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Welcome to Las Animas ...

The city of Las Animas is located in Bent County<1> and is the County Seat for Bent County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Las Animas has a population of 2,153 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Las Animas, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated May 15, 1886.

Las Animas is 3,900 feet [1,189 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Las Animas is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Las Animas is within the boundaries of the (719) area code.

The ZIP code for Las Animas: 81054<4>

Websites for Las Animas ...

Official Website: www.cityoflasanimas.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Las Animas had an population of 2,153 people. This is a decrease of 10.66% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Las Animas had a population of 2,410 people (or 37.08% of the total population of Bent County). This makes Las Animas the county's most populous community.

The population of Las Animas represents 0.05% of the total population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 102nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,410 people, the population of Las Animas decreased 12.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,758 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Las Animas.

Communities Also Named Las Animas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Las Animas - it's located in California.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Las Animas.

Communities near Las Animas ...

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

  • La Junta [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Junta
    • La Junta [Otero County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Las Animas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,854 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Junta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Junta<6>
  • Cheraw [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheraw
    • Cheraw [Otero County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Las Animas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 245 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheraw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheraw<6>
  • Fort Lyon [Bent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lyon
    • Fort Lyon [Bent County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Las Animas
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Lyon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lyon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Lyon<6>
  • Caddoa [Bent County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caddoa
    • Caddoa [Bent County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Las Animas
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caddoa have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hasty [Bent County]
    • La Junta Village [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Junta Village
      • La Junta Village [Otero County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Las Animas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Junta Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Junta Village
    • Arlington [Kiowa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Kiowa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Las Animas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<6>
    • McClave [Bent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McClave
      • McClave [Bent County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the east of Las Animas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McClave have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McClave
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McClave<6>
    • Swink [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swink
      • Swink [Otero County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the west of Las Animas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 595 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swink have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swink
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swink<6>
    • Higbee [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Higbee
      • Higbee [Otero County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southwest of Las Animas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Higbee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higbee

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 Las Animas. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Las Animas.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Las Animas. 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 Las Animas.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Las Animas. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Las Animas.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Las Animas ...

Looking for more information about Las Animas? 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 Las Animas, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Las Animas.

Adding Las Animas to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Las Animas was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Las Animas on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Colorado (1947).

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

Mentions & References for Las Animas

Find a Community located in Colorado

About Bent County

About Colorado

The official website for Las Animas: www.cityoflasanimas.com/

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 Bent, 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 Las Animas.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Las Animas - 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 city (such as Las Animas). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Las Animas 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Las Animas) 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 Las Animas. 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 Las AnimasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Las Animas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0676, Longitude: -103.2213    
<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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