Cochetopa, Colorado

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Population in July 2007: 111.
Males: 61  (55.7%)
Females: 50  (44.3%)
Median resident age:  46.9 years
Colorado median age:  34.3 years

Zip code: 81230

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,862 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Cochetopa:

$35,862
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $39,886 (it was $25,000 in 2000)

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $200,530; Detached houses: $228,451; Townhouses or other attached units: $155,991; Mobile homes: $73,591
  • Races in Cochetopa, CO (2000)

    Cochetopa races chart
    • 8991.8%White alone
    • 55.2%Hispanic
    • 22.1%Two or more races
    • 11.0%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 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).

Cochetopa, Colorado map

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%
  • 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%
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: Cathedral, CO (4.5 miles) , Gunnison, CO (4.6 miles ), Pitkin, CO (5.1 miles) , City of Creede, CO (5.5 miles ), Creede, CO (5.6 miles ), Garfield, CO (5.6 miles) , Sapinero, CO (5.6 miles ), Bonanza, CO (5.7 miles) .

Latitude: 38.27 N, Longitude: 106.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 970

Cochetopa household income distribution Cochetopa home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.8%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Cochetopa, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Cochetopa-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 175% 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 544.0 miles away from the city 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 595.1 miles away from Cochetopa center
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 142.9 miles away from the city center
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 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 614.8 miles away from Cochetopa center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
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 398.5 miles away from the city 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 Saguache County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 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 Colorado University (about 22 miles; Gunnison, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • Adams State University (about 73 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 93 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 94 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Colorado College (about 111 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 111 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 112 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 24.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 17.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.4
U.S.:

20.2
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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

0.0
Colorado average:

11.8

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cochetopa CCD (based on Saguache County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,2441
Other1,11210
Evangelical Protestant4509
Mainline Protestant1983
None2,104-
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: 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%

10.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,587 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.61%
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 Alamosa County, CO  0.96% ($24,385 average AGI)
from Rio Grande County, CO  0.96% ($23,308)


9.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,250 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.33%
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 Alamosa County, CO  1.13% ($30,067 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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