Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. The population was 1,727 at the 2010 census. Approximately 65 percent of the land in Archuleta County is either San Juan National Forest, Weminuche and South San Juan Wilderness areas, or Southern Ute Indian land.
Pagosa Springs is located at 37°16′5″N 107°1′28″W / 37.26806°N 107.02444°W / 37.26806; -107.02444 (37.268032, -107.024554).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.88 square miles (12.64 km), of which 4.85 square miles (12.57 km) is land and 0.027 square miles (0.07 km), or 0.53%, is water. The area around Pagosa Springs has numerous large waterfalls, including Treasure Falls to the east of town off of Hwy 160 just past the Wolf Creek Pass summit.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,591 people, 633 households, and 415 families residing in the town. The population density was 363.1 people per square mile (140.2/km²). There were 746 housing units at an average density of 170.2 per square mile (65.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 74.61% White, 0.50% African American, 2.20% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 18.73% from other races, and 3.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 43.18% of the population.
There were 633 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the town, the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $29,469, and the median income for a family was $33,831. Males had a median income of $24,125 versus $21,406 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,355. About 11.9% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 21.1% of those age 65 or over.
Pagosa Springs Colorado neighborhoods include: 4 Mile Rd, Alpha-Rockridge, Hatcher, Hersch Ave, Holiday Acres, Hwy 160-Log Hill Road, Lake Forest, Lake Pagosa, Pagosa Heights, Pinon Hills Ranch, San Juan River Village, Timber Ridge, Twincreek Village, Upper Piedra Road, Woodsman/Sandlewood