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Population in 2012: 502 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.3%
 

Males: 286  (57.0%)
Females: 216  (43.0%)

Median resident age:  34.6 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81630.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $59,131 (it was $29,632 in 2000)
De Beque:

$59,131
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,945

De Beque town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $150,146 (it was $88,100 in 2000)
De Beque:

$150,146
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $161,114; Detached houses: $168,477; Mobile homes: $132,400

Median gross rent in 2012: $843.

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  • White alone - 462 (91.7%)
  • Hispanic - 34 (6.7%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.6%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in De Beque: 93.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (18.3%), English (12.2%), Irish (11.2%), Dutch (4.0%), Norwegian (3.6%), Scottish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4954 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 1,571 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in De Beque:

  • High school or higher: 78.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 13.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in De Beque town:

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

12 residents are foreign born

This town:  2.9%
Colorado:  9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $583 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $392 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Boulder, CO (164.3 miles , pop. 94,673).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Denver, CO (175.4 miles , pop. 554,636).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (455.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Parachute, CO (3.5 miles ), Battlement Mesa, CO (3.5 miles ), Collbran, CO (3.8 miles ), Grand Valley, CO (3.9 miles) , Palisade, CO (4.1 miles ), Fruitvale, CO (4.7 miles ), Clifton, CO (4.7 miles ), Whitewater-Kahnah Creek, CO (4.7 miles) .

Latitude: 39.33 N, Longitude: 108.21 W

Area code: 970

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Crime rates in De Beque by Year
Type 2003 2006 2007 2008 2009 2012
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 001010
per 100,000 0.00.0206.20.0189.40.0
Burglaries 198531
per 100,000 212.81871.11649.51008.1568.2195.3
Thefts 17135205
per 100,000 212.81455.32680.41008.13787.9976.6
Auto thefts 001120
per 100,000 0.00.0206.2201.6378.80.0
Arson 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 295.6) 24.4196.9291.9132.2270.154.9

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Crime rate in De Beque detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.91
Colorado average:

2.23

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.3%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +192 (+74.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Construction (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (15%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

De Beque-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 25% 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 82.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/2002 at 18:17:45, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.5 miles away from De Beque center
On 5/27/2000 at 21:58:18, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/20/1995 at 12:46:16, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2001 at 22:38:54, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.0 miles away from De Beque center
On 11/7/2004 at 06:54:59, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 0.4 mi) earthquake occurred 84.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mesa County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in De Beque, CO

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to De Beque:

  • Mesa State College (about 26 miles; Grand Junction, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,126)
  • Western State College of Colorado (about 89 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 144 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 163 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 4,383)
  • University of Colorado at Boulder (about 164 miles; Boulder, CO; FT enrollment: 27,408)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 166 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 3,082)
  • Arapahoe Community College (about 172 miles; Littleton, CO; FT enrollment: 2,438)

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Notable location: De Beque Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Debeque Town Government - Clerk- Public Works (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 381 Minter Avenue).

Hotel: Beaver Creek West (0360 Benchmark Road).

 
Mesa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.4. This is about average.
City:

32.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 26.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

26.5
U.S.:

22.1
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 36.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

36.2
U.S.:

28.3


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.6%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 95.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.3%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.0%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in De Beque, CO

2 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

De Beque compared to Colorado state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


De Beque travel time to work - commute


De Beque mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for De Beque town (based on Mesa County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 28.58%
Here28.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of God
Adherents17.7%16.0%8.5%8.2%6.9%
Congregations13.4%3.6%6.3%8.9%8.0%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents5.1%3.5%3.2%2.8%28.0%
Congregations5.4%0.9%3.6%1.8%48.2%
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: 22
Mesa County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Mesa County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Mesa County:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 101
Here:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.6%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Mesa County:

19.9%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
State:

9.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$2,287
Other Government Administration 2$5,128$30,7680$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$8,964$35,8561$1,065
Firefighters 1$2,502$30,0248$1,501
Streets and Highways 1$3,392$40,7040$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,877$22,5240$0
Water Supply 1$4,366$52,3920$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$863
Totals for Government 9$26,229$34,97211$5,716


8.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,805 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.52%
Colorado average:

10.77%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($298 average AGI)
Mesa County:

0.07%
Colorado average:

0.18%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Garfield County, CO  0.51% ($48,260 average AGI)
from Delta County, CO  0.30% ($33,014)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.26% ($42,254)


6.09% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Colorado average:

10.03%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($150 average AGI)
Mesa County:

0.04%
Colorado average:

0.12%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Garfield County, CO  0.32% ($36,248 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.20% ($30,568)
to Montrose County, CO  0.20% ($34,978)

Strongest AM radio stations in De Beque:

  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • 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.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KRGS (690 AM; 1 kW; RIFLE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEXO (1230 AM; 1 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KTMM (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRAI (550 AM; 5 kW; CRAIG, CO; Owner: WILD WEST RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in De Beque:

  • KZKS (105.3 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • K256AD (99.1 FM; PALISADE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K205CK (88.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CA (90.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K210CE (89.9 FM; MESA, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K276AI (103.1 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJYE (92.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDNK (90.5 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMM. ACCESS RADIO, INC.)
  • K247AD (97.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR)
  • KLXV (91.9 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRVG (95.5 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • KZKS-FM2 (105.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C)
  • KKCH (92.7 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: AGM-ROCKY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING I, L.L.C.)
  • KKNN (95.1 FM; DELTA, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KEKB (99.9 FM; FRUITA, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBKL (107.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMXY (104.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMGJ (93.1 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M.B.C. GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMOZ-FM (100.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING INC)
  • KMSA (91.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: MESA STATE COLLEGE)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KD0JKU, Licensee ID: L01530548
    Grant Date: 11/17/2009, Expiration Date: 11/17/2019, Certifier: Michael A Tanner
    Registrant: Michael A Tanner, 1996 I-70 Frontage Rd, De Beque, CO 81630
  • Call Sign: N2CTL, Previous Call Sign: KD0SBG, Licensee ID: L01709275
    Grant Date: 07/06/2012, Expiration Date: 07/06/2022, Cancellation Date: 05/10/2013, Certifier: Chris T Lawson
    Registrant: Chris T Lawson, De Beque, CO 81630
  • Call Sign: KD0UFI, Licensee ID: L01762576
    Grant Date: 01/30/2013, Expiration Date: 01/30/2023, Certifier: Brent S Metzler
    Registrant: Brent S Metzler, 2045 45 1/2 Rd, De Beque, CO 81630
  • Call Sign: K0CTL, Previous Call Sign: N2CTL, Licensee ID: L01709275
    Grant Date: 05/10/2013, Expiration Date: 05/10/2023, Certifier: Chris T Lawson
    Registrant: Chris T Lawson, De Beque, CO 81630

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH B-60 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4535S , Serial Number: P-384, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 04/20/1976
    Registrant (Corporation): Mt Logan Oilfield Service LLC, Po Box 186, De Beque, CO 81630



Most common first names in De Beque, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John774.1 years
William680.3 years
James576.6 years
Robert464.5 years
Earl366.6 years
Charles362.7 years
Helen380.0 years
Opal390.4 years
Walter374.7 years
Kenneth268.5 years
Most common last names in De Beque, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Latham582.6 years
Novinger485.5 years
Spears471.7 years
Etcheverry389.3 years
Paddock374.0 years
Truitt374.6 years
Case283.5 years
Allen280.5 years
Altenbern288.5 years
Anderson284.0 years

Businesses in De Beque, CO

  • Subway: 1


De Beque on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Administrative and support and waste management services"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Other direct selling establishments"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Construction"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Construction"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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