Manassa, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 980 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.0%
 
Males: 477  (48.7%)
Females: 503  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  34.2 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81141.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,271 (it was $23,092 in 2000)
Manassa:

$39,271
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,071 (it was $12,576 in 2000)

Manassa town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,114 (it was $52,300 in 2000)
Manassa:

$97,114
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $107,096; Detached houses: $119,678; Mobile homes: $65,904

Median gross rent in 2012: $583.

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Manassa races chart
  • White alone - 498 (50.3%)
  • Hispanic - 472 (47.6%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Manassa: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (7.4%), English (6.8%), Irish (3.7%), French (3.5%), United States (2.5%), Danish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 6/6/1889

Elevation: 7683 feet

Land area: 0.94 square miles.

Population density: 1,045 people per square mile   (low).

Manassa,CO real estate house value index trend

Manassa, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Manassa:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Manassa town:

  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 57.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

8 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.8%
Colorado:  9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Manassa, Colorado as of July 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Manassa to the number of sex offenders is 247 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $571 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $518 (0.5%)

Manassa satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (104.3 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (132.4 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (428.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Romeo, CO (1.6 miles ), Sanford, CO (2.5 miles ), La Jara, CO (2.7 miles ), Conejos, CO (2.7 miles) , Antonito, CO (2.8 miles ), Capulin, CO (3.5 miles) , San Miguel, NM (4.4 miles ), Alamosa, CO (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 37.17 N, Longitude: 105.94 W

Area code: 719

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

8.8%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-0.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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

Average climate in Manassa, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Manassa-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 141% 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 66.9 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 57.9 miles away from Manassa 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 50.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.7 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 63.9 miles away from Manassa 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, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 629.8 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Conejos County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Manassa topographic map

Birthplace of: Jack Dempsey - (1895-1983),world champion boxer.

Hospitals and medical centers near Manassa:

  • HOSPICE DEL VALLE, INC. (Hospital, about 8 miles away; ALAMOSA, CO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Manassa:

  • Adams State University (about 22 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,805)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 104 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 107 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 108 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 110 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 110 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 117 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)

Public elementary/middle school in Manassa:

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Notable locations in Manassa: Manassa Fire Department (A), Manassa Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Manassa: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter - day Saints (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Manassa: Jack Dempsey Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Conejos 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
(lower is better)

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 20.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

20.2

Drinking water stations with addresses in Manassa and their reported violations in the past:

MANASSA TOWN OF (Population served: 991, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-29-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-29-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-17-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2009), St BCA signed (JUL-23-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-12-2007), St Public Notif received (DEC-27-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2008), St BCA signed (JUL-23-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-15-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2013)
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
  • 72 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.6%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 19.4% for other race residents, 8.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.4%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.2%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Manassa, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Manassa compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Wood (27%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Manassa town (based on Conejos County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.15%
Here: 67.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents53.4%40.7%2.2%1.7%1.9%
Congregations41.7%33.3%4.2%8.3%12.5%
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
Conejos County:

4.97 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Conejos County:

3.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

3.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.2%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Conejos County:

16.6%
Colorado:

18.4%
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 2$5,659$33,9540$0
Judicial and Legal 1$0$01$274
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,224$38,6880$0
Sewerage 1$2,114$25,3680$0
Water Supply 1$2,564$30,7680$0
Totals for Government 6$13,561$27,1221$274

Manassa government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $104,000 ($106.12)
    Police Protection: $99,000 ($101.02)
    Water Utilities: $70,000 ($71.43)
    General - Other: $44,000 ($44.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($13.27)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($11.22)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($3.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $49,000 ($50.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $119,000 ($121.43)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($9.18)

Manassa government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $106,000 ($108.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $28,000 ($28.57)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($1.02)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $19,000 ($19.39)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($10.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $71,000 ($72.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $47,000 ($47.96)
    All Other: $9,000 ($9.18)
  • Tax - Property: $35,000 ($35.71)
    Total General Sales: $21,000 ($21.43)
    Public Utilities: $20,000 ($20.41)
    Motor Vehicle License: $5,000 ($5.10)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.02)

Manassa government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $145,000 ($147.96)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $825,000 ($841.84)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $801,000 ($817.35)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $139,000 ($141.84)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $24,000 ($24.49)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($6.12)

Manassa government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $76,000 ($77.55)

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,962 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
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 Alamosa County, CO  1.52% ($40,974 average AGI)


6.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,556 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
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 Alamosa County, CO  2.19% ($21,055 average AGI)
to Rio Grande County, CO  0.56% ($20,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Manassa:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KGIW (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KSLV (1240 AM; 1 kW; MONTE VISTA, CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Manassa:

  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KRZA (88.7 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: EQUAL REPRESENTATION/MEDIA ADVOCACY)
  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KKIT (99.1 FM; ANGEL FIRE, NM; Owner: DMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBOM (94.7 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • K216CT (91.1 FM; EAGLE NEST, NM; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K278AE (103.5 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: FRANK A. SHULTZ, III)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Manassa)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Manassa)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2335G , Serial Number: 51635, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 12/19/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Jerome G Anderson, Po Box 156, Manassa, CO 81141
  • Aircraft: BRINK PPC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 5134Z , Serial Number: B001
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas W Brinkley, Po Box 73, Manassa, CO 81141
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/22/1976
  • Aircraft: SIGMON MARCUS VANS ACFT INC RV-8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 56MS , Serial Number: 80966
    Registrant (Individual): Marcus L Sigmon, Po Box 146, Manassa, CO 81141
  • Aircraft: SIGMON MARCUS STOL CH-701 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P & W R-2800 SERIES (2000 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 567MS , Serial Number: 7-5518, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 11/15/2006
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Marcus L Sigmon, Po Box 146, Manassa, CO 81141, Other Owners: Alona R Sigmon
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7745P , Serial Number: 24-2960, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 12/13/1961
    Registrant (Co-Owned): John T Salazar, Po Box 510, Manassa, CO 81141, Other Owners: Mary Lou Salazar

Most common first names in Manassa, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose1377.4 years
William578.6 years
Frank574.2 years
John583.0 years
Thomas472.0 years
Margaret481.3 years
Mary485.5 years
Joe481.0 years
George381.0 years
Maria379.0 years
Most common last names in Manassa, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Montoya1483.8 years
Lopez1378.8 years
Martinez1276.0 years
Sowards1180.0 years
Bagwell1078.4 years
Salazar986.3 years
Cisneros876.5 years
Depriest785.2 years
Brady780.3 years
Espinoza671.2 years

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