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $713,000 ($72.23)
    Sewerage: $169,000 ($17.12)
    Regular Highways: $94,000 ($9.52)
    Police Protection: $78,000 ($7.90)
    Water Utilities: $55,000 ($5.57)
    General - Other: $44,000 ($4.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($2.23)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,055,000 ($410.80)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $262,000 ($26.54)

Alamosa government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $970,000 ($98.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $833,000 ($84.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $252,000 ($25.53)
    Other: $88,000 ($8.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $31,000 ($3.14)
    Highways: $6,000 ($0.61)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $295,000 ($29.89)
    Interest Earnings: $290,000 ($29.38)
    Special Assessments: $112,000 ($11.35)
    Rents: $103,000 ($10.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,474,000 ($149.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $286,000 ($28.97)
    Other: $77,000 ($7.80)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,412,000 ($750.89)
    Property: $459,000 ($46.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $185,000 ($18.74)
    Other Selective Sales: $79,000 ($8.00)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $75,000 ($7.60)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $35,000 ($3.55)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $13,000 ($1.32)

Alamosa government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,684,000 ($1690.20)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,363,000 ($1556.38)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,741,000 ($784.22)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,248,000 ($734.27)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,320,000 ($133.73)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $493,000 ($49.94)

Alamosa government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,972,000 ($807.62)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,248,000 ($734.27)

9.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,159 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.84%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Rio Grande County, CO  1.14% ($27,371 average AGI)
from Conejos County, CO  0.72% ($25,795)
from El Paso County, CO  0.53% ($25,517)


9.40% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.40%
Colorado average:

9.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Rio Grande County, CO  1.06% ($35,018 average AGI)
to Conejos County, CO  0.74% ($25,975)
to El Paso County, CO  0.63% ($51,912)
Businesses in Alamosa, CO
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike1
AutoZone1Payless1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Budget Car Rental1Popeyes1
Burger King1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Safeway1
Days Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
FedEx3Super 81
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
JCPenney1UPS4
KFC1Vans1
Kroger2Vons1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1
Maurices1

Strongest AM radio stations in Alamosa:

  • KGIW (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSLV (1240 AM; 1 kW; MONTE VISTA, CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alamosa:

  • KASF (90.9 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: ADAMS STATE COLLEGE)
  • KALQ-FM (93.5 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KRZA (88.7 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: EQUAL REPRESENTATION/MEDIA ADVOCACY)
  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K203AT (88.5 FM; WESTCLIFFE, ETC., CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K208DP (89.5 FM; NATHROP, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MTN PUBLIC B/CAST HOUSE INC)
  • K219CF (91.7 FM; DEL NORTE, ETC., CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KSBV (93.7 FM; SALIDA, CO; Owner: ARKANSAS VALLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KDZA-FM (107.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
Alamosa fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Alamosa fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 75ft / 23.5mTotal length
  • $591,000Total costs
  • 22,517Total average daily traffic
  • 1,196Total average daily truck traffic
  • 31,095Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alamosa)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Alamosa, CO)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alamosa)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Alamosa)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 67. The highest number of fire incidents - 102 took place in 2011, and the least - 23 in 2012. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Alamosa, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (55.8%), and Structure Fires (31.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Alamosa, CO
    • 52655.8%Outside Fires
    • 29431.2%Structure Fires
    • 9510.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 272.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alamosa, CO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Alamosa, Colorado:

  • Alamosa Super 8 American Star Inn, 2505 Main, Alamosa, Colorado 81101 , Phone: (719) 589-6447, Fax: (719) 589-4167
  • Clarion Hotel Of The Rio Grande, 333 Santa Fe Ave, Alamosa, Colorado 81101 , Phone: (719) 589-5833, Fax: (719) 589-4412
  • Best Western Alamosa Inn, 1919 Main St, Alamosa, Colorado 81101 , Phone: (719) 589-2567, Fax: (719) 589-0767
  • Comfort Inn Of Alamosa, 6301 Rd 107 S, Alamosa, Colorado 81101 , Phone: (719) 587-9000, Fax: (719) 587-0063
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 3418 Mariposa St, Alamosa, Colorado 81101 , Phone: (719) 589-4026, Fax: (719) 589-4091
  • Hampton Inn, 710 Mariposa St, Alamosa, Colorado 81101 , Phone: (719) 480-6023, Fax: (719) 589-4175
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, 721 Mariposa St, Alamosa, Colorado 81101 , Phone: (719) 587-4000, Fax: (719) 587-4001
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Alamosa, Colorado
Most common first names in Alamosa, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13477.5 years
John9676.4 years
Robert7866.6 years
William7672.0 years
George7280.4 years
James7069.2 years
Charles6275.7 years
Jose6079.5 years
Joseph5070.9 years
Joe5071.4 years
Most common last names in Alamosa, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez14075.1 years
Garcia7473.4 years
Romero6872.1 years
Trujillo6271.3 years
Medina6075.9 years
Lucero5469.7 years
Smith5272.9 years
Valdez4870.1 years
Vigil4664.3 years
Sanchez4673.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alamosa, CO
  • 69.8%Utility gas
  • 20.7%Electricity
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 2.9%Other fuel
  • 1.7%Solar energy
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alamosa, CO
  • 53.0%Utility gas
  • 44.5%Electricity
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Wood


Alamosa compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Alamosa on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses (population 1,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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