Statewide Claims to Fame

Alamosa is 3rd in Colorado out of 109 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Alamosa is 5th in Colorado out of 109 other cities in Income below poverty line

Alamosa is 7th in Colorado out of 109 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Alamosa is 12th in Colorado out of 109 other cities in Race - Two or More

Alamosa is 16th in Colorado out of 71 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Alamosa, Colorado Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Alamosa Rank Colorado US
Current population (2012) 9,433 47th 5,187,582 313,914,040
Size in square miles 5.4 76th 103,641.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,628.9 66th 48.5 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Alamosa Rank Colorado US
Residents younger than 5 8.8% 26th 6.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.2% 74th 23.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 10.4% 52nd 11.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Alamosa Rank Colorado US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 86.2% 74th 89.7% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 30.0% 62nd 36.3% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Alamosa Rank Colorado US
Race - White 69.8% 102nd 88.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 1.7% 24th 4.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 3.2% 3rd 1.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.2% 65th 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 42nd 0.2% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.9% 12th 2.8% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 53.2% 7th 21.0% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 41.5% 104th 69.6% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Alamosa Rank Colorado US
Female residents 50.8% 39th 49.8% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 5.5% 71st 9.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Alamosa Rank Colorado US
Housing units 3,671 69th 2,224,603 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 28.8% 32nd 25.7% 25.9%
Households 3,267 67th 1,941,193 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 53.6% 97th 66.8% 66.1%
Home median value $138,700 97th $236,700 $186,200
People per household 2.3 87th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Alamosa Rank Colorado US
Income per capita $19,503 92nd $30,816 $27,915
Income per household $30,810 109th $57,685 $52,762
Income below poverty line 25.2% 5th 12.5% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Alamosa Rank Colorado US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 935 70th 547,770 27,092,908
Retail sales $236,716 39th $65,896,788 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $27,212 16th $13,609 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $25,474 43rd $11,440,395 $613,795,732

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