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Center is a town in Saguache County. (The community straddles Saguache and Rio Grande counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for its location in the middle of the San Luis Valley
The latitude of Center is 37.753N. The longitude is -106.108W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 7,644 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,491.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Center demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saguache County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 81125 ZIP code.
3% of Center residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Center ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Center was $9,289, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Center residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Center, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $243. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $550.
Libraries in Center include Center Public Library ... View libraries
Saguache County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Center political report.
The average commute time for Center workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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