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Welcome to Mancos ...

The town of Mancos is located in Montezuma County<1>.

The location of Mancos has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mancos has a population of 1,397 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Mancos, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated November 30, 1894.

Mancos is 7,010 feet [2,137 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Mancos is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

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

Mancos lies within the (970) area code.

The ZIP code for Mancos: 81328<5>

Websites for Mancos ...

Official Website: www.mancoscolorado.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mancos had an population of 1,397 people. This is an increase of 4.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mancos had a population of 1,336 people (or 5.23% of the total population of Montezuma County). This makes Mancos the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Mancos represents 0.03% of the population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 130th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,336 people, the population of Mancos increased 19.39% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,119 people).

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

Communities Also Named Mancos ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Colorado communities named Mancos: This one is located in Montezuma County and the other is located in La Plata County.

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

Communities near Mancos ...

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

  • Cortez [Montezuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cortez
    • Cortez [Montezuma County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Mancos
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,734 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cortez have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cortez
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cortez<7>
  • Dolores [Montezuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dolores
    • Dolores [Montezuma County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Mancos
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 964 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dolores
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dolores<7>
  • Hesperus [La Plata County]
  • Fort Lewis [La Plata County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lewis
    • Fort Lewis [La Plata County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Mancos
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Lewis. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Marvel [La Plata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvel
      • Marvel [La Plata County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Mancos
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marvel<7>
    • McPhee [Montezuma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McPhee
      • McPhee [Montezuma County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the northwest of Mancos
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for McPhee. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • Durango [La Plata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durango
      • Durango [La Plata County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the east of Mancos
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,690 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durango
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durango<7>
    • Lewis [Montezuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis
      • Lewis [Montezuma County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the northwest of Mancos
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewis<7>
    • Carbon Junction [La Plata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon Junction
      • Carbon Junction [La Plata County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the east of Mancos
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon Junction
    • Hermosa [La Plata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermosa
      • Hermosa [La Plata County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<6> to the east of Mancos
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mancos ...

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

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About Montezuma County

About Colorado

The official website for Mancos: www.mancoscolorado.com/

The official website for Montezuma County: www.co.montezuma.co.us/

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 Montezuma, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mancos.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mancos - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Mancos). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mancos or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Mancos) 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 Mancos. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MancosOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mancos. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3465, Longitude: -108.2937       In this case, the coordinates for Mancos have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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