Archuleta County, Colorado is a rural area located in the southwest corner of the state. It is bordered by New Mexico to the south and Utah to the west. The county seat is Pagosa Springs, and the population is estimated at 12,902 as of 2019.
The economy of Archuleta County is largely based on agriculture and tourism. Agriculture is a major contributor to the local economy, with the primary crops being hay, potatoes, and wheat. Tourism is a major industry in the county, with many visitors coming to the area to take advantage of the outdoor activities, such as fishing, camping, and hiking. The county also has a growing number of businesses, including restaurants, retail stores, and lodging.
The demographics of Archuleta County are primarily white, with a small Hispanic population. The median age is 44.3 years, and the median household income is $51,822. The poverty rate is 13.7%, which is slightly higher than the national average.
Education in Archuleta County is provided by the Archuleta County School District. The district has seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The district also offers a variety of alternative education programs, including home schooling, online learning, and career and technical education.
Real estate in Archuleta County is relatively affordable compared to other parts of the state. The median home value is $316,400, which is slightly lower than the national average. The median rent is $1,079, which is also lower than the national average. The area is known for its scenic beauty and outdoor activities, making it a desirable place to live.