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Population in 2012: 3,065 (40% urban, 60% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.4%
 

Males: 1,476  (48.2%)
Females: 1,589  (51.8%)

Median resident age:  51.0 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81410.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,010 (it was $35,915 in 2000)
Orchard City:

$41,010
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,075

Orchard City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $170,818 (it was $119,700 in 2000)
Orchard City:

$170,818
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $211,517; Detached houses: $224,965; In 2-unit structures: $166,202; Mobile homes: $159,620

Median gross rent in 2012: $962.

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  • White alone - 2,726 (87.4%)
  • Hispanic - 317 (10.2%)
  • Two or more races - 43 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 17 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Orchard City: 94.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (19.3%), English (13.3%), Irish (11.2%), French (5.5%), United States (4.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5040 feet

Land area: 11.4 square miles.

Population density: 269 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Orchard City:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Orchard City town:

  • Never married: 8.5%
  • Now married: 70.1%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

135 residents are foreign born (0.6% Europe).

This town:  4.4%
Colorado:  9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $869 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $686 (0.4%)

Orchard City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, CO (165.8 miles , pop. 144,126).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (171.6 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (431.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Cedaredge, CO (2.5 miles ), Delta, CO (2.6 miles ), Hotchkiss, CO (3.7 miles ), Olathe, CO (3.8 miles ), Paonia, CO (4.6 miles ), Crawford, CO (4.6 miles ), Montrose, CO (4.9 miles ), Whitewater-Kahnah Creek, CO (5.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2005: 23 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2006: 22 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $211,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $211,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $188,800
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 38.82 N, Longitude: 107.98 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 970

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Orchard City, Colorado accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.9%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +733 (+34.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (20%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Orchard City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 24% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 46.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/27/2000 at 21:58:18, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.9 miles away from Orchard City center
On 11/7/2004 at 06:54:59, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 0.4 mi) earthquake occurred 64.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2001 at 22:38:54, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 21:48:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.9 miles away from Orchard City center
On 6/20/2002 at 22:17:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 30.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Delta County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Orchard City:

  • DELTA MONTROSE HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; DELTA, CO)
  • DELTA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; DELTA, CO)
  • DELTA CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DELTA, CO)

Airports located in Orchard City:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Orchard City:

  • Mesa State College (about 36 miles; Grand Junction, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,126)
  • Western State College of Colorado (about 60 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 107 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • San Juan College (about 142 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • Adams State College (about 148 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 162 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 4,383)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 164 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 3,082)

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Cemeteries: Eckert Cemetery (1), Cory Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cedar Run (A), Alfalfa Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Delta County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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AQI  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.2. This is better than average.
City:

25.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 27.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 7.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.08
U.S.:

11.24


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.2%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.7% 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:  69.6%
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: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Orchard City, CO

55 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Orchard City in 2000:

  • 86 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 2 people in nursing homes

Orchard City compared to Colorado state average:

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Orchard City travel time to work - commute


Orchard City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (60%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Other fuel (6%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Orchard City town (based on Delta County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.02%
Here36.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents27.5%13.1%10.5%9.4%8.0%
Congregations7.4%5.6%7.4%9.3%5.6%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents5.2%4.1%3.1%2.7%16.5%
Congregations5.6%3.7%5.6%3.7%46.3%
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: 8
Delta County:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Delta County:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

10.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.8%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Delta County:

19.7%
Colorado:

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

11.2%
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 1$2,000$24,0000$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,000$24,0000$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,000$36,0000$0
Water Supply 1$4,000$48,0000$0
Totals for Government 4$11,000$33,0000$0

Orchard City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $450,000 ($146.82)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $400,000 ($130.51)
    Regular Highways: $281,000 ($91.68)
    Financial Administration: $200,000 ($65.25)
    Parks & Recreation: $32,000 ($10.44)
    Welfare - Other: $4,000 ($1.31)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($0.65)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $69,000 ($22.51)

Orchard City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $149,000 ($48.61)
    Highways: $12,000 ($3.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $21,000 ($6.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $448,000 ($146.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $128,000 ($41.76)
    General Support: $25,000 ($8.16)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $60,000 ($19.58)
    Motor Vehicle License: $15,000 ($4.89)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $428,000 ($139.64)

8.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,837 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.75%
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 Montrose County, CO  1.18% ($32,333 average AGI)
from Mesa County, CO  0.93% ($29,933)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.37% ($80,556)


7.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,640 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.60%
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 Mesa County, CO  1.48% ($33,014 average AGI)
to Montrose County, CO  0.97% ($28,086)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.24% ($28,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Orchard City:

  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDTA (1400 AM; 1 kW; DELTA, CO; Owner: MONUMENT MEDIA LLC)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Orchard City:

  • K256AD (99.1 FM; PALISADE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K205CK (88.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CA (90.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KKNN (95.1 FM; DELTA, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K210CE (89.9 FM; MESA, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KSTR-FM (96.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: LEGGETT BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KPRU (103.3 FM; DELTA, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • KZKS (105.3 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KWGL (105.7 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KPRH (88.3 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • KKXK (94.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KBNG (103.7 FM; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KVMT (89.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • KDNK (90.5 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMM. ACCESS RADIO, INC.)
  • KRYD (104.9 FM; NORWOOD, CO; Owner: ROCKY III INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • K247AD (97.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR)
  • KLXV (91.9 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRVG (95.5 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • KZKS-FM2 (105.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C)
  • K267AH (101.3 FM; CEDAREDGE, ETC., CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Orchard City:

  • K02GJ (Channel 2; DELTA, ETC., CO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • K52BC (Channel 52; DELTA, ETC., CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K12HV (Channel 12; DELTA, ETC., CO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Orchard City, Colorado:
  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Colorado average:
  • Fatal accident count: 147
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 228
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 66
  • Fatalities: 158
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 391
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26

Orchard City fatal accident list:

Feb 5, 2007 09:45 AM, Sr-65, Lat: 38.853242, Lon: -107.955953, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 21, 2005 02:20 PM, Sr-65, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $185,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,125
Total average daily truck traffic: 204
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 10,530


Orchard City on our top lists:

  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Office supplies and stationery stores"
  • #86 (81410) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of European first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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