Loma, Colorado

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Population in 2010: 1,293.
Males: 689  (53.3%)
Females: 604  (46.7%)
Median resident age:  42.7 years
Colorado median age:  36.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,846
Loma:

$48,846
CO:

$65,685

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,963

Loma CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $212,200
Loma:

$212,200
CO:

$314,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $398,321; Detached houses: $445,449; Mobile homes: $176,585

Median gross rent in 2016: $854.

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  • Races in Loma, CO (2010)

    Loma races chart
    • 1,17090.5%White alone
    • 907.0%Hispanic
    • 141.1%American Indian alone
    • 141.1%Two or more races
    • 50.4%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Loma: 91.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.3%), American (11.2%), Swiss (3.6%), British (1.6%), Irish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4511 feet

For population 25 years and over in Loma:

  • High school or higher: 76.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%

For population 15 years and over in Loma CDP:

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

141 residents are foreign born (7.8% Latin America).

This place:

10.0%
Colorado:

9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Loma, Colorado as of November 14, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Loma to the number of sex offenders is 469 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,322 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,569 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Provo, UT (168.0 miles , pop. 105,166).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (201.4 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (432.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Fruita, CO (2.3 miles ), Redlands, CO (3.5 miles ), Grand Junction, CO (4.0 miles ), Orchard Mesa, CO (4.3 miles ), Fruitvale, CO (4.4 miles ), Clifton, CO (4.5 miles ), Glade Park-Gateway, CO (4.9 miles ), Palisade, CO (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 39.20 N, Longitude: 108.81 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 970

Loma household income distribution Loma home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (44%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Construction (33%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (31%)
  • Management occupations (28%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (43%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (4%)

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

Earthquake activity:

Loma-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 271% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 469.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 424.7 miles away from Loma 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 273.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 550.5 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 531.4 miles away from Loma center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 501.4 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 Mesa County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Loma:

  • FAMILY HEALTH WEST (Hospital, about 5 miles away; FRUITA, CO)
  • FAMILY HEALTH WEST NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; FRUITA, CO)
  • GRAND JUNCTION VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 8 miles away; GRAND JUNCTION, CO)
  • HUMAN TOUCH HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY INC GRAND JUNC (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; GRAND JUNCTION, CO)
  • MESA COUNTY DIALYSIS (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; GRAND JUNCTION, CO)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; GRAND JUNCTION, CO)
  • GRAND JUNCTION DIALYSIS CENTER (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; GRAND JUNCTION, CO)

Amtrak station near Loma:

  • 16 miles: GRAND JUNCTION (339 S. 1ST ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Loma:

  • Colorado Mesa University (about 17 miles; Grand Junction, CO; Full-time enrollment: 7,671)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 84 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 112 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 143 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Snow College (about 149 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 168 miles; Rock Springs, WY; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • Brigham Young University-Provo (about 168 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 33,525)

Private high school in Loma:

  • GRAND VALLEY MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 43, Location: 1345 14 RD, Grades: 1-9)

Public elementary/middle school in Loma:

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Notable location: Lower Valley Fire Protection District Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Peck and Beede Wash (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Resort Owner Services- Inc (1604 14.5 Road).

Mesa 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 49.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.2
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 45.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

45.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 18.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.44. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.44
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0109. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0109
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.6%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  81.8%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.8%
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: 0.2% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Colorado average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Loma CDP (based on Mesa County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,05491
Other10,59330
Catholic7,9395
Mainline Protestant7,06221
Orthodox801
None95,995-
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: 22
Mesa County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Mesa County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Mesa County:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 101
Here:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.6%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Mesa County:

19.9%
Colorado:

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

11.1%
State:

9.6%

5.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,582 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
Colorado average:

9.68%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($360 average AGI)
Mesa County:

0.03%
Colorado average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Garfield County, CO  0.37% ($43,131 average AGI)
from Delta County, CO  0.25% ($30,644)
from Montrose County, CO  0.23% ($28,017)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,953 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Colorado average:

9.12%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($308 average AGI)
Mesa County:

0.05%
Colorado average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Denver County, CO  0.24% ($44,767 average AGI)
to Garfield County, CO  0.24% ($42,773)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.20% ($36,981)

Strongest AM radio stations in Loma:

  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTMM (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEXO (1230 AM; 1 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KOAL (750 AM; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: EASTERN UTAH BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Loma:

  • KEKB (99.9 FM; FRUITA, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBKL (107.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMXY (104.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMGJ (93.1 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M.B.C. GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMOZ-FM (100.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING INC)
  • KMSA (91.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: MESA STATE COLLEGE)
  • KPRN (89.5 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC.)
  • KLFV (90.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KAFM (88.1 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: GRAND VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO CO, INC)
  • KZKS-FM1 (105.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KJYE (92.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K256AD (99.1 FM; PALISADE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K205CK (88.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CA (90.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K210CE (89.9 FM; MESA, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZKS (105.3 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KKNN (95.1 FM; DELTA, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSTR-FM (96.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: LEGGETT BROADCASTING, INC)
  • K276AI (103.1 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCYN (97.1 FM; MOAB, UT; Owner: MOAB COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Loma:

  • KREX-TV (Channel 5; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KKCO (Channel 11; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: EAGLE III BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K25FZ (Channel 25; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KFQX (Channel 4; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: JOHN HARVEY REES)
  • K65CE (Channel 65; GRAND JUNCTION, ETC., CO; Owner: MESA COUNTY)
  • K67CJ (Channel 67; GRAND JUNCTION, ETC., CO; Owner: MESA COUNTY)

Loma fatal accident list:

Dec 19, 1977 10:15 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • St Hwy 139 At Mi 35.5 (Lat: 39.597472 Lon: -108.804000), Type: Pole, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPGN407
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.500 MHzGrant Date: 01/15/2015, Expiration Date: 02/09/2025Registrant: State Of Colorado, 601 East 18th Avenue, Suite 250, Denver, CO 80203, Phone: (303) 764-7700, Fax: (303) 764-7764, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Loma)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • H&R INTERNATIONAL INC, 1378 Q 1/2 Rd, Loma, CO 81524
    Certificate: D000357 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 04/08/2011, Expiration Date: 04/07/2012

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-160 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4121P , Serial Number: 23-1601, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 02/18/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Craig A Stout, 1392 M 1/4 Rd, Loma, CO 81524
  • Aircraft: DYIAK RICHARD C ZENAIR CH701 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 701DD , Serial Number: 7-1235, Year manufactured: 1990, Airworthiness Date: 10/31/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Jack E Bradley, 1630 O Rd, Loma, CO 81524
  • Aircraft: BRADLEY JACK E RANS S-7 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX SEE BOMBADIER (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 91642 , Serial Number: 491080, Airworthiness Date: 06/20/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Patrick L Jr Wehling, 1620 O Rd, Loma, CO 81524

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Service Call: 3

Incident types - Loma

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Loma, CO

Loma 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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