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Welcome to Vilas ...

The town of Vilas is located in Baca County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Vilas has a population of 108 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Vilas, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated June 25, 1888.

Vilas is 4,150 feet [1,265 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Vilas is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel south from Vilas (for example, toward Keyes (OK)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Vilas is located in the (719) area code.

The ZIP code for Vilas: 81087<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Vilas had an population of 108 people. This is a decrease of 5.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Vilas had a population of 114 people. This makes Vilas the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 114 people, the population of Vilas increased 3.64% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 110 people).

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

Communities Also Named Vilas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Vilas - they are located in Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Vilas ...

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

  • Springfield [Baca County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
    • Springfield [Baca County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Vilas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,364 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<7>
  • Walsh [Baca County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walsh
    • Walsh [Baca County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Vilas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 513 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walsh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walsh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walsh<7>
  • Campo [Baca County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campo
    • Campo [Baca County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Vilas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campo<7>
  • Two Buttes [Baca County]
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    • Minneapolis [Baca County]
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      • Minneapolis [Baca County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Vilas
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Minneapolis. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minneapolis
    • Stonington [Baca County]
    • Pritchett [Baca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pritchett
      • Pritchett [Baca County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the west of Vilas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 130 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pritchett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pritchett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pritchett<7>
    • Manter [Stanton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manter
      • Manter [Stanton County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<6> to the east of Vilas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 149 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manter<7>
    • Richfield [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richfield
      • Richfield [Morton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<6> to the east of Vilas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
    • Elkhart [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhart
      • Elkhart [Morton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<6> to the southeast of Vilas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,727 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Elkhart:
      • Sid
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkhart<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vilas ...

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

Adding Vilas to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Vilas 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 Vilas was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Mentions & References for Vilas

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Colorado

About Baca County

About Colorado

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vilas. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Baca, 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 Vilas.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vilas - 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 Vilas). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Vilas 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 '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- Vilas) 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 Vilas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VilasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vilas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3736, Longitude: -102.4474       In this case, the coordinates for Vilas 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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