Ignacio, Colorado

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The Town of Ignacio is a Statutory Town located in La Plata County, Colorado, United States. The population was 669 at the 2000 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 / 37.116667°N 107.635°W / 37.116667; -107.635 (37.116773, -107.634864)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.273 square miles (0.707 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/sq mi (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.

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