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Population in 2012: 66 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -46.8%
Males: 39  (59.2%)
Females: 27  (40.8%)

Median resident age:  55.8 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip code: 81241

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,672 (it was $49,375 in 2000)
Pitkin:

$32,672
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,997

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $281,820 (it was $183,800 in 2000)
Pitkin:

$281,820
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $447,788; Detached houses: $447,788

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  • White alone - 61 (92.4%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (4.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (3.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pitkin: 97.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (32.2%), Scotch-Irish (14.4%), English (11.1%), Welsh (7.8%), Norwegian (6.7%), French (5.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 4/5/1880

Elevation: 9241 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 249 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Pitkin:

  • High school or higher: 80.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pitkin town:

  • Never married: 2.8%
  • Now married: 87.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

5 residents are foreign born (7.0% Europe, 5.6% Asia).

This town:  7.0%
Colorado:  9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,357 (0.4%)

Pitkin satellite photo by USGS

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) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $113,500
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $209,100
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 38.61 N, Longitude: 106.52 W

Pitkin household income distribution Pitkin home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.4%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +71 (+134.0%).

Most common industries for males in 2008-2012 (%):



  • Retail trade (67%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (11%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (9%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Retail florists (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (15%)
  • Business operations specialists (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Mathematical science occupations (6%)
  • Art and design workers (6%)


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Earthquake activity:

Pitkin-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 43% 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 85.1 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 86.2 miles away from Pitkin 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 84.1 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) earthquake occurred 52.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/19/2004 at 06:09:43, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 48.4 miles away from Pitkin center
On 6/8/2005 at 08:46:00, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 59.4 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 Gunnison County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Fires: 2, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Pitkin, CO

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pitkin:

  • Western State College of Colorado (about 23 miles; Gunnison, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,025)
  • Adams State College (about 86 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 93 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 4,620)
  • Colorado Technical University Online (about 94 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 30,924)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 95 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 5,185)
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (about 95 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 105 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 2,683)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.7%

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

Pitkin compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income 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 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 above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Pitkin travel time to work - commute


Pitkin mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Other fuel (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Pitkin town (based on Gunnison County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.36%
Here38.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchInternational Council of Community ChurchesSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Church of ChristBaptist General Conference
Adherents59.8%11.4%8.6%4.2%3.6%
Congregations13.3%6.7%20.0%6.7%6.7%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.3%2.2%1.8%2.8%
Congregations6.7%6.7%6.7%6.7%20.0%
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: 5
Gunnison County:

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.
Colorado:

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

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

30.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.7%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Gunnison County:

15.2%
Colorado:

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

8.7%
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 0$0 1$296
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$629
Totals for Government 0$0 7$925

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $25,000 ($378.79)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($166.67)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($75.76)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($15.15)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($15.15)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($15.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $2,000 ($30.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($136.36)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000 ($15.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($30.30)
    All Other: $1,000 ($15.15)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($136.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $9,000 ($136.36)
    Highways: $8,000 ($121.21)
    All Other: $1,000 ($15.15)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $14,000 ($212.12)
    Property: $9,000 ($136.36)
    NEC: $4,000 ($60.61)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($15.15)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $223,000 ($3378.79)

13.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,056 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.93%
Colorado average:

10.77%

1.30% of residents moved from foreign countries ($383 average AGI)
Gunnison County:

1.30%
Colorado average:

0.18%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jefferson County, CO  0.52% ($30,963 average AGI)
from El Paso County, CO  0.48% ($19,440)
from Arapahoe County, CO  0.36% ($28,263)


12.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,026 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.21%
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 Denver County, CO  0.51% ($29,231 average AGI)
to Boulder County, CO  0.49% ($27,280)
to El Paso County, CO  0.45% ($29,348)

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
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $42,000
Total average daily traffic: 66
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 100


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Michael J Gehrke, 500 Doolittle Drive (Lat: 39.187222 Lon: -106.839444), Type: 10.7, Overall height: 9.1 m
    Registrant: 6783994277, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE, MC: GA3B1REG
  • Alice L Silverthorn, 500 Doolittle Drive (Lat: 39.187222 Lon: -106.839444), Type: 10.7, Overall height: 9.1 m
    Registrant: 6783394277, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE, MC: GA3B1REG
  • Jerri L Janjua, 500 Doolittle Drive (Lat: 39.187222 Lon: -106.839444), Type: 10.7, Overall height: 9.1 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG
  • Alexis Leidigh, 416 Aspen Lane (Lat: 38.606639 Lon: -106.516806), Type: 21.3, Overall height: 18.3 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET, SUITE E
  • Alexis Leidigh, 416 Aspen Lane (Lat: 38.606639 Lon: -106.516806), Type: 21.3, Overall height: 18.3 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET, SUITE E

FCC Registered Private 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, 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:

3
  • 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: 08/08/2006, Expiration Date: 11/04/2016
    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, Certifier: Cynthia E Wick
    Registrant: Cyndi E Wick, 1115 State St, Pitkin, CO 81241


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