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Population in 2012: 1,014 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.7%
Males: 501  (49.4%)
Females: 513  (50.6%)

Median resident age:  45.1 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81427.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $62,245 (it was $36,094 in 2000)
Ouray:

$62,245
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,312

Ouray city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $421,590 (it was $211,800 in 2000)
Ouray:

$421,590
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $461,034; Detached houses: $534,158; Townhouses or other attached units: $417,867; In 2-unit structures: $683,444; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $600,242; Mobile homes: $46,978; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,905

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,034.

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  • White alone - 895 (89.5%)
  • Hispanic - 82 (8.2%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ouray: 98.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.8%), English (17.6%), Irish (14.6%), Italian (4.7%), French (4.3%), Swedish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 3/24/1884

Elevation: 7811 feet

Land area: 0.84 square miles.

Population density: 1,204 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ouray:

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ouray city:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

25 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe).

This city:  2.8%
Colorado:  9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ouray, Colorado as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ouray to the number of sex offenders is 1,014 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,495 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,833 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (166.5 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (397.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Portland, CO (2.1 miles) , Telluride, CO (3.1 miles ), Ridgway, CO (3.2 miles ), Mountain Village, CO (3.5 miles ), Loghill Village, CO (3.7 miles ), Ophir, CO (3.8 miles) , Silverton, CO (3.8 miles ), Sawpit, CO (4.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $157,200
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $196,800
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $202,000
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2003: 23 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $283,300
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $185,600
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $353,800
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $440,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $222,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $480,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $175,000

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Latitude: 38.02 N, Longitude: 107.67 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Switzerland of America

Area code: 970

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Crime rates in Ouray by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00002000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0219.10.00.00.0
Robberies 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 00001101
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0109.5105.70.0100.4
Burglaries 52316422
per 100,000 586.9243.9356.7115.5657.2422.8196.7200.8
Thefts 1626221716212923
per 100,000 1877.93170.72615.91963.01752.52219.92851.52309.2
Auto thefts 10020000
per 100,000 117.40.00.0230.90.00.00.00.0
Arson 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.5) 102.0116.9105.385.4254.5113.4103.9102.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.02
Colorado average:

2.23

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.1%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +163 (+25.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Lawyers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)

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Earthquake activity:

Ouray-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 45% smaller 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 18.8 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 68.2 miles away from Ouray center
On 11/7/2004 at 06:54:59, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 0.4 mi) earthquake occurred 69.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2002 at 22:17:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/3/1999 at 15:35:34, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 2.6 mi) earthquake occurred 70.4 miles away from Ouray center
On 9/19/2004 at 06:09:43, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 59.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ouray County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jeff Russel - Football player, William Lee Knous - (1889-1959), Colorado governor, CO Supreme Court justice, district judge, CO state legislator.

Political contributions by individuals in Ouray, CO

Heliports located in Ouray:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ouray:

  • Fort Lewis College (about 53 miles; Durango, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,463)
  • Western State College of Colorado (about 55 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Mesa State College (about 88 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 5,126)
  • San Juan College (about 91 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • Adams State College (about 106 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 165 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 5,185)
  • Colorado Technical University Online (about 166 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 30,924)

Public high school in Ouray:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ouray:

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Library in Ouray:

  • OURAY LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $104,000; Location: 320 6TH AVE; 19,868 books; 939 audio materials; 1,607 video materials; 23 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Ouray: Silvershield Mill (A), Elkhorn Ranch (B), Radium Springs Swimming Pool (C), Ouray Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Canyon Creek (A), Cascade Creek (B), Oak Creek (C), Bridalveil Creek (D), Skyrocket Creek (E), Portland Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Ouray County Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 420 6 Avenue), Colorado West Jeep Rentals (Tours & Charters; 701 Main).

Hotels: Comfort Inn Ouray (191 5th Avenue), Antlers Motel (407 Main), High Peak Resources Inc (513 Main), Damn Yankee Country Inn (100 6 Avenue), Hot Springs Lodge (1400 Main), Alpine Inn of Ouray LLC (645 Main Street), Bonton (426 Main), Comfort Inn (191 5th Avenue), Box Canyon Lodge (45 3 Avenue).

Court: Colorado State Government - Courts- Ouray County Combined Court (541 4 Street).

 
Ouray 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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AQI  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 17.7. This is significantly better than average.
City:

17.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 4.12. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.12
U.S.:

11.24


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.0%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.9%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ouray, CO


10 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

Ouray compared to Colorado state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Ouray (2011 data):

  • Alpine Bank: Ouray Mobile Branch, Ouray Mobile Branch, Ouray Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,256.5 mil, Deposits: $1,918.7 mil, headquarters in Glenwood Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices, Holding Company: Alpine Banks Of Colorado
  • The Citizens State Bank of Ouray: The Citizens State Bank Of Ouray at 600 Main Street, branch established on 1913/08/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $86.3 mil, Deposits: $75.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Harry A. Lowe Agency, Inc., The

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ouray, Colorado:

  • ST Elmo Hotel Inc, 426 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427 , Phone: (970) 325-4951, Fax: (970) 325-0348
  • Ouray Hotel, 303 6TH Ave, Ouray, CO 81427 , Phone: (970) 325-0500
  • Ouray Comfort Inn, 191 5TH Ave, Ouray, CO 81427 , Phone: (970) 325-7203, Fax: (970) 325-4840
  • Box Canyon Lodge And Hot Springs, 45 Third Ave, Ouray, CO 81427 , Phone: (970) 325-4981, Fax: (970) 325-0223
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ouray, Colorado

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ouray travel time to work - commute


Ouray mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Wood (14%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ouray city (based on Ouray County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.61%
Here34.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents37.5%27.6%14.4%9.0%11.5%
Congregations12.5%12.5%12.5%12.5%50.0%
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: 2
Ouray County:

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Ouray County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Ouray County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

43.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.6%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Ouray County:

17.3%
Colorado:

18.4%

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 2$6,764$40,5842$945
Other Government Administration 2$9,952$59,7126$2,760
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$240
Police Protection - Officers 5$17,280$41,4720$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$184
Streets and Highways 3$10,207$40,8280$0
Sewerage 1$3,832$45,9840$0
Parks and Recreation 7$16,246$27,85019$9,438
Water Supply 1$5,008$60,0960$0
Other and Unallocable 2$6,007$36,0421$1,289
Totals for Government 23$75,296$39,28531$14,856

Ouray government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $719,000 ($709.07)
    Police Protection: $264,000 ($260.36)
    Financial Administration: $224,000 ($220.91)
    Regular Highways: $199,000 ($196.25)
    Water Utilities: $188,000 ($185.40)
    Sewerage: $182,000 ($179.49)
    General - Other: $166,000 ($163.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $87,000 ($85.80)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($16.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($41.42)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $7,000 ($6.90)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $7,000 ($6.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $338,000 ($333.33)
    Parks & Recreation: $258,000 ($254.44)
    Sewerage: $84,000 ($82.84)
    Fire Protection: $47,000 ($46.35)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($11.83)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($10.85)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($9.86)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($1.97)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,001,000 ($987.18)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Ouray government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $924,000 ($911.24)
    Sewerage: $224,000 ($220.91)
    All Other: $98,000 ($96.65)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $21,000 ($20.71)
    Public Welfare: $5,000 ($4.93)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($11.83)
    Public Welfare: $8,000 ($7.89)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $70,000 ($69.03)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($9.86)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $231,000 ($227.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $253,000 ($249.51)
    All Other: $21,000 ($20.71)
    General Support: $6,000 ($5.92)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $574,000 ($566.07)
    Property: $346,000 ($341.22)
    Other Selective Sales: $132,000 ($130.18)
    NEC: $23,000 ($22.68)
    Motor Vehicle License: $5,000 ($4.93)

Ouray government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $700,000 ($690.34)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $634,000 ($625.25)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $66,000 ($65.09)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $249,000 ($245.56)

12.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($78,777 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.60%
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  1.10% ($40,938 average AGI)
from San Miguel County, CO  0.75% ($34,636)
from Mesa County, CO  0.68% ($73,600)


11.08% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,465 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.08%
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 Montrose County, CO  2.58% ($59,595 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ouray:

  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KAVP (1450 AM; 1 kW; COLONA, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ouray:

  • KURA-LP (98.9 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: OURAY SCHOOL DISTRICT R1)
  • KOTO (91.7 FM; TELLURIDE, CO; Owner: SAN MIGUEL EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC.)
  • K211BH (90.1 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K218BE (91.5 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KKXK (94.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KWGL (105.7 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KPRH (88.3 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • KBNG (103.7 FM; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KVMT (89.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • KRYD (104.9 FM; NORWOOD, CO; Owner: ROCKY III INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KIQX (101.3 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTINGS, LLC)
  • KUTE (90.1 FM; IGNACIO, CO; Owner: KUTE, 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.)
  • KRSJ (100.5 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K210BA (89.9 FM; PURGATORY, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • K233AH (94.5 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Ouray:

  • K05JC (Channel 5; OURAY, CO; Owner: CITY OF OURAY)
  • K07BV (Channel 7; OURAY, CO; Owner: CITY OF OURAY)
  • K09PJ (Channel 9; OURAY, ETC., CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Ouray fatal accident list:

Dec 30, 1991 09:05 AM, 550, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 3, 1979 00:45 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,003
Total average daily truck traffic: 16
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 1,453

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ouray)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Ouray Clinic (Lat: 38.011389 Lon: -107.667278), Call Sign: KIC362
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.295 MHz, 155.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/07/2003, Expiration Date: 08/04/2013
    Registrant: State Of Colorado, 601 East 18th Avenue, Suite 250, Denver, CO 80203, Phone: (303) 764-7700, Fax: (303) 764-7764, Email:
  • Lat: 38.022778 Lon: -107.669778, Call Sign: WQAE910
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/18/2004, Expiration Date: 05/18/2014, Certifier: Mark D Young
    Registrant: Communication Coordinator, Montrose, CO 81402, Phone: (970) 249-5339, Fax: (970) 249-7933, Email:
  • RIDGWAY TOWN HALL, Lat: 39.150139 Lon: -107.758889, Call Sign: WQAF446
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.090 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/20/2004, Expiration Date: 05/20/2014, Certifier: Mark D Young
    Registrant: Communications Coordinator, Montrose, CO 81402, Phone: (970) 249-5339, Fax: (970) 249-7933, Email:
  • Lat: 38.030028 Lon: -107.673444, Call Sign: WQRB657
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.050 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/10/2013, Expiration Date: 04/10/2023, Certifier: Dennis Erickson
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • Studio, 400 7th Avenue (Lat: 38.024167 Lon: -107.669167), Type: Building, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQCJ977
    Assigned Frequencies: 949.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2005, Expiration Date: 04/01/2021, Certifier: Nancy G Nixon
    Registrant: Ouray School District R1, 400 7th Avenue, Ouray, CO 81427, Phone: (970) 325-4505, Fax: (970) 325-7343, Email:
  • FM Transmit, "blow Out" Radio Site Above Lake Lenore (Lat: 38.039722 Lon: -107.672778), Type: Mast, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQCJ977
    Grant Date: 03/22/2005, Expiration Date: 04/01/2021, Certifier: Nancy G Nixon
    Registrant: Ouray School District R1, 400 7th Avenue, Ouray, CO 81427, Phone: (970) 325-4505, Fax: (970) 325-7343, Email:
  • CO6 Ouray, 1.5 Mi N Of Ouray (Lat: 38.042222 Lon: -107.673389), Type: Pole, Structure height: 7.6 m, Overall height: 8.2 m, Call Sign: WQDR659
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/14/2005, Expiration Date: 10/14/2015, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • Ouray, Cell Tower On Blowout (Lat: 38.042250 Lon: -107.673778), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3.6 m, Overall height: 3.9 m, Call Sign: WQIH433
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/12/2008, Expiration Date: 02/12/2018, Certifier: Ryan Levine
    Registrant: Rini O\'Neil, Pc, 1200 New Hampshire Ave Nw, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 776-3003, Fax: (202) 296-2014, Email:
  • OURAY, Fifth Avenue (Lat: 38.021389 Lon: -107.672278), Type: Bant, Structure height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WCT976
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, 11445.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/08/2010, Expiration Date: 08/01/2020
    Registrant: Qwest Corporation, 700 W. Mineral Ave., Rm. Nd-E02.34, Littleton, CO 80120, Phone: (303) 707-8714, Fax: (303) 707-9624, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KB0QEV
    Grant Date: 01/03/1995, Expiration Date: 01/03/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/04/2007
    Registrant: Wayne N Harrison, Ouray, CO 81427-1782
  • Call Sign: N3FLA, Licensee ID: L00264882
    Grant Date: 04/04/2007, Expiration Date: 05/07/2017, Certifier: Ethan A Funk
    Registrant: Ethan A Funk, 331 Sixth Avenue 3, Ouray, CO 81427
  • Call Sign: WB5KXH
    Grant Date: 12/22/1997, Expiration Date: 12/22/2007, Cancellation Date: 12/23/2009
    Registrant: Robert R Wier, Ouray, CO 81427
  • Call Sign: AB0VJ, Licensee ID: L00512483
    Grant Date: 05/06/2002, Expiration Date: 05/06/2012, Cancellation Date: 04/03/2008, Certifier: Jerald L Klein
    Registrant: Jerald L Klein, Ouray, CO 81427
  • Call Sign: KC0YZK, Licensee ID: L01218035
    Grant Date: 11/29/2006, Expiration Date: 11/29/2016, Certifier: Samuel H Rushing
    Registrant: Samuel H Rushing, Ouray, CO 81427
  • Call Sign: WA0QMQ, Previous Call Sign: AB0VJ, Licensee ID: L00512483
    Grant Date: 04/03/2008, Expiration Date: 04/03/2018, Certifier: Jerald L Klein
    Registrant: Mr. Jerald L Klein, 637 5th St., Ouray, CO 81427
  • Call Sign: KD0HVR, Licensee ID: L01492783
    Grant Date: 05/19/2009, Expiration Date: 05/19/2019, Certifier: Daniel Mccullough
    Registrant: Daniel Mccullough, Ouray, CO 81427

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: DART GK (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: WARNER SS40&50 (90 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 20941 , Serial Number: GK45, Year manufactured: 1939, Airworthiness Date: 09/16/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 1385, Ouray, CO 81427
  • Aircraft: BUCKEYE POWERED PARACHUTES INC DREAM MACHINE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 2487V , Serial Number: 4235
    Registrant (Individual): Melvin R Winfrey, Po Box 1377, Ouray, CO 81427
  • Aircraft: BELL TH-13T (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 57921 , Serial Number: 67-17138, Year manufactured: 1967
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 146 Ponderosa Village La, Ouray, CO 81427
  • Aircraft: CUTTING CECIL C ZENITH ZODIAC 601HDS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: SUBARU ALL MDLS A/B (400 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 601CZ , Serial Number: 6-3424, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 08/07/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Eric G Nordlander, Po Box 82, Ouray, CO 81427
  • Aircraft: RISCH R E/RISCH K L ZENITH 801 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A-350SER (235 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 801BK , Serial Number: 8-4185, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 04/20/2002
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Robert E Risch, Po Box 601, Ouray, CO 81427, Other Owners: Karen L Risch
  • Aircraft: BELL 47G-3B-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TV0-435 SER (280 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 90959 , Serial Number: 3754, Year manufactured: 1968
    Registrant (Individual): John Dba Summer, 678 Big Horn Ln, Ouray, CO 81427, Other Owners: Helicopters Ouray


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Ouray, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John975.8 years
Mary880.2 years
William571.2 years
Robert561.0 years
Evelyn576.0 years
Helen484.3 years
Harold469.2 years
Edward381.3 years
Harry386.7 years
Dorothy383.7 years
Most common last names in Ouray, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fedel489.0 years
Johnson372.7 years
Martin380.7 years
Merling370.6 years
Spangler380.3 years
Flor286.0 years
Harvey248.6 years
Cockle271.1 years
Montano292.0 years
Ford274.0 years
Businesses in Ouray, CO
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1True Value1
Comfort Inn1UPS1
FedEx1

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