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Population in 2013: 17,557 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +26.1%
Males: 8,662  (49.3%)
Females: 8,895  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  30.8 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81301, 81303.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,823 (it was $34,892 in 2000)
Durango:

$51,823
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,978 (it was $19,352 in 2000)

Durango city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $354,830 (it was $176,300 in 2000)
Durango:

$354,830
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $400,146; Detached houses: $441,620; Townhouses or other attached units: $391,269; In 2-unit structures: $349,331; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $366,750; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $232,498; Mobile homes: $51,402; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $10,233

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,121.

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  • White alone - 13,563 (77.8%)
  • Hispanic - 2,112 (12.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,296 (7.4%)
  • Two or more races - 182 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 125 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 81 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 25 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Durango: 95.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.8%), Irish (14.6%), English (9.9%), United States (4.7%), Scottish (4.2%), Italian (3.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 4/27/1881

Elevation: 6523 feet

Land area: 6.78 square miles.

Population density: 2,588 people per square mile   (average).

Durango,CO real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Durango:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 51.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Durango city:

  • Never married: 46.7%
  • Now married: 35.3%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

498 residents are foreign born (0.5% Africa, 0.4% Europe, 0.4% Asia, 0.3% North America).

This city:  2.9%
Colorado:  9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Durango, Colorado as of April 19, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Durango to the number of sex offenders is 574 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $889 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $769 (0.2%)

Durango satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (153.2 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (165.7 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (351.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Bayfield, CO (3.9 miles ), Ignacio, CO (4.1 miles ), Southern Ute, CO (4.6 miles) , Mancos, CO (4.9 miles ), Cedar Hill, NM (4.9 miles ), Young Place, NM (5.3 miles) , Piedra, CO (5.4 miles) , North Light Plant, NM (5.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $157,400
  • 1998: 51 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 1999: 56 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2000: 59 buildings, average cost: $182,000
  • 2001: 51 buildings, average cost: $222,000
  • 2002: 80 buildings, average cost: $181,500
  • 2003: 227 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2004: 189 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2005: 174 buildings, average cost: $187,200
  • 2006: 59 buildings, average cost: $216,100
  • 2007: 107 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2008: 48 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $209,700
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $192,200
  • 2011: 37 buildings, average cost: $200,800
  • 2012: 35 buildings, average cost: $209,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.28 N, Longitude: 107.87 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Durango Rocks!

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,814 (+50.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,987 (80.9%)

Area code: 970

Durango household income distribution Durango home values distribution

Crime rates in Durango by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000121100001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.06.713.16.36.30.00.00.00.05.8
Rapes 1217214718272412418413
per 100,000 82.2118.9144.027.147.0118.2171.0152.074.124.0108.4238.617.3
Robberies 578448461013866
per 100,000 34.349.054.827.126.852.525.338.061.778.148.234.934.7
Assaults 5013253026479643891444811943
per 100,000 342.790.9171.4203.1174.4308.6607.8272.4549.2865.2289.0692.6248.5
Burglaries 114106991039215110089130921078947
per 100,000 781.3741.3678.7697.2617.2991.6633.2563.8802.2552.8644.3518.0271.6
Thefts 7857408877756901,189800778649620657627357
per 100,000 5380.05175.26080.85246.14629.37808.05065.24928.74004.93725.13955.93649.42063.0
Auto thefts 19413452437347495041364014
per 100,000 130.2286.7233.1352.0288.5479.4297.6310.4308.5246.3216.8232.880.9
Arson 512157750443123
per 100,000 34.383.9102.847.447.032.80.025.324.718.06.011.617.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 343.2331.0383.9288.5279.0499.5443.7372.9346.2341.7306.6436.8156.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Durango detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 61 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.95
Colorado average:

2.23

Durango tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.3%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,161 (+9.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Work and jobs in Durango: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Durango, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Durango-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 238% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 531.0 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 516.3 miles away from Durango center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 563.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 523.3 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 9/2/1992 at 10:26:20, a magnitude 5.9 (5.7 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 309.1 miles away from Durango center
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in La Plata County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Durango topographic map

Birthplace of: Devon Gummersall - Film actor, Stuart Roosa - Astronaut, Tom Tully - Actor, John Burke (1990s pitcher) - College baseball player, John Nunn (athlete) - Racewalker.

Main business address for: GOLF HOST RESORTS INC (HOTELS & MOTELS), ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY INC (SUGAR & CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Durango:

  • ANIMAS SURGICAL HOSPITAL, LLC (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 575 RIVERGATE LANE)
  • MERCY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 1010 THREE SPRINGS BLVD)
  • DURANGO DIALYSIS CENTER (DVA) (72 SUTTLE ST STE D)
  • ALPINE HOME INC (555 SOUTH CAMINO DEL RIO, #A-1)
  • MERCY HOME HEALTH SERVICES (1 MERCADO STREET #270)
  • SAN JUAN BASIN HEALTH DEPT (281 SAWYER DRIVE)
  • FOUR CORNERS HEALTH CARE CENTER (2911 JUNCTION STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Durango:

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College/University in Durango:

  • Fort Lewis College (Full-time enrollment: 3,631; Location: 1000 Rim Drive; Public; Website: fortlewis.edu/; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Durango:

  • San Juan College (about 39 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 102 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Adams State University (about 111 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 130 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 157 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 160 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 161 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)

Public high schools in Durango:

Private high schools in Durango:

  • GRACE PREPARATORY ACADEMY OF DURANGO (Students: 51; Location: 83 DAVIDSON CREEK RD; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • COLORADO TIMBERLINE ACADEMY (Students: 45; Location: 35554 HWY 550; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Durango:

Private elementary/middle schools in Durango:

  • ST COLUMBA SCHOOL (Students: 240; Location: 1801 E 3RD AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • COLUMBINE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 73; Location: 1775 FLORIDA RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FIRST UMC CHRIST CHILDS SCHOOL (Students: 70; Location: 2917 ASPEN DR; Grades: PK - TK)
See full list of schools located in Durango, School District: DURANGO 9-R

Library in Durango:

  • DURANGO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,611,553; Location: 1900 EAST THIRD AVE; 85,831 books; 4,337 e-books; 7,123 audio materials; 4,107 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 53 other licensed databases; 204 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • NEW TV STation PBS KRMU-DT CH. 20 Durango, first all-digital station in the U.S.

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Notable locations in Durango: La Plata County Fairgrounds (A), Durango-Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad (B), Animas Museum (C), Fifty-five Plus Center (D), Miller Student Center (E), Camp Hall (F), Snyder Hall (G), Crofton Hall (H), Mears Hall (I), Fort Lewis College Natorium (J), Fort Lewis College Field House (K), Hesperus Hall (L), Dan Noble Hall (M), John F Reed Library (N), Durango Public Library (O), Municipal Center Building (P), City of Durango Police Department (Q), Mason Center (R), La Plata County Courthouse (S), Durango Fire and Rescue Authority Station 1 - Hermosa Cliff Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Town Plaza Shopping Center (1), Durango Mall (2), College Plaza Shopping Center (3), Centennial Center Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Durango include: GOLF HOST RESORTS INC (A), ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY INC (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Durango include: Saint Columba Catholic Church (A), First Presbyterian Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Durango Christian Church (D), Saint Marks Episcopal Church (E), Unitarian Fellowship Church (F), First Southern Baptist Church (G), First Assembly of God Church (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Greenmount Cemetery (1), Green Mountain Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Huck Finn Pond (A), Durango Regulatory Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Junction Creek (A), Lightner Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Durango include: Claire Viles Park (1), Rotary Park (2), Schneider Park (3), Roosa Park (4), Fassbinder Park (5), Buckley Park (6), Municipal Swimming Pool (7), Chapman Hill Municipal Ski Area (8), Fanto Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Grand Motorcar Collection at Durango (Museums; 586 Animas View Drive) (1), LA Plata County Historical Society (Museums; 3065 West 2nd Avenue) (2), El Diablo Alpine Guides (Ski & Helicopter Tours; 120 12 Point Buck Trail) (3), Durango Nature Studies (Nature Centers; 1309 East 3rd Avenue Unit 34) (4), Trimble Hot Springs (Recreation Areas; 6475 County Road 203) (5), Kiser-Cooper Vending CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 21577 Highway 160) (6), Go Easy Tours (40292 Hwy 550 North #334) (7), Needles Townhomes (46850 Hwy 550 North) (8), Adventures Beyond Inc (Tours & Charters; 4140 County Road 234) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Edgewater Grille & Lounge (501 Camino Del Rio) (1), Jarvis Suite Hotel (125 West 10th Street) (2), Alpine Motel (3515 Main Avenue) (3), Gateway Durango Reservations (2615 Main Avenue Suite A) (4), Days End (2202 Main Avenue) (5), Best Western Durango Inn Suite (21382 US Highway 160 West) (6), Best Western Lodge at Purgatory (49617 Highway 550) (7), Holiday Inn (800 Camino Del Rio) (8), Animas Country Inn (3310 Main Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Colorado State Government - La Plata County Courts- District Court- Jury Commissi (1060 East 2nd Avenue Lowr) (1), United States Government - District Court District Of Colorado (103 Sheppard Drive) (2), Durango City Government - Municipal Court (949 East 2nd Avenue) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 74.5. This is about average.

City:

74.5
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.172. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.172
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 5.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.52
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 3.96. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.96
U.S.:

9.14

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

DURANGO CITY OF (Population served: 23,069, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
ANIMAS WC (Population served: 3,200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2010)
LAKE DURANGO WA (Population served: 2,800, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2006. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-21-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2007)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2005. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-02-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2014 and SEP-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2014. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2014)
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2012), St Boil Water Order (JUL-11-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-08-2013)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 13 other older monitoring violations
DURANGO WEST MD NO 2 (Population served: 930, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-03-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-03-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2014)
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-26-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-07-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-06-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-11-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-07-2014), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-11-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-07-2014), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-11-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-07-2014), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2014)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-07-2014), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2014)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 7 other older monitoring violations
DURANGO WEST MD NO 1 (Population served: 750, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2009)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In APR-01-2008, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-14-2007)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 16 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
GLACIER CLUB (Population served: 525, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-29-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-29-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-29-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-17-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2009)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-09-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-07-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-07-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2008)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2006. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2006)
  • 11 regular monitoring violations
FLORIDA RIVER ESTATES HOA INC (Population served: 239, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In APR-2005. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2005), St Boil Water Order (APR-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-25-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAY-2010, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-12-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2010)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2008)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In NOV-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2008)
KNOLLS AT DURANGO HOA (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-14-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-13-2007)

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

  • BLUE SKY RANCH INC ASSOC OF OWNERS (Population served: 175, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • A WATER WAGON LLC (Population served: 140, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • NEEDLES TOWNHOME HOA (Population served: 116, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FOREST GROVE ESTATES (Population served: 91, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WILDERNESS TRAILS RANCH (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.9%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for Black residents, 14.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.3% for other race residents, 4.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  46.7%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.3%
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: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Durango in 2010:

  • 1,276 people in college/university student housing
  • 124 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 51 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 27 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 13 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Durango in 2000:

  • 1,268 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 134 people in nursing homes
  • 95 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 65 people in religious group quarters
  • 61 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 54 people in halfway houses
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Durango, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Durango compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with most branches in Durango (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Durango: The First National Bank Of Durango, Wal-Mart Branch, Albertsons Office Branch, 1st National Messenger Branch, Bodo Office Branch. Info updated 2007/09/13: Bank assets: $417.7 mil, Deposits: $365.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp. Of Durango, Inc.
  • Bank of Colorado: Durango Branch, Durango Drive Up Branch, South City Market Branch, North City Market Branch. Info updated 2006/09/15: Bank assets: $2,140.7 mil, Deposits: $1,783.1 mil, headquarters in Fort Collins, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bancorp, Inc.
  • Alpine Bank: Durango Branch, Durango Mobile Branch, Three Springs Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,256.5 mil, Deposits: $1,918.7 mil, headquarters in Glenwood Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices, Holding Company: Alpine Banks Of Colorado
  • Bank of the San Juans: Bank Of The San Juans at 144 East Eighth Street, branch established on 1998/09/04; Bank Of The San Juans Branch at 1710 N. Main, branch established on 2004/10/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $243.0 mil, Deposits: $195.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Glacier Bancorp, Inc.
  • Pine River Valley Bank: Durango Branch at 848 East Second Avenue, branch established on 2003/12/17. Info updated 2007/06/01: Bank assets: $145.2 mil, Deposits: $129.7 mil, headquarters in Bayfield, CO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Pine River Bank Corp.
  • Vectra Bank Colorado, National Association: Durango Branch at 1101 East Second Avenue, branch established on 1994/03/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,356.9 mil, Deposits: $2,003.6 mil, headquarters in Farmington, NM, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • First Southwest Bank: Durango Branch at 679 East 2nd Avenue, branch established on 2006/03/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $245.8 mil, Deposits: $207.4 mil, headquarters in Alamosa, CO, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Southwest Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Durango Branch at 200 West College Drive, branch established on 1955/03/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank Midwest, National Association: Durango Branch at 848 E. 2nd Avenue, branch established on 2005/07/25. 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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Durango, Colorado:

  • Best Western Rio Grande Inn, 400 E Second Ave, Durango, CO 81301 , Phone: (970) 385-4980, Fax: (970) 385-7980
  • Doubletree Hotel Durango, 501 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301 , Phone: (970) 259-6580, Fax: (970) 259-4398
  • Best Western Lodge At Purgatory, 49617 Hwy 550, Durango, CO 81301 , Phone: (970) 247-9669, Fax: (970) 247-9681
  • Purgatory Village Hotel, 5 Skier PL, Durango, CO 81301 , Phone: (800) 693-0175
  • Durango Downtown Inn, 800 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301 , Phone: (970) 247-5393, Fax: (970) 259-4201
  • Comfort Inn, 2930 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 , Phone: (970) 259-5373, Fax: (970) 259-1546
  • Durango Super 8 Motel, 20 Stewart St, Durango, CO 81301 , Phone: (970) 259-0590, Fax: (970) 259-8314
  • Sheraton Tamarron Resort, 40292 Hwy 550, Durango, CO 81301 , Phone: (970) 259-2000
  • 13 other hotels and motels
All 21 fire-safe hotels and motels in Durango, Colorado

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Durango travel time to work - commute Durango mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Durango:

(Durango, Colorado Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Durango city (based on La Plata County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.35%
Here: 35.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents53.6%9.8%5.9%5.1%4.7%
Congregations10.2%8.2%4.1%12.2%8.2%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents4.5%3.6%2.6%2.0%8.3%
Congregations4.1%2.0%14.3%2.0%34.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
La Plata County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
La Plata County:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
La Plata County:

4.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 77
Here:

15.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.3%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
La Plata County:

14.2%
Colorado:

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

9.1%
State:

9.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 17$81,825$57,7590$0
Other Government Administration 30$141,700$56,6803$4,939
Judicial and Legal 2$7,370$44,2201$2,117
Police Protection - Officers 52$276,181$63,7340$0
Police - Other 27$103,323$45,9212$912
Streets and Highways 14$52,062$44,6250$0
Airports 16$62,360$46,7700$0
Solid Waste Management 11$35,446$38,6682$3,540
Sewerage 10$40,864$49,0371$2,303
Parks and Recreation 24$96,189$48,095144$73,547
Water Supply 15$63,615$50,8921$948
Transit 18$59,521$39,68112$20,776
Local Libraries 18$65,216$43,47713$12,168
Other and Unallocable 22$89,652$48,9013$5,272
Totals for Government 276$1,175,324$51,101182$126,522

Durango government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $7,497,000 ($427.01)
    Water Utilities: $3,009,000 ($171.38)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,627,000 ($263.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,793,000 ($216.04)
    General - Other: $3,025,000 ($172.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,456,000 ($139.89)
    Regular Highways: $2,257,000 ($128.55)
    Central Staff Services: $1,897,000 ($108.05)
    Water Utilities: $1,745,000 ($99.39)
    Sewerage: $1,414,000 ($80.54)
    Financial Administration: $1,268,000 ($72.22)
    Libraries: $1,222,000 ($69.60)
    Transit Utilities: $1,200,000 ($68.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,056,000 ($60.15)
    General Public Buildings: $923,000 ($52.57)
    Parking Facilities: $425,000 ($24.21)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $325,000 ($18.51)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $187,000 ($10.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $770,000 ($43.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $4,055,000 ($230.96)
    Sewerage: $447,000 ($25.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $160,000 ($9.11)
    Transit Utilities: $154,000 ($8.77)
    General - Other: $36,000 ($2.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,964,000 ($738.39)

Durango government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $2,214,000 ($126.10)
    Sewerage: $1,490,000 ($84.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,138,000 ($64.82)
    Parking Facilities: $1,007,000 ($57.36)
    All Other: $613,000 ($34.91)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $34,000 ($1.94)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,479,000 ($198.15)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,717,000 ($97.80)
    Interest Earnings: $927,000 ($52.80)
    Fines and Forfeits: $186,000 ($10.59)
    Rents: $130,000 ($7.40)
    Donations From Private Sources: $58,000 ($3.30)
    Special Assessments: $28,000 ($1.59)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,929,000 ($166.83)
    Transit Utilities: $281,000 ($16.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,592,000 ($318.51)
    General Local Government Support: $743,000 ($42.32)
    Highways: $521,000 ($29.67)
    Transit Utilities: $390,000 ($22.21)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,713,000 ($951.93)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,026,000 ($58.44)
    Property: $830,000 ($47.27)
    Other Selective Sales: $643,000 ($36.62)
    Other License: $561,000 ($31.95)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $144,000 ($8.20)

Durango government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,595,000 ($660.42)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,015,000 ($627.39)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,970,000 ($112.21)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,790,000 ($101.95)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $580,000 ($33.04)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $180,000 ($10.25)

Durango government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,552,000 ($373.18)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,374,000 ($1274.36)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,889,000 ($107.59)

8.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.12%
Colorado average:

9.68%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Juan County, NM  0.60% ($59,211 average AGI)
from Montezuma County, CO  0.29% ($37,000)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.25% ($39,574)


8.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,795 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.34%
Colorado average:

9.12%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($224 average AGI)
La Plata County:

0.08%
Colorado average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Juan County, NM  0.52% ($29,480 average AGI)
to Denver County, CO  0.45% ($23,721)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.32% ($31,583)

Strongest AM radio stations in Durango:

  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KDGO (1240 AM; 1 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KLLV (550 AM; daytime; 2 kW; BREEN, CO; Owner: DAYSTAR RADIO, LTD.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KRZE (1280 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: J. THOMAS DEVELOPMENT OF NM, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Durango:

  • KIQX (101.3 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTINGS, LLC)
  • KPTE (99.7 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KRSJ (100.5 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K294AJ (106.7 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K299AJ (107.7 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K249DE (97.7 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KDUR (91.9 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR FORT LEWIS COLLEGE)
  • KUTE (90.1 FM; IGNACIO, CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • K210BA (89.9 FM; PURGATORY, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • K232DA (94.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K237CR (95.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K290AD (105.9 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • K242AJ (96.3 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • K265DC (100.9 FM; CORTEZ, ETC., CO; Owner: NAVAJO MISSIONS, INC.)
  • K281AC (104.1 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • KISZ-FM (97.9 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • K208BG (89.5 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: KUTE, INCORPORATED)
  • KDAG (96.9 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAZX (102.9 FM; KIRTLAND, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Durango:

  • KTLL-TV (Channel 33; DURANGO, CO; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KREZ-TV (Channel 6; DURANGO, CO; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K39AH (Channel 39; DURANGO, CO; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K29CZ (Channel 29; DURANGO, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K68AZ (Channel 68; DURANGO/HERMOSA, CO; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K45DH (Channel 45; DURANGO, CO; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K25GE (Channel 25; DURANGO, CO; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K24CH (Channel 24; MANCOS, ETC., CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • K26CI (Channel 26; MANCOS, ETC., CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Durango fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 20
Total length: 124 meters (407ft)
Total costs: $187,000
Total average daily traffic: 340,653
Total average daily truck traffic: 18,787

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 10
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 1
  • 2010-2012: 6
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Durango, CO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Durango)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 92 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Durango, CO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 131 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 229 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Durango)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Durango)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 126 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 185
  • Hazardous Condition: 174
  • Service Call: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 27

Incident types - Durango

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Durango, CO
Most common first names in Durango, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13474.7 years
Mary13279.6 years
William10576.6 years
Robert8371.3 years
James8072.7 years
Charles7276.1 years
Margaret5980.6 years
Frank4977.9 years
George4877.0 years
Helen4780.8 years
Most common last names in Durango, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez4469.7 years
Brown4174.7 years
Garcia2977.3 years
Smith2980.3 years
Miller2977.5 years
Thompson2777.6 years
Johnson2678.8 years
Jones2378.8 years
Wilson2173.9 years
Trujillo1978.2 years
Businesses in Durango, CO
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Albertsons1Lane Furniture1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets9
Ashley Furniture1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Baskin-Robbins1New Balance1
Bath & Body Works1Nike7
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Best Western3Office Depot1
Big O Tires1Payless1
Blockbuster1Pier 1 Imports1
Budget Car Rental1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quality1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Ramada1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid2
Decora Cabinetry3SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks2
Econo Lodge1Subaru1
Famous Footwear1Subway4
FedEx12Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile1
GNC2Taco Bell1
GameStop1The Room Place1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Hilton2Travelodge1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Home Depot1U-Haul3
JCPenney1UPS15
Jones New York2Vans3
KFC1Walgreens1
Kincaid1Walmart1
Knights Inn1Wendy's1
Kroger2

Durango on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parking facilities per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Art and design workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Financial specialists: (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident in 2004 in $ (population 10,000+)"
  • #31 (81301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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Total of 158 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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