Ponderosa Park, Colorado

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Population in 2010: 3,232.
Population change since 2000: +3.9%
Males: 1,610  (49.8%)
Females: 1,622  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

49.6 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 80107.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $102,779 (it was $70,192 in 2000)
Ponderosa Park:

$102,779
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $38,799 (it was $25,673 in 2000)

Ponderosa Park CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $489,680 (it was $224,700 in 2000)
Ponderosa Park:

$489,680
CO:

$348,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $467,647; detached houses: $464,147

Median gross rent in 2017: $2,128.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ponderosa Park: 97.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 1.0%
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  • Races in Ponderosa Park, CO (2010)
    • 2,94291.0%White alone
    • 1815.6%Hispanic
    • 471.5%Two or more races
    • 240.7%Asian alone
    • 200.6%Black alone
    • 100.3%American Indian alone
    • 50.2%Other race alone
    • 30.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Ancestries: American (19.6%), German (14.5%), English (13.9%), Irish (6.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), Norwegian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6603 feet

Land area: 14.8 square miles.

Population density: 219 people per square mile   (very low).

Ponderosa Park, Colorado map

49 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.5%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,253 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,716 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Centennial, CO (17.6 miles , pop. 100,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: South Aurora, CO (20.5 miles , pop. 297,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (579.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Elizabeth, CO (1.9 miles ),
Franktown, CO (2.5 miles),
The Pinery, CO (2.5 miles ),
Kiowa, CO (3.2 miles ),
Parker, CO (3.2 miles ),
Castle Rock, CO (3.4 miles ),
Stonegate, CO (3.5 miles ),
Castle Pines North, CO (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 39.40 N, Longitude: 104.64 W

Distribution of median household income in Ponderosa Park, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ponderosa Park, CO in 2017
Ponderosa Park satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Colorado:

3.0%
Most common industries in Ponderosa Park, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.9%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (8.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.6%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Air transportation (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.3%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.9%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Ponderosa Park, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Computer specialists (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (4.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.6%)
  • Computer specialists (6.9%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.6%)
  • Financial managers (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)

Average climate in Ponderosa Park, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 80.0. This is about average.

City:

80.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 40.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

40.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.56
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Ponderosa Park-area historical tornado activity is above Colorado state average. It is 29% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.5 miles away from the Ponderosa Park place center injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/18/1975, a category F3 tornado 27.9 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Ponderosa Park-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 212.6 miles away from Ponderosa Park center
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 572.3 miles away from Ponderosa Park 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 171.8 miles away from Ponderosa Park center
On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 12.1 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 448.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 162.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Elbert County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ponderosa Park topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ponderosa Park:

  • COMFORT CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; PARKER, CO)
  • RED HAWK DIALYSIS (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; CASTLE ROCK, CO)
  • PARKER DIALYSIS (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; PARKER, CO)
  • CASTLE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CASTLE ROCK, CO)
  • BROOKSIDE INN (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CASTLE ROCK, CO)
  • CASTLE ROCK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CASTLE ROCK, CO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ponderosa Park:

  • Jones International University (about 18 miles; Centennial, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,556)
  • Colorado State University-Global Campus (about 20 miles; Greenwood Village, CO; FT enrollment: 3,642)
  • Community College of Aurora (about 24 miles; Aurora, CO; FT enrollment: 4,730)
  • Arapahoe Community College (about 25 miles; Littleton, CO; FT enrollment: 6,619)
  • University of Denver (about 27 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 9,621)
  • Emily Griffith Technical College (about 31 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 31 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 5,088)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Elizabeth Fire Rescue Station 72 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

2.7 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

80.4%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.2%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Ponderosa Park:

Marital status in Ponderosa Park, CO
  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in Ponderosa Park:

  • High school or higher: 96.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Colorado average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ponderosa Park, CO (based on Elbert County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,31713
Catholic1,0221
Other7442
Mainline Protestant3847
None19,619-
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: 1
Here:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Elbert County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

4.8%
State:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

17.4%
State:

18.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.8%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

50.8%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Ponderosa Park:

29.2
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ponderosa Park:

21.6%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ponderosa Park:

6.7%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

39.8%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

58.6%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.9%
Colorado:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ponderosa Park, CO Residents

11.10% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.10%
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 Douglas County, CO  3.19% ($102,642 average AGI)
from Arapahoe County, CO  2.38% ($96,345)
from Denver County, CO  0.71% ($73,209)


9.34% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($72,153 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.34%
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 Douglas County, CO  2.31% ($83,840 average AGI)
to Arapahoe County, CO  1.16% ($79,972)
to El Paso County, CO  0.86% ($50,582)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ponderosa Park:

  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KNRC (1150 AM; 10 kW; ENGLEWOOD, CO; Owner: NRC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEZW (1430 AM; 10 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KADZ (1550 AM; 10 kW; ARVADA, CO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KDDZ (1690 AM; 10 kW; ARVADA, CO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KVOR (740 AM; 3 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ponderosa Park:

  • KJMN (92.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KQMT (99.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KAVD (103.1 FM; LIMON, CO; Owner: THE MEADOWLARK GROUP, INC.)
  • KKFM (98.1 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBIQ (102.7 FM; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKCS-FM (101.9 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WALTON STATIONS - COLORADO, INC.)
  • KRCC (91.5 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KSKX (105.5 FM; SECURITY, CO; Owner: OPTIMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKLI (106.3 FM; WIDEFIELD, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGFT (100.7 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC)
  • KTLF (90.5 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO SPRINGS, INC.)
  • KMOM (96.1 FM; FOUNTAIN, CO; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSPZ (92.9 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVUU (99.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KALC (105.9 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCME (88.7 FM; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCAST HOUSE, INC)
  • KBPI (106.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KILO (94.3 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: COLORADO SPRINGS RADIO BCSTERS, INC.)
  • KXKL-FM (105.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KRDO-FM (95.1 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: THE PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Ponderosa Park:

  • KWHD (Channel 53; CASTLE ROCK, CO; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMGH-TV (Channel 7; DENVER, CO; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K48FW (Channel 48; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KDEO-LP (Channel 38; AURORA, CO; Owner: PETER B. VAN DE SANDE)
  • KRMA-TV (Channel 6; DENVER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KUSA-TV (Channel 9; DENVER, CO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KTVD (Channel 20; DENVER, CO; Owner: TWENVER BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KCNC-TV (Channel 4; DENVER, CO; Owner: CBS TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KDEV-LP (Channel 62; AURORA, CO; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Ponderosa Park fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Ponderosa Park fatal accident list:

Aug 4, 2012 05:33 AM, Sr-86, Lat: 39.361564, Lon: -104.616442, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 17, 2012 07:24 PM, Cr-Cherokee Trl, Lat: 39.378889, Lon: -104.642442, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 11, 2007 06:46 PM, 13, Lat: 39.382203, Lon: -104.606881, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 17, 2002 01:34 PM, Sr-86, Lat: 39.362025, Lon: -104.663194, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 3.6mTotal length
  • 3,916Total average daily traffic
  • 6,227Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Baker, Lat: 39.415861 Lon: -104.638306, Type: Building, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQJV535,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/13/2009, Expiration Date: 01/13/2019, Certifier: Brian Lde, Registrant: Brainstorm Internet, 640 Main Ave Suite 201, Durango, CO 81301, Phone: (970) 385-9654, Email:
  • HILLTOP, 90 County Road 158 (Lat: 39.433750 Lon: -104.659611), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQVF740,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/28/2015, Expiration Date: 01/28/2025, Certifier: Jim White, Registrant: Elbert County Communications Authority, Elizabeth, CO 80107, Phone: (303) 840-1907, Email:
  • 2142NDELBERT, 2142 N Delbert Rd (Lat: 39.393778 Lon: -104.660222), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 8.1 m, Call Sign: WQYV261, Licensee ID: L01423854,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/31/2017, Expiration Date: 01/31/2027, Certifier: Vinh T Phan, Registrant: Mho Networks, 8678 Concord Center Drive, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80112, Phone: (303) 584-9711, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ponderosa Park, CO
  • 56.2%Utility gas
  • 21.8%Electricity
  • 17.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%Wood
  • 1.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ponderosa Park, CO
  • 69.5%Utility gas
  • 16.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.6%Wood


Ponderosa Park 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 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Ponderosa Park on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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