Crestone, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 132 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +80.8%
Males: 90  (68.7%)
Females: 42  (31.3%)
Median resident age:  37.1 years
Colorado median age:  36.4 years

Zip code: 81131

Estimated median household income in 2013: $19,378 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Crestone:

$19,378
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $10,870 (it was $22,291 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $155,887 (it was $88,100 in 2000)
Crestone:

$155,887
CO:

$240,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $200,530; Detached houses: $228,451; Townhouses or other attached units: $155,991; Mobile homes: $73,591

Median gross rent in 2013: $706.

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  • Races in Crestone, CO (2010)

    Crestone races chart
    • 11086.6%White alone
    • 86.3%Hispanic
    • 43.1%American Indian alone
    • 43.1%Two or more races
    • 10.8%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Crestone: 98.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Hungarian (25.9%), Scottish (16.8%), German (14.1%), Welsh (11.8%), English (5.0%), Polish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 1/24/1902

Elevation: 7913 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 526 people per square mile   (low).

Crestone, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Crestone:

  • High school or higher: 98.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Crestone town:

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 30.3%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 35.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $331 (0.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $334 (0.3%)

Crestone satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (61.6 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (77.6 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (472.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Moffat, CO (3.4 miles) , Westcliffe, CO (4.0 miles ), Silver Cliff, CO (4.1 miles ), Hooper, CO (4.5 miles) , Saguache, CO (5.0 miles ), Mosca-Hooper, CO (5.1 miles ), Coaldale, CO (5.1 miles ), Center, CO (5.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $202,600
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.00 N, Longitude: 105.70 W

Area code: 719

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

8.8%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (53%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (65%)
  • Information (30%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (53%)
  • Sales and related occupations (28%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (65%)
  • Management occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Crestone, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Crestone-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 128% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 90.3 miles away from the city center
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 77.9 miles away from Crestone center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.6 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) earthquake occurred 124.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.2 miles away from Crestone center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 304.4 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 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).
Crestone topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Crestone:

  • Adams State University (about 38 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,805)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 61 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 65 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 73 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 76 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 77 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 78 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)

Public high school in Crestone:

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Notable location: Crestone Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Orient Land Trust (Recreation Areas; East County Road Gg).

Saguache County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Crestone and their reported violations in the past:

CRESTONE WS (Population served: 97, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-25-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-25-2013)
  • 13 regular monitoring violations
SHAMBALA LLC (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-26-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-26-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-01-2011), St Public Notif received (2 times from APR-19-2011 to APR-20-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-26-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-26-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-01-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2012)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.1%
Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  50.0%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.1%
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: 1.5% of all households

Crestone compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.0
Colorado average:

11.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (73%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Crestone town (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%
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 0$0 1$1,076
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$3,692
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$105
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$254
Sewerage 0$0 1$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$149
Water Supply 0$0 1$484
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$324
Totals for Government 0$0 16$6,084

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 Crestone:

  • 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)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KWYD (1580 AM; 10 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGHF (1350 AM; 5 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Crestone:

  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K203AT (88.5 FM; WESTCLIFFE, ETC., CO; Owner: THE 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.)
  • KDZA-FM (107.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $992,000Total costs
  • 94Total average daily traffic
  • 147Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • CRESTONE, Block Lots 3 & 4 (Lat: 37.991917 Lon: -105.702222), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WML924, Licensee ID: L00005290
    Assigned Frequencies: 2165.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/25/2004
    Registrant: Columbine Acquisition Corp, 521 East Morehead St Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Various Locations (Lat: 37.983333 Lon: -105.700556), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNE447
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.393 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/17/1997, Expiration Date: 04/17/2002, Cancellation Date: 07/21/2002
    Registrant: Phone: (719) 256-4310
  • CRESTONE, Lat: 37.986694 Lon: -105.691694, Call Sign: WQIV963
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.393 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/30/2008, Expiration Date: 05/30/2018, Certifier: Darla Tiernan
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N. Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • Aspen TowerT, Lat: 37.971944 Lon: -105.710833, Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 12.5 m, Call Sign: WQPB353
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/27/2012, Expiration Date: 03/27/2022, Certifier: Ralph S Abrams
    Registrant: Crestone Telecom, LLC, 170 East Golden Ave., Crestone, CO 81131, Phone: (719) 256-4373, Fax: (719) 256-4373, Email:
  • Aspen TowerT, Lat: 37.971944 Lon: -105.710833, Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 12.5 m, Call Sign: WQPB353
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/27/2012, Expiration Date: 03/27/2022, Certifier: Ralph S Abrams
    Registrant: Crestone Telecom, LLC, 170 East Golden Ave., Crestone, CO 81131, Phone: (719) 256-4373, Fax: (719) 256-4373, Email:
  • EMS Tower, Lat: 37.947500 Lon: -105.716389, Type: Tower, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 10.1 m, Call Sign: WQPB353
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/27/2012, Expiration Date: 03/27/2022, Certifier: Ralph S Abrams
    Registrant: Crestone Telecom, LLC, 170 East Golden Ave., Crestone, CO 81131, Phone: (719) 256-4373, Fax: (719) 256-4373, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Block Lots 3 & 4 (Lat: 37.991917 Lon: -105.702222), Call Sign: KNKO928
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.575 MHz, 454.525 MHz, 454.625 MHz, 454.425 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/09/2008, Expiration Date: 11/01/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2012, Certifier: Shirley J Linn
    Registrant: Fairpoint Communications, Inc, 521 East Morehead Street Suite 500, Charlotte, NC 28202, Phone: (704) 344-8150, Fax: (704) 344-1594, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Crestone)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Crestone

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