Branson, Colorado

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Population in 2019: 72 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.5%
 
Males: 38  (53.4%)
Females: 34  (46.6%)
Median resident age:

47.0 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years

Zip code: 81027

Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,989 (it was $24,583 in 2000)
Branson:

$33,989
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,800 (it was $14,933 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $36,322 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Branson:

$36,322
CO:

$394,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $41,944; detached houses: $54,420; mobile homes: $27,122

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,431.

March 2019 cost of living index in Branson: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 30.6%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 68.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Branson, CO (2019)
    • 5372.6%White alone
    • 1926.0%Hispanic
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Ancestries: American (40.6%), German (25.0%), Basque (6.2%), Eastern European (3.1%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 3/26/1921

Elevation: 6299 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 290 people per square mile   (very low).

Branson, Colorado map

2 residents are foreign born (2.7% Europe).

This town:

2.7%
Colorado:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $279 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $282 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (95.5 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (137.1 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (496.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Folsom, NM (3.4 miles),
Des Moines, NM (4.2 miles),
Capulin, NM (4.5 miles),
Model, CO (5.2 miles),
Raton, NM (5.6 miles ),
Grenville, NM (5.7 miles),
Hoehne, CO (5.7 miles),
Kim, CO (5.8 miles)

Latitude: 37.02 N, Longitude: 103.88 W

Area code: 719

Distribution of median household income in Branson, CO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Branson, CO in 2019

Branson satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.5%
Colorado:

6.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+32.8%).

Average climate in Branson, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Branson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 651% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 45.2 miles away from Branson center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 49.3 miles away from Branson center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.7 miles away from Branson center
On 8/22/2011 at 23:30:19, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 37.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 41.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 41.5 miles away from Branson 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 Las Animas County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Branson topographic map

Airports and heliports located in Branson:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Branson:

  • Pueblo Community College (about 96 miles; Pueblo, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,329)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 98 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • Adams State University (about 115 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 124 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 131 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 137 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (about 140 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 8,700)

Public high schools in Branson:

  • BRANSON SCHOOL ONLINE (Students: 28, Location: 101 SADDLE ROCK DRIVE, Grades: KG-12)
  • BRANSON SCHOOL (Location: 101 SADDLEROCK DRIVE, Grades: PK-12)
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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Branson Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Las Animas 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 Branson and their reported violations in the past:

BRANSON TOWN OF (Population served: 110, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In JUN-28-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-12-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-01-2014)
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In JAN-01-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-06-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-2011), St Boil Water Order (MAY-16-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-16-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-17-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2014. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-06-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-06-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2014. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-26-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2014. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-02-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2014. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-21-2014), St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2014)
  • 10 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

54.5%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.0%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Branson:

Marital status in Branson, CO
  • Never married: 16.4%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 16.9%
  • Divorced: 23.2%

For population 25 years and over in Branson:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Colorado average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Branson, CO (based on Las Animas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,1964
Evangelical Protestant1,34313
Mainline Protestant2583
Other322
None1,678-
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: 5
Here:

3.14 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Las Animas County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

3.76 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

11.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.6%
State:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

20.7%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.3%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Branson:

51.9%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

50.0%
State:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
Colorado:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.8%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.2%
Colorado:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Branson:

40.6%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
Branson:

57.1%
State:

57.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Branson:

78.3%
State:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Branson, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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$277
Financial Administration 0$0 1$277
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$294
Water Supply 0$0 2$353
Totals for Government 0$0 5$1,201

Branson government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($69.44)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($55.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($27.78)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,000 ($27.78)

Branson government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $13,000 ($180.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($138.89)
    Other: $9,000 ($125.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,000 ($111.11)
    Sale of Property: $3,000 ($41.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($208.33)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($97.22)

Branson government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,000 ($166.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,000 ($166.67)

Branson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,000 ($69.44)

7.79% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,661 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pueblo County, CO  0.53% ($26,346 average AGI)
from Colfax County, NM  0.47% ($35,696)


7.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,946 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
Colorado average:

9.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pueblo County, CO  0.98% ($39,708 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.55% ($44,370)

Strongest AM radio stations in Branson:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KRTN (1490 AM; 1 kW; RATON, NM; Owner: RATON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Branson:

  • KRTN-FM (93.9 FM; RATON, NM; Owner: RATON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCRT-FM (92.5 FM; TRINIDAD, CO; Owner: PHILLIPS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K207BN (89.3 FM; TRINIDAD, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KBKZ (96.5 FM; RATON, NM; Owner: PHILLIPS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.6mTotal length
  • 19Total average daily traffic
  • 79Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Branson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • School Bldg 101 Saddlerock Dr (Lat: 37.016694 Lon: -103.883861), Call Sign: KAI735,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.470 MHz, Grant Date: 04/10/1998, Expiration Date: 06/22/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/07/2003, Registrant: Branson School District Re 82, Branson, CO 81027
  • 9 Mi N (Lat: 37.334750 Lon: -103.875528), Call Sign: KNEU440,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.050 MHz, 461.050 MHz, 466.050 MHz, Grant Date: 12/24/1997, Expiration Date: 01/25/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/27/2003, Registrant: Waldroup Ranch Inc, 9002 Cr 143.0, Branson, CO 81027
  • BRANSON MW SITE, Bnsf Ls477 Mp263.15 Sr 389 1 Mi Se Of (Lat: 37.007278 Lon: -103.866639), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 74.7 m, Overall height: 78 m, Call Sign: WQJQ623,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.160 MHz, Grant Date: 09/26/2018, Expiration Date: 11/25/2028, Certifier: Robert Leedham, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 8310 Nieman Rd, Lenexa, KS 66214, Phone: (913) 577-8926, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • MP 260.5 - HBD, Bnsf Ls477 Mp 260.5 - Hbd (Lat: 37.010250 Lon: -103.913444), Type: Building, Structure height: 1.5 m, Overall height: 2.1 m, Call Sign: WQPG529,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.190 MHz, Grant Date: 05/10/2012, Expiration Date: 05/10/2022, Certifier: Robert Leedham, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • Branson, Colorado 389 (Lat: 37.007278 Lon: -103.866639), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WQUU483,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6835.00 MHz, 6745.00 MHz, Grant Date: 10/15/2014, Expiration Date: 10/15/2024, Certifier: Michael Murphy, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • TOBE SW, 2986 County Road 155 (Lat: 37.030361 Lon: -103.739667), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQYC614,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/2016, Expiration Date: 08/17/2026, Certifier: Thomas W Burnett, Registrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1220 West Platte Ave, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 867-6767, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:
  • WALTS CORNER, 70101 Us 160 (Lat: 37.171056 Lon: -103.883917), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WQYM263,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, Grant Date: 11/03/2016, Expiration Date: 11/03/2026, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S Akard St, Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • BRANSON, Athey Av & Saddle Rock Rd (Lat: 37.019167 Lon: -103.885500), Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WCF985,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 08/18/2020, Expiration Date: 08/01/2030, Registrant: Lumen Technologies, Inc., 100 Centurylink Dr. 3tcw088.2, Monroe, LA 71203, Phone: (318) 330-6883, Email:
  • Branson, Bnsf 7101mp263.1 - Sr389 1mi Se Of (Lat: 37.007500 Lon: -103.869944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 68.6 m, Call Sign: WED928,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6835.00 MHz, 6745.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/07/2009, Expiration Date: 03/17/2019, Cancellation Date: 07/20/2015, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (914) 551-4615, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • SALAZAR, 14.6 Miles Ne Of (Lat: 37.137694 Lon: -103.666667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 7.9 m, Overall height: 9.4 m, Call Sign: WLR548,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 03/16/2021, Expiration Date: 02/01/2031, Registrant: Lumen Technologies, Inc., 100 Centurylink Dr. Mail Stop: 3tcw088.2, Monroe, LA 71203, Phone: (318) 330-6883, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Branson, CO
  • 66.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Branson, CO
  • 72.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 27.3%Utility gas


Branson compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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