Orchard, Colorado

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Population in 2010: 90.
Males: 40  (45.4%)
Females: 50  (54.6%)
Median resident age:  59.2 years
Colorado median age:  36.7 years

Zip code: 80649

Estimated median household income in 2016: $52,001
Orchard:

$52,001
CO:

$65,685

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,332

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $181,443
Orchard:

$181,443
CO:

$314,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $218,205; Detached houses: $187,165; Mobile homes: $264,708

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,057.

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    • 8897.8%White alone
    • 22.2%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Orchard: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (24.1%), Italian (12.1%), French (8.6%), English (3.4%), Swedish (3.4%), German (1.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4407 feet

Orchard, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Orchard:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%

For population 15 years and over in Orchard CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 95.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

8 residents are foreign born (6.7% Latin America).

This place:

6.7%
Colorado:

9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $563 (0.2%)

Orchard satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greeley, CO (32.5 miles , pop. 76,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (56.0 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (643.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Jackson Lake, CO (2.0 miles) , Weldona, CO (2.4 miles ), Wiggins, CO (2.7 miles ), Trail Side, CO (3.9 miles) , Morgan Heights, CO (4.0 miles ), Log Lane Village, CO (4.0 miles ), Blue Sky, CO (4.1 miles) , Saddle Ridge, CO (4.1 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
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $225,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.33 N, Longitude: 104.12 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 970

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

3.3%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (32%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (39%)
  • Production occupations (26%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Tornado activity:

Orchard-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.4 miles away from the Orchard place center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/22/2008, a category F3 tornado 34.1 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 78 people and caused $147 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Orchard-area historical earthquake activity is below Colorado state average. It is 12% 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 443.7 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 161.4 miles away from Orchard center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 559.2 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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) earthquake occurred 238.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 450.2 miles away from Orchard center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 300.2 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 Morgan County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Orchard topographic map

Amtrak station near Orchard:

  • 18 miles: FORT MORGAN (S. ENSIGN ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Orchard:

  • University of Northern Colorado (about 32 miles; Greeley, CO; Full-time enrollment: 11,469)
  • Aims Community College (about 35 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 3,598)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (about 54 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 25,099)
  • Community College of Aurora (about 56 miles; Aurora, CO; FT enrollment: 4,730)
  • Front Range Community College (about 58 miles; Westminster, CO; FT enrollment: 14,756)
  • Regis University (about 62 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 6,975)
  • University of Colorado Denver (about 62 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 14,727)

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Morgan 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
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
()
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.4%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Orchard, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Colorado average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Orchard CDP (based on Morgan County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,8714
Evangelical Protestant3,76426
Mainline Protestant2,79012
Other7633
None13,971-
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: 5
Morgan County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Morgan County:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Morgan County:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

7.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Morgan County:

19.5%
Colorado:

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

10.1%
State:

9.6%

5.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,784 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
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 Weld County, CO  0.82% ($32,873 average AGI)
from Adams County, CO  0.39% ($35,243)
from Larimer County, CO  0.34% ($25,939)


6.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
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 Weld County, CO  1.21% ($34,957 average AGI)
to Denver County, CO  0.40% ($27,333)
to Adams County, CO  0.32% ($32,290)

Strongest AM radio stations in Orchard:

  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KHNC (1360 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, CO; Owner: DONALD A. AND SHARON E. WIEDEMAN)
  • KFKA (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREELEY, CO; Owner: MUSIC VENTURES, LLC, DBA BROADCAST MEDIA LLC)
  • KFTM (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT MORGAN, CO; Owner: KRDZ BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KGAB (650 AM; 9 kW; ORCHARD VALLEY, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNUS (710 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Orchard:

  • KBRU-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MORGAN, CO; Owner: ON-AIR FAMILY, LLC)
  • KJCD (104.3 FM; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KAVD (103.1 FM; LIMON, CO; Owner: THE MEADOWLARK GROUP, INC.)
  • KDJM (92.5 FM; BROOMFIELD, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KTCL (93.3 FM; FORT COLLINS, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • K206DB (89.1 FM; FORT COLLINS, ETC., CO; Owner: BOULDER COMMUNITY B/CAST ASSOC., INC)
  • KSIR-FM1 (107.1 FM; HUDSON, CO; Owner: KKDD-FM BROADCASTERS)
  • KPRB (106.3 FM; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • David Ayers, 6 Mi At 270 Degrees (Lat: 40.229361 Lon: -104.189167), Type: 68.9, Structure height: 08123 m, Overall height: 63.1 m, Registrant: 9135778962, David.Ayers@bnsf.Com, 8310 NIEMAN RD
  • David Ayers, 6 Mi At 270 Degrees (Lat: 40.229361 Lon: -104.189167), Type: 68.9, Structure height: 08123 m, Overall height: 63.1 m, Registrant: 9135778962, David.Ayers@bnsf.Com, 8310 NIEMAN RD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Jackson Lake State Park S Entrance Station (Lat: 40.370806 Lon: -104.088278), Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPDV549
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.400 MHzGrant Date: 09/11/2013, Expiration Date: 11/30/2023Registrant: State Of Colorado, 601 East 18th Avenue, Suite 250, Denver, CO 80203, Phone: (303) 764-7700, Fax: (303) 764-7764, Email:
  • Jackson Lake State Pk S Entrance Sta (Lat: 40.370806 Lon: -104.088278), Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPDZ291
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.475 MHzGrant Date: 10/30/2013, Expiration Date: 12/28/2023Registrant: State Of Colorado, 601 East 18th Avenue, Suite 250, Denver, CO 80203, Phone: (303) 764-7700, Fax: (303) 764-7982, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • ELBF365A0, Lat: 38.849583 Lon: -107.948361, Type: Building, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQIX998
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/17/2008, Expiration Date: 06/17/2018, Certifier: Scott PerichRegistrant: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 887-4524, Fax: (202) 457-6315, Email:
  • ELBF365A90, Lat: 38.849583 Lon: -107.948361, Type: Building, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQIX998
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/17/2008, Expiration Date: 06/17/2018, Certifier: Scott PerichRegistrant: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 887-4524, Fax: (202) 457-6315, Email:
  • ELBF365A180, Lat: 38.849583 Lon: -107.948361, Type: Building, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQIX998
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/17/2008, Expiration Date: 06/17/2018, Certifier: Scott PerichRegistrant: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 887-4524, Fax: (202) 457-6315, Email:
  • ELBF365A270, Lat: 38.849583 Lon: -107.948361, Type: Building, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQIX998
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/17/2008, Expiration Date: 06/17/2018, Certifier: Scott PerichRegistrant: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 887-4524, Fax: (202) 457-6315, Email:
  • Tank Hill, Tank Hill (Lat: 38.790222 Lon: -107.975000), Type: Tank, Structure height: 2 m, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WQKP877
    Assigned Frequencies: 6850.00 MHzGrant Date: 08/06/2009, Expiration Date: 08/06/2019, Certifier: Rob FiedlerRegistrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • WIGGINS HILL, 15601 Wcr 93 (Lat: 40.226278 Lon: -104.188000), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WQTQ453
    Assigned Frequencies: 6785.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/24/2014, Expiration Date: 03/24/2024, Certifier: Thomas W BurnettRegistrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1220 West Platte Ave, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 867-6767, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N0ZFS, Grant Date: 11/02/1993, Expiration Date: 11/02/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/03/2005, Registrant: Jerry D Nix, 45412 Hwy 34, Orchard, CO 80649

Orchard compared to Colorado 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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