Bayfield, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 2,687 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +73.5%
Males: 1,380  (51.4%)
Females: 1,307  (48.6%)
Median resident age:

34.4 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 81122.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,598 (it was $39,336 in 2000)
Bayfield:

$57,598
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,182 (it was $17,324 in 2000)

Bayfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $276,984 (it was $127,100 in 2000)
Bayfield:

$276,984
CO:

$348,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $291,713; detached houses: $341,271; townhouses or other attached units: $227,852; mobile homes: $60,602

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,393.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bayfield: 90.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.0%
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  • Races in Bayfield, CO (2010)
    • 1,89981.4%White alone
    • 30913.2%Hispanic
    • 763.3%American Indian alone
    • 371.6%Two or more races
    • 60.3%Asian alone
    • 40.2%Black alone
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.04%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Bayfield, Colorado as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bayfield is 218 to 1.


Crime rates in Bayfield by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(61.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.8)
1
(38.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(48.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.4)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(432.4)
4
(239.5)
1
(54.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.1)
6
(232.6)
1
(38.3)
2
(74.7)
3
(109.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
10
(617.7)
12
(718.6)
9
(493.7)
1
(49.6)
4
(192.4)
1
(47.3)
1
(42.1)
11
(426.4)
6
(229.8)
9
(336.2)
2
(73.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
53
(3,274)
24
(1,437)
18
(987.4)
8
(397.0)
5
(240.5)
8
(378.4)
4
(168.5)
46
(1,783)
36
(1,379)
26
(971.2)
23
(840.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(59.9)
1
(54.9)
2
(99.3)
2
(96.2)
2
(94.6)
1
(42.1)
2
(77.5)
3
(114.9)
1
(37.4)
4
(146.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(54.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)310.1160.589.427.345.226.021.5184.9118.791.5101.5

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Colorado average:

2.17
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Ancestries: German (13.7%), American (9.3%), English (8.0%), Irish (5.0%), Italian (4.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 8/18/1906

Elevation: 6892 feet

Land area: 1.08 square miles.

Population density: 2,486 people per square mile   (low).

Bayfield, Colorado map

93 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 0.6% North America).

This town:

3.5%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,041 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $975 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (141.3 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (156.7 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (359.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Ignacio, CO (2.8 miles ),
Southern Ute, CO (3.3 miles),
Piedra, CO (3.8 miles),
Durango, CO (3.9 miles ),
Young Place, NM (4.1 miles),
Arboles, CO (4.2 miles ),
Cedar Hill, NM (5.1 miles ),
Navajo Dam, NM (5.5 miles )

Latitude: 37.23 N, Longitude: 107.60 W

Area code: 970

Distribution of median household income in Bayfield, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bayfield, CO in 2017
Bayfield satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Colorado:

3.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +437 (+39.3%).
Most common industries in Bayfield, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Educational services (12.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.1%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (23.3%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.5%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Bayfield, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Carpenters (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.8%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)

Average climate in Bayfield, Colorado

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Bayfield, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 80.2. This is about average.

City:

80.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.188. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.188
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.08
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.01. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.01
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 36.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Bayfield-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 223% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 543.8 miles away from Bayfield center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 529.4 miles away from Bayfield center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 578.7 miles away from Bayfield center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 534.7 miles away from Bayfield center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 9/2/1992 at 10:26:20, a magnitude 5.9 (5.7 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 324.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in La Plata County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bayfield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bayfield:

  • ALPINE HOME INC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; DURANGO, CO)
  • SAN JUAN BASIN HEALTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; DURANGO, CO)
  • DURANGO DIALYSIS CENTER (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; DURANGO, CO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bayfield:

  • Fort Lewis College (about 16 miles; Durango, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,631)
  • San Juan College (about 45 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Adams State University (about 97 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 99 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 138 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 145 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 152 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)

Public high school in Bayfield:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bayfield:

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Library in Bayfield:

  • PINE RIVER PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT/BAYFIELD (Operating income: $629,884; Location: 395 CENTER DRIVE; 21,143 books; 1,187 audio materials; 2,440 video materials; 36 state licensed databases; 70 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bayfield: Bayfield Ranger Station (A), Bayfield Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Bear Paw Lodge at Vallecito Lake LLC (18011 County Road 501), Horseman's Lodge (7100 County Road 501).

La Plata County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

BAYFIELD TOWN OF (Population served: 2,300, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2010. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2011)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2009)
  • 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 Public Notif received (2 times from MAY-07-2008 to MAY-10-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-03-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FOREST LAKES MD (Population served: 1,745, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-13-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
EDGEMONT RANCH MD (Population served: 675, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-03-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2011)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2005. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-03-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-03-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2010)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-30-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-30-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2008)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2005. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2008)
  • 53 regular monitoring violations
AQUA DROP POTABLE WATER DELIVERY INC (Population served: 500, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2014 and SEP-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-09-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-05-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-05-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-09-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-09-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-11-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
EL RANCHO FLORIDA MD (Population served: 400, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-15-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-15-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2012. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-27-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-27-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-27-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-27-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-25-2010)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
ROOT CREEK WA (Population served: 243, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-07-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-16-2008)
VALLECITO VALLEY SUBD (Population served: 138, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-25-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-13-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-17-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-17-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-25-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-13-2011)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-17-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-17-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-25-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-13-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2008)
  • One regular monitoring violation
HAPPY SCENES WS INC (Population served: 129, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-26-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2011)
  • 16 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.9%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.9%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
15 people in other group homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Bayfield (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Durango: Bayfield Office Branch at 351 Bayfield Center Drive, branch established on 2004/12/27. Info updated 2007/09/13: Bank assets: $417.7 mil, Deposits: $365.9 mil, headquarters in Durango, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp. Of Durango, Inc.
  • Pine River Valley Bank: at 301 North Commerce Drive, branch established on 1977/08/01. Info updated 2007/06/01: Bank assets: $145.2 mil, Deposits: $129.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Pine River Bank Corp.

For population 15 years and over in Bayfield:

Marital status in Bayfield, CO
  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

For population 25 years and over in Bayfield:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Colorado average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bayfield
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Bayfield:

(Bayfield, Colorado Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Bayfield, CO (based on La Plata County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,4845
Evangelical Protestant3,87136
Other2,65513
Mainline Protestant2,1759
None31,149-
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: 10
Here:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
La Plata County:

4.85 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 77
This county:

15.55 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

4.3%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

14.2%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
La Plata County:

9.1%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bayfield:

48.5%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.5%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Bayfield:

28.9
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bayfield:

22.4%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.9%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bayfield:

6.8
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.5%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
Bayfield:

55.7%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.3%
State:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bayfield, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 36$155,075$51,6920$0
Financial Administration 30$114,380$45,7526$6,018
Streets and Highways 15$39,750$31,8000$0
Water Supply 12$40,521$40,5210$0
Parks and Recreation 12$41,752$41,75215$2,914
Sewerage 12$34,921$34,9210$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 21$2,400
Solid Waste Management 0$0 6$2,657
Totals for Government 117$426,399$43,73348$13,989

Bayfield government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($1.12)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $509,000 ($189.43)
    Central Staff Services: $457,000 ($170.08)
    General Public Buildings: $374,000 ($139.19)
    Water Utilities: $352,000 ($131.00)
    Sewerage: $326,000 ($121.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $261,000 ($97.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $122,000 ($45.40)
    Transit Utilities: $52,000 ($19.35)
    Financial Administration: $35,000 ($13.03)
    Regular Highways: $33,000 ($12.28)
    Housing and Community Development: $28,000 ($10.42)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($2.61)
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000 ($1.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $409,000 ($152.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $77,000 ($28.66)
    Police Protection: $27,000 ($10.05)
    General Public Building: $17,000 ($6.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $414,000 ($154.08)

Bayfield government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $790,000 ($294.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $115,000 ($42.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000 ($22.33)
    Other: $14,000 ($5.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $72,000 ($26.80)
    General Local Government Support: $20,000 ($7.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $663,000 ($246.74)
    Other: $14,000 ($5.21)
    Highways: $13,000 ($4.84)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $153,000 ($56.94)
    Royalties: $80,000 ($29.77)
    Rents: $37,000 ($13.77)
    Fines and Forfeits: $20,000 ($7.44)
    General Revenue - Other: $18,000 ($6.70)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($5.95)
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000 ($3.35)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $611,000 ($227.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $165,000 ($61.41)
    Public Welfare: $35,000 ($13.03)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($11.16)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000 ($1.49)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $501,000 ($186.45)
    Property: $231,000 ($85.97)
    Severance: $87,000 ($32.38)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $44,000 ($16.38)
    Motor Vehicle License: $10,000 ($3.72)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $5,000 ($1.86)
    Amusements License: $3,000 ($1.12)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.37)

Bayfield government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,214,000 ($3801.27)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,368,000 ($3486.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $846,000 ($314.85)

Bayfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,055,000 ($3369.93)

8.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($59,178 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.51%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from San Juan County, NM  0.63% ($51,727 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.30% ($82,507)
from Montezuma County, CO  0.30% ($36,182)


7.96% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($62,344 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.96%
Colorado average:

9.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to San Juan County, NM  0.42% ($54,613 average AGI)
to Montezuma County, CO  0.42% ($35,185)
to Denver County, CO  0.36% ($34,625)
Businesses in Bayfield, CO
NameCountNameCount
FedEx2RadioShack1
Jones New York1Subway1
Long John Silver's1True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets5UPS2

Strongest AM radio stations in Bayfield:

  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KLLV (550 AM; daytime; 2 kW; BREEN, CO; Owner: DAYSTAR RADIO, LTD.)
  • KDGO (1240 AM; 1 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KRZE (1280 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: J. THOMAS DEVELOPMENT OF NM, INC.)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bayfield:

  • KUTE (90.1 FM; IGNACIO, CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • K210BA (89.9 FM; PURGATORY, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • KIQX (101.3 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTINGS, LLC)
  • KRSJ (100.5 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KPTE (99.7 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • K249DE (97.7 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • K232DA (94.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K237CR (95.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K287AA (105.3 FM; PAGOSA SPRINGS, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • KWUF-FM (106.3 FM; PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WOLF CREEK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K242AJ (96.3 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • K265DC (100.9 FM; CORTEZ, ETC., CO; Owner: NAVAJO MISSIONS, INC.)
  • K281AC (104.1 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • KISZ-FM (97.9 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KCIE (90.5 FM; DULCE, NM; Owner: JICARILLA APACHE TRIBE)
  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • KDAG (96.9 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAZX (102.9 FM; KIRTLAND, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTRA-FM (102.1 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K294AJ (106.7 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Bayfield:

  • K42DI (Channel 42; BAYFIELD/IGNACIO, CO; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K36FA (Channel 67; BAYFIELD & IGNACIO, CO; Owner: PINE RIVER TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K46FM (Channel 46; BAYFIELD, CO; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K52GA (Channel 52; IGNACIO, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KREZ-TV (Channel 6; DURANGO, CO; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KTLL-TV (Channel 33; DURANGO, CO; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K50FS (Channel 50; BAYFIELD, CO; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)

Bayfield fatal accident list:

Dec 20, 2010 05:12 PM, Us-160, N Commerce Dr, Lat: 37.232247, Lon: -107.594789, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 6, 1980 06:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 13.3mTotal length
  • 13,171Total average daily traffic
  • 900Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,551Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bayfield)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 11 W Mill St (Lat: 37.229167 Lon: -107.600611), Call Sign: KNAX717,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.055 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/28/2021, Registrant: Town Of Bayfield, 1199 Bayfield Parkway, Bayfield, CO 81122, Phone: (970) 884-9544, Fax: (970) 884-2195, Email:
  • Spring Creek 8 Mi Se (Lat: 37.184167 Lon: -107.485889), Call Sign: WNHD719,
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.362 MHz, Grant Date: 08/09/2011, Expiration Date: 09/30/2021, Certifier: Michael Broadhead, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • 357 N Mountain View Drive (Lat: 37.234528 Lon: -107.593861), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3.1 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPWY423, Licensee ID: L00011489,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.412 MHz, Grant Date: 01/03/2013, Expiration Date: 02/07/2023, Certifier: Dale B Kortz, Registrant: Forest Lakes Metropolitan District
  • 271 N Mountain View Dr, #109 (Lat: 37.234111 Lon: -107.593833), Call Sign: WQAC913,
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.762 MHz, 468.837 MHz, 469.137 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 469.662 MHz, 469.887 MHz, 457.512 MHz, 457.537 MHz, 457.562 MHz, 457.587 MHz, 457.612 MHz, Grant Date: 05/06/2004, Expiration Date: 05/06/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/12/2014, Certifier: Michelle Nelson, Registrant: Hm Electronics, Inc., 14110 Stowe Drive, Poway, CA 92064, Phone: (858) 535-6015, Fax: (858) 452-7207, Email:
  • BAYFIELD, CO, Lat: 37.228889 Lon: -107.600833, Call Sign: WQRT315,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.587 MHz, Grant Date: 07/23/2013, Expiration Date: 07/23/2023, Certifier: Larry Murphy, Registrant: Aclara, 30400 Solon Rd, Solon, OH 44139, Phone: (440) 528-7200, Email:
  • Lat: 37.238389 Lon: -107.589972, Call Sign: WQUI377,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.2400 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2014, Expiration Date: 07/15/2024, Certifier: Russell Wise, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 249-2327, Fax: (262) 248-0061, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bayfield)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bayfield)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 38. The highest number of fire incidents - 77 took place in 2012, and the least - 1 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bayfield, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (52.2%), and Structure Fires (30.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bayfield, CO
    • 33752.2%Outside Fires
    • 19430.0%Structure Fires
    • 8012.4%Other
    • 355.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bayfield, CO
Most common first names in Bayfield, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1875.4 years
Robert1868.3 years
Donald1263.2 years
John1175.3 years
Harold969.0 years
George978.6 years
Dorothy975.1 years
James978.1 years
Mary981.3 years
Henry873.0 years
Most common last names in Bayfield, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cooper1081.9 years
Johnson979.0 years
Mccoy779.3 years
Martin776.9 years
Sower679.3 years
Brown673.7 years
Miller668.5 years
Walker565.8 years
Fisher571.8 years
Halverson582.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bayfield, CO
  • 75.8%Utility gas
  • 11.4%Electricity
  • 9.1%Wood
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bayfield, CO
  • 74.4%Utility gas
  • 25.6%Electricity


Bayfield compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 34 pilots and 12 other airmen in this city.
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