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Welcome to Aguilar ...

The town of Aguilar is located in Las Animas County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Aguilar has a population of 476 people<1> (see below for details).

Aguilar was incorporated January 10, 1894.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Aguilar: Named after Jose Ramon Aguilar, an early resident in the area.

The community of Aguilar is 6,380 feet [1,945 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Aguilar is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Aguilar lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Aguilar: (719)

The ZIP code for Aguilar: 81020<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aguilar had a population of 538 people. This makes Aguilar the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Aguilar represents 0.01% of the population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 192nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 538 people, the population of Aguilar decreased 9.27% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 593 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Aguilar had an population of 476 people. This is a decrease of 11.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.73% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Aguilar.

Communities near Aguilar ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Aguilar and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Boncarbo   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cokedale   [Map]   117   S   18 miles [29 km]
Cuchara Junction   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
El Moro   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gulnare   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hoehne   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Aguilar.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aguilar. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Aguilar. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aguilar.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Aguilar:

Websites for Aguilar ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aguilar ...

Looking for more information about Aguilar? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Aguilar, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Aguilar.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Aguilar:

The official website for Las Animas County:

The official website for State of Colorado:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aguilar.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aguilar - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Aguilar). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Aguilar or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Aguilar) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aguilar. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aguilar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aguilar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4043, Longitude: -104.6536     [Map].

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