Ignacio, Colorado

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Town of Ignacio, Colorado
Statutory Town
Location in La Plata County and the state of Colorado
Location in La Plata County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 37°7′0″N 107°38′6″W / 37.11667°N 107.63500°W / 37.11667; -107.63500Coordinates: 37°7′0″N 107°38′6″W / 37.11667°N 107.63500°W / 37.11667; -107.63500
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County[1] La Plata
Incorporated (town) July 7, 1913[2]
 • Type Statutory Town[1]
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[3] 6,453 ft (1,967 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 669
 • Density 2,230/sq mi (955.7/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[4] 81137
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-38535
GNIS feature ID 184487
Website Town of Ignacio

The Town of Ignacio is a Statutory Town in La Plata County, Colorado, United States. The population was 697 at the 2010 United States Census.

Located within the boundaries of the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, the town is the capital of the Southern Ute Indian tribe. It was named for their nineteenth-century leader, Chief Ignacio. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, a retired U.S. Senator, lives in the town area.


Ignacio is located at 37°7′0″N 107°38′6″W / 37.11667°N 107.63500°W / 37.11667; -107.63500 (37.116773, -107.634864).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.273 square miles (0.71 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 669 people, 262 households, and 175 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,449.7 people per square mile (956.7/km²). There were 303 housing units at an average density of 1,109.5 per square mile (433.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 51.27% White, 0.75% African American, 21.97% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 18.39% from other races, and 7.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 48.58% of the population.

There were 262 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,917, and the median income for a family was $39,583. Males had a median income of $27,333 versus $20,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,803. About 16.8% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.1% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup" (JAVASCRIPT/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved October 13, 2007. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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