Ophir, Colorado

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Population in 2014: 167 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +47.8%
Males: 99  (59.6%)
Females: 68  (40.4%)
Median resident age:  44.5 years
Colorado median age:  36.7 years

Zip code: 81426

Estimated median household income in 2016: $60,411 (it was $57,917 in 2000)
Ophir:

$60,411
CO:

$65,685

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $35,180 (it was $33,579 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $549,197 (it was $275,000 in 2000)
Ophir:

$549,197
CO:

$314,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $638,132; Detached houses: $635,112

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,246.

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  • Races in Ophir, CO (2010)

    Ophir races chart
    • 15295.6%White alone
    • 63.8%Hispanic
    • 10.6%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ophir: 102.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Ophir, CO collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: American (25.5%), European (18.2%), English (12.7%), German (12.7%), Scottish (7.3%), Russian (5.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 9678 feet

Land area: 0.16 square miles.

Population density: 1,038 people per square mile   (low).

Ophir, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Ophir:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 66.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ophir town:

  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.1%
Colorado:

9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,645 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,019 (0.3%)

Ophir satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (177.1 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (178.9 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (382.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Mountain Village, CO (2.4 miles ), Telluride, CO (2.4 miles ), Silverton, CO (3.1 miles ), Sawpit, CO (3.6 miles) , Ouray, CO (3.8 miles ), Rico, CO (4.0 miles ), Portland, CO (4.1 miles) , Ridgway, CO (4.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $337,500
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $337,500
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $458,300

Latitude: 37.86 N, Longitude: 107.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 970

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

2.3%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +43 (+61.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (9%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (26%)
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Average climate in Ophir, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Ophir-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 234% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 548.7 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 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 549.4 miles away from Ophir center
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 532.7 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 531.1 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 21.9 miles away from Ophir center
On 9/2/1992 at 10:26:20, a magnitude 5.9 (5.7 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 314.9 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 San Miguel County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 2, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ophir topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ophir:

  • Fort Lewis College (about 41 miles; Durango, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,631)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 69 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • San Juan College (about 78 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 93 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Adams State University (about 110 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 121 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 177 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)

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San Miguel 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 20.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 4.12. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.12
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 4.6%
(5.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.5%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.8
Colorado average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ophir town (based on San Miguel County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,6511
Evangelical Protestant4135
Mainline Protestant1051
Other21
None5,188-
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
San Miguel County:

5.33 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
San Miguel County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
San Miguel County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

37.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.2%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Miguel County:

14.9%
Colorado:

18.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.1%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ophir:

43.9%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Ophir:

29.5
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.2%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ophir:

11.1%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ophir:

6.7
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ophir:

35.8%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

57.3%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.8%
Colorado:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ophir, CO Residents
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$400
Other Government Administration 1$3,950$47,4002$600
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$1,121
Water Supply 0$0 3$1,461
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$300
Totals for Government 1$3,950$47,4009$3,882

12.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,204 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.54%
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 Montrose County, CO  1.00% ($38,667 average AGI)
from Ouray County, CO  0.63% ($51,529)
from Boulder County, CO  0.37% ($20,000)


11.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,509 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.89%
Colorado average:

9.12%

0.45% of residents moved to foreign countries ($355 average AGI)
San Miguel County:

0.45%
Colorado average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montrose County, CO  0.79% ($22,381 average AGI)
to Denver County, CO  0.75% ($34,900)
to Mesa County, CO  0.56% ($38,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ophir:

  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLLV (550 AM; daytime; 2 kW; BREEN, CO; Owner: DAYSTAR RADIO, LTD.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ophir:

  • K207AU (89.3 FM; OPHIR, CO; Owner: SAN MIGUEL EDCUATIONAL FUND)
  • KOTO (91.7 FM; TELLURIDE, CO; Owner: SAN MIGUEL EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC.)
  • K232DA (94.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K237CR (95.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • KIQX (101.3 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTINGS, LLC)
  • KUTE (90.1 FM; IGNACIO, CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • KRSJ (100.5 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K210BA (89.9 FM; PURGATORY, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • KKXK (94.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KVMT (89.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • KWGL (105.7 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KRYD (104.9 FM; NORWOOD, CO; Owner: ROCKY III INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KPRH (88.3 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • KBNG (103.7 FM; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K265DC (100.9 FM; CORTEZ, ETC., CO; Owner: NAVAJO MISSIONS, INC.)
  • K281AC (104.1 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • K242AJ (96.3 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • KISZ-FM (97.9 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • K249DE (97.7 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9181M , Serial Number: 18264726, Year manufactured: 1976
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Greg Henzie, Po Box 858, Ophir, CO 81426, Other Owners: Cathy Schwindt

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Wood (43%)

Ophir compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic 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 below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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