Gardner, Colorado

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Population in July 2007: 574.
Males: 293  (51.1%)
Females: 281  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  45.4 years
Colorado median age:  34.3 years

Zip code: 81040

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,446 (it was $24,583 in 2000)
Gardner:

$30,446
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,990 (it was $18,002 in 2000)

Gardner CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $208,715 (it was $105,400 in 2000)
Gardner:

$208,715
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $248,992; Detached houses: $282,333; Mobile homes: $106,737
Gardner races chart
  • White alone - 355 (60.9%)
  • Hispanic - 187 (32.1%)
  • Two or more races - 19 (3.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (3.1%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gardner: 203.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6966 feet

Land area: 492.0 square miles.

Population density: 1.2 people per square mile   (very low).

Gardner, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Gardner:

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gardner CCD:

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

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

Gardner CCD:  0.4% ($445)
Colorado:  0.7% ($1,132)
Gardner satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (48.6 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (79.4 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (482.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Rye, CO (4.5 miles ), La Veta, CO (4.8 miles ), Colorado City, CO (5.1 miles ), Fort Garland, CO (5.1 miles ), Beulah Valley, CO (5.1 miles ), Silver Cliff, CO (5.2 miles ), Blanca, CO (5.2 miles ), Westcliffe, CO (5.2 miles ).

Latitude: 37.78 N, Longitude: 105.26 W

Area code: 719

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

8.7%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (36%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Carpenters (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Plant and system operators (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (21%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Other financial specialists (9%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)

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Average climate in Gardner, Colorado

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Earthquake activity:

Gardner-area historical earthquake activity is near Colorado state average. It is 110% 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 65.1 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 53.0 miles away from Gardner center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.2 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 63.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from Gardner center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 319.9 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 Huerfano County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Airports located in Gardner:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gardner:

  • Adams State University (about 40 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,805)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 48 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 53 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 73 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 78 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 81 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)
  • Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (about 81 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,049)

Public elementary/middle school in Gardner:

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Notable locations in Gardner: Top Windmill (A), Cordrey Windmill (B), South Windmill (C), Wolf Windmill (D), Doc Watkins Windmill (E), Singing River Ranch (F), Sharpsdale (G), Upper Huerfano Fire Protection District Gardner Station (H), Upper Huerfano Fire Protection District Redwing Station (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Chama Cemetery (1), Gonzales Cemetery (2), Farisita Cemetery (3), Maes Creek Cemetery (4), Cisneros Cemetery (5), Gardner Cemetery (6), Sanches Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lily Lake (A), Blue Lakes (B), Dry Lake (C), Lost Lake (D), Freeland Reservoir Number 4 (E), McIntire Reservoir (F), Montez Reservoir Number 1 (G), Montez Number 5 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Muddy Creek (A), Potato Creek (B), Reed Creek (C), Williams Creek (D), Deer Lick Creek (E), Bear Creek (F), Pole Creek (G), Custer Creek (H), Cisneros Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Huerfano 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:  2.0 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  58.9%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

19.1%
Whole state:

9.3%

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

10.1%
Whole state:

4.1%
9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Gardner compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48%)
  • Wood (36%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Solar energy (5%)

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 Gardner CCD (based on Huerfano County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.22%
Here: 54.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchVineyard USAChurches of Christ
Adherents80.9%5.9%3.9%3.6%1.4%
Congregations27.8%11.1%11.1%5.6%5.6%
NameJewishAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents0.9%0.7%0.7%0.7%1.3%
Congregations-5.6%5.6%5.6%22.2%
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: 2
Huerfano County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Huerfano County:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

16.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Huerfano County:

18.3%
Colorado:

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

6.2%
State:

9.6%

7.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,892 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
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 Pueblo County, CO  0.78% ($31,882 average AGI)
from El Paso County, CO  0.50% ($32,727)


9.53% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,690 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.53%
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 Pueblo County, CO  2.37% ($23,226 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.85% ($24,684)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gardner:

  • 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.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KGHF (1350 AM; 5 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFEL (970 AM; 3 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: WELLSPRING HARVEST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KWYD (1580 AM; 10 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gardner:

  • KDZA-FM (107.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K203AT (88.5 FM; WESTCLIFFE, ETC., CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: 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.)
  • KSPK (102.3 FM; WALSENBURG, CO; Owner: MAINSTREET BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • County Rd & Bridge Shop Gardner (Lat: 37.782778 Lon: -105.169444), Call Sign: KNBN604, Licensee ID: L00391423
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.040 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/23/2001, Expiration Date: 10/15/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/17/2011
    Registrant: County Of Huerfano, County Courthouse, Walsenburg, CO 81089, Phone: (719) 738-2370
  • Telemetry Sys Sheep Mtn 3 (Lat: 37.655833 Lon: -105.181389), Type: Building, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPKA880
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/01/2011, Expiration Date: 01/08/2022, Certifier: Mark E Atkins
    Registrant: Oxy Inc, 711 Sw 7th Place, Andrews, TX 79714, Phone: (432) 523-7526, Fax: (432) 523-7510, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • ARCO, Sw Cor Sec 14 7375 R 70 W (Lat: 37.696667 Lon: -105.196389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45 m, Overall height: 59 m, Call Sign: WQDJ745
    Assigned Frequencies: 6636.25 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/13/2005, Expiration Date: 09/13/2015, Certifier: Robert A Benz
    Registrant: Digitcom Electronics, Inc, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 384-8553, Fax: (719) 384-7583, Email:
  • Sheep Mnt, Lat: 37.697000 Lon: -105.188167, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WQNE978
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/14/2011, Expiration Date: 01/14/2021, Certifier: Michael E Sanders
    Registrant: Diverse Datum, Inc., Gardner, CO 81040, Phone: (877) 945-7873, Email:
  • Sheep Tower, Lat: 37.696667 Lon: -105.196389, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 24 m, Call Sign: WQQB377
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/13/2012, Expiration Date: 10/13/2022, Certifier: Michael E Sanders
    Registrant: Diverse Datum, Inc., 900 Meadow Lane, Gardner, CO 81040, Phone: (877) 945-7873, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WA0UWK, Licensee ID: L00868239
    Grant Date: 05/26/2004, Expiration Date: 05/24/2014
    Registrant: Daniel O Berge, 2018 Cr 540, Gardner, CO 81040-0041
  • Call Sign: K6CIA, Previous Call Sign: K7MS, Licensee ID: L00234668
    Grant Date: 03/23/2007, Expiration Date: 03/23/2017, Certifier: James E Gray
    Registrant: James E Gray, 269 Cr 555, Gardner, CO 81040

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: GUAY MARC VAN'S RV 6A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 345TL , Serial Number: 21655, Airworthiness Date: 10/26/2005
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Robert M Loeffler, Po Box 4, Gardner, CO 81040, Other Owners: Gail Terry
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5029S , Serial Number: 28R-35775, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 06/05/1970
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Gerald L Vetter, 2811 County Rd 634, Gardner, CO 81040, Other Owners: Hoehne Rebecca Vetter
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-30 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 139 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-320 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7366Y , Serial Number: 30-417, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 05/04/1964
    Registrant (Individual): James L Perry, Po Box 111, Gardner, CO 81040

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6

Gardner on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Information and record clerks except customer service representatives"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life and physical scientists"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the greatest tornado activity"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between morning and afternoon humidity"
  • #22 (81040) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Celtic first ancestries"
  • #29 (81040) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Palestinian first ancestries"
  • #65 (81040) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Eastern European first ancestries"
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