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Bayfield is a town in La Plata County, in the Durango metro area.
The community was named for William A. Bay, who laid out the townsite
The latitude of Bayfield is 37.225N. The longitude is -107.597W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,900 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,625.
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25% of Bayfield residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bayfield ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bayfield was $17,324, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Bayfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bayfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $588. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $927.
Libraries in Bayfield include Bayfield/Pine River Public Library District ... View libraries
La Plata County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bayfield political report.
The average commute time for Bayfield workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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