For population 25 years and over in Blanca:
For population 15 years and over in Blanca town:
92 residents are foreign born (16.5% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $250 (0.3%)
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 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 ), La Jara, CO (5.2 miles ).
Latitude: 37.44 N, Longitude: 105.51 W
Area code: 719
Population change in the 1990s: +120 (+44.3%).
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
Earthquake activity:Blanca-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 18% 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 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.8 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 Costilla County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Blanca and their reported violations in the past:BLANCA, TOWN OF (Population served: 471, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 17.4%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 94.3% for other race residents, 8.6% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Blanca compared to Colorado state average:
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Religion statistics for Blanca (based on Costilla County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 87.09%
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
8.94% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,798 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
8.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,686 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $607,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,561
Total average daily truck traffic: 585
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 6,164
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:3
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
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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