La Plata County is located in south-western Colorado. The County Seat is Durango and the largest city is Durango. The Official Web Site is located at http://co.laplata.co.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 53,989 and the 2010 census population was 51,334. The land area is 1,692.08 square miles and there are 30.3 persons per square mile.
89.7% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 12.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 6.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 94.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 41.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $339,400, there are 20,947 households, an average of 2.39 persons per household. The per capita income is $30,151, the median household income is $58,080, and 11.4% of the persons in La Plata County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 8,231. Retail sales (in $1000) were $790,433, and sales per capita were $15,914. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.9%.
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