Huerfano Valley, Colorado

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Population in July 2007: 1,106.
Males: 574  (51.9%)
Females: 532  (48.1%)
Median resident age:  34.7 years
Colorado median age:  34.3 years

Zip code: 81022

Estimated median household income in 2015: $43,617 (it was $35,694 in 2000)
Huerfano Valley:

$43,617
CO:

$63,909

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $18,066 (it was $13,726 in 2000)

Huerfano Valley CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $172,163 (it was $108,300 in 2000)
Huerfano Valley:

$172,163
CO:

$283,800

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $170,705; Detached houses: $171,345; Townhouses or other attached units: $143,017; In 2-unit structures: $247,816; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $969,139; Mobile homes: $62,651
  • Races in Huerfano Valley, CO (2000)

    Huerfano Valley races chart
    • 84983.5%White alone
    • 14113.9%Hispanic
    • 161.6%Two or more races
    • 90.9%American Indian alone
    • 10.10%Black alone
    • 10.10%Other race alone

Races in Huerfano Valley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Huerfano Valley: 96.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 806.0 square miles.

Population density: 1.4 people per square mile   (very low).

Huerfano Valley, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Huerfano Valley:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 11.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Huerfano Valley CCD:

  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 65.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

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

Huerfano Valley CCD:  0.5% ($565)
Colorado:  0.7% ($1,132)
Huerfano Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (23.7 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (64.0 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (533.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Avondale, CO (4.0 miles ), Boone, CO (4.1 miles ), Northeast Pueblo, CO (4.2 miles ), Vineland, CO (4.2 miles ), Fowler, CO (4.3 miles ), St. Charles Mesa, CO (4.5 miles ), Blende, CO (4.6 miles ), Salt Creek, CO (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 38.01 N, Longitude: 104.33 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 719

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Electricians (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (14%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in Huerfano Valley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Huerfano Valley, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Huerfano Valley-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/21/1984, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the Huerfano Valley place center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 7/10/1978, a category F2 tornado 27.4 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Huerfano Valley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 71% 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 79.2 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 72.3 miles away from Huerfano Valley center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.1 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 84.9 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 89.4 miles away from Huerfano Valley center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 310.2 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 Pueblo County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 3, Fires: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Huerfano Valley:

  • Pueblo Community College (about 25 miles; Pueblo, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,329)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 25 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 58 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 64 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (about 67 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 8,700)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 67 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)
  • Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (about 67 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,049)

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Notable locations in Huerfano Valley: Butler Ranch (A), Sanford Windmill (B), McElhaney Windmill (C), Jacobs Ranch (D), Black Ranch (E), Mustang Ranch (F), English Camp (G), Carr Windmill (H), Weinegar Windmill (I), East Cox Windmill (J), Gallegos Windmill (K), Hog Ranch (L), Finn Windmill (M), Lower Doyle Windmill (N), Flying A Ranch (O), Bull Pasture Windmill (P), Big Flat Windmill (Q), Upper Doyle Windmill (R), Spurlock Ranch (S), New Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Huerfano Valley: San Jose Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Doyle Cemetery (1), San Jose Church Cemetery (2), Finn Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Dry Lake (A), Karrick Lake (B), Lodge Lake (C), Hungerford Lake (D), Buffalo Arroyo Reservoir (E), Dotson and Enlargement Reservoir (F), Brown Reservoir (G), Dotson Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Creek (A), Chicosa Creek (B), Huerfano River (C), Yellowbank Creek (D), Thomkins Arroyo (E), Fourmile Creek (F), Buffalo Arroyo (G), Twomile Arroyo (H), Goat Butte Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pueblo 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 2013 was 35.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

35.4
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 19.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.54. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.54
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.9%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.2%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.0%
Whole state:

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

1.5%
Whole state:

4.1%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Colorado average:

11.8

Huerfano Valley travel time to work - commute Huerfano Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Huerfano Valley CCD (based on Pueblo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic72,40518
Evangelical Protestant14,33988
Mainline Protestant6,57226
Other4,94620
Black Protestant6153
Orthodox1352
None60,051-
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: 18
Pueblo County:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Pueblo County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 66
Pueblo County:

4.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 119
Here:

7.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Pueblo County:

23.3%
Colorado:

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

10.5%
State:

9.6%

4.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,956 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Colorado average:

9.68%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($246 average AGI)
Pueblo County:

0.03%
Colorado average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from El Paso County, CO  0.80% ($34,751 average AGI)
from Fremont County, CO  0.20% ($33,145)
from Denver County, CO  0.19% ($28,165)


4.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,785 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
Colorado average:

9.12%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($371 average AGI)
Pueblo County:

0.06%
Colorado average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to El Paso County, CO  0.75% ($36,520 average AGI)
to Denver County, CO  0.23% ($29,976)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.22% ($33,171)

Strongest AM radio stations in Huerfano Valley:

  • KGHF (1350 AM; 5 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KFEL (970 AM; 3 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: WELLSPRING HARVEST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KWYD (1580 AM; 10 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCSJ (590 AM; 1 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KKPC (1230 AM; 1 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Huerfano Valley:

  • KNKN (107.1 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KKMG (98.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYZX (103.9 FM; PUEBLO WEST, CO; Owner: COLORADO SPRINGS RADIO B/CASTRS, INC)
  • KDZA-FM (107.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCCY (96.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K203AT (88.5 FM; WESTCLIFFE, ETC., CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KKFM (98.1 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKCS-FM (101.9 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WALTON STATIONS - COLORADO, INC.)
  • KBIQ (102.7 FM; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRCC (91.5 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KSKX (105.5 FM; SECURITY, CO; Owner: OPTIMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKLI (106.3 FM; WIDEFIELD, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGFT (100.7 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC)
  • KTLF (90.5 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO SPRINGS, INC.)
  • KSPZ (92.9 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVUU (99.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMOM (96.1 FM; FOUNTAIN, CO; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCME (88.7 FM; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCAST HOUSE, INC)
  • KILO (94.3 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: COLORADO SPRINGS RADIO BCSTERS, INC.)
  • KRDO-FM (95.1 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: THE PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING CO.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (84%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Huerfano Valley compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black 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.
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