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Saguache County

Population in July 2007: 111.
Males: 61  (55.7%)
Females: 50  (44.3%)

Median resident age:  56.8 years
Colorado median age:  34.3 years

Estimated median household income in 2011: $33,288 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Cochetopa:

$33,288
Colorado:

$55,387
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $37,213

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  • White alone - 89 (91.8%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (5.2%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (2.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (1.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cochetopa: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 772.2 square miles.

Population density: 0.1 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Cochetopa:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cochetopa CCD:

  • Never married: 100.0%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
Colorado:  9.7%
Cochetopa satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (112.9 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (443.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Gunnison, CO (4.6 miles ), Pitkin, CO (5.1 miles) , Creede, CO (5.6 miles ), Sapinero, CO (5.6 miles ), Bonanza, CO (5.7 miles) , Saguache, CO (5.9 miles ), Lake City, CO (5.9 miles ), Poncha Springs, CO (6.3 miles ).

Latitude: 38.27 N, Longitude: 106.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 970

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.3%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)



Average climate in Cochetopa, Colorado

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Earthquake activity:

Cochetopa-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 67.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2002 at 22:17:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 57.2 miles away from Cochetopa center
On 2/10/2006 at 21:48:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/19/2004 at 06:09:43, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 52.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/8/2005 at 08:46:00, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 63.5 miles away from Cochetopa center
On 11/17/2007 at 17:17:32, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 51.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), 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: Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cochetopa:

  • Western State College of Colorado (about 22 miles; Gunnison, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,025)
  • Adams State College (about 73 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 93 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 111 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 5,185)
  • Colorado Technical University Online (about 112 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 30,924)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 113 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 4,620)
  • Mesa State College (about 113 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 5,126)

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Notable locations in Cochetopa: Flying M Ranch (A), Quarter Circle Ranch (B), Old Agency Ranger Station (C), McDonough Ranch (D), Rock Creek Cow Camp (E), Long Branch Guard Station (F), Tomichi Picnic Area (G), Gould Ranch (H), Corson Place (I), Watts Homestead (J), Shelton Ranch (K), Cooper Ranch (L), Mergelmann Cow Camp (M), Double Heart Ranch (N), Table Top Ranch (O), Mitchell Ranch (P), Post Homestead (Q), Sargents Fire Department (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Iris Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Baldy Lake (A), Beaver Ponds (B), Little Mud Pond (C), Big Mud Pond (D), Lower Dome Reservoir (E), Upper Dome Reservoir (F), McDonough Reservoir Number 1 (G), Mine Wastewater Treatment Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lake Fork Cochetopa Creek (A), Stewart Creek (B), Cascade Creek (C), Chavez Creek (D), Perfecto Creek (E), Sheep Creek (F), Lujan Creek (G), Slane Creek (H), Pine Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Cochetopa: Dome Lakes State Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location 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

Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.8%
Whole state:  63.9%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.6% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

0.0%
Whole state:

9.3%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

0.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Cochetopa compared to Colorado state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000



Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cochetopa (based on Saguache County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.26%
Here49.3%
USA50.2%

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%

8.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,792 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.81%
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 Chaffee County, CO  1.05% ($33,000 average AGI)
from Alamosa County, CO  0.96% ($21,727)


9.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($21,387 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.59%
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 Rio Grande County, CO  0.86% ($24,200 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cochetopa:

  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KPKE (1490 AM; 1 kW; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: JOHN HARVEY REES)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cochetopa:

  • 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)
  • KSBV (93.7 FM; SALIDA, CO; Owner: ARKANSAS VALLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K219CF (91.7 FM; DEL NORTE, ETC., CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KKXK (94.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KWGL (105.7 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KPRH (88.3 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • KBNG (103.7 FM; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • KVLE-FM (102.3 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEJJ (98.3 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: JOHN HARVEY REES)
  • KWSB-FM (91.1 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: WESTERN STATE COLLEGE OF COLORADO)
  • K210BS (89.9 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN EDUCATIONAL RADIO, INC)
  • K206BE (89.1 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)

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