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Fort Garland, Colorado

Fort Garland is a town located in Costilla County, Colorado. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 432.

Geography Fort Garland is located at 37°25'46" North, 105°26'7" West (37.429477, -105.435280)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²). 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 432 people, 152 households, and 120 families residing in the town. The population density is 575.2/km² (1,514.5/mi²). There are 164 housing units at an average density of 218.3/km² (574.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 53.01% White, 0.69% African American, 2.31% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.93% Pacific Islander, 36.81% from other races, and 5.09% from two or more races. 72.22% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 152 households out of which 42.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% are married couples living together, 18.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% are non-families. 18.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.84 and the average family size is 3.19.

In the town the population is spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 80.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $18,929, and the median income for a family is $25,833. Males have a median income of $25,625 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town is $9,470. 31.2% of the population and 23.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 35.3% are under the age of 18 and 28.9% are 65 or older.

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