Community Profile
La Plata County, Colorado

La Plata County
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This report explores how La Plata County's community is changing and what makes it unique compared to the United States as a whole. Civic data about La Plata County's residents, households, and housing is from the American Community Survey (ACS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Unlike the Census—which is an exact count of people and households every ten years—ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample of La Plata County residents. The data is shown over five-year periods, rather than annually, to ensure greater accuracy at small geographies.

Age Demographics in La Plata County, Colorado

Race and Ethnicity in La Plata County, Colorado

The ACS adheres to definitions of race and ethnicity set forth by the 1997 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards. These categories are based on self-identification and are "not an attempt to define race biologically, anthropologically, or genetically," according to the Census Bureau.

According to the OMB standards, the category of "Hispanic" maps to the concept of ethnicity, not race, and so La Plata County's percentage is not included in the race distribution chart above. A La Plata County resident who identifies as Hispanic may be of any race or combination of races.

Educational Attainment in La Plata County, Colorado

Educational attainment refers to the highest grade level or degree that a La Plata County resident has completed. The data shown here only includes the population age 25 and over.

About the Data

All data is from the American Community Survey, 5-year estimates. The table numbers are as follows:

Quick stats: Tables B01003, B25001, B01002, B19019 (left to right)

• Population distribution, by age and by race/ethnicity: DP05

• Median age: B01002

• Educational attainment: S1501. 

This report uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau.