Hooper, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 101 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.9%
 
Males: 41  (41.5%)
Females: 60  (58.5%)
Median resident age:  43.5 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip code: 81136

Estimated median household income in 2012: $12,183 (it was $31,964 in 2000)
Hooper:

$12,183
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,227 (it was $13,897 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $42,754 (it was $44,400 in 2000)
Hooper:

$42,754
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $58,280; Detached houses: $109,375; Mobile homes: $25,580
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  • White alone - 72 (69.9%)
  • Hispanic - 31 (30.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hooper: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (50.7%), Irish (19.9%), Italian (1.5%), United States (1.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 5/20/1898

Elevation: 7553 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

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

Hooper, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Hooper:

  • High school or higher: 98.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hooper town:

  • Never married: 9.4%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 19.5%
  • Divorced: 23.7%

9 residents are foreign born (10.6% Latin America).

This town:  10.6%
Colorado:  9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Hooper, Colorado as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Hooper to the number of sex offenders is 104 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $494 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $600 (3.1%)

Hooper satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (77.4 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (97.2 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (454.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Mosca-Hooper, CO (3.1 miles ), Center, CO (3.6 miles ), Sargent, CO (3.8 miles ), Moffat, CO (4.2 miles) , Alamosa East, CO (4.3 miles ), Monte Vista, CO (4.3 miles ), Alamosa, CO (4.4 miles ), Crestone, CO (4.5 miles) .

Latitude: 37.75 N, Longitude: 105.88 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 719

Hooper household income distribution Hooper home values distribution

Hooper tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+9.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (50%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Manufacturing (57%)
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (22%)
  • Art and design workers (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Financial managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (11%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (11%)
  • Customer service representatives (11%)

Average climate in Hooper, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Hooper-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 137% 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 83.6 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 71.5 miles away from Hooper center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.7 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 73.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 117.9 miles away from Hooper 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 83.6 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 Alamosa County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hooper:

  • Adams State University (about 19 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,805)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 77 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 80 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 81 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 93 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 96 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 98 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)

Public elementary/middle school in Hooper:

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Church in Hooper: Hooper Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Alamosa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.3. This is about average.

City:

68.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 32.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 51.1%
(29.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 91.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.4%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Hooper compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly 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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (92%)
  • Wood (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hooper town (based on Alamosa County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.56%
Here: 64.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents59.2%12.0%3.9%3.5%2.8%
Congregations4.8%14.3%9.5%9.5%4.8%
NameEpiscopal ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.7%2.2%2.0%2.0%9.8%
Congregations4.8%4.8%4.8%4.8%38.1%
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: 4
Alamosa County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Alamosa County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Alamosa County:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

11.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.1%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Alamosa County:

19.2%
Colorado:

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

9.5%
State:

9.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$500
Totals for Government 0$0 1$500

9.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,369 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.22%
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 Rio Grande County, CO  1.36% ($24,113 average AGI)
from Conejos County, CO  1.05% ($21,055)
from El Paso County, CO  0.71% ($27,865)


9.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.02%
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 Rio Grande County, CO  1.03% ($24,556 average AGI)
to Conejos County, CO  0.73% ($40,974)
to El Paso County, CO  0.69% ($20,194)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hooper:

  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KSLV (1240 AM; 1 kW; MONTE VISTA, CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGIW (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hooper:

  • K219CF (91.7 FM; DEL NORTE, ETC., CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • 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)
  • K203AT (88.5 FM; WESTCLIFFE, ETC., CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KDZA-FM (107.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KRZA (88.7 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: EQUAL REPRESENTATION/MEDIA ADVOCACY)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Nw Corner Of School Desk Rd & 3rd St. (Lat: 37.742694 Lon: -105.877444), Type: Mast, Structure height: 53.3 m, Overall height: 57 m, Call Sign: KNKN288
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/15/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Michael J Umano, 11706 North 108.5 Road (Lat: 37.745056 Lon: -105.881667), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com
  • Michael J Umano, 11706 North 108.5 Road (Lat: 37.745056 Lon: -105.881667), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 59 Rd 60 N (Lat: 37.749444 Lon: -105.928639), Call Sign: WSO868
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.595 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/28/2000, Expiration Date: 03/28/2005, Cancellation Date: 05/28/2005
    Registrant: John D Myers, 59 Rd 60 N, Hooper, CO 81136, Phone: (719) 378-2221

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • HOOPER, 8681 School Desk Road (Lat: 37.742694 Lon: -105.877444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 53.3 m, Overall height: 57 m, Call Sign: WQMP585
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/14/2010, Expiration Date: 10/14/2020, Certifier: Alan Wehe
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • HOOPER, 11706 North 108.5 Road (Lat: 37.745083 Lon: -105.881694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQPI497
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/29/2012, Expiration Date: 05/29/2022, Certifier: Thomas W Burnett
    Registrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1224 West Platte Avenue, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 542-3667, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA0KZK, Licensee ID: L01180411
    Grant Date: 08/10/2006, Expiration Date: 11/04/2016
    Registrant: Diana Allen, 4501 Hwy 17, Hooper, CO 81136
  • Call Sign: KD5YOR, Previous Call Sign: KD6YLU, Licensee ID: L00654507
    Grant Date: 07/11/2003, Expiration Date: 07/11/2013, Certifier: David L Simmons
    Registrant: David L Simmons, 6600 Highway 17, Hooper, CO 81136

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 98340 , Serial Number: 18508, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 02/05/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Lewis H Entz, 1016 N 11 Ln, Hooper, CO 81136

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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