Red Cliff, Colorado

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Population in 2014: 270 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.6%
 
Males: 139  (51.7%)
Females: 131  (48.3%)
Median resident age:  40.4 years
Colorado median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 81657.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $71,811 (it was $50,104 in 2000)
Red Cliff:

$71,811
CO:

$63,909

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $31,653 (it was $19,864 in 2000)

Red Cliff town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $372,215 (it was $170,800 in 2000)
Red Cliff:

$372,215
CO:

$283,800

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $696,495; Detached houses: $915,059; Townhouses or other attached units: $612,442; In 2-unit structures: $624,756; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $406,896; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $371,208; Mobile homes: $119,515

Median gross rent in 2015: $1,718.

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  • Races in Red Cliff, CO (2010)

    Red Cliff races chart
    • 16361.0%White alone
    • 10137.8%Hispanic
    • 20.7%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Red Cliff: 99.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (6.4%), English (4.3%), German (3.2%), Romanian (3.2%), Austrian (1.6%), French Canadian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 8674 feet

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 1,174 people per square mile   (low).

Red Cliff,CO real estate house value index trend

Red Cliff, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Red Cliff:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Red Cliff town:

  • Never married: 39.3%
  • Now married: 39.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

12 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 1.7% Europe).

This town:

4.2%
Colorado:

9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,377 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $860 (0.3%)

Red Cliff satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Boulder, CO (68.9 miles , pop. 94,673).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (69.4 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (521.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Minturn, CO (2.5 miles ), Vail, CO (2.9 miles ), Eagle-Vail, CO (3.2 miles ), Avon, CO (3.4 miles ), Copper Mountain, CO (3.5 miles ), Edwards, CO (3.8 miles ), Fulford, CO (3.9 miles) , Frisco, CO (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $275,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $275,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $275,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $275,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $127,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $313,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $500,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.51 N, Longitude: 106.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 970

Red Cliff household income distribution Red Cliff home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.4%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -19 (-6.2%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (27%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (28%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Red Cliff: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Red Cliff, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Red Cliff-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 144% 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 496.1 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 203.9 miles away from Red Cliff 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 363.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 593.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 221.3 miles away from Red Cliff center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 328.9 miles away from the city 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 Eagle County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Red Cliff topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Red Cliff:

  • VAIL VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; VAIL, CO)

Amtrak stations near Red Cliff:

  • 10 miles: VAIL (241 S. FRONTAGE RD.) - Bus Station
  • 16 miles: FRISCO (1010 MEADOW DR.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Red Cliff:

  • Colorado Mountain College (about 51 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,463)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 64 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 67 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (about 69 miles; Boulder, CO; FT enrollment: 28,328)
  • Colorado Christian University (about 70 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • Arapahoe Community College (about 73 miles; Littleton, CO; FT enrollment: 6,619)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 73 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)

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Notable location: Eagle River Fire Protection District Station 4 Town of Redcliff (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Turkey Creek (A), Homestake Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Eagle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 34.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

34.3
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 15.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.1
U.S.:

20.0

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 0.0102. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0102
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 4.3%
(1.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  56.4%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.5%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Colorado average:

11.3

Red Cliff travel time to work - commute Red Cliff mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Red Cliff town (based on Eagle County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,3736
Evangelical Protestant2,19918
Mainline Protestant1,6276
Other8826
None36,116-
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: 15
Eagle County:

2.95 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Eagle County:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Eagle County:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 121
Here:

23.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.2%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Eagle County:

13.0%
Colorado:

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

13.3%
State:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Red Cliff:

49.0%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.4%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Red Cliff:

28.8
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.5%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.7%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Red Cliff:

33.1%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

55.8%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Red Cliff:

81.5%
Colorado:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Red Cliff, 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
Other Government Administration 1$3,292$39,5047$2,200
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$2,339
Streets and Highways 1$3,708$44,4960$0
Totals for Government 2$7,000$42,0008$4,539

10.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,245 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.03%
Colorado average:

9.68%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($201 average AGI)
Eagle County:

0.15%
Colorado average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Garfield County, CO  0.53% ($36,060 average AGI)
from Denver County, CO  0.53% ($61,020)
from Pitkin County, CO  0.47% ($44,807)


11.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,764 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.20%
Colorado average:

9.12%

0.30% of residents moved to foreign countries ($397 average AGI)
Eagle County:

0.30%
Colorado average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Denver County, CO  1.06% ($46,348 average AGI)
to Garfield County, CO  0.65% ($41,203)
to Pitkin County, CO  0.41% ($47,154)

Strongest AM radio stations in Red Cliff:

  • KSKE (610 AM; 5 kW; VAIL, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KRKY (930 AM; 5 kW; GRANBY, CO; Owner: GRAND COUNTY WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KLZ (560 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KNRC (1150 AM; 10 kW; ENGLEWOOD, CO; Owner: NRC BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Red Cliff:

  • K300AE (107.9 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K259AC (99.7 FM; GYPSUM, ETC., CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)
  • K207CK (89.3 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: SUMMIT PUBLIC RADIOSUMMIT FOUNDATION)
  • K202CV (88.3 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)
  • KTUN (101.5 FM; EAGLE, CO; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING COLORADO, LLC)
  • KZYR (97.7 FM; AVON, CO; Owner: COOL RADIO, LLC)
  • KYSL (93.9 FM; FRISCO, CO; Owner: KRYSTAL BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KSKE-FM (104.7 FM; VAIL, CO; Owner: AGM-ROCKY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING I, L.L.C.)
  • KPRE (89.9 FM; VAIL, CO; Owner: PUBLIC B/CASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KDNK (90.5 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMM. ACCESS RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVG (95.5 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • K247AD (97.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR)
  • KLXV (91.9 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZKS-FM2 (105.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C)
  • K226AH (93.1 FM; FRISCO, CO; Owner: KRYSTAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKCH (92.7 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: AGM-ROCKY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING I, L.L.C.)
  • KYGO-FM (98.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KXPK (96.5 FM; EVERGREEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRKM (106.3 FM; KREMMLING, CO; Owner: GRAND COUNTY WIRELESS, INC.)
  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Red Cliff:

  • K06GT (Channel 6; REDCLIFF, CO; Owner: TOWN OF RED CLIFF)
  • K08CJ (Channel 8; REDCLIFF, CO; Owner: TOWN OF RED CLIFF)
  • K10HG (Channel 10; REDCLIFF, CO; Owner: TOWN OF RED CLIFF)
  • K12CH (Channel 12; REDCLIFF, CO; Owner: TOWN OF RED CLIFF)
  • K62CZ (Channel 62; RED CLIFF, CO; Owner: TOWN OF RED CLIFF)
  • K64DD (Channel 64; REDCLIFF, CO; Owner: TOWN OF RED CLIFF)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 35m115ftTotal length
  • $4,468,000Total costs
  • 2,610Total average daily traffic
  • 181Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 39.495000 Lon: -106.259472, Call Sign: WQSC672
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.855 MHz, 160.005 MHzGrant Date: 09/03/2013, Expiration Date: 09/03/2023, Certifier: Kyle LefkoffRegistrant: 49er Communications, Nevada City, CA 95959, Phone: (800) 552-0707, Fax: (530) 477-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Red Cliff, Lat: 39.374389 Lon: -106.438000, Call Sign: WQAQ622
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.431 MHz, 956.431 MHzGrant Date: 06/13/2014, Expiration Date: 07/20/2024, Certifier: Joseph ListengartRegistrant: Sourcegas Distribution LLC, 655 East Millsap Road, Suite 104, Fayetteville, AR 72703, Phone: (877) 404-7207, Fax: (479) 582-7802, Email:
  • CEMETERY TWR, White River National Forest (Lat: 39.510806 Lon: -106.369944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 13 m, Call Sign: WQTI223
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.318 MHz, 952.318 MHzGrant Date: 02/07/2014, Expiration Date: 02/07/2024, Certifier: Timothy D StewartRegistrant: Netunwired LLC, 11845 Snowshoe Drive, Parker, CO 80138, Phone: (720) 218-9464, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Wood (5%)

Red Cliff compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Red Cliff on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #82 (81657) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #96 (81657) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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