Mosca-Hooper, Colorado

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Population in July 2007: 1,155.
Males: 598  (51.9%)
Females: 557  (48.1%)
Median resident age:  35.4 years
Colorado median age:  34.3 years

Zip code: 81146

Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,332 (it was $36,719 in 2000)
Mosca-Hooper:

$43,332
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,955 (it was $16,009 in 2000)

Mosca-Hooper CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $135,503 (it was $82,000 in 2000)
Mosca-Hooper:

$135,503
CO:

$240,500
  • Races in Mosca-Hooper, CO (2000)

    Mosca-Hooper races chart
    • 88578.3%White alone
    • 19717.4%Hispanic
    • 201.8%Two or more races
    • 131.2%American Indian alone
    • 70.6%Asian alone
    • 60.5%Black alone
    • 10.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.09%Other race alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mosca-Hooper: 97.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 410.6 square miles.

Population density: 2.8 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Mosca-Hooper:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mosca-Hooper CCD:

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 67.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

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

Mosca-Hooper CCD:  0.6% ($485)
Colorado:  0.7% ($1,132)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (77.0 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (100.8 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (453.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Hooper, CO (3.1 miles) , Alamosa East, CO (3.4 miles ), Alamosa, CO (3.5 miles ), Sargent, CO (4.4 miles ), Blanca, CO (4.4 miles ), Center, CO (4.5 miles ), Monte Vista, CO (4.5 miles ), Fort Garland, CO (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 37.63 N, Longitude: 105.78 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 719

Mosca-Hooper household income distribution Mosca-Hooper home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (36%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (22%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Mosca-Hooper: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mosca-Hooper, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Mosca-Hooper-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 133% 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 74.2 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 62.3 miles away from Mosca-Hooper center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.2 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 64.2 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 74.1 miles away from Mosca-Hooper 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 125.2 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 Alamosa County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Mosca-Hooper:

  • EVERGREEN NH (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ALAMOSA, CO)
  • EVERGREEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ALAMOSA, CO)
  • SAN LUIS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ALAMOSA, CO)
  • SAN LUIS VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; ALAMOSA, CO)
  • AT HOME HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; ALAMOSA, CO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mosca-Hooper:

  • Adams State University (about 12 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,805)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 77 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 81 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 89 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 96 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 99 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 102 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)

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Notable locations in Mosca-Hooper: King Ranch (A), Medano Ranch (B), Pinyon Flats Campground (C), Zapata Ranch (D), Mosca - Hooper Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Mosca-Hooper: Hooper Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Speiser Cemetery (1), Urraca Cemetery (2), Pioneer Urraca Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Dry Lakes (A), South Zapata Lake (B), Pioneer Lake (C), Dollar Lake (D), Cotton Lake (E), Head Lake (F), San Luis Lake (G), Twin Lakes (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: San Luis Creek (A), Sand Creek (B), Big Spring Creek (C), Medano Creek (D), Buck Creek (E), Little Spring Creek (F), Arena Creek (G), Garden Creek (H), Mosca Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Alamosa 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 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

20.2
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.2%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.0%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

21.1%
Whole state:

9.3%

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

7.7%
Whole state:

4.1%

Mosca-Hooper compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.8
Colorado average:

11.8

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mosca-Hooper CCD (based on Alamosa County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,9961
Evangelical Protestant2,19118
Other1,5677
Mainline Protestant6915
None4,000-
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: 4
Alamosa County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Alamosa County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Alamosa County:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

11.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.1%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Alamosa County:

19.2%
Colorado:

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

9.5%
State:

9.6%

9.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,369 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.22%
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 Rio Grande County, CO  1.36% ($24,113 average AGI)
from Conejos County, CO  1.05% ($21,055)
from El Paso County, CO  0.71% ($27,865)


9.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.02%
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 Rio Grande County, CO  1.03% ($24,556 average AGI)
to Conejos County, CO  0.73% ($40,974)
to El Paso County, CO  0.69% ($20,194)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mosca-Hooper:

  • KGIW (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KSLV (1240 AM; 1 kW; MONTE VISTA, CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mosca-Hooper:

  • K203AT (88.5 FM; WESTCLIFFE, ETC., CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KDZA-FM (107.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K219CF (91.7 FM; DEL NORTE, ETC., CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • 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)
  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KRZA (88.7 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: EQUAL REPRESENTATION/MEDIA ADVOCACY)
  • KALQ-FM (93.5 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KASF (90.9 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: ADAMS STATE COLLEGE)

Mosca-Hooper on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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