Monte Vista, Colorado

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Population in 2019: 4,138 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.6%
 
Males: 1,958  (47.3%)
Females: 2,180  (52.7%)
Median resident age:

38.9 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years

Zip codes: 81144.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,948 (it was $28,393 in 2000)
Monte Vista:

$37,948
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,212 (it was $13,612 in 2000)

Monte Vista city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $132,300 (it was $74,000 in 2000)
Monte Vista:

$132,300
CO:

$394,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $163,818; detached houses: $167,793; townhouses or other attached units: $333,289; mobile homes: $73,093

Median gross rent in 2019: $665.

March 2019 cost of living index in Monte Vista: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.8%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 22.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 27.5% for other race residents, 95.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Monte Vista, CO (2019)
    • 2,65462.2%Hispanic
    • 1,61337.8%White alone
    • 120.3%Other race alone
    • 30.07%Black alone
    • 30.07%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Monte Vista, Colorado as of September 20, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Monte Vista is 212 to 1.


Crime rates in Monte Vista by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(44.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(46.6)
2
(48.8)
5
(126.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.8)
3
(66.4)
1
(22.2)
2
(45.2)
1
(22.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(70.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(72.5)
4
(97.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(75.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(51.6)
1
(22.1)
5
(111.2)
2
(45.2)
1
(22.9)
6
(140.4)
1
(23.5)
3
(70.8)
1
(24.2)
2
(49.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
15
(349.5)
19
(463.2)
12
(303.5)
20
(506.3)
6
(154.7)
3
(66.4)
5
(111.2)
12
(271.3)
5
(114.4)
8
(187.1)
20
(469.3)
7
(165.3)
13
(314.3)
13
(318.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
39
(908.7)
23
(560.7)
29
(733.4)
25
(632.9)
39
(1,005)
21
(464.5)
60
(1,335)
69
(1,560)
69
(1,579)
68
(1,591)
81
(1,901)
62
(1,464)
46
(1,112)
25
(612.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
119
(2,773)
83
(2,023)
72
(1,821)
71
(1,797)
58
(1,495)
97
(2,146)
143
(3,181)
111
(2,510)
74
(1,694)
95
(2,222)
130
(3,050)
170
(4,014)
137
(3,312)
123
(3,012)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(139.8)
3
(73.1)
1
(25.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.8)
3
(66.4)
3
(66.7)
3
(67.8)
1
(22.9)
5
(117.0)
13
(305.0)
7
(165.3)
6
(145.1)
9
(220.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(23.3)
3
(73.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.2)
1
(22.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.4)
1
(23.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(49.0)
City-Data.com crime index292.9257.7361.4217.5199.3196.6388.4319.0274.0289.1436.6330.6350.1337.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Monte Vista, CO

Crime rate in Monte Vista detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 16 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.18
Colorado average:

2.16
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Ancestries: German (5.9%), European (5.3%), American (3.0%), Northern European (1.2%), Scottish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7663 feet

Land area: 1.89 square miles.

Population density: 2,184 people per square mile   (low).

Monte Vista, Colorado map

172 residents are foreign born (4.0% Latin America).

This city:

4.0%
Colorado:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $721 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $406 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (95.9 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (115.4 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (435.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Sargent, CO (2.8 miles ),
Center, CO (3.5 miles ),
Del Norte, CO (3.7 miles ),
Alamosa, CO (4.1 miles ),
Alamosa East, CO (4.2 miles ),
Hooper, CO (4.3 miles),
Capulin, CO (4.5 miles),
Mosca-Hooper, CO (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 37.58 N, Longitude: 106.15 W

Area code: 719

Distribution of median household income in Monte Vista, CO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Monte Vista, CO in 2019
Monte Vista satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.5%
Colorado:

6.2%
Historical population in Monte Vista, CO
Historical housing units in Monte Vista, CO

Population change in the 1990s: +182 (+4.2%).
Most common industries in Monte Vista, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.2%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (6.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.4%)
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Social assistance (8.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Monte Vista, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (14.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)

Average climate in Monte Vista, Colorado

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Earthquake activity:

Monte Vista-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 871% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 537.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 87.1 miles away from Monte Vista center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 88.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/2011 at 23:30:19, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from Monte Vista 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 107.5 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 Rio Grande County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Monte Vista topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Monte Vista:

  • COLORADO STATE VETERANS CENTER-HOMELAKE (3749 SHERMAN AVENUE)
  • JUNIPER VILLAGE AT MONTE VISTA (2277 EAST DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Monte Vista:

  • SAN LUIS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ALAMOSA, CO)
  • EVERGREEN NH (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ALAMOSA, CO)
  • EVERGREEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ALAMOSA, CO)
  • AT HOME HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; ALAMOSA, CO)

Airports located in Monte Vista:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Monte Vista:

  • Adams State University (about 17 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,805)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 80 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 96 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 97 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 100 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 111 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 114 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)

Public high schools in Monte Vista:

Public elementary/middle schools in Monte Vista:

Private elementary/middle school in Monte Vista:

  • ST PETER'S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 30, Location: 330 FARADAY ST, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Monte Vista

Library in Monte Vista:

  • RIO GRANDE LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $305,025; Location: 120 JEFFERSON STREET; 69,641 books; 5,067 audio materials; 2,317 video materials; 115 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • KALQ FM RADIO STATION OF ALAMOSA, CO. HAS A VERY STRONG SIGNAL IN MONTE VISTA--BUT IS NOT LISTED. LIKE KGIW AM, KALQ IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY COMMUNITY BROADCSATING CORP. STATION IS ON THE DIAL AT 93.5
  • The picture that is labled "Library" is not the town library. It is a historical building and should probably be labled as such so that visitors do not get the mistaken impreshion that Monte Vista only has minute one room building for a library. The a corner of the actual library can be see in the picture, brick buliding to the right.
  • Transportation of the West Museum, 916 First Ave., Monte Vista, CO, open Monday-Friday 12 noon to 4 pm, 719-852-8864 displays a historic picture collection and artifacts about the development of transportation in the San Luis Valley and its affect on agriculture.
  • St. Peter's Lutheran School 25 students Grades K - 8th

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Monte Vista: City of Monte Vista Facilities Building (A), Monte Vista Fire Department (B), Monte Vista Emergency Medical Services (C), Monte Vista Police Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Monte Vista include: Saint Joseph Catholic Church Monte Vista (A), Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), Saint Peters Lutheran Church (C), Valley Church of the Nazarene (D), United Methodist Church (E), Saint Stephen the Martyr Episcopal Church (F), Presbyterian Church - First of Monte Vista (G), Lariat Community Baptist Church (H), First Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Monte Vista Historical (Historical Places & Services; 110 Jefferson Street), San Luis Valley Information Center (947 1st Avenue).

Hotels: Best Western Movie Manor (2830 West US Highway 160), Comfort Inn (1519 Grande Ave), Comfort Inn Monte Vista (1519 Grande Avenue).

Birthplace of: Myron Thompson - Politician.

Rio Grande 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 Monte Vista and their reported violations in the past:

MONTE VISTA CITY OF (Population served: 4,600, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-09-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-08-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from APR-15-2005 to APR-15-2005), St Public Notif requested (2 times from APR-15-2005 to APR-15-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from APR-27-2005 to APR-27-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2007)
THIRTY MILE CG (Population served: 66, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PENITENTE CANYON CG BLM (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SARGENT HIGH SCHOOL GYM (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Monte Vista that have no violations reported:

  • MOVIE MANOR MOTEL (Population served: 139, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.1%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.5%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
46 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
80 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Monte Vista (2011 data):

  • Bank Midwest, National Association: Monte Vista Branch at 59 North Broadway, branch established on 1993/12/13. Info updated 2012/03/19: Bank assets: $6,237.6 mil, Deposits: $5,064.6 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 138 total offices, Holding Company: Nbh Holdings Corp.
  • Rio Grande Savings and Loan Association: Rio Grande Savings And Loan Associat at 901 1st Avenue, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $96.9 mil, Deposits: $86.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • San Luis Valley Federal Bank: 2nd & Madison Streets Branch at 1106 2nd Avenue, branch established on 1899/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $236.9 mil, Deposits: $198.2 mil, headquarters in Alamosa, CO, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Sunflower Bank, National Association: Monte Vista Branch at 101 Adams Street, branch established on 1936/08/27. Info updated 2011/09/20: Bank assets: $1,733.8 mil, Deposits: $1,299.6 mil, headquarters in Salina, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Sunflower Financial, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Monte Vista:

Marital status in Monte Vista, CO
  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

For population 25 years and over in Monte Vista:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Colorado average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Monte Vista
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Monte Vista, CO (based on Rio Grande County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,4744
Evangelical Protestant2,35721
Mainline Protestant5908
Other5804
None3,981-
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: 7
Rio Grande County:

6.03 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Here:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Rio Grande County:

12.93 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

6.0%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

17.5%
Colorado:

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

9.3%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.0%
Colorado:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.3%
Colorado:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Colorado:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Monte Vista:

23.9%
Colorado:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.5%
Colorado:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Monte Vista:

6.8
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.1%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
Monte Vista:

53.3%
Colorado:

57.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Monte Vista:

79.7%
State:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Monte Vista, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 16$60,419$45,3140$0
Streets and Highways 11$35,523$38,7520$0
Financial Administration 5$18,403$44,1670$0
Police - Other 4$10,619$31,8570$0
Other Government Administration 4$22,189$66,5675$3,808
Water Supply 1$6,053$72,6360$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,422$41,0640$0
Sewerage 1$2,894$34,7280$0
Totals for Government 43$159,522$44,5185$3,808

Monte Vista government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $46,000 ($11.12)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,421,000 ($343.40)
    Sewerage: $965,000 ($233.20)
    Water Utilities: $785,000 ($189.71)
    General - Other: $338,000 ($81.68)
    Regular Highways: $321,000 ($77.57)
    Central Staff Services: $270,000 ($65.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $238,000 ($57.52)
    General Public Buildings: $150,000 ($36.25)
    Financial Administration: $138,000 ($33.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $113,000 ($27.31)
    Health - Other: $67,000 ($16.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $38,000 ($9.18)
    Air Transportation: $20,000 ($4.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $418,000 ($101.01)
    Police Protection: $79,000 ($19.09)
    General - Other: $70,000 ($16.92)
    Water Utilities: $32,000 ($7.73)
    General Public Building: $18,000 ($4.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.48)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,528,000 ($610.92)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $107,000 ($25.86)

Monte Vista government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $916,000 ($221.36)
    Other: $176,000 ($42.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $46,000 ($11.12)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($1.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $740,000 ($178.83)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $801,000 ($193.57)
    Other: $62,000 ($14.98)
    Highways: $25,000 ($6.04)
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000 ($5.80)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $137,000 ($33.11)
    General Revenue - Other: $101,000 ($24.41)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($1.21)
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000 ($0.97)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $888,000 ($214.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $144,000 ($34.80)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($1.21)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($0.97)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.24)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.24)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $540,000 ($130.50)
    Property: $414,000 ($100.05)
    Motor Vehicle License: $18,000 ($4.35)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $15,000 ($3.62)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($0.72)
    Other License: $3,000 ($0.72)

Monte Vista government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,675,000 ($646.45)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,540,000 ($613.82)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $135,000 ($32.62)

Monte Vista government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,557,000 ($617.93)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $93,000 ($22.47)

7.48% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,196 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Alamosa County, CO  1.19% ($35,018 average AGI)
from Saguache County, CO  0.67% ($27,906)
Businesses in Monte Vista, CO
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1RadioShack1
Best Western1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Safeway1
Dairy Queen1True Value1
FedEx1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Vons1
Pizza Hut1

Strongest AM radio stations in Monte Vista:

  • KSLV (1240 AM; 1 kW; MONTE VISTA, CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KGIW (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING 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.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Monte Vista:

  • KSLV-FM (95.3 FM; MONTE VISTA, CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY B/CNG, INC.)
  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KRZA (88.7 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: EQUAL REPRESENTATION/MEDIA ADVOCACY)
  • K203AT (88.5 FM; WESTCLIFFE, ETC., CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Monte Vista:

  • K07KB (Channel 7; DEL NORTE, CO; Owner: PARKER HILL TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K41DJ (Channel 41; DEL NORTE-SOUTH FORK, CO; Owner: SOUTH FORK TV ASSOCIATION)
Monte Vista fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Monte Vista fatal accident list:

Jun 18, 2019 08:03 PM, Us-160 Grande Ave, Sherman Ave, Lat: 37.574417, Lon: -106.129039, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 28, 1989 02:38 PM, Calle Unid, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 25.2mTotal length
  • 13,662Total average daily traffic
  • 947Total average daily truck traffic
  • 17,851Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Monte Vista, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 61970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Monte Vista, CO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Monte Vista)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Monte Vista, CO)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Monte Vista)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Monte Vista)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Most common first names in Monte Vista, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5279.4 years
John4477.1 years
Joe3674.3 years
Jose3676.0 years
William3677.2 years
Robert2670.9 years
Frank2374.8 years
Dorothy2377.0 years
George2280.1 years
Charles1975.6 years
Most common last names in Monte Vista, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez8275.1 years
Archuleta3374.5 years
Smith2075.9 years
Wright2075.8 years
Medina1966.7 years
Duran1967.7 years
Trujillo1978.4 years
Gallegos1972.4 years
Garcia1972.8 years
Valdez1877.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Monte Vista, CO
  • 84.8%Utility gas
  • 9.8%Wood
  • 3.9%Electricity
  • 1.6%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Monte Vista, CO
  • 48.8%Electricity
  • 41.5%Utility gas
  • 9.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Monte Vista compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Monte Vista on our top lists:

  • #100 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #54 (81144) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swiss first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
There are 26 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
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  • Michael Charles Karr (1)
  • Jim Relyea (1)
  • Kenneth Shimamoto (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2021.