Ponderosa Park, Colorado

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Population in 2010: 3,232. Population change since 2000: +3.9%
Males: 1,613  (49.9%)
Females: 1,619  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  49.5 years
Colorado median age:  36.7 years

Zip codes: 80107.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $101,604 (it was $70,192 in 2000)
Ponderosa Park:

$101,604
CO:

$65,685

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $49,701 (it was $25,673 in 2000)

Ponderosa Park CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $408,840 (it was $224,700 in 2000)
Ponderosa Park:

$408,840
CO:

$314,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $434,385; Detached houses: $433,017

Median gross rent in 2016: $2,009.

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  • Races in Ponderosa Park, CO (2010)

    Ponderosa Park races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ponderosa Park: 96.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (18.7%), German (13.4%), English (12.7%), Irish (6.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%), Norwegian (2.4%).

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,CO real estate house value index trend

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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): 31.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ponderosa Park CDP:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

48 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.4%
Colorado:

9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,070 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,660 (0.4%)

Ponderosa Park satellite photo by USGS

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

Ponderosa Park household income distribution Ponderosa Park home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Ponderosa Park: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ponderosa Park, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 the city 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 Ponderosa Park 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 78.7. This is about average.

City:

78.7
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 41.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

41.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 15.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.02. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.02
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 1.0%
(1.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Colorado average:

11.3

Ponderosa Park travel time to work - commute Ponderosa Park mode of transportation to work chart

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

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
Elbert County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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
Here:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.8%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Elbert County:

17.4%
Colorado:

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

9.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,232 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.18%
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 Douglas County, CO  2.54% ($60,005 average AGI)
from Arapahoe County, CO  1.43% ($63,324)
from El Paso County, CO  0.59% ($36,674)


9.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,664 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.59%
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 Douglas County, CO  2.08% ($50,325 average AGI)
to Arapahoe County, CO  1.62% ($41,299)
to Denver County, CO  0.66% ($37,962)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 9,100Total average daily traffic
  • 364Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,652Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/28/2015, Expiration Date: 01/28/2025, Certifier: Jim WhiteRegistrant: Elbert County Communications Authority, Elizabeth, CO 80107, Phone: (303) 840-1907, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Ponderosa Park compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income above 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 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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