Cope, Colorado

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Population in July 2007: 588.
Males: 308  (52.4%)
Females: 280  (47.6%)
Median resident age:  40.9 years
Colorado median age:  34.3 years

Zip code: 80801

Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,295 (it was $32,188 in 2000)
Cope:

$48,295
CO:

$65,685

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $31,493 (it was $20,934 in 2000)

Cope CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $120,962 (it was $66,300 in 2000)
Cope:

$120,962
CO:

$314,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $157,642; Detached houses: $164,991; Townhouses or other attached units: $146,826; Mobile homes: $71,339
  • Races in Cope, CO (2000)

    Cope races chart
    • 59594.0%White alone
    • 284.4%Hispanic
    • 50.8%Two or more races
    • 30.5%American Indian alone
    • 20.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cope: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4426 feet

Land area: 613.9 square miles.

Population density: 1.0 people per square mile   (very low).

Cope, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Cope:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cope CCD:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 66.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 9.4%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Cope, Colorado as of July 18, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cope is 588 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Cope CCD:  0.7% ($489)
Colorado:  0.7% ($1,132)
Cope satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Aurora, CO (95.3 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (594.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Joes, CO (4.5 miles) , Linden, CO (5.0 miles ), Kirk, CO (5.1 miles) , Otis, CO (5.1 miles ), Akron, CO (5.3 miles ), Yuma, CO (5.3 miles ), South Divide, CO (5.7 miles ), Flagler, CO (5.8 miles ).

Latitude: 39.78 N, Longitude: 103.02 W

Area code: 970

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (49%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (37%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (37%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Bus drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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

Average climate in Cope, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cope-area historical tornado activity is above Colorado state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Cope place center injured 6 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/30/1996, a category F3 tornado 12.9 miles away from the place center caused $300,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cope-area historical earthquake activity is below Colorado state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 224.4 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 219.3 miles away from Cope center
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 628.8 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 213.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 101.4 miles away from Cope center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 201.8 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 Washington County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cope:

  • Community College of Aurora (about 95 miles; Aurora, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,730)
  • University of Northern Colorado (about 99 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 11,469)
  • Jones International University (about 100 miles; Centennial, CO; FT enrollment: 2,556)
  • Colorado State University-Global Campus (about 101 miles; Greenwood Village, CO; FT enrollment: 3,642)
  • Aims Community College (about 103 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 3,598)
  • University of Denver (about 104 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 9,621)
  • Emily Griffith Technical College (about 106 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 2,460)

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Notable locations in Cope: Donald Ranch (A), Price Ranch (B), Payne Hill (C), Cope Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Thurman Cemetery (1), Lee Cemetery (2), Cope Community Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Jack Creek (A), Gordon Creek (B), North Fork Arikaree River (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Washington 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:  2.5 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.9%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.8%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

21.2%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.7%
Whole state:

4.1%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Colorado average:

11.8

Cope travel time to work - commute Cope mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cope CCD (based on Washington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6391
Mainline Protestant6226
Evangelical Protestant53413
None3,019-
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
Washington County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Washington County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

10.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

19.8%
Colorado:

18.4%

6.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.84%
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 Yuma County, CO  0.85% ($25,000 average AGI)
from Morgan County, CO  0.79% ($22,500)


8.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,317 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
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 Logan County, CO  1.23% ($26,632 average AGI)
to Morgan County, CO  0.91% ($42,571)
to Weld County, CO  0.91% ($33,571)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cope:

  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, 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.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRDZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; WRAY, CO; Owner: MEDIA LOGIC, LLC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KNRC (1150 AM; 10 kW; ENGLEWOOD, CO; Owner: NRC BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cope:

  • KBRU-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MORGAN, CO; Owner: ON-AIR FAMILY, LLC)
  • KAVD (103.1 FM; LIMON, CO; Owner: THE MEADOWLARK GROUP, INC.)
  • KNEC (100.9 FM; YUMA, CO; Owner: ARNOLD BROADCASTING CO INC)
  • K204BH (88.7 FM; YUMA, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)
  • K220IJ (91.9 FM; YUMA, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cope:

  • K47FT (Channel 47; ANTON * SW WASH CTY, CO; Owner: BOARD OF WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K49EX (Channel 49; ANTON & SW WASH CTY, CO; Owner: BOARD OF WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K55IB (Channel 55; ANTON & SW WASH CTY, CO; Owner: BOARD OF WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K57IL (Channel 57; ANTON, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K45FD (Channel 45; ANTON & SW WASH CTY, CO; Owner: BOARD OF WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS)
  • K32AB (Channel 32; YUMA, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K34AC (Channel 34; YUMA, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K36AC (Channel 36; YUMA, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K38AD (Channel 38; YUMA, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K40CG (Channel 40; YUMA, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Cope Site S26, T4s, R50w, 6th Principal (Lat: 39.671056 Lon: -102.943528), Type: Mast, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.8 m, Call Sign: KNKN347
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 09/09/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: John T Scott IiiRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Abby L Harrington, County Road 4.5 & Tt (Lat: 39.672083 Lon: -102.956222), Type: 80.7, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 8132864140, Aharrington@rtowers.Com, 4890 W. KENNEDY BLVD. SUITE 850, Phone: (Har) rin-gton
  • Jerri L Janjua, S26, T4s, R50w, 6th Principal (Lat: 39.671056 Lon: -102.943528), Type: 79.8, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 6783394277, Carol.King@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE, MCGA3B1REG
  • Jerri L Janjua, S26, T4s, R50w, 6th Principal (Lat: 39.671056 Lon: -102.943528), Type: 79.8, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 6783394277, Carol.King@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE, MCGA3B1REG
  • Jerri L Janjua, S26, T4s, R50w, 6th Principal (Lat: 39.671056 Lon: -102.943528), Type: 79.8, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 6783394277, Carol.King@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE, MCGA3B1REG
  • Sonya Dutton, S26, T4s, R50w, 6th Principal (Lat: 39.671056 Lon: -102.943528), Type: 79.8, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 6783394271, Pamelia.Hoof@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE (MC: GA3B1REG)
  • Jerri L Janjua, S26, T4s, R50w, 6th Principal (Lat: 39.671056 Lon: -102.943528), Type: 79.8, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 9 Mi Due North (Lat: 39.918333 Lon: -102.751889), Call Sign: KVE697
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.580 MHzGrant Date: 02/12/1998, Expiration Date: 03/09/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/08/2003Registrant: Dennis L Christianson, Route 3 Box 13, Cope, CO 80812
  • 1/2 Mi E 1 Mi N 1 1/2 Mi E 1/2 Mi (Lat: 39.781944 Lon: -102.642139), Call Sign: WSW419
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.900 MHzGrant Date: 05/24/2005, Expiration Date: 05/23/2015, Cancellation Date: 07/25/2015Registrant: Stone Communications LLC, 422 Main Ave, Flagler, CO 80815, Phone: (719) 765-4481, Fax: (719) 765-4409, Email:
  • 1 1/2 Mi E Hwy 36 From Cope (Lat: 39.598611 Lon: -102.814389), Call Sign: WSW420
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.900 MHzGrant Date: 05/24/2005, Expiration Date: 05/23/2015, Cancellation Date: 07/25/2015Registrant: Stone Communications LLC, 422 Main Ave, Flagler, CO 80815, Phone: (719) 765-4481, Fax: (719) 765-4409, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Cope, Lat: 39.482528 Lon: -103.039000, Call Sign: WQAX234
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.443 MHz, 956.443 MHzGrant Date: 07/23/2014, Expiration Date: 08/23/2024, Certifier: Joseph ListengartRegistrant: Sourcegas Distribution LLC, 655 East Millsap Road, Suite 104, Fayetteville, AR 72703, Phone: (877) 404-7207, Fax: (479) 582-7802, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC0KNC, Licensee ID: L00350818, Grant Date: 04/26/2001, Expiration Date: 04/26/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/27/2013, Certifier: Alan B Fullmer, Registrant: Alan B Fullmer, 45450 Madison Ave, Cope, CO 80812
  • Call Sign: KD0KFL, Licensee ID: L01546542, Grant Date: 02/09/2010, Expiration Date: 02/09/2020, Certifier: Hilary E House Jr, Registrant: Hilary E House Jr, 45365 Us Hwy 36, Cope, CO 80812

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7KCAB (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-320 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2606G , Serial Number: 51, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 05/31/1968
    Registrant (Corporation): N2606g LLC, 6490 County Road Uu, Cope, CO 80812
  • Aircraft: AYRES CORPORATION S2R-G6 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AIRESEARCH TPE331 SERIES (904 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 3083Z , Serial Number: G6-122, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 03/31/1995
    Registrant (Corporation): King Air, Po Box 53, Cope, CO 80812
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4461H , Serial Number: 24-0742, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 10/30/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Travis L King, 6490 County Road Uu, Cope, CO 80812
  • Aircraft: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL S-2R (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 44AH , Serial Number: 2260R, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 07/20/2005
    Registrant (Corporation): King Air LLC, Po Box 53, Cope, CO 80812
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6507E , Serial Number: 56007, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 08/13/2002
    Registrant (Co-Owned): William W Thomason, 9540 Rr Yy, Cope, CO 80812, Other Owners: Darwin D Thomason, Brent W Thomason

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (72%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Cope compared to Colorado 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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 below state average.

Cope on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most cars per house, population 500+"
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