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Moffat County

Population in 2012: 322 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.9%
 

Males: 174  (54.3%)
Females: 148  (45.7%)

Median resident age:  34.8 years
Colorado median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 81610.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $33,496 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Dinosaur:

$33,496
Colorado:

$55,387
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $18,318

Dinosaur town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $71,384 (it was $33,100 in 2000)
Dinosaur:

$71,384
Colorado:

$233,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $58,917; Detached houses: $59,928; Mobile homes: $57,086

Median gross rent in 2011: $750.

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Dinosaur races chart
  • White alone - 299 (88.2%)
  • Hispanic - 27 (8.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dinosaur: 89.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (27.2%), Irish (20.8%), English (14.9%), Dutch (8.2%), Italian (1.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 12/9/1947

Elevation: 5858 feet

Land area: 0.80 square miles.

Population density: 405 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Dinosaur:

  • High school or higher: 70.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dinosaur town:

  • Never married: 10.4%
  • Now married: 69.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
Colorado:  9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $578 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $246 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Provo, UT (140.0 miles , pop. 105,166).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (209.5 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (494.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Rangely, CO (3.9 miles ), Naples, UT (5.4 miles ), Vernal, UT (5.6 miles ), Maeser, UT (5.8 miles ), Uintah and Ouray, UT (5.9 miles ), Randlett, UT (6.6 miles ), Fort Duchesne, UT (6.7 miles ), Maybell-Powder Wash, CO (6.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $73,600
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $31,300
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 40.24 N, Longitude: 109.01 W

Area code: 970

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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.99
Colorado average:

2.41

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-0.9%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (51%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Utilities (1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (13%)
  • Extraction workers (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other financial specialists (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)

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Earthquake activity:

Dinosaur-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 95.0 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 6.2 miles away from Dinosaur center
On 1/31/2002 at 18:17:45, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/30/2000 at 14:46:51, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/1991 at 13:15:05, a magnitude 3.8 (3.4 MB, 3.8 ML, Depth: 1.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 17.6 miles away from Dinosaur center
On 11/11/2000 at 21:17:53, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 ML, Depth: 3.6 mi) earthquake occurred 12.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Moffat County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Fire: 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 Dinosaur, CO

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dinosaur:

  • Mesa State College (about 85 miles; Grand Junction, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,126)
  • Brigham Young University (about 140 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 30,109)
  • Utah Valley University (about 144 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 15,072)
  • Snow College (about 150 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 2,666)
  • Westminster College (about 154 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,451)
  • Western Governors University (about 154 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 15,870)
  • University of Utah (about 154 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 20,534)

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Hotel: Hi-Vu Motel (122 East Brontosaurus Boulevard).

 
Moffat County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Dinosaur and their reported violations in the past:

DINOSAUR TOWN OF (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-28-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-28-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-28-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-28-2006)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-31-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dinosaur that have no violations reported:

  • DINOSAUR NM: DINOS QUARRY (Serves UT, Population served: 800, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • DINOSAUR NM: GREEN RVR CG (Serves UT, Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DINOSAUR NM: SPLIT MTN CG (Serves UT, Population served: 34, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 14.0%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.5%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.2%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Dinosaur, CO

Dinosaur compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Dinosaur travel time to work - commute


Dinosaur mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Wood (28%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Other fuel (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Dinosaur (based on Moffat County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.46%
Here39.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Church of Christ
Adherents22.5%20.8%20.5%6.1%4.9%
Congregations4.5%9.1%13.6%4.5%9.1%
NameAssemblies of GodLutheran ChurchGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaChurches of ChristOther
Adherents4.0%3.8%2.9%2.8%11.5%
Congregations9.1%4.5%4.5%9.1%31.8%
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: 3
Moffat County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Moffat County:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

10.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.5%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Moffat County:

19.4%
Colorado:

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

7.9%
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
Other Government Administration 1$2,240$26,8800$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$216
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,334$28,0080$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,614$19,3680$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,240
Totals for Government 3$6,188$24,7522$1,456

Dinosaur government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $48,000 ($149.07)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($124.22)
    Financial Administration: $38,000 ($118.01)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($59.01)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($43.48)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($9.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($3.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $69,000 ($214.29)

Dinosaur government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $16,000 ($49.69)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.11)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $26,000 ($80.75)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $12,000 ($37.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($136.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $22,000 ($68.32)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($55.90)
    Highways: $16,000 ($49.69)
  • Tax - Property: $17,000 ($52.80)
    NEC: $7,000 ($21.74)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($3.11)

Dinosaur government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $18,000 ($55.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $17,000 ($52.80)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,000 ($3.11)

Dinosaur government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $321,000 ($996.89)

9.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,498 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.17%
Colorado average:

10.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Routt County, CO  1.18% ($35,556 average AGI)
from Mesa County, CO  0.68% ($31,742)
from Rio Blanco County, CO  0.33% ($37,200)


9.11% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,259 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.11%
Colorado average:

10.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Mesa County, CO  1.35% ($36,452 average AGI)
to Routt County, CO  0.90% ($36,829)
to Larimer County, CO  0.26% ($33,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dinosaur:

  • KVEL (920 AM; 5 kW; VERNAL, UT; Owner: ASHLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KNEU (1250 AM; 5 kW; ROOSEVELT, UT; Owner: COUNTRY GOLD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KRAI (550 AM; 5 kW; CRAIG, CO; Owner: WILD WEST RADIO, INC.)
  • KOAL (750 AM; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: EASTERN UTAH BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dinosaur:

  • KXRQ (94.3 FM; ROOSEVELT, UT; Owner: UINTA BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • KIFX (98.5 FM; ROOSEVELT, UT; Owner: EVANS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLCY-FM (105.9 FM; VERNAL, UT; Owner: ASHLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K216BO (91.1 FM; RANGELY, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)
  • K220BM (91.9 FM; RANGELY, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Dinosaur:

  • K28CG (Channel 28; RANGELY, CO; Owner: RIO BLANCO COUNTY TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K06IX (Channel 6; RANGELY, CO; Owner: RIO BLANCO COUNTY TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K10DY (Channel 10; BLUE MOUNTAIN, ETC., CO; Owner: RIO BLANCO COUNTY TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K12EE (Channel 12; BLUE MOUNTAIN, ETC., CO; Owner: RIO BLANCO COUNTY TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K35DM (Channel 35; CATHEDRAL BLUFFS, ET, CO; Owner: RIO BLANCO COUNTY TV ASSOCIATION)

Dinosaur fatal accident list:

Jul 29, 1981 03:40 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2

    FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

    1
    • MOOSEHEAD, 9.2 Mi Ne (Lat: 40.315500 Lon: -108.863167), Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WMK718, Licensee ID: L00000342
      Assigned Frequencies: 2121.60 MHz, 2124.80 MHz, 2112.00 MHz
      Grant Date: 01/23/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/18/2003
      Registrant: Union Telephone Company Inc, 850 N Highway 414, Mountain View, WY 82939, Phone: (307) 782-6131, Fax: (307) 782-6913, Email:

    FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

    4
    • Call Sign: KD0BFQ, Licensee ID: L01307471
      Grant Date: 07/24/2007, Expiration Date: 07/24/2017, Cancellation Date: 11/14/2007, Certifier: Barry L Nielsen
      Registrant: Barry L Nielsen, Dinosaur, CO 81610
    • Call Sign: KD0BQW, Licensee ID: L01326501
      Grant Date: 09/25/2007, Expiration Date: 09/25/2017, Certifier: Donna J Nielsen
      Registrant: Donna J Nielsen, Dinosaur, CO 81610
    • Call Sign: KD0BQX, Licensee ID: L01310613
      Grant Date: 09/25/2007, Expiration Date: 09/25/2017, Certifier: Bryan K Nielsen
      Registrant: Bryan K Nielsen, Dinosaur, CO 81610
    • Call Sign: NV0Y, Previous Call Sign: KD0BFQ, Licensee ID: L01307471
      Grant Date: 11/14/2007, Expiration Date: 11/14/2017, Certifier: Barry L Nielsen
      Registrant: Barry L Nielsen, 507 Plateosaurus Place, Dinosaur, CO 81610

    FAA Registered Aircraft:

    1
    • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
      N-Number: 181GP , Serial Number: 28-8490061, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 04/05/1984
      Registrant (Individual): Samuel M Tolley, Po Box 236, Dinosaur, CO 81610


    2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

    • Fire: 1


    Most common first names in Dinosaur, CO among deceased individuals
    NameCountLived (average)
    Robert365.7 years
    John274.4 years
    James270.5 years
    George271.4 years
    Elmer266.0 years
    Paul272.5 years
    Richard265.4 years
    Thelma281.5 years
    Thomas255.1 years
    William277.0 years
    Most common last names in Dinosaur, CO among deceased individuals
    Last nameCountLived (average)
    Page572.6 years
    Bourdette378.4 years
    Barrett379.0 years
    Smith363.7 years
    Hughes290.0 years
    Hurt272.5 years
    Witherell255.0 years
    Harper277.5 years
    Mccarrel280.0 years
    Turek283.0 years

    Businesses in Dinosaur, CO

    • Kroger: 1


    Dinosaur on our top lists:

    • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining"
    • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Data processing and other information services"
    • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
    • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Vending machine operators"
    • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers"
    • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and related occupations:"
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