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Population in 2012: 9,433 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +18.5%
 

Males: 4,727  (50.1%)
Females: 4,706  (49.9%)

Median resident age:  28.8 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81101.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,876 (it was $25,453 in 2000)
Alamosa:

$27,876
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,173

Alamosa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $141,952 (it was $79,800 in 2000)
Alamosa:

$141,952
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $162,252; Detached houses: $173,710; Townhouses or other attached units: $156,048; In 2-unit structures: $163,400; Mobile homes: $33,591

Median gross rent in 2012: $572.

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  • Hispanic - 4,674 (53.2%)
  • White alone - 3,648 (41.5%)
  • Two or more races - 138 (1.6%)
  • Black alone - 124 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 97 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 77 (0.9%)
  • Other race alone - 19 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.03%)

Races in Alamosa detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alamosa: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (11.5%), Irish (9.0%), English (5.8%), United States (3.3%), Polish (3.2%), French (2.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 8/12/1878

Elevation: 7544 feet

Land area: 3.99 square miles.

Population density: 2,364 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Alamosa:

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alamosa city:

  • Never married: 40.8%
  • Now married: 38.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

475 residents are foreign born (0.6% Europe).

This city:  5.2%
Colorado:  9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Alamosa, Colorado as of August 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Alamosa to the number of sex offenders is 9,433 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $868 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $745 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (87.9 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (113.0 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (442.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Alamosa East, CO (1.1 miles ), Mosca-Hooper, CO (3.5 miles) , La Jara, CO (3.8 miles ), Sanford, CO (3.8 miles ), Monte Vista, CO (4.1 miles ), Capulin, CO (4.3 miles) , Hooper, CO (4.4 miles) , Blanca, CO (4.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $59,200
  • 1999: 24 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 2000: 37 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 2001: 36 buildings, average cost: $79,000
  • 2002: 25 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $80,100
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $99,600
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2006: 27 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $77,100
  • 2010: 22 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2011: 19 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $97,700

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Latitude: 37.47 N, Longitude: 105.87 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Hub of the San Luis Valley

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,933 (+32.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,713 (74.5%)

Area code: 719

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Crime rates in Alamosa by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 01000011201
per 100,000 0.012.00.00.00.00.011.511.622.80.011.2
Rapes 6872561176911
per 100,000 73.495.982.323.157.767.8126.281.468.3103.9123.1
Robberies 2534561652185
per 100,000 24.560.035.346.257.767.8183.658.122.8207.956.0
Assaults 4050549073502947223726
per 100,000 489.2599.5634.91038.5842.7565.2332.8546.6250.5427.3291.1
Burglaries 4547688355737972657692
per 100,000 550.4563.5799.5957.8634.9825.2906.6837.3740.2877.61029.9
Thefts 307296290356245447475359418428477
per 100,000 3754.93549.23409.84108.02828.15053.15451.04174.94760.34942.35339.8
Auto thefts 1812212217181111131010
per 100,000 220.2143.9246.9253.9196.2203.5126.2127.9148.0115.5111.9
Arson 37010037524
per 100,000 36.783.90.011.50.00.034.481.456.923.144.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.7) 351.4409.6394.4466.7384.7440.3509.9428.1390.3473.9465.6

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Crime rate in Alamosa detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 28 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.65
Colorado average:

2.23

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Alamosa tourist attractions:

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.1%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +370 (+4.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Alamosa-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 71.8 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.6 miles away from Alamosa center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from Alamosa center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Alamosa County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alamosa topographic map

Birthplace of: Ken Salazar - Politician, John Salazar - Politician, Michael Johnson (singer) - Male singer, Danny Ledonne - Film director, Jack R. Janney - Engineer, Chuck Asay - Cartoonist, Garrey Carruthers - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers in Alamosa:

  • ALAMOSA DIALYSIS (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, 612 DEL SOL DR)
  • ALAMOSA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT (Home Health Center, 8900 INDEPENDENCE WAY)
  • AT HOME HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, 2115 STUART AVENUE)
  • HOSPICE DEL VALLE, INC. (Hospital, 514 MAIN STREET)
  • SAN LUIS VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 106 BLANCA AVE)
  • EVERGREEN NH (Nursing Home, 1991 CARROLL ST)
  • EVERGREEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 1991 CARROLL AVE)
  • SAN LUIS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 240 CRAFT DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Alamosa, CO

Airports located in Alamosa:


Local government website: WWW.CITYOFALAMOSA.ORG

College/University in Alamosa:

  • Adams State College (Full-time enrollment: 2,076; Location: 208 Edgemont Blvd; Public; Website: www.adams.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Alamosa:

  • Pueblo Community College (about 88 miles; Pueblo, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,683)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 92 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 4,083)
  • Western State College of Colorado (about 94 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 108 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 5,185)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 111 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Colorado Technical University Online (about 114 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 30,924)
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (about 115 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 6,040)

Public high schools in Alamosa:

Public elementary/middle schools in Alamosa:

Private elementary/middle schools in Alamosa:

  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 83; Location: 52 EL RIO DR; Grades: PK - 3)
  • SUNSHINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 12; Location: 313 CRAFT DR; Grades: 1 - 7)
See full list of schools located in Alamosa, map of school districts: ALAMOSA RE-11J

Library in Alamosa:

  • ALAMOSA/SOUTHERN PEAKS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $271,413; Location: 423 4TH ST; 39,891 books; 2,467 audio materials; 4,273 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 103 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Alamosa: Valley Plaza (A), Alamosa Plaza (B), Alamosa County Ambulance (C), Alamosa Fire Department Station 2 (D), Alamosa Fire Department Station 1 (E), Alamosa Police Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alamosa include: Trinity Lutheran (A), Saint Thomas Episcopal Church (B), Showalter - Butler Chapel (C), Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), San Luis Valley Baptist Church (E), Sacred Heart Church (F), River of Life Assembly of God Church (G), Mountain Valley Church (H), Lidell Carl Bishop Study (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Alamosa: Cole Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: San Luis Valley History Center Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 306 Hunt Avenue), Amarok Sailing Charters (Tours & Charters; PMB 409 2431 Main Street Suite C).

Hotels: Best Western Alamosa Inn (2005 Main Street), Grizzly Inn Motel (1919 Main Street), Comfort Inn of Alamosa (6301 County Road 107 South), Alamosa-Days Inn (224 Okeefe Pkwy), Clarion Hotel Of The Rio Grande (333 Santa Fe Avenue), Days Inn (224 Okeefe Parkway), Holiday Inn of Alamosa (333 Santa Fe Avenue), Best Western Alamosa Inn - Reservations (2005 Main Street), Comfort Inn Alamosa (6301 US 160).

Courts: Colorado State Government - Twelfth Judicial District- Alcohol Program (702 4th Street), Colorado State Government - State Courts- County Court (702 4th Street), Alamosa City Government - Municipal Court Clerk- City Hall- Utility Bill (425 4th Street).

 
Alamosa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 21.1. This is significantly better than average.
City:

21.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.8. This is about average. There were 32 monitors within city limits.
City:

22.8
U.S.:

22.1

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

ALAMOSA CITY OF (Population served: 9133, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (FEB-14-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (FEB-14-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-16-2002), St Public Notif received (NOV-26-2002)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2000 and JUN-2000, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-20-2004), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2004), St BCA signed (FEB-14-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2005)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
EAST ALAMOSA (Population served: 1432, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-29-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-29-2006), St BCA signed (MAR-29-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-1994 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-23-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-23-1997), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-1997), St Compliance achieved (DEC-08-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-16-2005)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
SHAW CREEK REST AREA (Population served: 502, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-14-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2004), St Public Notif received (JUN-23-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-2004), St Public Notif received (JUN-23-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SPLASHLAND HOT SPRINGS (Population served: 217, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2002), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-30-2002)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
HIGH VALLEY MHP (Address: 4892 STATE HWY 17 , Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2006)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-04-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-04-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUN-01-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2004)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 41 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
SKYLINE LODGE (Population served: 84, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2002), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2002)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-2000), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-28-2000)
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
OUTHOUSE N RESTAURANT AREA (Population served: 56, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.1%
(26.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 92.0% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 11.1% for other race residents, 28.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.6%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Alamosa, CO

People in group quarters in Alamosa in 2010:

  • 407 people in college/university student housing
  • 159 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 25 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Alamosa in 2000:

  • 716 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 114 people in nursing homes
  • 68 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 33 people in halfway houses
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 7 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Alamosa compared to Colorado state average:

Alamosa, Colorado environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.


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Banks with branches in Alamosa (2011 data):

  • Alamosa State Bank: Alamosa Main Street Branch at 601 Main Street, branch established on 1999/08/30; at 2225 Main Street, branch established on 1907/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $175.3 mil, Deposits: $158.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Alamosa Bancorporation, Ltd.
  • San Luis Valley Federal Bank: Alamosa Branch at 3415 Mariposa St, branch established on 2006/06/30; at 401 Edison Avenue, branch established on 1899/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $236.9 mil, Deposits: $198.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • First Southwest Bank: at 720 Main Street, branch established on 2004/07/09; Alamosa Walmart Branch at 3333 Clark Street, branch established on 2001/04/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $245.8 mil, Deposits: $207.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Southwest Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Bank Midwest, National Association: Alamosa Branch at 2061 Main Street, branch established on 2000/07/05. Info updated 2012/03/19: Bank assets: $6,237.6 mil, Deposits: $5,064.6 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 138 total offices, Holding Company: Nbh Holdings Corp.
  • Rio Grande Savings and Loan Association: Mariposa Street Branch at 3416 Mariposa Street, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $96.9 mil, Deposits: $86.4 mil, headquarters in Monte Vista, CO, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Alamosa, Colorado:

  • Alamosa Super 8 American Star Inn, 2505 Main, Alamosa, CO 81101 , Phone: (719) 589-6447, Fax: (719) 589-4167
  • Clarion Hotel Of The Rio Grande, 333 Santa Fe Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101 , Phone: (719) 589-5833, Fax: (719) 589-4412
  • Best Western Alamosa Inn, 1919 Main St, Alamosa, CO 81101 , Phone: (719) 589-2567, Fax: (719) 589-0767
  • Comfort Inn Of Alamosa, 6301 Rd 107 S, Alamosa, CO 81101 , Phone: (719) 587-9000, Fax: (719) 587-0063
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 3418 Mariposa St, Alamosa, CO 81101 , Phone: (719) 589-4026, Fax: (719) 589-4091
  • Hampton Inn, 710 Mariposa St, Alamosa, CO 81101 , Phone: (719) 480-6023, Fax: (719) 589-4175
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Alamosa, Colorado

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Alamosa travel time to work - commute


Alamosa mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Alamosa city (based on Alamosa County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.56%
Here64.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents59.2%12.0%3.9%3.5%2.8%
Congregations4.8%14.3%9.5%9.5%4.8%
NameEpiscopal ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.7%2.2%2.0%2.0%9.8%
Congregations4.8%4.8%4.8%4.8%38.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Alamosa County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Alamosa County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Alamosa County:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

11.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.1%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Alamosa County:

19.2%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.5%
State:

9.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$17,455$41,8920$0
Other Government Administration 3$13,432$53,7287$3,000
Judicial and Legal 4$11,240$33,7200$0
Police Protection - Officers 24$99,386$49,6930$0
Police - Other 5$13,100$31,4400$0
Firefighters 0$0 20$8,624
Streets and Highways 12$36,476$36,4761$1,085
Solid Waste Management 10$26,851$32,2210$0
Sewerage 3$10,266$41,0640$0
Parks and Recreation 10$31,988$38,3864$3,604
Water Supply 4$11,562$34,6860$0
Local Libraries 2$4,691$28,1467$6,343
Other and Unallocable 5$13,917$33,4010$0
Totals for Government 87$290,364$40,05039$22,656

Alamosa government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $155,000 ($16.43)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,799,000 ($190.71)
    Police Protection: $1,746,000 ($185.09)
    General - Other: $997,000 ($105.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $703,000 ($74.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $509,000 ($53.96)
    Financial Administration: $404,000 ($42.83)
    Water Utilities: $281,000 ($29.79)
    Central Staff Services: $274,000 ($29.05)
    Libraries: $227,000 ($24.06)
    Fire Protection: $158,000 ($16.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $153,000 ($16.22)
    Sewerage: $145,000 ($15.37)
    General Public Buildings: $88,000 ($9.33)
    Health Services - Other: $47,000 ($4.98)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $36,000 ($3.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($2.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $463,000 ($49.08)
    Water Utilities: $368,000 ($39.01)
    Sewerage: $215,000 ($22.79)
    General - Other: $92,000 ($9.75)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,097,000 ($116.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $130,000 ($13.78)

Alamosa government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $530,000 ($56.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $502,000 ($53.22)
    All Other: $95,000 ($10.07)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $415,000 ($43.99)
    Interest Earnings: $407,000 ($43.15)
    Rents: $26,000 ($2.76)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $682,000 ($72.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $476,000 ($50.46)
    Highways: $240,000 ($25.44)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,442,000 ($258.88)
    Property: $1,077,000 ($114.17)
    Public Utilities: $282,000 ($29.90)
    NEC: $170,000 ($18.02)
    Motor Vehicle License: $71,000 ($7.53)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $0 ($0.00)

Alamosa government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,171,000 ($230.15)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $480,000 ($50.89)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $330,000 ($34.98)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,953,000 ($207.04)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $218,000 ($23.11)
    Other, NEC: $150,000 ($15.90)

Alamosa government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $847,000 ($89.79)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,478,000 ($686.74)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $191,000 ($20.25)

9.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.48%
Colorado average:

10.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Rio Grande County, CO  1.47% ($29,371 average AGI)
from Conejos County, CO  1.24% ($24,847)
from El Paso County, CO  0.51% ($24,417)


10.96% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,747 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.96%
Colorado average:

10.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Rio Grande County, CO  1.04% ($24,080 average AGI)
to Pueblo County, CO  0.66% ($27,063)
to El Paso County, CO  0.60% ($28,414)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alamosa:

  • KGIW (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSLV (1240 AM; 1 kW; MONTE VISTA, CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alamosa:

  • KASF (90.9 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: ADAMS STATE COLLEGE)
  • KALQ-FM (93.5 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KRZA (88.7 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: EQUAL REPRESENTATION/MEDIA ADVOCACY)
  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K203AT (88.5 FM; WESTCLIFFE, ETC., CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K208DP (89.5 FM; NATHROP, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MTN PUBLIC B/CAST HOUSE INC)
  • K219CF (91.7 FM; DEL NORTE, ETC., CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KSBV (93.7 FM; SALIDA, CO; Owner: ARKANSAS VALLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KDZA-FM (107.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Alamosa, Colorado:
  • Fatal accident count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Colorado average:
  • Fatal accident count: 147
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 228
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 66
  • Fatalities: 158
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 391
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26

See more detailed statistics of Alamosa fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 20 meters (66ft)
Total costs: $630,000
Total average daily traffic: 16,466
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,058
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 23,288

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alamosa)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Alamosa, CO)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alamosa)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Alamosa)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 32 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 72
  • Hazardous Condition: 26
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Alamosa


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alamosa, CO

Most common first names in Alamosa, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13477.5 years
John9676.4 years
Robert7866.6 years
William7672.0 years
George7280.4 years
James7069.2 years
Charles6275.7 years
Jose6079.5 years
Joseph5070.9 years
Joe5071.4 years
Most common last names in Alamosa, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez14075.1 years
Garcia7473.4 years
Romero6872.1 years
Trujillo6271.3 years
Medina6075.9 years
Lucero5469.7 years
Smith5272.9 years
Valdez4870.1 years
Vigil4664.3 years
Sanchez4673.9 years
Businesses in Alamosa, CO
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike1
Arby's1Payless1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1Popeyes1
Budget Car Rental1Quiznos1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Safeway1
Days Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
FedEx3Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS4
Kroger2Vans1
Long John Silver's1Vons1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1
Maurices1Wendy's1
McDonald's1
Browse common businesses in Alamosa, CO


Alamosa on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between morning and afternoon humidity"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Music stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Top executives (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 (81101) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Alsatian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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