Pitkin, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 71 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -42.7%
Males: 39  (56.0%)
Females: 32  (44.0%)
Median resident age:

31.2 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip code: 81241

Estimated median household income in 2017: $72,297 (it was $49,375 in 2000)
Pitkin:

$72,297
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $59,215 (it was $39,182 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $400,549 (it was $183,800 in 2000)
Pitkin:

$400,549
CO:

$348,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $331,881; detached houses: $330,162
March 2019 cost of living index in Pitkin: 96.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.0%
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  • Races in Pitkin, CO (2010)
    • 6192.4%White alone
    • 34.5%Two or more races
    • 23.0%Hispanic
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Ancestries: German (32.0%), English (24.0%), Scottish (16.0%), Welsh (16.0%), American (8.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 4/5/1880

Elevation: 9241 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 267 people per square mile   (very low).

Pitkin, Colorado map

6 residents are foreign born (6.6% North America, 4.4% Asia).

This town:

6.6%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $957 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,498 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (94.8 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (468.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Garfield, CO (3.6 miles),
Maysville, CO (4.3 miles),
Gunnison, CO (4.8 miles ),
Poncha Springs, CO (5.0 miles ),
Cochetopa, CO (5.1 miles),
Buena Vista, CO (5.1 miles ),
Johnson Village, CO (5.1 miles ),
Smeltertown, CO (5.3 miles)

Latitude: 38.61 N, Longitude: 106.52 W

Distribution of median household income in Pitkin, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pitkin, CO in 2017

Pitkin satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Colorado:

3.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +71 (+134.0%).
Most common industries in Pitkin, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (20.3%)
  • Construction (13.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.8%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (11.4%)
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.4%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (8.6%)
  • Public administration (8.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (41.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.8%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (8.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.9%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Retail florists (5.9%)
  • Utilities (5.9%)
Most common occupations in Pitkin, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Media and communications workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Media and communications workers (8.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Computer specialists (5.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (14.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (14.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Art and design workers (5.9%)
  • Mathematical science occupations (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)

Average climate in Pitkin, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Pitkin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 161% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 534.5 miles away from Pitkin center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 599.7 miles away from Pitkin center
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 151.0 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 392.4 miles away from Pitkin center
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 85.1 miles away from Pitkin center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 266.7 miles away from Pitkin 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 Gunnison County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pitkin topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pitkin:

  • Western State Colorado University (about 23 miles; Gunnison, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 79 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Adams State University (about 86 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 93 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 5,088)
  • Colorado College (about 93 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 93 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)
  • Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (about 93 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,049)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Pitkin Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Gunnison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

1.9 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

64.7%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.9%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Pitkin:

Marital status in Pitkin, CO
  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 77.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

For population 25 years and over in Pitkin:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Colorado average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Pitkin:

(Pitkin, Colorado Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Pitkin, CO (based on Gunnison County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,1572
Evangelical Protestant1,12112
Mainline Protestant4914
Other3263
None9,229-
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
Here:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Here:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Gunnison County:

30.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Gunnison County:

3.7%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Gunnison County:

15.2%
State:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Gunnison County:

8.7%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Pitkin:

53.9%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.8%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Pitkin:

28.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Pitkin:

17.1%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.9%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Pitkin:

30.6%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

51.5%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.6%
Colorado:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pitkin, 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 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$11,400
Totals for Government 0$0 8$11,400

Pitkin government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($197.18)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000 ($126.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($98.59)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($56.34)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($28.17)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,000 ($183.10)

Pitkin government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,000 ($70.42)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($56.34)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($112.68)
    Other: $6,000 ($84.51)
  • Tax - Property: $10,000 ($140.85)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,000 ($112.68)
    Other License: $1,000 ($14.08)

Pitkin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $246,000 ($3464.79)

10.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,210 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.51%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Denver County, CO  0.51% ($63,758 average AGI)
from Boulder County, CO  0.43% ($98,893)
from El Paso County, CO  0.37% ($46,667)


9.80% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,419 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.80%
Colorado average:

9.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Denver County, CO  0.58% ($70,459 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.42% ($44,519)
to El Paso County, CO  0.37% ($24,917)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pitkin:

  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSKE (610 AM; 5 kW; VAIL, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KPKE (1490 AM; 1 kW; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: JOHN HARVEY REES)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pitkin:

  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • 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)
  • K276AA (103.1 FM; SALIDA & BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: CHAFFEE CTY. TV TRANSLATOR ASSOC.)
  • K213AT (90.5 FM; BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY)
  • K205CM (88.9 FM; SALIDA, ETC., CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • K219CF (91.7 FM; DEL NORTE, ETC., CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KBVC (104.1 FM; BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: HEADWATERS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • KDNK (90.5 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMM. ACCESS RADIO, INC.)
  • K247AD (97.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR)
  • KRVG (95.5 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • KVLE-FM (102.3 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEJJ (98.3 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: JOHN HARVEY REES)
  • KWSB-FM (91.1 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: WESTERN STATE COLLEGE OF COLORADO)
  • K210BS (89.9 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN EDUCATIONAL RADIO, INC)
  • K206BE (89.1 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Pitkin:

  • K21EF (Channel 21; PITKIN, CO; Owner: TOWN OF PITKIN)
  • K43EG (Channel 43; PITKIN, CO; Owner: TOWN OF PITKIN)
  • K19DS (Channel 19; PITKIN, CO; Owner: TOWN OF PITKIN)
  • K23DX (Channel 23; PITKIN, CO; Owner: TOWN OF PITKIN)
  • K05JT (Channel 5; PITKIN, CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
  • K08JZ (Channel 8; PITKIN-OHIO, CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
  • K10MA (Channel 10; PITKIN-OHIO, CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
  • K12AL (Channel 12; PITKIN, ETC., CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
  • K15ED (Channel 15; PITKIN, CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 2.9mTotal length
  • 103Total average daily traffic
  • 157Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Pitkin)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 501 Main St (Lat: 38.608778 Lon: -106.518583), Type: Bant, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WQHN959, Licensee ID: L01315116,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.640 MHz, Grant Date: 09/24/2007, Expiration Date: 09/24/2017, Cancellation Date: 11/25/2017, Certifier: Darwin C Geesey, Registrant: Pitkin Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., 419 Main St, Pitkin, CO 81241, Phone: (970) 641-9236, Fax: (970) 642-0148, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC0EOQ, Licensee ID: L00303644, Grant Date: 12/07/1998, Expiration Date: 12/07/2008, Cancellation Date: 10/24/2008, Registrant: Cyndi E Wick, 1115 State St, Pitkin, CO 81241
  • Call Sign: W0CO, Licensee ID: L00303643, Grant Date: 08/09/2016, Expiration Date: 11/04/2026, Registrant: Bradford J Wick, 1115 State St, Pitkin, CO 81241
  • Call Sign: KC0CEW, Previous Call Sign: KC0EOQ, Licensee ID: L00303644, Grant Date: 10/24/2008, Expiration Date: 10/24/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/22/2013, Certifier: Cynthia E Wick, Registrant: Cyndi E Wick, 1115 State St, Pitkin, CO 81241
  • Call Sign: K0EOQ, Previous Call Sign: KC0CEW, Licensee ID: L00303644, Grant Date: 11/22/2013, Expiration Date: 11/22/2023, Certifier: Cyndi E Wick, Registrant: Cyndi E Wick, 1115 State St, Pitkin, CO 81241

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pitkin, CO
  • 38.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 38.5%Electricity
  • 23.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pitkin, CO
  • 100.0%Wood


Pitkin compared to Colorado 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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