Eldora, Colorado

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Population in 2010: 142. Population change since 2000: -16.5%
Males: 109  (77.2%)
Females: 33  (22.8%)
Median resident age:  45.5 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip code: 80466

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,812 (it was $51,875 in 2000)
Eldora:

$42,812
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,154 (it was $22,191 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $289,546 (it was $183,700 in 2000)
Eldora:

$289,546
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $336,712; Detached houses: $340,957; Townhouses or other attached units: $211,509

Median gross rent in 2012: $386.

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Eldora races chart
  • White alone - 134 (94.4%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (3.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Eldora: 234.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (18.2%), Irish (12.9%), German (6.2%), Italian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 8641 feet

Land area: 4.20 square miles.

Population density: 34 people per square mile   (very low).

Eldora, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Eldora:

  • High school or higher: 101.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Eldora CDP:

  • Never married: 38.7%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 18.4%

12 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America, 3.5% North America).

This place:  7.1%
Colorado:  9.8%

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

Eldora CDP:  0.5% ($942)
Colorado:  0.7% ($1,132)

Eldora satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Boulder, CO (17.2 miles , pop. 94,673).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (28.4 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (571.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Nederland, CO (1.8 miles ), Rollinsville, CO (2.1 miles) , Bonanza Mountain Estates, CO (2.3 miles) , St. Ann Highlands, CO (2.6 miles ), Bald Mountain, CO (2.9 miles ), Ward, CO (3.0 miles) , St. Mary's, CO (3.1 miles ), Sugarloaf, CO (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 39.95 N, Longitude: 105.57 W

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

4.3%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Eldora, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Eldora, Colorado average temperatures Eldora, Colorado average precipitation Eldora, Colorado humidity Eldora, Colorado wind speed Eldora, Colorado snowfall Eldora, Colorado sunshine Eldora, Colorado clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Eldora-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 37.3 miles away from the Eldora place center injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/15/1980, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Eldora-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 48% 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 411.8 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 169.2 miles away from Eldora center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 509.9 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 387.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 239.5 miles away from Eldora center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 341.4 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 Boulder County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Eldora topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Eldora:

  • BOULDER COMMUNITY HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; BOULDER, CO)
  • HOSPICE OF MEMORIAL HOSP (Hospital, about 16 miles away; BOULDER, CO)
  • FAMILY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; BOULDER, CO)
  • ANAM CHARA HOSPICE, LLC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; BOULDER, CO)

Amtrak stations near Eldora:

  • 14 miles: FRAISER-WINTER PARK (FRASER, 420 RAILROAD ST.) - Seasonal Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.
  • 18 miles: BOULDER (4401 N. BROADWAY) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, snack bar.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Eldora:

  • University of Colorado Boulder (about 17 miles; Boulder, CO; Full-time enrollment: 28,328)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 23 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 28 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)
  • Front Range Community College (about 29 miles; Westminster, CO; FT enrollment: 14,756)
  • Colorado Christian University (about 31 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • Regis University (about 31 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 6,975)
  • Community College of Denver (about 34 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 7,329)

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Notable locations in Eldora: Hessie Trailhead (A), Nederland Fire Protection District Station 3 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: South Fork Middle Boulder Creek (A), North Fork Middle Boulder Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 95.1. This is worse than average.

City:

95.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.497. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.497
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 8.43. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.43
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 50.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

50.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.35. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.35
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.9%
Average household size:
This place:  1.7 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  39.8%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Eldora 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)
  • Utility gas (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Eldora CDP (based on Boulder County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.19%
Here: 47.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in America Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentUnited Methodist Church
Adherents42.7%9.6%6.4%5.5%3.8%
Congregations4.9%2.9%5.9%1.0%6.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchMuslim EstimateChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents3.7%3.5%2.9%2.5%19.3%
Congregations4.4%5.9%0.5%2.0%66.2%
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: 45
Boulder County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Boulder County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 68
Boulder County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 287
Here:

9.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.6%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Boulder County:

12.5%
Colorado:

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

12.4%
State:

9.6%

9.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.24%
Colorado average:

9.68%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($634 average AGI)
Boulder County:

0.07%
Colorado average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Weld County, CO  0.58% ($37,155 average AGI)
from Denver County, CO  0.58% ($47,402)
from Adams County, CO  0.48% ($38,249)


9.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,338 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.13%
Colorado average:

9.12%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($594 average AGI)
Boulder County:

0.12%
Colorado average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Denver County, CO  1.13% ($37,994 average AGI)
to Weld County, CO  0.82% ($47,909)
to Adams County, CO  0.62% ($39,720)

Strongest AM radio stations in Eldora:

  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KVCU (1190 AM; 7 kW; BOULDER, CO; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF CO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRKY (930 AM; 5 kW; GRANBY, CO; Owner: GRAND COUNTY WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLZ (560 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KPOF (910 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • KHOW (630 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBJD (1650 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Eldora:

  • K229AC (93.7 FM; WARD, CO; Owner: BOULDER COMMUNITY BROADCAST ASSOC., INC.)
  • KRKS-FM (94.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KBCO-FM (97.3 FM; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYGO-FM (98.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KXPK (96.5 FM; EVERGREEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBPI (106.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KALC (105.9 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFMD (95.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOSI (101.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRFX (103.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KUVO (89.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: DENVER EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KXDC (102.1 FM; ESTES PARK, CO; Owner: HIGH PEAK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KQMT (99.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIMN (100.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KQKS (107.5 FM; LAKEWOOD, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KVOD (90.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KXKL-FM (105.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K209DE (89.7 FM; GOLDEN, CO; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KLDV (91.1 FM; MORRISON, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K300AE (107.9 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Eldora:

  • KUSA-TV (Channel 9; DENVER, CO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KTVD (Channel 20; DENVER, CO; Owner: TWENVER BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KCNC-TV (Channel 4; DENVER, CO; Owner: CBS TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KMGH-TV (Channel 7; DENVER, CO; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWGN-TV (Channel 2; DENVER, CO; Owner: KWGN INC.)
  • KDEN (Channel 25; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: LONGMONT CHANNEL 25, INC.)
  • KRMA-TV (Channel 6; DENVER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K47IH (Channel 47; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CHANNEL 20 TV COMPANY)
  • KDVR (Channel 31; DENVER, CO; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KMAS-LP (Channel 63; DENVER, CO; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS COLO. LIC. CORP.)
  • K44CT (Channel 44; BOULDER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K17CF (Channel 17; BOULDER, CO; Owner: FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH, INC.)
  • K39BT (Channel 39; FRASER, ETC., CO; Owner: FRASER VALLEY METR. RECREATION DIST.)
  • K54DK (Channel 54; BOULDER, CO; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K36BR (Channel 36; FRASER, ETC., CO; Owner: FRASER VALLEY METR. RECREATION DIST.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$164,6102$198,17510$287,8021$422,140
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$294,7200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$03$273,7400$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$210,1600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0137.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$169,410
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0137.02

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