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Detailed Economics to Support Your Business from La Plata Economic Alliance

The thriving economy in Durango and the surrounding La Plata County communities didn’t happen by accident. Employers like you actively shaped a robust business environment, created an income base for the best jobs and fostered economic stability.

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Economic conditions in La Plata County from July 2013 to July 2017.

How is the economy right now in Durango and La Plata County? Find out the latest on our employment, home construction, tourism, and other key measures of our local economic performance. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we can walk you through what the data means.

Demographics

Occupied Housing 20,956
Owner Occupied Housing (%) 67%
Median Home Value $310,000
Durango $370,000
Bayfield $262,000
Ignacio $109,500
Rest of County $322,500
Unemployment Rate 5.3%
Labor Force 32,053
Employed Residents 30,344
Per Capita Income $45,476
Median Household Income $54,648
Average Annual Wage $41,944

Industries & Employment

Industry            Employment    Average Wage
Government 5,771 $56,506
Retail Trade 3,810 $26,149
Health Care & Social Assistance 3,557 $47,519
Construction 3,224 $52,337
Accommodation & Food Service 3,114 $16,972
Professional, Scientific, & Technical 2,396 $59,016
Real Estate Rental & Leasing 2,234 $33,877
Finance & Insurance 1,885 $65,015
Administrative & Waste Mgmt 1,549 $31,171
Other Services 1,515 $27,592
Total Employment 36,834 $41,944
Company          Type of Business Employees
Mercy Regional Medical Center Health Care 900
Mercury Technology 417
Durango Mountain Resort Tourism/Recreation 400
Wal-Mart Retail 354
Crossfire Seeding Natural Resources 250
BP America Natural Resources 245
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Food & Beverage Manufacturing 150
Strater Hotel Tourism/Lodging 148
Durango Herald Journalism 128
Animas Surgical Hospital Health Care 122

Job Occupations

Occupation       Total Jobs        Full Time Median Wage
Sales 3,009 $37,851
Office & Administrative Support 2,946 $32,529
Management 2,884 $60,154
Food Preparation 2,499 $22,120
Construction, Extraction & Maintenance 2,085 $44,150
Education, Training, & Libraries 1,702 $46,645
Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance 1,244 $25,074
Business & Finance 1,144 $52,813
Health Practitioners 1,121 $61,483
Installation, Maintenance & Repair 847 $44,261
Total Job Occupations 26,363 $42,108

Exporting

Nation Exports Growth Since 2010
European Union $175,078,111 37%
Canada $167,049,567 32%
Mexico $86,378,698 58%
China $57,945,345 43%
Japan $22,227,359 – 17%
Total $695,997,247 22%
Industry Exports
Professional Services $21,195,305
Mining (Coal and Natural Gas) $18,353,191
Wholesale Trade $10,878,487
Manufacturing $10,178,998
Total $97,880,598