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Welcome to Aguilar ...

The town of Aguilar is located in Las Animas County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Aguilar has a population of 480 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Aguilar, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated January 10, 1894.

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

Aguilar is 6,380 feet [1,945 m] above sea level.<3> 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<4>

Websites for Aguilar ...

Official Website: www.townofaguilar.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aguilar had an population of 480 people. This is a decrease of 10.78% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.06% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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

Adding Aguilar to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Aguilar in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Aguilar elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Aguilar mentioned in the book The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Second Edition).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Aguilar on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Aguilar ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Aguilar.

  • Trinidad [Las Animas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinidad
    • Trinidad [Las Animas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Aguilar
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,200 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinidad
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trinidad<6>
  • Walsenburg [Huerfano County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walsenburg
    • Walsenburg [Huerfano County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Aguilar
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,029 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walsenburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walsenburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walsenburg<6>
  • Cokedale [Las Animas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokedale
    • Cokedale [Las Animas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Aguilar
    • Estimated population in 2019: 120 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokedale
  • Ludlow [Las Animas County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ludlow
    • Ludlow [Las Animas County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Aguilar
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gulnare [Las Animas County]
    • Boncarbo [Las Animas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boncarbo
      • Boncarbo [Las Animas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Aguilar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boncarbo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boncarbo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boncarbo<6>
    • El Moro [Las Animas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Moro
      • El Moro [Las Animas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Aguilar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Moro
    • Hoehne [Las Animas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoehne
      • Hoehne [Las Animas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Aguilar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoehne have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoehne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoehne<6>
    • Cuchara Junction [Huerfano County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuchara Junction
      • Cuchara Junction [Huerfano County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Aguilar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuchara Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuchara Junction
    • Madrid [Las Animas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madrid
      • Madrid [Las Animas County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Aguilar

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aguilar. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Aguilar.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Aguilar.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aguilar. See our Newspapers Page for Aguilar.

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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About Las Animas County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Aguilar: www.townofaguilar.com/

The official website for Las Animas County: www.tlac.net/county/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Las Animas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aguilar.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aguilar - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Aguilar) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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: 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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