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Saguache County

Population in 2012: 119 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.4%
 

Males: 55  (46.6%)
Females: 64  (53.4%)

Median resident age:  38.5 years
Colorado median age:  40.6 years

Zip code: 81143

Estimated median household income in 2011: $14,269 (it was $28,906 in 2000)
Moffat:

$14,269
Colorado:

$55,387
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $21,581

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $118,479 (it was $60,000 in 2000)
Moffat:

$118,479
Colorado:

$233,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $176,616; Detached houses: $195,461; Mobile homes: $44,697

Median gross rent in 2011: $613.

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  • White alone - 103 (88.8%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (9.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.9%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Moffat: 94.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Russian (19.4%), English (13.0%), Polish (13.0%), German (12.0%), Irish (9.3%), French (7.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 4/20/1911

Elevation: 7561 feet

Land area: 1.38 square miles.

Population density: 86 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Moffat:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.7%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Moffat town:

  • Never married: 44.8%
  • Now married: 41.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.7%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

0 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.0%
Colorado:  9.7%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Moffat, Colorado as of April 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Moffat to the number of sex offenders is 42 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $471 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $625 (0.4%)

Moffat satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (72.4 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (85.0 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (464.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Crestone, CO (3.4 miles) , Saguache, CO (3.8 miles ), Hooper, CO (4.2 miles) , Center, CO (4.5 miles ), Bonanza, CO (4.9 miles) , Sargent, CO (5.0 miles ), Westcliffe, CO (5.1 miles ), Mosca-Hooper, CO (5.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 38.00 N, Longitude: 105.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 719

Moffat household income distribution Moffat home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.3%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +47 (+70.1%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (88%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (67%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)


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Earthquake activity:

Moffat-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 77% smaller 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 97.3 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 85.0 miles away from Moffat center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.1 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 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 98.1 miles away from Moffat center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from the city center
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 Saguache County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Moffat, CO

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Moffat:

  • Adams State College (about 37 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,076)
  • Western State College of Colorado (about 67 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 72 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 2,683)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 76 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 4,083)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 81 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 5,185)
  • Colorado Technical University Online (about 85 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 30,924)
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (about 87 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 6,040)

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Notable location: Moffat Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Moffat: Free Spirit Christian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Joyful Journey @ Mineral Hot SPS (Recreation Areas; 28640 County Road 58Ee).

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

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

KV HOA INC (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 23 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 39.7%
(51.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% 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:  60.8%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Moffat, CO

Moffat compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Moffat travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Electricity (26%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Moffat (based on Saguache County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.26%
Here49.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents63.7%9.7%8.8%5.6%3.3%
Congregations13.6%18.2%9.1%4.5%4.5%
Name Mennonite Church of God in ChristAssemblies of GodChristian and Missionary AllianceChurches of ChristOther
Adherents3.2%1.9%1.5%1.1%1.1%
Congregations4.5%4.5%4.5%9.1%27.3%
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: 1
Saguache County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Saguache County:

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

7.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.5%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Saguache County:

20.4%
Colorado:

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

8.8%
State:

9.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$306
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$179
Totals for Government 0$0 2$485

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($33.61)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $10,000 ($84.03)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($33.61)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($8.40)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $6,000 ($50.42)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($33.61)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($33.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($109.24)
    All Other: $1,000 ($8.40)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $6,000 ($50.42)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($8.40)
    Property: $1,000 ($8.40)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $25,000 ($210.08)

8.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,792 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.81%
Colorado average:

10.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Chaffee County, CO  1.05% ($33,000 average AGI)
from Alamosa County, CO  0.96% ($21,727)


9.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($21,387 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.59%
Colorado average:

10.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Rio Grande County, CO  0.86% ($24,200 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Moffat:

  • 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.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWYD (1580 AM; 10 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSLV (1240 AM; 1 kW; MONTE VISTA, CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Moffat:

  • 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)


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1

    FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

    2
    • Michael J Umano, 508 Crook Street (Lat: 37.999611 Lon: -105.912056), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m
      Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com
    • Michael J Umano, 508 Crook Street (Lat: 37.999611 Lon: -105.912056), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m
      Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com

    FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

    4
    • STATION, Mirage Jct Jct Of Co Hwy 17 & Cr Aa (Lat: 38.129417 Lon: -105.924167), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WNTS387
      Assigned Frequencies: 958.150 MHz
      Grant Date: 06/12/1998, Expiration Date: 08/10/2008, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2000
      Registrant: Phone: (303) 571-2652
    • STATION, 1/4 Mi S On Colorado Hwy 17 Of (Lat: 37.990806 Lon: -105.908611), Structure height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WNTU604
      Assigned Frequencies: 958.150 MHz
      Grant Date: 12/11/2007, Expiration Date: 02/28/2018, Certifier: Ronald D Obermueller
      Registrant: Fish & Richardson P.C., 1425 K Street, N.W., 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 626-7754, Fax: (202) 783-2331, Email:
    • MOFFAT, 508 Crook Street (Lat: 37.999611 Lon: -105.912083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQPI498
      Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 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:
    • Crestone, Spanish Creek Trail (Lat: 37.976861 Lon: -105.710917), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 10 m, Call Sign: WQQF962
      Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz, 6123.10 MHz
      Grant Date: 11/30/2012, Expiration Date: 11/30/2022, Certifier: Justin Davis
      Registrant: Skywerx Industries, LLC, 2800 Cornerstone Drive #a-5, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147, Phone: (970) 731-9790, Email:

    FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

    3
    • Call Sign: K9GBD, Licensee ID: L00141339
      Grant Date: 09/23/2005, Expiration Date: 11/28/2015, Certifier: Clyde A Wildhagen
      Registrant: Clyde A Wildhagen, 26334 Woodard Ave, Moffat, CO 81143-9701
    • Call Sign: W0OBT, Licensee ID: L01118556
      Grant Date: 02/15/2006, Expiration Date: 05/09/2016, Certifier: Dwight N Abbott
      Registrant: Dwight N Abbott, 26380 Woodward Ave, Moffat, CO 81143
    • Call Sign: KD0NQF, Licensee ID: L01619087
      Grant Date: 02/17/2011, Expiration Date: 02/17/2021, Certifier: Marilyn S Marzella
      Registrant: Marilyn S Marzella, Moffat, CO 81143


    2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

    • Hazardous Condition: 2

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