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Durango is a city in La Plata County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after the city in Mexico, or possibly for a local mine.
The latitude of Durango is 37.275N. The longitude is -107.879W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,532 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,741.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Durango demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the La Plata 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 81301 ZIP code.
19% of Durango residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Durango ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Durango was $19,352, compared with $21,587 nationally.
43% of Durango residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Durango include Durango-Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad, East Third Avenue Historic Residential District, Main Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Durango, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $630. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,076.
Libraries in Durango include Durango Public Library, Durango-Sunnyside Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Durango include Durango Herald
TV stations in Durango include KREZ, KTLL.
La Plata County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Durango political report.
The average commute time for Durango workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Durango between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Durango include Best Western, Best Western, Best Western Durango Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn, Days Inn Durango, Doubletree Hotel Durango, Durango Travelodge, Econo Lodge, Ferringway Resort Condominiums, Hampton Inn - Durango ... More hotels.
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