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There are 16 USDA backed residential loans in Ouray county with an average loan balance of $251,008. Over 56% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 40 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $271,250. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,857 SqFt. Alternate income limits exist to determine loan eligibility in Ouray county. For a household of upto 4 people the income limit is $91,200. For a household of between 5 and 8 people the income limit increases to $120,400.

The size of Ouray County is roughly 1,402 square kilometers. There are no geographical USDA loan restrictions in this county. The influence score for Ouray County is 9. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.

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Camp Bird   •   Colona   •   Dallas   •   Eldredge   •   Ironton   •   *Loghill Village   •   *Ouray   •   *Portland   •   Red Mountain   •   *Ridgway   •   Thistledown

A USDA loan is a mortgage option available to eligible homebuyers that is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture to promote homeownership in rural communities. USDA Loans, sometimes called "RD Loans," offer 100% financing options on eligible rural properties. USDAProperties can help you find USDA properties in Ouray County.

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Ouray County, Colorado
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Ouray County is located in the southwestern region of the great state of Colorado, named after the famous Ute Indian Chief Ouray. Established on January 18, 1877, Ouray County has a rich history that spans mining, ranching, and Native American heritage.

The area was initially inhabited by the Ute tribe, who found the region to be resourceful due to its hot springs and ample hunting grounds. As early as the 16th century, the Spaniards explored the area searching for gold and silver. In the mid-1860s, white settlers in search for minerals began to arrive, leading to tensions with the Ute tribe, who later agreed to leave the land in the 1880s.

In 1875, placer mining began in the Uncompahgre River near what is now Ouray City. This marked the beginning of a mining boom in the area, with silver, lead, zinc, and gold being extracted from various mines. The town of Ouray was established in 1876, and the following year, Ouray County was formed out of parts of San Juan and Hinsdale counties.

With the development of mining, transportation was crucial for the area's growth. In 1887, the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad reached Ouray and contributed to its development. At the same time, ranching grew in popularity in the region.

Today, Ouray County thrives on tourism, with the city of Ouray being nicknamed the "Switzerland of America" due to its beautiful mountain scenery. The county is also renowned for its outdoor activities such as ice climbing, hot springs, jeep tours and adventures, hiking trails, and an array of festivals and events throughout the year.

Fun Fact: Ouray is home to the world's first ice climbing park - the Ouray Ice Park, which draws climbers from around the globe to enjoy this unique experience.

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Featured Properties from USDA Loan Eligible Regions of Ouray County
Ridge Tbd Rd Lot 2
Ridgway, CO

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333 Marys Rd
Ridgway, CO

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