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Ouray, Colorado

Ouray is a city located in Ouray County, Colorado. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 813. It is the county seat of Ouray County6.

Geography Ouray is located at 38°1'24" North, 107°40'20" West (38.023217, -107.672178)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 km² (0.8 mi²). 2.2 km² (0.8 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 813 people, 374 households, and 225 families residing in the city. The population density is 373.7/km² (965.3/mi²). There are 583 housing units at an average density of 268.0/km² (692.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 97.54% White, 0.37% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 6.40% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 374 households out of which 25.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% are married couples living together, 5.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% are non-families. 34.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.15 and the average family size is 2.76.

In the city the population is spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 104.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $36,094, and the median income for a family is $45,313. Males have a median income of $35,217 versus $27,083 for females. The per capita income for the city is $23,127. 8.1% of the population and 9.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.1% are under the age of 18 and 6.4% are 65 or older.

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