Alamosa

57°F
Current Population
9,089
Elevation Level
7542 ft

About Alamosa

Located in Southern Colorado, Alamosa sits in the center of the San Luis Valley. 

Alamosa is home to Adams State University and Trinidad State Junior College, both of which offer many higher education opportunities and events. 

If you are looking to relax, you can take a trip on the Rio Grande Scenic Railway to experience amazing views. Cattalis Golf Course is located on the banks of the Rio Grande River and is a par 71 course perfect for golfers of any ability. 
Colorado Gators Reptile Park is an adventure for the whole family, featuring gators that live in geothermal waters in the valley.

Alamosa has it all, making it the “hub of the San Luis Valley.”

Explore Alamosa

Entertainment & Culture

This Colorado city offers everything from sporting events to theatrical performances to a large number of outdoor activities such as fishing on the Rio Grande or playing on the beach at Great Sand Dunes National Park. The Great Sand Dunes have pristine sand perfect for sandboarding and sledding.

Why not take a trip on the Rio Grande Scenic Railway to experience amazing views? Or make time for golf on the banks of the Rio Grand River at Cattalis Golf CourseIf you're looking for a thrill, give the Colorado Gators Reptile Park a try! It's an adventure for the whole family, featuring gators that live in geothermal waters in the valley.

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Popular Restaurants

Alamosa has approximately 50 dining options, ranging from authentic restaurants to cozy coffee shops, and everything in between.  If you're looking for affordable dining, look no further than Alamosa.  

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Parks

The San Luis Valley is a great place to plant your roots if you're an outdoor enthusiast!  Alamosa specifically offers a wide array of outdoor activities due to its proximity to a national park and a wildlife refuge!

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About the Community

Alamosa Elementary School

Summary
  • District Alamosa School District, No. Re-11j
  • Phone (719) 589-3684
  • Address 1707 W 10TH ST
  • County Alamosa County
  • Grade 03 - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -10% to -15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 486
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Alamosa High School

Summary
  • District Alamosa School District, No. Re-11j
  • Phone (719) 587-6000
  • Address 805 CRAFT DR
  • County Alamosa County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -20% to -50%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 421
  • Student Teacher Ratio 18

Ortega Middle School

Summary
  • District Alamosa School District, No. Re-11j
  • Phone (719) 587-1650
  • Address 401 VICTORIA AVE
  • County Alamosa County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -15% to -20%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 450
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 9,089
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 9,888
Households
  • Total Households 3,519
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 3,851
  • Average Size of Household 2.00
  • Households With Children 842

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 7.25
  • Avg Jan Low Temp -3.70
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 46.40
  • Avg Jan High Temp 33.10
  • Avg Jul High Temp 81.70
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 122
  • Air Pollution Index 82
  • Earthquake Index 85
  • Hail Index 8
  • Tornado Index 44
  • Wind Index 74

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1970
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 81
  • Health Care Cost 79
  • Transportation Cost 77