La Plata County, CO


Quality of Life

From diverse landscapes to superb arts and culture, La Plata County draws national attention as one of the best places to live. Learn all of the reasons you should move to La Plata County today. 

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Live, Work, Learn, Play

What is quality of life? Everything that makes a place worth calling home. From top-rated educational choices to award winning health care, we have it all. 

Ranked one of the best places to live

La Plata County Metrics


Poverty Rate 9.6%

Population 54,469

0.88% Growth

Median Age 39.7

Number of Employees 29,184

2.05% Growth

Median Household Income $62,533

1.01% Growth

Median Property Value $356,700

4.76% Growth

Data from 2017 Census Bureau

Amazing Outdoors


Our beautiful outdoor spaces bring people to La Plata County and are the reason people stay for a lifetime. 

Events and Entertainment


There is no shortage of events, life music, entertainment, and family-friendly happenings to participate in. 

Welcoming Community


Whether you’ve been here for an hour or 10 years, the community will make you feel right at home.