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Fort Garland is in Costilla County.

The community was named for Brig. Gen. John Garland

The latitude of Fort Garland is 37.428N. The longitude is -105.433W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 7,936 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 432.


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$18,929
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fort Garland demographic reports
Kit Carson commanded this fort in 1866-1867
Historic sites and museums: Fort Garland Museum

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10% of Fort Garland residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Garland ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Garland was $9,470, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Fort Garland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Fort Garland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $225.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $584.


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Costilla County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Garland political report.

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The average commute time for Fort Garland workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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