Blanca, Colorado

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The Town of Blanca is a Statutory Town in Costilla County, Colorado, United States. The population was 391 at the 2000 census.



Blanca is located at 37°26′26″N 105°30′36″W / 37.44056°N 105.51°W / 37.44056; -105.51 (37.440569, -105.509901)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 391 people, 142 households, and 105 families residing in the town. The population density was 219.6 people per square mile (84.8/km²). There were 183 housing units at an average density of 102.8/sq mi (39.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 53.45% White, 0.77% African American, 1.28% Native American, 2.81% Asian, 39.64% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 67.01% of the population.

There were 142 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 106.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,875, and the median income for a family was $22,411. Males had a median income of $20,125 versus $15,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,200. About 19.5% of families and 21.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.1% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

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