East Adams, Colorado

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Population in July 2007: 6,755.
Males: 3,434  (50.8%)
Females: 3,321  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

35.1 years
Colorado median age:

34.3 years

Zip code: 80136

Estimated median household income in 2019: $82,529 (it was $51,521 in 2000)
East Adams:

$82,529
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,765 (it was $22,423 in 2000)

East Adams CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $361,231 (it was $142,700 in 2000)
East Adams:

$361,231
CO:

$394,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $371,190; detached houses: $410,706; townhouses or other attached units: $306,200; in 2-unit structures: $407,151; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $251,851; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $265,811; mobile homes: $74,204
March 2019 cost of living index in East Adams: 110.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in East Adams, CO (2000)
    • 5,23092.6%White alone
    • 2544.5%Hispanic
    • 681.2%Two or more races
    • 290.5%Black alone
    • 310.5%American Indian alone
    • 200.4%Asian alone
    • 120.2%Other race alone
    • 60.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 870.4 square miles.

Population density: 7.8 people per square mile   (very low).

East Adams, Colorado map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
East Adams CCD:

0.6% ($881)
Colorado:

0.7% ($1,132)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Aurora, CO (30.5 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (614.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Strasburg, CO (2.7 miles ),
Byers, CO (3.0 miles ),
Bennett, CO (3.2 miles ),
East Arapahoe, CO (3.6 miles ),
Peoria, CO (3.6 miles),
Comanche Creek, CO (4.1 miles ),
Deer Trail, CO (4.4 miles ),
Watkins, CO (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 39.83 N, Longitude: 104.26 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 303

Distribution of median household income in East Adams, CO in 2019
East Adams satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.0%
Colorado:

6.2%
Most common industries in East Adams, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.6%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Health care (4.6%)
  • Truck transportation (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.2%)
  • Truck transportation (6.1%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.2%)
  • Air transportation (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.1%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
Most common occupations in East Adams, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.5%)

Average climate in East Adams, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.6. This is about average.

City:

62.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 40.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

40.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

East Adams-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/12/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the East Adams place center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 5/18/1975, a category F3 tornado 22.1 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

East Adams-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 642% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 462.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 189.8 miles away from East Adams center
On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 193.1 miles away from East Adams center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 571.2 miles away from East Adams center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 202.0 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) earthquake occurred 203.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Adams County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East Adams:

  • Community College of Aurora (about 30 miles; Aurora, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,730)
  • Colorado State University-Global Campus (about 38 miles; Greenwood Village, CO; FT enrollment: 3,642)
  • Jones International University (about 38 miles; Centennial, CO; FT enrollment: 2,556)
  • University of Denver (about 39 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 9,621)
  • Emily Griffith Technical College (about 40 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • University of Colorado Denver (about 40 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 14,727)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (about 40 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 17,242)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in East Adams: Living Springs Ranch (A), Sunnydale Community House (B), Adams County Road Station (C), Munson Ranch (D), Staple D Ranch (E), Bigger Ranch (F), Valhalla Ranch (G), Blessed Creek Farm (H), Calhoun Ranch (I), Causey Farms (J), Bijou Hill Dairy (K), Bennett Fire Protection District Station 93 (L), Bennett Fire Protection District Station 95 (M), Adams County Sheriff's Office Strasburg Substation (N), Strasburg Volunteer Fire / Rescue (O), Bennett Fire Protection District Station 92 (P), Bennett Fire Protection District Station 91 (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Woolsey Cemetery (1), Bennett Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Layne Reservoir (A), Bootleg Reservoir (B), Bramkamp Reservoir (C), No Name 1-1 Number 1 Reservoir (D), Horse Creek Reservoir (E), Moore Reservoir Number 4 (F), Simpsons Reservoir (G), Boot Lake Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Comanche Creek (A), East Bijou Creek (B), West Bijou Creek (C), Sherman Ranch Slough (D), Little Muddy Creek (E), Poision Springs Creek (F), West Fork San Arroyo Creek (G), Hoffman Creek (H), Wolf Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Adams 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:

2.8 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

74.8%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.2%
Whole state:

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

1.8%
Whole state:

4.1%
13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

For population 15 years and over in East Adams:

Marital status in East Adams, CO
  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 66.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

For population 25 years and over in East Adams:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Colorado average:

11.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for East Adams, CO (based on Adams County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic70,59811
Evangelical Protestant34,568159
Other17,15738
Mainline Protestant7,13333
Black Protestant1952
Orthodox-1
None311,952-
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: 49
Adams County:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 104
Adams County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 196
Adams County:

4.66 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

6.8%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.3%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.0%
State:

9.6%

11.56% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,480 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.56%
Colorado average:

10.99%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($95 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.03%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Denver County, CO  2.38% ($44,025 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, CO  1.98% ($49,978)
from Arapahoe County, CO  1.52% ($42,744)


10.57% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,065 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.57%
Colorado average:

9.96%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($134 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.04%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Denver County, CO  1.76% ($41,055 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, CO  1.65% ($52,727)
to Arapahoe County, CO  1.43% ($42,461)

Strongest AM radio stations in East Adams:

  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KNRC (1150 AM; 10 kW; ENGLEWOOD, CO; Owner: NRC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KNUS (710 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLZ (560 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KHOW (630 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEZW (1430 AM; 10 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in East Adams:

  • KBRU-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MORGAN, CO; Owner: ON-AIR FAMILY, LLC)
  • KAVD (103.1 FM; LIMON, CO; Owner: THE MEADOWLARK GROUP, INC.)
  • KJMN (92.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KQMT (99.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJCD (104.3 FM; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KDJM (92.5 FM; BROOMFIELD, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KALC (105.9 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBPI (106.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KTCL (93.3 FM; FORT COLLINS, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOSI (101.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFMD (95.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRFX (103.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KBCO-FM (97.3 FM; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQKS (107.5 FM; LAKEWOOD, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KAGM (102.3 FM; STRASBURG, CO; Owner: KAGM, LLC)
  • KSIR-FM1 (107.1 FM; HUDSON, CO; Owner: KKDD-FM BROADCASTERS)

TV broadcast stations around East Adams:

  • KMGH-TV (Channel 7; DENVER, CO; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDEN (Channel 25; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: LONGMONT CHANNEL 25, INC.)
  • K48FW (Channel 48; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KRMA-TV (Channel 6; DENVER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in East Adams, CO
  • 56.9%Utility gas
  • 30.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.6%Electricity
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in East Adams, CO
  • 54.4%Utility gas
  • 29.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.9%Electricity
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Coal or coke
  • 0.5%Wood


East Adams compared to Colorado 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.
  • Renting percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

East Adams on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: air transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: supervisors of transportation and material moving workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: air transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: driver/sales workers and truck drivers (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: air transportation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most cars per house, population 5,000+"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: farmers and farm managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: warehousing and storage (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: farmers and farm managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: legal support workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: u. s. postal service (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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