81101 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Alamosa, CO (1.35%), Alamosa East, CO (0.88%)
Counties: Alamosa County, CO (96.01%), Conejos County, CO (3.99%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 15,048
Zip code population in 2010: 14,675
Zip code population in 2000: 14,100

Houses and condos: 6,126
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,160
% of renters here:

39%
State:

35%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 81101: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 409.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 37 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.6% ($796)
Colorado:

0.6% ($1,479)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $832 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $746 (0.7%)

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Males: 7,385  (49.1%)
Females: 7,663  (50.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 81101:

For population 15 years and over in 81101:

Zip code 81101 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 81101

  • Zip code 81101 races chart
    • 7,040White population
    • 137Black population
    • 130American Indian population
    • 125Asian population
    • 6Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 29Some other race population
    • 211Two or more races population
    • 6,997Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 9,859
Rural population: 5,188

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $137,400
81101:

$137,400
Colorado:

$240,500



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 23 registered sex offenders living in 81101 zip code as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 81101 to the number of sex offenders is 631 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

30.7 years
Colorado median age:

36.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Colorado:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 81101, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $42,683 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$42,683
State:

$69,103

Salary/wage: $34,948 (reported on 86.6% of returns)
Here:

$34,948
State:

$54,794
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 81.7% for AGIs below $25k, 81.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 45.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,288 (reported on 35.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,288
Colorado:

$1,971
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $5,688 (reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

$5,688
State:

$7,140
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$8,952 (reported on 9.7% of returns)
Here:

+$8,952
State:

+$23,009
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,924 (reported on 15.2% of returns)
Here:

+$10,924
State:

+$13,514
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.2% for AGIs below $25k, 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,571 (reported on 7.0% of returns)
81101:

$11,571
Colorado:

$17,927
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $12,067 (reported on 0.5% of returns)
81101:

$12,067
Colorado:

$19,483

Total itemized deductions: $19,324 (21% of AGI, reported on 19.5% of returns)
Here:

$19,324
State:

$24,621

Here:

20.8% of AGI
State:

18.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.5% for AGIs below $25k, 6.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,762 (reported on 14.9% of returns)
Here:

$4,762
State:

$4,449
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $5,121 (reported on 19.4% of returns)
81101:

$5,121
State:

$7,641
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,235 (reported on 26.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,235
State:

$2,095
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 81101, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $34,435 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$34,435
State:

$55,014

Salary/wage: $29,496 (reported on 86.1% of returns)
Here:

$29,496
State:

$46,010
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 140.4% for AGIs below $10k, 81.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 82.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 47.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,381 (reported on 46.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,381
Colorado:

$2,127
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,325 (reported on 16.3% of returns)
Here:

$3,325
State:

$3,782
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$10,776 (reported on 13.9% of returns)
Here:

+$10,776
State:

+$17,882
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,450 (reported on 18.4% of returns)
Here:

+$7,450
State:

+$11,247
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.9% for AGIs below $10k, 5.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.9% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,025 (reported on 3.0% of returns)
81101:

$3,025
Colorado:

$2,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $10,848 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
Here:

$10,848
Colorado:

$13,653

Total itemized deductions: $15,948 (22% of AGI, reported on 21.8% of returns)
Here:

$15,948
State:

$20,560

Here:

21.7% of AGI
State:

21.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.9% for AGIs below $10k, 6.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,524 (4% of AGI, reported on 17.9% of returns)
Here:

$3,524
State:

$3,518

Here:

4.5% of AGI
State:

3.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,856 (reported on 67.7% of returns)
81101:

$4,856
State:

$9,173
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs below $10k, 3.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,719 (reported on 25.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,719
State:

$1,595

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 63.0%
Here:

63%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 57.3% for AGIs below $10k, 64.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 64.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 63.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$33,620
Colorado:

$58,823
Alamosa, CO (81101) map Nearest zip codes: 81151, 81146, 81136, 81123, 81141, 81140.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

49.7%
Colorado:

50.6%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.1%
Colorado:

6.0%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,250
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 4,269


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 210 (183 now married, 27 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 3,554 (1,446 now married, 2,108 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 81101 with a mortgage: 2,094 (108 second mortgage, 96 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,265

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,113
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S310

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

27.1%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

15.3%
Whole state:

7.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.8
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 81101: King Ranch (A), Valley Plaza (B), Alamosa Plaza (C), Alamosa County Ambulance (D), Alamosa Fire Department Station 2 (E), Alamosa Fire Department Station 1 (F), Alamosa Police Department (G), Colorado State Patrol Troop 5B (H), Alamosa County Sheriff's Office (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Center: Villa Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 81101 include: Alamosa Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (A), Real Life on the Rock Church (B), Trinity Lutheran (C), Saint Thomas Episcopal Church (D), Showalter - Butler Chapel (E), Seventh Day Adventist Church (F), San Luis Valley Baptist Church (G), Sacred Heart Church (H), River of Life Assembly of God Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemetery: Becker Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Crater Lake (A), Dry Lakes (B), Stout Creek Lakes (C), Blue Lakes (D), Lake Como (E), Little Bear Lake (F), Holbrook Creek Dam (G), Tobin Creek Dam (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: La Jara Arroyo (A), Cat Creek (B), Rock Creek (C), Tobin Creek (D), Holbrook Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 81101 include: Cole Park (1), Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge (2), Cole Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 132010 or later
  • 5262000 to 2009
  • 9061990 to 1999
  • 8231980 to 1989
  • 1,2781970 to 1979
  • 5291960 to 1969
  • 6341950 to 1959
  • 3011940 to 1949
  • 1,1161939 or earlier

Zip code 81101 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Alamosa, CO (81101)

  • 43no bedroom
  • 831 bedroom
  • 5242 bedrooms
  • 1,8183 bedrooms
  • 7934 bedrooms
  • 985+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alamosa, CO (81101)

  • 100no bedroom
  • 4251 bedroom
  • 9182 bedrooms
  • 6113 bedrooms
  • 824 bedrooms
  • 245+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Alamosa, CO (81101) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 140no vehicle
  • 8641 vehicle
  • 1,3472 vehicles
  • 6163 vehicles
  • 2504 vehicles
  • 1425+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Alamosa, CO (81101) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 262no vehicle
  • 1,2001 vehicle
  • 4822 vehicles
  • 1993 vehicles
  • 174 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $584.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $137,400
81101:

$137,400
Colorado:

$240,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,800 - $206,500

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 11.8%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 84.6%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,885

Size of family households: 1,365 2-persons, 864 3-persons, 745 4-persons, 335 5-persons, 80 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,814 1-person, 270 2-persons, 17 5-persons

2,347 married couples with children.
1,103 single-parent households (216 men, 887 women).

76.9% of residents of 81101 zip code speak English at home.
20.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% very well, 14% well, 4% not well, 5% not at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% very well, 26% well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% very well, 57% well).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (37% very well, 4% well, 22% not well, 37% not at all).

Foreign born population: 1,053 (7.0%)
(19.2% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

7.0%
Whole state:

9.5%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 52%Mexico
  • 29%Guatemala
  • 3%Laos
  • 3%Thailand
  • 2%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 2%Nepal
  • 2%India

Most common first ancestries reported in 81101 (%)

  • 50%Other groups
  • 11%German
  • 6%Irish
  • 4%English
  • 4%American
  • 1%Polish
  • 1%Norwegian

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 342010 or later
  • 4392000 to 2009
  • 4551990 to 1999
  • 248Before 1990

Zip code 81101 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 81101:

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Zip code 81101 marital status for males
Zip code 81101 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 57%Utility gas
  • 22%Electricity
  • 10%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6%Wood
  • 3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1%Solar energy
  • 1%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 12,580. Population change in the 1990s: +1,520 (+12.1%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


52% of the 81101 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Colorado.

84% of the 81101 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 99
Here:

6.3%
Colorado:

7.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 29
Here:

3.9%
Colorado:

6.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 130
Here:

5.4%
Colorado:

14.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 133,375Legal occupations
  • 58,125Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 54,803Management occupations
  • 48,289Business and financial operations occupations
  • 41,429Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 34,432Community and social service occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (ALAMOSA, CO):

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 407 people in college/university student housing
  • 159 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 68 people in local jails and other municipal confinement 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 2000:

  • 716 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 114 people in nursing homes
  • 71 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 39 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 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

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 6
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 6
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Most common first names in zip code 81101 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6777.5 years
John4876.4 years
Robert3966.6 years
William3872.0 years
George3680.4 years
James3569.2 years
Charles3175.7 years
Jose3079.5 years
Joseph2570.9 years
Joe2571.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 81101 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez7075.1 years
Garcia3773.4 years
Romero3472.1 years
Trujillo3171.3 years
Medina3075.9 years
Lucero2769.7 years
Smith2672.9 years
Valdez2470.1 years
Vigil2364.3 years
Sanchez2373.9 years
Businesses in zip code 81101
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike1
AutoZone1Payless1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Budget Car Rental1Popeyes1
Burger King1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Safeway1
Days Inn1Sears1
FedEx3Starbucks1
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS4
Kroger2Vons1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1
Maurices1

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