Colorado City, Texas

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Population in 2013: 4,125 (87% urban, 13% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.6%
 
Males: 2,049  (49.7%)
Females: 2,076  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  36.9 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79512.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,308 (it was $22,842 in 2000)
Colorado City:

$40,308
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,039 (it was $15,591 in 2000)

Colorado City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $42,495 (it was $28,500 in 2000)
Colorado City:

$42,495
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $58,675; Detached houses: $60,087; In 2-unit structures: $20,684; Mobile homes: $45,839

Median gross rent in 2012: $496.

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Colorado City races chart
  • White alone - 2,089 (50.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1,790 (43.2%)
  • Black alone - 202 (4.9%)
  • Two or more races - 31 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 25 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Colorado City: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (11.4%), United States (11.2%), Irish (7.5%), English (6.3%), French (3.9%), Scottish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2071 feet

Land area: 5.29 square miles.

Population density: 780 people per square mile   (low).

Colorado City,TX real estate house value index trend

Colorado City, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Colorado City:

  • High school or higher: 78.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colorado City city:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 56.2%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

226 residents are foreign born

This city:  5.3%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Colorado City, Texas as of May 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Colorado City to the number of sex offenders is 205 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,119 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $587 (1.8%)

Colorado City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (65.3 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (207.0 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (239.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Lake Colorado City, TX (2.3 miles ), Loraine, TX (2.9 miles ), Westbrook, TX (3.0 miles ), Hermleigh, TX (4.2 miles ), Roscoe, TX (4.4 miles ), Snyder, TX (4.7 miles ), Fluvanna-Sharon Ridge, TX (4.8 miles ), Coahoma, TX (5.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $53,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $29,400
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $165,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $48,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $90,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.40 N, Longitude: 100.86 W

Area code: 325

Colorado City household income distribution Colorado City home values distribution

Crime rates in Colorado City by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 110013848400
per 100,000 22.822.40.00.024.872.6204.2103.0207.7102.70.00.0
Robberies 100111120010
per 100,000 22.80.00.024.524.824.225.551.50.00.023.60.0
Assaults 371071428712692833
per 100,000 68.5156.5243.9171.8347.5677.6178.7309.0155.8231.1661.5781.8
Burglaries 473230262339351524323572
per 100,000 1073.5715.6731.7638.2570.9943.9893.3386.3623.2821.6826.81705.8
Thefts 9611010710512111313210513113097100
per 100,000 2192.82459.72609.82577.33003.22734.83369.12704.13401.73337.62291.52369.1
Auto thefts 680696773180
per 100,000 137.0178.90.0147.3223.4145.2178.7180.377.925.7189.00.0
Arson 186110312211
per 100,000 22.8178.9146.324.524.80.076.625.851.951.323.623.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 218.8218.1210.3207.1282.7399.1430.4318.2394.3330.7312.8381.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Colorado City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 12 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Texas average:

1.95
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.4%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -428 (-9.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (27%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Extraction workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)

Work and jobs in Colorado City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Colorado City, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Colorado City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the Colorado City city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1968, a category F3 tornado 18.7 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Colorado City-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 44.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 208.2 miles away from Colorado City center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 130.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 215.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 34.7 miles away from Colorado City center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 284.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mitchell County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colorado City topographic map

Birthplace of: Guy Morriss - Football player and coach, Martin Dies, Jr. - Politician, Myra Crownover - Politician, James Moeser - University president.

Hospitals and medical centers in Colorado City:

  • HEART OF WEST TEXAS HOSPICE (1927 HICKORY SUITE 110)
  • MITCHELL COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 997 WEST I-20)
  • ACCESSCARE- COLORADO CITY DIALYSIS (1546 CHESTNUT ST)
  • INTEGRACARE HOME HEALTH OF COLORADO CITY (271 WALNUT STREET)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF ROTAN (139 W 2ND ST)
  • KRISTI LEE MANOR INC (1941 CHESTNUT)
  • VALLEY FAIR LODGE (1541 CHESTNUT ST)

Airports located in Colorado City:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colorado City:

  • Howard College (about 36 miles; Big Spring, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,587)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 68 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Angelo State University (about 71 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • Midland College (about 78 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 93 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Odessa College (about 97 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • Texas Tech University (about 101 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)

Public high schools in Colorado City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Colorado City:

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Library in Colorado City:

  • MITCHELL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $168,583; Location: 340 OAK ST; 36,034 books; 785 audio materials; 841 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 35 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Colorado City: Mitchell County Public Library (A), Heart of West Texas Museum (B), Colorado City Fire Department (C), Mitchell County Ambulance Service (D), Mitchell County Courthouse (E), Wallace Community Center (F), Kristi Lee Manor (G), Scott-Majors House (H), Colorado City Civic Center (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Colorado City include: House of Hope Community Church (A), New Life Bible Ministries (B), First Assembly of God (C), Christian Temple (D), Church of Christ (E), Mount Zion Baptist Church (F), Calvary Baptist Church (G), Saint Anns Catholic Church (H), Primera Iglesia Bautista el Calvario (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Colorado Cemetery (1), Cemetery of the Sands (2), Mitchell County Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Lone Wolf Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Colorado City include: Seven Wells Monument (1), Ruddick Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Colorado City City - Museum (340 East 3rd Street).

Hotel: Co City-Days Inn (RR 1 Box 293).

Mitchell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.7%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.7% for Black residents, 20.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.0% for other race residents, 14.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.7%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
110 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
21 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
109 people in nursing homes in 2000
11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Colorado City, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Colorado City compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Colorado City (2011 data):

  • First National Bank of Colorado City: First National Bank Of Colorado City at 2225 Hickory, branch established on 1982/10/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $42.7 mil, Deposits: $38.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices
  • The City National Bank of Colorado City: The City National Bank Of Colorado C at 228 Elm Street, branch established on 1900/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $109.8 mil, Deposits: $100.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: City National Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Colorado City travel time to work - commute Colorado City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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 Colorado City city (based on Mitchell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.21%
Here: 56.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents58.1%20.9%9.9%7.8%3.2%
Congregations28.0%8.0%20.0%20.0%24.0%
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: 2
Mitchell County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Mitchell County:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Mitchell County:

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Mitchell County:

29.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.7%
State:

15.7%
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 4$12,310$36,9300$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,683$56,1960$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$18,367$36,7340$0
Police - Other 6$12,394$24,7883$4,313
Firefighters 1$3,286$39,4321$374
Streets and Highways 7$13,315$22,8260$0
Solid Waste Management 2$3,720$22,3203$3,452
Parks and Recreation 4$7,176$21,5282$1,397
Water Supply 6$10,419$20,8380$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,770$33,2400$0
Totals for Government 38$88,440$27,9289$9,536

8.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,594 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.21%
Texas average:

7.14%

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 Scurry County, TX  0.83% ($37,350 average AGI)
from Nolan County, TX  0.75% ($24,444)
from Howard County, TX  0.58% ($25,071)


7.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,087 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.67%
Texas average:

6.69%

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 Nolan County, TX  0.63% ($50,867 average AGI)
to Scurry County, TX  0.63% ($23,867)
to Howard County, TX  0.50% ($28,583)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colorado City:

  • KVMC (1320 AM; daytime; 1 kW; COLORADO CITY, TX; Owner: JIMLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KSNY (1450 AM; 1 kW; SNYDER, TX; Owner: SNYDER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KXOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: STEIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colorado City:

  • KAUM (107.1 FM; COLORADO CITY, TX; Owner: JAMES G. BAUM)
  • KHYS (100.7 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEAN-FM (105.1 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHXS (102.7 FM; MERKEL, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLYD (98.9 FM; SNYDER, TX; Owner: DELBERT FOREE)

TV broadcast stations around Colorado City:

  • K07TZ (Channel 7; SNYDER, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K42ET (Channel 42; SNYDER, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K26DW (Channel 26; SNYDER, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KPCB (Channel 17; SNYDER, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Colorado City, Texas:
  • Fatal accident count: 16
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 24
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 30
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Texas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 177
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 268
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 51
  • Fatalities: 194
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 461
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26
See more detailed statistics of Colorado City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 66
  • Hazardous Condition: 6
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Colorado City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Colorado City, TX
Most common first names in Colorado City, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7575.2 years
John7576.2 years
Mary6378.7 years
William5976.0 years
Charles3974.1 years
Robert3274.8 years
George2976.7 years
Thomas2575.1 years
Frank2178.2 years
Willie2180.1 years
Most common last names in Colorado City, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5377.8 years
Jones3379.4 years
Brown3279.6 years
Williams2672.4 years
Davis2271.4 years
Martin2079.3 years
Green2068.7 years
Johnson1973.8 years
Feaster1875.6 years
Wilson1775.8 years
Businesses in Colorado City, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2RadioShack1
Ace Hardware1SAS Shoes1
Alco Stores1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
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