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Durango, CO

Class: Town
Class rank: 5

Part tourist town, part college town, Durango scores high in its economy and entertainment options. Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound. The city lags in its support of the public library system, but ranked higher in book stores and information-related companies.



Combined college enrollment: 4,285

Population: 13,922
Population change, 1990-2000: 12.00%

Median age: 29.2
(National: 35.3)

Per capita income: $19,352
(National: $21,587)

Unemployment rate: 3.8%
(National: 4.0%)

Owner-occupied housing: 49.1%

Public library expenditures, per capita: $20.86

Community profiles:
Durango, CO
Durango demographics

College profiles:
Fort Lewis College

Notes:
1. All figures are for the year 2000.
2. Combined enrollment figures are for the four-year colleges included in this survey.
3. Unemployment rates are an annual average.
4. Per-capita income and unemployment rates are county-level statistics.

For more on the sources and statistics used in this study, see methodology.


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BY COMMUNITY SIZE
BIG CITIES
1 Boston-Cambridge, MA
2 Minneapolis, MN
3 Denver, CO
4 Columbus, OH
5 Seattle, WA
6 Atlanta, GA
7 Austin, TX
8 Washington, DC
9 Cincinnati, OH
10 Saint Louis, MO
MEDIUM-SIZED CITIES
1 Columbia, SC
2 Tallahassee, FL
3 Madison, WI
4 Urbana-Champaign, IL
5 Ann Arbor, MI
6 Berkeley, CA
7 Athens, GA
8 Fort Collins, CO
9 New Haven, CT
10 Provo, UT
SMALL CITIES
1 Charlottesville, VA
2 Bozeman, MT
3 Hays, KS
4 Boulder, CO
5 Missoula, MT
6 Manhattan, KS
7 Burlington, VT
8 Bismarck, ND
9 Iowa City, IA
10 Chapel Hill, NC
TOWNS
1 Hanover, NH
2 Princeton, NJ
3 Brookings, SD
4 Middlebury, VT
5 Durango, CO
6 Bronxville, NY
7 Menomonie, WI
8 Oneonta, NY
9 Rolla, MO
10 Conway, SC


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