Agate, Colorado

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Population in July 2007: 518.
Males: 257  (49.7%)
Females: 261  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  39.2 years
Colorado median age:  34.3 years

Zip code: 80101

Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,371 (it was $41,094 in 2000)
Agate:

$54,371
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,558 (it was $16,137 in 2000)

Agate CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $211,538 (it was $146,600 in 2000)
Agate:

$211,538
CO:

$240,500
  • Races in Agate, CO (2000)

    Agate races chart
    • 41089.3%White alone
    • 367.8%Hispanic
    • 122.6%Two or more races
    • 10.2%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Agate: 100.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5458 feet

Land area: 594.8 square miles.

Population density: 0.9 people per square mile   (very low).

Agate, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Agate:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Agate CCD:

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 66.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 8.5%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Agate, Colorado as of September 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Agate to the number of sex offenders is 518 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Agate CCD:  0.3% ($383)
Colorado:  0.7% ($1,132)
Agate satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South Aurora, CO (48.8 miles , pop. 297,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (606.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Deer Trail, CO (4.0 miles ), Limon, CO (4.1 miles ), Simla, CO (4.3 miles ), Peoria, CO (4.6 miles) , Ramah, CO (4.7 miles) , Comanche Creek, CO (5.0 miles ), Byers, CO (5.1 miles ), Genoa, CO (5.1 miles ).

Latitude: 39.39 N, Longitude: 103.96 W

Area code: 719

Agate household income distribution Agate home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Truck transportation (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (4%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Printing and related support activities (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (25%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other financial specialists (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (8%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)

Work and jobs in Agate: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Agate, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Agate-area historical tornado activity is above Colorado state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.2 miles away from the Agate place center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 6/6/1990, a category F3 tornado 17.1 miles away from the place center injured 14 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Agate-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 223.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 176.7 miles away from Agate center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 601.6 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 45.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 168.8 miles away from Agate center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 159.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Elbert County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Airports located in Agate:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Agate:

  • Community College of Aurora (about 50 miles; Aurora, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,730)
  • Jones International University (about 51 miles; Centennial, CO; FT enrollment: 2,556)
  • Colorado State University-Global Campus (about 53 miles; Greenwood Village, CO; FT enrollment: 3,642)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 57 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 5,088)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (about 57 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 8,700)
  • University of Denver (about 58 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 9,621)
  • Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (about 59 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,049)

Public high school in Agate:

Public elementary/middle school in Agate:

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Notable locations in Agate: Kuhns Crossing (A), Brittingham Ranch (B), River Bend (C), Agate Volunteer Fire Department (D), North Central Fire Protection District (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: River Bend Cemetery (1), Norton Cemetery (2), Gair Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Agate Number 1 Reservoir (A), Walter Burns Detention Reservoir (B), John Brittingham Reservoir (C), Frank Ehman Detention Reservoir Number 2 (D), Shirley Detention Reservoir Number 1 (E), Frank Ehman Detention Reservoir (F), M H Number 2 Reservoir (G), Ball Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Reed Springs Creek (A), Bland Creek (B), Key Creek (C), Agate Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Elbert County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Agate and their reported violations in the past:

AGATE WA (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-16-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-15-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-15-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2009)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-24-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-28-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAR-28-2006), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-30-2006), St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-12-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-12-2007)
  • 33 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.0%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.0%
Whole state:

9.3%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

1.5%
Whole state:

4.1%

Agate compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Colorado average:

11.8

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Other fuel (7%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Agate CCD (based on Elbert County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,31713
Catholic1,0221
Other7442
Mainline Protestant3847
None19,619-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Elbert County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Elbert County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

4.8%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Elbert County:

17.4%
Colorado:

18.4%

9.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,232 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.18%
Colorado average:

9.68%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Douglas County, CO  2.54% ($60,005 average AGI)
from Arapahoe County, CO  1.43% ($63,324)
from El Paso County, CO  0.59% ($36,674)


9.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,664 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.59%
Colorado average:

9.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Douglas County, CO  2.08% ($50,325 average AGI)
to Arapahoe County, CO  1.62% ($41,299)
to Denver County, CO  0.66% ($37,962)

Strongest AM radio stations in Agate:

  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KNRC (1150 AM; 10 kW; ENGLEWOOD, CO; Owner: NRC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KEZW (1430 AM; 10 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Agate:

  • KAVD (103.1 FM; LIMON, CO; Owner: THE MEADOWLARK GROUP, INC.)
  • KBRU-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MORGAN, CO; Owner: ON-AIR FAMILY, LLC)
  • KJMN (92.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K220IK (91.9 FM; LIMON, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KCCY (96.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKMG (98.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKFM (98.1 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYZX (103.9 FM; PUEBLO WEST, CO; Owner: COLORADO SPRINGS RADIO B/CASTRS, INC)
  • KBIQ (102.7 FM; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKCS-FM (101.9 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WALTON STATIONS - COLORADO, INC.)
  • KRCC (91.5 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KSKX (105.5 FM; SECURITY, CO; Owner: OPTIMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKLI (106.3 FM; WIDEFIELD, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGFT (100.7 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC)
  • KTLF (90.5 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO SPRINGS, INC.)
  • KMOM (96.1 FM; FOUNTAIN, CO; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSPZ (92.9 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVUU (99.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCME (88.7 FM; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCAST HOUSE, INC)
  • KQMT (99.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Agate)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 41032 2nd Ave Agate School Bldg (Lat: 39.807472 Lon: -103.013556), Call Sign: KNCW663, Licensee ID: L00489818
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.4600 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/02/1996, Expiration Date: 02/11/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/02/2002
    Registrant: Agate School District 300, Agate, CO 80101, Phone: (719) 764-2741
  • 8 Mi Se (Lat: 39.472194 Lon: -103.933833), Call Sign: KNFE261
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.865 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/20/1996, Expiration Date: 02/05/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002
    Registrant: Edward T Butler, Box 1, Agate, CO 80101, Phone: (719) 764-2334
  • MP 572.40, Mp 547.60, Limon Sub, 3.2 Mi Se Of (Lat: 39.463639 Lon: -103.944861), Type: Pole, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WPXI427
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.710 MHz, 161.490 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/29/2013, Expiration Date: 04/10/2023, Certifier: Larry J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:
  • Lat: 39.461583 Lon: -103.942250, Call Sign: WQNQ376
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.062 MHz, 159.172 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/18/2011, Expiration Date: 04/18/2021, Certifier: Jim White
    Registrant: Agate Fire Department, 12200 Boothill Drive, Parker, CO 80138, Phone: (303) 841-6510, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • AGATE, 39520 County Road 153 (Agate #35353) (Lat: 39.439806 Lon: -103.937667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 102.1 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQMY330
    Assigned Frequencies: 11395.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/05/2010, Expiration Date: 11/05/2020, Certifier: Jeff Kisner
    Registrant: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, 1300 North 17th Street, 11th Floor, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 812-0442, Fax: (703) 812-0486, Email:
  • BIJOU CREEK, 14.0 Miles West Of Agate Co (Lat: 39.403028 Lon: -104.216889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WEF406, Licensee ID: L00097088
    Assigned Frequencies: 6625.00 MHz, 6665.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/01/2012, Expiration Date: 06/13/2022
    Registrant: Tri-State Generation And Transmission Association, Inc.

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Agate)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCAA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9558S , Serial Number: 39, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 11/12/1965
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Glen A Rector, 38481 County Road 134, Agate, CO 80101, Other Owners: Joan F Rector

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