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Population in 2012: 239 (71% urban, 29% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.1%
 

Males: 132  (55.3%)
Females: 107  (44.7%)

Median resident age:  45.8 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81212.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $61,957 (it was $34,688 in 2000)
Brookside:

$61,957
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,182

Brookside town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $153,459 (it was $101,800 in 2000)
Brookside:

$153,459
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $226,557; Detached houses: $251,493; Mobile homes: $107,632

Median gross rent in 2012: $861.

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  • White alone - 211 (90.6%)
  • Hispanic - 19 (8.2%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Brookside: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.7%), Italian (10.0%), Irish (9.6%), English (6.8%), Polish (6.0%), French (3.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5325 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 554 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Brookside:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brookside town:

  • Never married: 16.4%
  • Now married: 69.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

5 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe).

This town:  2.5%
Colorado:  9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $813 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $800 (0.6%)

Brookside satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (32.6 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (37.9 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (512.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Lincoln Park, CO (1.3 miles ), Williamsburg, CO (1.6 miles ), Canon City, CO (1.8 miles ), Rockvale, CO (1.8 miles ), Florence, CO (2.1 miles ), Penrose-Portland, CO (3.1 miles) , Penrose, CO (3.2 miles ), Victor, CO (4.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $130,500
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $130,500
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $138,600
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $138,600
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $138,600
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $138,600
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $138,600
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $138,600
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $138,600
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $138,600
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $138,600
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $138,600
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $138,600

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 38.41 N, Longitude: 105.19 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 719

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.9%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-0.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (15%)
  • Business operations specialists (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Brookside-area historical tornado activity is below Colorado state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.5 miles away from the Brookside town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1977, a category F3 tornado 36.9 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Brookside-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 94.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.3 miles away from Brookside center
On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 64.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/4/2001 at 12:45:53, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/23/1995 at 06:51:48, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 26.5 miles away from Brookside center
On 8/1/1996 at 05:44:22, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fremont County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Fires: 2, Storms: 2, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Brookside topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Brookside:

  • FREMONT COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; CANON CITY, CO)
  • CANON CITY DIALYSIS (FMC) (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; CANON CITY, CO)
  • FREMONT REGIONAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; CANON CITY, CO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brookside:

  • Pueblo Community College (about 32 miles; Pueblo, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,683)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 33 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 5,185)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 34 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 4,083)
  • Colorado Technical University Online (about 39 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 30,924)
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (about 40 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 45 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 4,620)
  • Adams State College (about 76 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 14.7. This is significantly better than average.
City:

14.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.8
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.0%
(2.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.7%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.2%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Brookside, CO

Brookside compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Brookside travel time to work - commute


Brookside mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Brookside town (based on Fremont County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.01%
Here36.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents45.3%12.2%5.7%3.3%3.2%
Congregations6.4%12.8%4.3%2.1%6.4%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents3.2%2.9%2.9%2.6%18.8%
Congregations4.3%6.4%2.1%2.1%53.2%
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: 6
Fremont County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Fremont County:

3.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 41
Here:

8.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.4%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Fremont County:

19.8%
Colorado:

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

6.4%
State:

9.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$433
Water Supply 0$0 1$100
Totals for Government 0$0 2$533

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $13,000 ($54.39)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($87.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($25.10)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($4.18)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000 ($4.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($4.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($104.60)
    Gas Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($25.10)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($8.37)
    NEC: $0 ($0.00)

Brookside government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($46.03)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($46.03)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,000 ($46.03)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

8.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,613 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.47%
Colorado average:

10.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from El Paso County, CO  1.11% ($41,164 average AGI)
from Pueblo County, CO  0.71% ($25,629)
from Chaffee County, CO  0.38% ($33,904)


7.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.52%
Colorado average:

10.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to El Paso County, CO  1.27% ($36,965 average AGI)
to Pueblo County, CO  0.86% ($33,974)
to Chaffee County, CO  0.33% ($31,773)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brookside:

  • KRLN (1400 AM; 1 kW; CANON CITY, CO; Owner: ROYAL GORGE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KBZC (1300 AM; 5 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KKCS (1460 AM; 5 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WALTON STATIONS - COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brookside:

  • K203AT (88.5 FM; WESTCLIFFE, ETC., CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • KMOM (96.1 FM; FOUNTAIN, CO; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KILO (94.3 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: COLORADO SPRINGS RADIO BCSTERS, INC.)
  • KRDO-FM (95.1 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: THE PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KEPC (89.7 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: PIKES PEAK COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KTLC (89.1 FM; CANON CITY, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KDZA-FM (107.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K208DP (89.5 FM; NATHROP, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MTN PUBLIC B/CAST HOUSE INC)

TV broadcast stations around Brookside:

  • K12ME (Channel 12; CANON CITY, CO; Owner: PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K19DY (Channel 19; CANON CITY, CO; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • K10LI (Channel 10; CANON CITY, CO; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Water Tank, 1 Mi South Of Intersection Of Colorado 115 & Brook (Lat: 38.409444 Lon: -105.186944), Type: Tank, Structure height: 9.8 m, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WPWJ610
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.262 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/05/2012, Expiration Date: 12/02/2022, Certifier: Claude N Calhoun
    Registrant: Town Of Brookside, 1720 Brookside Ave., Brookside, CO 81212, Phone: (719) 276-3436, Fax: (719) 276-3436, Email:



Brookside on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Operations specialties managers except financial managers"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Leather and allied products"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Clothing and clothing accessories, including shoe, stores"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other direct selling establishments"
  • #94 (81212) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slavic first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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