Bonanza, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 16 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.3%
 
Males: (50.0%)
Females: (50.0%)
Median resident age:  56.5 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip code: 81155

Estimated median household income in 2012: $2,436 (it was $63,750 in 2000)
Bonanza:

$2,436
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $102,171 (it was $66,857 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $54,559 (it was $112,500 in 2000)
Bonanza:

$54,559
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $324,722; Detached houses: $324,722
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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bonanza: 94.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (25.0%), Norwegian (25.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 9465 feet

Land area: 0.44 square miles.

Population density: 37 people per square mile   (very low).

Bonanza, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Bonanza:

  • High school or higher: 102.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bonanza town:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 48.2%
  • Divorced: 51.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.4%)

Bonanza satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (82.5 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (82.8 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (468.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Saguache, CO (3.8 miles ), Poncha Springs, CO (3.9 miles ), Maysville, CO (4.1 miles) , Salida, CO (4.3 miles ), Smeltertown, CO (4.3 miles) , Garfield, CO (4.4 miles) , Howard, CO (4.4 miles ), Coaldale, CO (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 38.30 N, Longitude: 106.14 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 719

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

8.8%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-12.5%).

Average climate in Bonanza, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Bonanza-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 146% 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 121.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 564.3 miles away from Bonanza center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 100.3 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 285.2 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) earthquake occurred 108.9 miles away from Bonanza center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 625.5 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 Saguache County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bonanza:

  • Western State Colorado University (about 46 miles; Gunnison, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • Adams State University (about 59 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 81 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 81 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 82 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 82 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)
  • Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (about 82 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,049)

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Notable locations in Bonanza: Kerber City (A), Bonanza Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Saguache County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 50.0%
Average household size:
This town:  1.6 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  30.0%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.0%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 10.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Bonanza compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Solar energy (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bonanza town (based on Saguache County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.26%
Here: 49.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents63.7%9.7%8.8%5.6%3.3%
Congregations13.6%18.2%9.1%4.5%4.5%
Name Mennonite Church of God in ChristAssemblies of GodChristian and Missionary AllianceChurches of ChristOther
Adherents3.2%1.9%1.5%1.1%1.1%
Congregations4.5%4.5%4.5%9.1%27.3%
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: 1
Saguache County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Saguache County:

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

7.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.5%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Saguache County:

20.4%
Colorado:

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

8.8%
State:

9.6%
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

10.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,587 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.61%
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  0.96% ($24,385 average AGI)
from Rio Grande County, CO  0.96% ($23,308)


9.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,250 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.33%
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  1.13% ($30,067 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bonanza:

  • 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.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVRH (1340 AM; 1 kW; SALIDA, CO; Owner: THREE EAGLES COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KWYD (1580 AM; 10 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bonanza:

  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K219CF (91.7 FM; DEL NORTE, ETC., CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • K208DP (89.5 FM; NATHROP, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MTN PUBLIC B/CAST HOUSE INC)
  • KSBV (93.7 FM; SALIDA, CO; Owner: ARKANSAS VALLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K276AA (103.1 FM; SALIDA & BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: CHAFFEE CTY. TV TRANSLATOR ASSOC.)
  • K213AT (90.5 FM; BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY)
  • K203AT (88.5 FM; WESTCLIFFE, ETC., CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K205CM (88.9 FM; SALIDA, ETC., CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KDZA-FM (107.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBVC (104.1 FM; BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: HEADWATERS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
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