Blanca, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 372 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.9%
 
Males: 173  (46.5%)
Females: 199  (53.5%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
Colorado median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 81123.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,710 (it was $22,875 in 2000)
Blanca:

$31,710
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,077 (it was $10,200 in 2000)

Blanca town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $77,791 (it was $49,300 in 2000)
Blanca:

$77,791
CO:

$240,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $706.

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  • Races in Blanca, CO (2010)

    Blanca races chart
    • 23460.8%Hispanic
    • 13635.3%White alone
    • 82.1%Asian alone
    • 51.3%Two or more races
    • 20.5%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Blanca: 91.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (9.3%), French (3.9%), English (2.5%), Danish (2.2%), Irish (1.6%), Swedish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 5/18/1910

Elevation: 7749 feet

Land area: 1.78 square miles.

Population density: 209 people per square mile   (very low).

Blanca,CO real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Blanca:

  • High school or higher: 64.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blanca town:

  • Never married: 42.9%
  • Now married: 29.1%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 21.4%

64 residents are foreign born (13.1% Latin America).

This town:

13.1%
Colorado:

9.5%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Blanca, Colorado as of August 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Blanca to the number of sex offenders is 96 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $373 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $455 (0.6%)

Blanca satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (75.0 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (105.9 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (458.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Fort Garland, CO (2.0 miles ), San Acacio, CO (4.0 miles) , San Luis, CO (4.1 miles ), Alamosa East, CO (4.4 miles ), Mosca-Hooper, CO (4.4 miles ), Alamosa, CO (4.5 miles ), Sanford, CO (5.0 miles ), Gardner, CO (5.2 miles ).

Latitude: 37.44 N, Longitude: 105.51 W

Area code: 719

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

10.1%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +120 (+44.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (34%)
  • Construction (32%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (32%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (20%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (46%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (2%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (40%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Blanca, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Blanca-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 122% greater 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 54.5 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 42.6 miles away from Blanca center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.2 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 45.1 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 54.4 miles away from Blanca center
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 143.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Costilla County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Airports located in Blanca:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blanca:

  • Adams State University (about 21 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,805)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 75 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 79 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 100 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 105 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 108 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)
  • Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (about 108 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,049)

Public high school in Blanca:

Public elementary/middle schools in Blanca:

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Notable locations in Blanca: Blanca Volunteer Fire Department (A), Blanca Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Costilla 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.3. This is about average.

City:

68.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 32.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

20.2

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

BLANCA TOWN OF (Population served: 471, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-29-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-29-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2013)
  • 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 Public Notif received (JUN-30-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2007)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.0%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 73.0% for other race residents, 5.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.7%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Blanca compared to Colorado state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.0
Colorado average:

11.4

Blanca travel time to work - commute Blanca mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Blanca town (based on Costilla County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,2609
Other1821
Mainline Protestant241
Evangelical Protestant--
None58-
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: 2
Costilla County:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Costilla County:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

9.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Costilla County:

18.4%
Colorado:

18.4%
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
Other Government Administration 1$3,362$40,3440$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$151
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,056$36,6720$0
Water Supply 2$3,206$19,2360$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$152
Totals for Government 4$9,624$28,8722$303

8.93% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,926 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.93%
Colorado average:

9.68%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Alamosa County, CO  0.94% ($18,900 average AGI)


6.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($20,500 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Colorado average:

9.12%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Alamosa County, CO  1.25% ($20,846 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blanca:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KGIW (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blanca:

  • KDZA-FM (107.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K203AT (88.5 FM; WESTCLIFFE, ETC., CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KRZA (88.7 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: EQUAL REPRESENTATION/MEDIA ADVOCACY)
  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KKIT (99.1 FM; ANGEL FIRE, NM; Owner: DMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K216CT (91.1 FM; EAGLE NEST, NM; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K219CF (91.7 FM; DEL NORTE, ETC., CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $607,000Total costs
  • 4,561Total average daily traffic
  • 585Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,164Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 6th & Smith Rd (Lat: 37.435278 Lon: -105.514444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 50.3 m, Call Sign: KNKQ427
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/01/2005, Expiration Date: 11/20/2015
    Registrant: Hill & Welch, 1025 Connecticut Ave., Nw #1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-1470, Fax: (301) 622-2864, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Alan Wehe, 506 Smith Avenue (Lat: 37.436306 Lon: -105.515944), Type: 45.7, Structure height: 08023 m, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 7193793839, Alanwehe@gojade.Org, 129 SANTA FE
  • Alan Wehe, 506 Smith Avenue (Lat: 37.436306 Lon: -105.515944), Type: 45.7, Structure height: 08023 m, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 7193793839, Alanwehe@gojade.Org, 129 SANTA FE
  • 6th & Smith Rd (Lat: 37.435278 Lon: -105.514444), Type: 50.3, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 7193793839

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Blanca, CO)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • BLANCA, 506 Smith Avenue (Lat: 37.436306 Lon: -105.515944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQRA908, Licensee ID: L00000209
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/08/2013, Expiration Date: 04/08/2023, Certifier: Alan Wehe
    Registrant: Blanca Telephone Company, 129 Santa Fe, Alamosa, CO 81101, Phone: (719) 379-3839, Fax: (719) 379-5233, Email:
  • BLANCA PEAK, 4 Miles Ne Of (Lat: 37.500000 Lon: -105.494167), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: KCO81
    Assigned Frequencies: 10955.0 MHz, 5945.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/24/1990, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 10/15/1997
    Registrant: U S West Communications Inc, 700 W Mineral Ave Room Co G1.24, Littleton, CO 80120

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KF6LJY, Licensee ID: L01259491
    Grant Date: 03/22/2007, Expiration Date: 05/27/2017
    Registrant: Kathleen L Kirkland, 521 Main St, Blanca, CO 81123
  • Call Sign: KG0KQ, Licensee ID: L00183051
    Grant Date: 10/03/2003, Expiration Date: 12/21/2013
    Registrant: Ben R Walske, Blanca, CO 81123

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2547H , Serial Number: 18-7909198, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 09/19/1979
    Registrant (Partnership): S Ranch Three, Rural Route 1 Box 168, Blanca, CO 81123
  • Aircraft: CESSNA P210N (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 731JT , Serial Number: P21000477, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 03/03/1980
    Registrant (Co-Owned): S Ranch Three, Po Box 189, Blanca, CO 81123, Other Owners: Inc Blanfort

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Blanca

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Most common first names in Blanca, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George480.0 years
Robert466.0 years
Charles270.0 years
Alfonso275.0 years
Harold268.0 years
Irene272.0 years
Donald260.0 years
Dorothy283.6 years
James249.0 years
Edna286.0 years
Most common last names in Blanca, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez669.5 years
Franklin566.6 years
Espinoza466.5 years
Smith476.3 years
Johnson374.3 years
Arellano373.3 years
Hard384.4 years
Lucero376.4 years
Magee381.0 years
Thompson379.3 years

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  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Social assistance"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Hispanic residents"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #77 (81123) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of New Zealander first ancestries"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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