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Population in 2012: 242 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.6%
 

Males: 123  (51.1%)
Females: 119  (48.9%)

Median resident age:  33.8 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 80805.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,887 (it was $28,958 in 2000)
Bethune:

$45,887
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,015

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $81,838 (it was $52,300 in 2000)
Bethune:

$81,838
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $75,627; Detached houses: $89,020; Mobile homes: $48,840

Median gross rent in 2012: $565.

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  • White alone - 148 (62.4%)
  • Hispanic - 87 (36.7%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bethune: 90.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.3%), English (7.9%), Scotch-Irish (7.6%), Irish (5.1%), Italian (3.2%), United States (2.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 6/10/1926

Elevation: 4258 feet

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 1,588 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Bethune:

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethune town:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 5.1%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

80 residents are foreign born

This town:  24.6%
Colorado:  9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Bethune, Colorado as of December 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bethune to the number of sex offenders is 121 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $519 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $267 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Aurora, CO (130.1 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (549.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Burlington, CO (2.9 miles ), Stratton, CO (3.1 miles ), Vona, CO (4.1 miles) , Kanorado, KS (4.6 miles ), Kirk, CO (4.8 miles) , Seibert, CO (4.9 miles) , South Divide, CO (5.0 miles) , Joes, CO (5.3 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 39.30 N, Longitude: 102.42 W

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +48 (+27.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Therapists (14%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Child care workers (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Bethune-area historical tornado activity is above Colorado state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/7/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.0 miles away from the Bethune town center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/5/1994, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.5 miles away from the town center .

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kit Carson County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Denver Pyle - Actor.


Hospitals/medical centers near Bethune:

  • KIT CARSON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 9 miles away; BURLINGTON, CO)
  • GRACE CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BURLINGTON, CO)

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Airports located in Bethune:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethune:

  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (about 131 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; Full-time enrollment: 6,040)
  • University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus (about 133 miles; Lone Tree, CO; FT enrollment: 2,603)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 133 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 5,185)
  • Colorado Technical University Online (about 133 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 30,924)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 134 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 4,620)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 136 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 4,083)
  • University of Colorado Denver (about 138 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 11,267)

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Public elementary/middle school in Bethune:

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Kit Carson 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 Bethune and their reported violations in the past:

BETHUNE TOWN OF (Population served: 195, Groundwater):
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)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (JUN-15-2000)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.0%
(5.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  3.0 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  82.1%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.0%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bethune, CO

Bethune compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bethune travel time to work - commute


Bethune mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bethune town (based on Kit Carson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.55%
Here70.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents35.4%9.6%8.1%8.0%7.1%
Congregations10.3%6.9%6.9%6.9%10.3%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)American Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Churches and Churches of ChristConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceOther
Adherents6.5%4.9%4.8%4.8%10.7%
Congregations3.4%3.4%6.9%6.9%37.9%
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: 7
Kit Carson County:

8.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.06 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

8.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kit Carson County:

6.3%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kit Carson County:

24.0%
State:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.3%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$400
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$489
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,942
Totals for Government 0$0 3$2,831

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($24.79)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($20.66)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($8.26)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($8.26)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($8.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($16.53)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($12.40)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($8.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($16.53)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,000 ($49.59)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($12.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($8.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($66.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($41.32)
    General Support: $2,000 ($8.26)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($12.40)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($4.13)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($4.13)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $183,000 ($756.20)

6.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,070 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Colorado average:

10.77%

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



8.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,953 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
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 Adams County, CO  0.45% ($22,167 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.45% ($39,250)
to Weld County, CO  0.45% ($22,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bethune:

  • KNAB (1140 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BURLINGTON, CO; Owner: KNAB, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KRDZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; WRAY, CO; Owner: MEDIA LOGIC, LLC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLOE (730 AM; 1 kW; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: MELIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bethune:

  • KNAB-FM (104.1 FM; BURLINGTON, CO; Owner: KNAB, INC.)
  • K208CH (89.5 FM; BURLINGTON, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • K201FK (88.1 FM; BURLINGTON, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bethune:

  • K53AD (Channel 53; BETHUNE,BURLINGTON, CO; Owner: KIT CARSON COUNTY)
  • K55AX (Channel 55; BETHUNE,BURLINGTON, CO; Owner: KIT CARSON COUNTY)
  • K57AM (Channel 57; BETHUNE,BURLINGTON, CO; Owner: KIT CARSON COUNTY)
  • K59AP (Channel 59; BETHUNE,BURLINGTON, CO; Owner: KIT CARSON COUNTY)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bethune)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • BETHUNE, 2 M Se Bethune Co (Lat: 39.272194 Lon: -102.398778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 126.2 m, Call Sign: WQM692
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.755 MHz, 154.905 MHz, 155.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/05/2005, Expiration Date: 10/28/2015
    Registrant: State Of Colorado, 601 East 18th Avenue, Suite 250, Denver, CO 80203, Phone: (303) 764-7700, Fax: (303) 764-7982, Email:
  • Lat: 39.541667 Lon: -102.441667, Call Sign: WQEM547, Licensee ID: L00414757
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.745 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2006, Expiration Date: 03/06/2016, Certifier: Kenneth P Mcarthur
    Registrant: Mcarthur Ranch, 35000 County Road 39, Stratton, CO 80836-9508, Phone: (719) 348-5400

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Bethune, 39664 Highway 24 (Lat: 39.294972 Lon: -102.435778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQHA299
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6830.00 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6093.45 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/08/2007, Expiration Date: 06/02/2017, Certifier: Francis J Dirico
    Registrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1224 West Platte Avenue, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 542-3667, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:
  • BETHUNE, Se 1/4 Sw 1/4 Section 33, Township 8 S, Range 45 W (Lat: 39.303333 Lon: -102.439083), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 122.4 m, Overall height: 123.4 m, Call Sign: WQQN928
    Assigned Frequencies: 6815.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/2013, Expiration Date: 02/05/2023, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0RAC
    Grant Date: 02/17/1995, Expiration Date: 02/17/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/21/2007
    Registrant: Dean L Driscoll, Bethune, CO 80805

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-502B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-34AG (750 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 502KH , Serial Number: 502B-2666, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 03/17/2009
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Ken M Hildebrandt, 16520 County Road 37, Bethune, CO 80805, Other Owners: Kathy L Hildebrandt
  • Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN T-28C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: WRIGHT R-1820 SER (1475 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9019N , Serial Number: 140519, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 03/16/1992
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Ken M Hildebrandt, 16520 County Road 37, Bethune, CO 80805, Other Owners: Kathy L Hildebrandt



Most common first names in Bethune, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Albert289.0 years
Ernest276.5 years
George278.0 years
Duane262.0 years
Anna288.5 years
Linda256.0 years
Margaret286.5 years
Martha291.0 years
Thomas278.9 years
Most common last names in Bethune, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schlichenmay683.2 years
Meyer484.2 years
Schaal379.0 years
Williams371.3 years
Adolf267.5 years
Amman291.5 years
Crouse268.5 years
Cure275.0 years
Leikam271.0 years
Kramer292.9 years

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  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations:"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Protective service occupations:"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Warehousing and storage"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households)"
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