Blende, Colorado

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Population in 2010: 878.
Males: 407  (46.5%)
Females: 471  (53.5%)
Median resident age:  44.3 years
Colorado median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 81006.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $40,050
Blende:

$40,050
CO:

$63,909

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $22,590

Blende CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $148,000
Blende:

$148,000
CO:

$283,800

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $185,252; Detached houses: $214,008; Mobile homes: $92,831

Median gross rent in 2015: $782.

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  • Races in Blende, CO (2010)

    Blende races chart
    • 45752.1%White alone
    • 40345.9%Hispanic
    • 70.8%Asian alone
    • 60.7%Two or more races
    • 30.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Blende: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (12.8%), German (7.0%), Italian (6.0%), Czech (3.8%), African (2.6%), English (1.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4733 feet

Blende,CO real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Blende:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%

For population 15 years and over in Blende CDP:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

31 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America, 0.7% Africa).

This place:

4.2%
Colorado:

9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $900 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $871 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (3.2 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (44.4 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (532.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: St. Charles Mesa, CO (0.9 miles ), Salt Creek, CO (1.0 miles ), Pueblo, CO (1.8 miles ), Vineland, CO (2.4 miles ), Pueblo West, CO (3.3 miles ), Avondale, CO (3.4 miles ), Northeast Pueblo, CO (4.1 miles ), Boone, CO (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 38.25 N, Longitude: 104.57 W

Blende household income distribution Blende home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)

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

Tornado activity:

Blende-area historical tornado activity is below Colorado state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/21/1984, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.8 miles away from the Blende place center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 6/24/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 42.8 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blende-area historical earthquake activity is near Colorado state average. It is 79% 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 92.4 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 83.5 miles away from Blende center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 291.8 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 97.4 miles away from Blende 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 99.3 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 Pueblo County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 3, Fires: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Blende:

  • BELMONT LODGE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; PUEBLO, CO)
  • CENTURA HEALTH-ST MARY CORWIN MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; PUEBLO, CO)
  • ARGUS HOME CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; PUEBLO, CO)
  • CITADEL HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; PUEBLO, CO)
  • CENTURA HEALTH-PAVILION AT VILLA PUEBLO THE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; PUEBLO, CO)
  • PARKVIEW MEDICAL CENTER INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; PUEBLO, CO)
  • HOME CARE PLUS (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; PUEBLO, CO)

Amtrak station near Blende:

  • 5 miles: PUEBLO (703 W. U.S. 50) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blende:

  • Pueblo Community College (about 4 miles; Pueblo, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,329)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 5 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 38 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 44 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (about 47 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 8,700)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 48 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)
  • Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (about 48 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,049)

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Pueblo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 35.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

35.4
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 19.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.54. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.54
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 28.9%
(41.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.7% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.6%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.5%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Colorado average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Blende CDP (based on Pueblo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic72,40518
Evangelical Protestant14,33988
Mainline Protestant6,57226
Other4,94620
Black Protestant6153
Orthodox1352
None60,051-
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: 18
Pueblo County:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Pueblo County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 66
Pueblo County:

4.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 119
Here:

7.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Pueblo County:

23.3%
Colorado:

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

10.5%
State:

9.6%

4.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,956 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Colorado average:

9.68%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($246 average AGI)
Pueblo County:

0.03%
Colorado average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from El Paso County, CO  0.80% ($34,751 average AGI)
from Fremont County, CO  0.20% ($33,145)
from Denver County, CO  0.19% ($28,165)


4.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,785 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
Colorado average:

9.12%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($371 average AGI)
Pueblo County:

0.06%
Colorado average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to El Paso County, CO  0.75% ($36,520 average AGI)
to Denver County, CO  0.23% ($29,976)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.22% ($33,171)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blende:

  • KGHF (1350 AM; 5 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFEL (970 AM; 3 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: WELLSPRING HARVEST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KKPC (1230 AM; 1 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KAVA (1480 AM; 1 kW; PUEBLO, CO)
  • KCSJ (590 AM; 1 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRMX (690 AM; 0 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KWYD (1580 AM; 10 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blende:

  • KKMG (98.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNKN (107.1 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KYZX (103.9 FM; PUEBLO WEST, CO; Owner: COLORADO SPRINGS RADIO B/CASTRS, INC)
  • KCFP (91.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KCCY (96.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTSC-FM (89.5 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN COLORADO)
  • KDZA-FM (107.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K201CZ (88.1 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KKFM (98.1 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKCS-FM (101.9 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WALTON STATIONS - COLORADO, INC.)
  • KBIQ (102.7 FM; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRCC (91.5 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KSKX (105.5 FM; SECURITY, CO; Owner: OPTIMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K203AT (88.5 FM; WESTCLIFFE, ETC., CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KKLI (106.3 FM; WIDEFIELD, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGFT (100.7 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC)
  • KTLF (90.5 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO SPRINGS, INC.)
  • KSPZ (92.9 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVUU (99.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCME (88.7 FM; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCAST HOUSE, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Blende:

  • K34FB (Channel 34; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS COLO. LIC. CORP.)
  • K48CU (Channel 48; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH, INC.)
  • KOAA-TV (Channel 5; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Blende compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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 significantly below state average.
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