Branson, Colorado

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Population in 2014: 67 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.0%
 
Males: 39  (58.9%)
Females: 28  (41.1%)
Median resident age:  52.2 years
Colorado median age:  36.7 years

Zip code: 81027

Estimated median household income in 2016: $38,085 (it was $24,583 in 2000)
Branson:

$38,085
CO:

$65,685

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,070 (it was $14,933 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $32,655 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Branson:

$32,655
CO:

$314,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $37,549; Detached houses: $49,155; Mobile homes: $18,963

Median gross rent in 2016: $441.

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    • 5168.9%White alone
    • 2027.0%Hispanic
    • 11.4%American Indian alone
    • 11.4%Asian alone
    • 11.4%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Branson: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (36.4%), German (36.4%), Scottish (9.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 3/26/1921

Elevation: 6299 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 269 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Branson:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Branson town:

  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 25.8%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

3 residents are foreign born (5.4% Europe).

This town:

5.4%
Colorado:

9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $208 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $251 (0.9%)

Branson satellite photo by USGS

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

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

5.1%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+32.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (26%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (33%)
  • Sales and related occupations (22%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

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 slightly below Colorado state average. It is 56% 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 49.3 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 55.9 miles away from Branson center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 41.5 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 54.6 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 68.2 miles away from Branson center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.0 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 Las Animas County (11) is near the US average (13).
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 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.4%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Colorado average:

11.3

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

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

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
Las Animas County:

3.14 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Las Animas County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Las Animas County:

3.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.6%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Las Animas County:

20.7%
Colorado:

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

10.3%
State:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Branson:

50.7%
State:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.5%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.4
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

25.0%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.6%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Branson:

41.1%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
Branson:

54.5%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Branson:

77.2%
State:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Branson, CO Residents
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$200
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$200
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$212
Water Supply 0$0 2$255
Totals for Government 0$0 5$867

Branson government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($134.33)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($89.55)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($89.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($14.93)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,000 ($179.10)

Branson government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($59.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($253.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($89.55)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,000 ($29.85)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($14.93)

Branson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $148,000 ($2208.96)

5.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,628 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
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 El Paso County, CO  0.49% ($21,040 average AGI)
from Pueblo County, CO  0.41% ($27,048)
from Colfax County, NM  0.26% ($42,462)


7.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,842 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
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 Pueblo County, CO  1.10% ($27,737 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.50% ($35,308)
to Denver County, CO  0.33% ($39,647)

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.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • School Bldg 101 Saddlerock Dr (Lat: 37.016694 Lon: -103.883861), Call Sign: KAI735
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.470 MHzGrant Date: 04/10/1998, Expiration Date: 06/22/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/07/2003Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 12/24/1997, Expiration Date: 01/25/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/27/2003Registrant: Waldroup Ranch Inc, 9002 Cr 143.0, Branson, CO 81027
  • L3 MOBILES, Lat: 37.007278 Lon: -103.866639, Call Sign: WQJQ623
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.160 MHzGrant Date: 11/25/2008, Expiration Date: 11/25/2018, Certifier: Robert LeedhamRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 05/10/2012, Expiration Date: 05/10/2022, Certifier: Robert LeedhamRegistrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/15/2014, Expiration Date: 10/15/2024, Certifier: Michael MurphyRegistrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • BRANSON, Athey Av & Saddle Rock Rd (Lat: 37.019167 Lon: -103.885500), Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WCF985
    Assigned Frequencies: 2118.40 MHz, 6595.00 MHzGrant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 08/01/2020Registrant: Centurylink, Inc., 902 Wasco St., Hood River, OR 97031, Phone: (360) 905-6839, Fax: (303) 391-2477, 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/07/2009, Expiration Date: 03/17/2019, Cancellation Date: 07/20/2015Registrant: 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: 37.137778 Lon: -103.666611), Overall height: 13.1 m, Call Sign: WLR548
    Assigned Frequencies: 2118.40 MHz, 2168.40 MHzGrant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021Registrant: Centurylink, Inc., 902 Wasco St., Hood River, OR 97031, Phone: (360) 905-6839, Fax: (303) 391-2477, Email:

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (70%)
  • Wood (27%)

Branson 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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