Chacra, Colorado

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Population in 2010: 329.
Males: 208  (63.5%)
Females: 121  (36.5%)
Median resident age:

35.5 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $68,843
Chacra:

$68,843
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,252

Chacra CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $403,817
Chacra:

$403,817
CO:

$348,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $418,842; detached houses: $416,672

Median gross rent in 2017: $2,105.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chacra: 96.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.0%
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  • Races in Chacra, CO (2010)
    • 28787.2%White alone
    • 3711.2%Hispanic
    • 20.6%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Black alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: German (60.8%), American (12.4%), Norwegian (3.8%), Dutch (3.2%), Irish (3.2%), Swedish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5629 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Boulder, CO (120.2 miles , pop. 94,673).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (125.1 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (490.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

New Castle, CO (2.2 miles ),
Glenwood Springs, CO (2.6 miles ),
No Name, CO (2.9 miles),
Silt, CO (3.3 miles ),
Cattle Creek, CO (3.6 miles ),
Carbondale, CO (4.2 miles ),
Rifle, CO (4.3 miles ),
Catherine, CO (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 39.58 N, Longitude: 107.45 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 970

Distribution of median household income in Chacra, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chacra, CO in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Colorado:

3.0%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.8. This is better than average.

City:

59.8
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 4.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.72
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 11.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 5.22. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.22
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Chacra-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 193% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 451.7 miles away from Chacra center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 535.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 312.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 177.6 miles away from Chacra center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 218.3 miles away from Chacra center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 287.4 miles away from Chacra center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Garfield County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Chacra:

  • HOSPICE OF THE ROCKIES (Hospital, about 7 miles away; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO)
  • COLUMBINE HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO)
  • ROARING FORK HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO)
  • VALLEY VIEW HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO)
  • GRACE HEALTHCARE OF GLENWOOD SPRINGS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO)

Amtrak station near Chacra:

  • 7 miles: GLENWOOD SPRINGS (413 7TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for car rental service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chacra:

  • Colorado Mountain College (about 7 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,463)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 68 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 77 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 119 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (about 120 miles; Boulder, CO; FT enrollment: 28,328)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 123 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)
  • Colorado Christian University (about 126 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 2,959)

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Garfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

82.1%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.5%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 3.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Chacra:

Marital status in Chacra, CO
  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 67.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 3.9%

For population 25 years and over in Chacra:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.7%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Colorado average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chacra, CO (based on Garfield County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,3686
Evangelical Protestant5,10840
Other2,29312
Mainline Protestant1,73312
None40,887-
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: 8
This county:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
This county:

5.62 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 81
This county:

15.18 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

4.9%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
Colorado:

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

8.3%
Colorado:

9.6%

9.13% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,747 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.13%
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 Eagle County, CO  0.92% ($68,569 average AGI)
from Pitkin County, CO  0.81% ($62,966)
from Mesa County, CO  0.63% ($37,115)


7.68% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,686 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.68%
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 Mesa County, CO  0.97% ($46,281 average AGI)
to Eagle County, CO  0.64% ($53,109)
to Pitkin County, CO  0.45% ($71,289)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chacra:

  • KGLN (980 AM; 1 kW; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: COLORADO WEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRGS (690 AM; 1 kW; RIFLE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KSKE (610 AM; 5 kW; VAIL, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRAI (550 AM; 5 kW; CRAIG, CO; Owner: WILD WEST RADIO, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chacra:

  • KKCH (92.7 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: AGM-ROCKY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING I, L.L.C.)
  • KDNK (90.5 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMM. ACCESS RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVG (95.5 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • K247AD (97.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR)
  • KLXV (91.9 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZKS-FM2 (105.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C)
  • K259AC (99.7 FM; GYPSUM, ETC., CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)
  • KZKS (105.3 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KTUN (101.5 FM; EAGLE, CO; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING COLORADO, LLC)
  • K276AI (103.1 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K256AD (99.1 FM; PALISADE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K205CK (88.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CA (90.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K216ES (91.1 FM; CARDIFF, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • K210CE (89.9 FM; MESA, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KAYW (98.1 FM; MEEKER, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • KPVW (107.1 FM; ASPEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZKS-FM3 (105.3 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KNFO (106.1 FM; BASALT, CO; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING COLORADO, LLC)
  • KMTS (99.1 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: COLORADO WEST BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chacra:

  • KREG-TV (Channel 3; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • K05GY (Channel 5; NEW CASTLE, ETC., CO; Owner: CHANNEL 20 TV COMPANY)
  • K07JF (Channel 7; NEW CASTLE, CO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • K09JT (Channel 9; NEW CASTLE, ETC., CO; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K11JZ (Channel 11; NEW CASTLE, ETC., CO; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K42EV (Channel 42; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K05HE (Channel 5; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CHANNEL 20 TV COMPANY)
  • K31CW (Channel 31; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DEPT.)
  • K29CK (Channel 29; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DEPT.)
  • K02JD (Channel 2; EAST ELK CREEK, CO; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K06LX (Channel 6; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: ROCKY MT. PUBLIC B/C NETWORK, INC.)
  • K54AG (Channel 54; SILT/CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR)
  • K07GD (Channel 7; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • K52AG (Channel 52; SILT/CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR)
  • K04JL (Channel 4; EAST ELK CREEK, CO; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K06JS (Channel 6; EAST ELK CREEK, CO; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K08JS (Channel 8; EAST ELK CREEK, CO; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K10LN (Channel 10; EAST ELK CREEK, CO; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K09DC (Channel 9; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K11DI (Channel 11; GLENWOOD SPRINGS,ETC, CO; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K38FO (Channel 38; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K36AF (Channel 36; NEW CASTLE, CO; Owner: PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • Chacra, Colorado
  • Fatal accident count10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents14
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents29
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Colorado average
  • Fatal accident count4420
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents6715
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1633
  • Fatalities4911
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents11764
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents592
See more detailed statistics of Chacra fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 20.9mTotal length
  • 91,800Total average daily traffic
  • 10,066Total average daily truck traffic
  • 97,652Total future (year 2017) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chacra, CO
  • 90.7%Utility gas
  • 9.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chacra, CO
  • 69.2%Electricity
  • 15.4%Utility gas
  • 15.4%Wood


Chacra compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
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