Rico, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 262 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +27.8%
Males: 133  (51.0%)
Females: 129  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  39.8 years
Colorado median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 81332.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,918 (it was $36,667 in 2000)
Rico:

$46,918
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,804 (it was $21,920 in 2000)

Rico town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $254,551 (it was $142,900 in 2000)
Rico:

$254,551
CO:

$240,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $244,701; Detached houses: $245,493

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,045.

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  • Races in Rico, CO (2010)

    Rico races chart
    • 24592.5%White alone
    • 145.3%Hispanic
    • 62.3%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rico: 97.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (26.2%), Irish (21.5%), English (9.4%), Italian (6.9%), United States (6.1%), Swedish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 2/25/1880

Elevation: 8827 feet

Land area: 0.77 square miles.

Population density: 342 people per square mile   (very low).

Rico,CO real estate house value index trend

Rico, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Rico:

  • High school or higher: 98.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rico town:

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 22.2%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.2%
Colorado:

9.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,910 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,422 (0.7%)

Rico satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (181.0 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (193.6 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (366.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Ophir, CO (4.0 miles) , Mountain Village, CO (4.4 miles ), Telluride, CO (4.6 miles ), Sawpit, CO (4.6 miles) , Silverton, CO (4.7 miles ), Mancos, CO (5.3 miles ), Dolores, CO (5.5 miles ), Durango, CO (5.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $183,800
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $202,600
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $219,800
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $229,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $225,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.69 N, Longitude: 108.03 W

Area code: 970

Rico household income distribution Rico home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.9%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +113 (+122.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (44%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (16%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (19%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (40%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Rico, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Rico-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 245% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 534.0 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 543.8 miles away from Rico center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 518.3 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) earthquake occurred 534.6 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 31.9 miles away from Rico center
On 9/2/1992 at 10:26:20, a magnitude 5.9 (5.7 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 302.6 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 Dolores County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Landslides: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rico topographic map

Heliports located in Rico:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rico:

  • Fort Lewis College (about 31 miles; Durango, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,631)
  • San Juan College (about 65 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 85 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 100 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Adams State University (about 119 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 134 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 185 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)

Public elementary/middle school in Rico:

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Notable locations in Rico: Rico Fire Department (A), Rico Community Center (B), Rico Volunteer Fire Department (C), Rico Town Hall (D), Rico Public Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rico include: Rico Community Church (A), First Baptist Church of Rico (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Rico Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Park in Rico: Louis M Jones Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Argentine Grill (124 South Glasgow Avenue).

Dolores 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 2012 was 23.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

23.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 4.12. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.12
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.8%
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  51.2%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.8%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Rico 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Colorado average:

11.4

Rico travel time to work - commute Rico mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49%)
  • Wood (32%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rico town (based on Dolores County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1903
Catholic732
Mainline Protestant571
Other211
None1,723-
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
Dolores County:

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

20.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.8%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Dolores County:

19.4%
Colorado:

18.4%
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 3$11,709$46,8360$0
Other Government Administration 1$12,253$147,0360$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$753
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$2,280
Streets and Highways 1$6,825$81,9000$0
Totals for Government 5$30,787$73,8894$3,033

7.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,574 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
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 Montezuma County, CO  1.53% ($25,800 average AGI)


9.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,873 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.40%
Colorado average:

9.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Rico:

  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KLLV (550 AM; daytime; 2 kW; BREEN, CO; Owner: DAYSTAR RADIO, LTD.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • 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.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rico:

  • K232DA (94.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K237CR (95.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • KOTO (91.7 FM; TELLURIDE, CO; Owner: SAN MIGUEL EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC.)
  • KIQX (101.3 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTINGS, LLC)
  • KRSJ (100.5 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KUTE (90.1 FM; IGNACIO, CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • K210BA (89.9 FM; PURGATORY, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • K265DC (100.9 FM; CORTEZ, ETC., CO; Owner: NAVAJO MISSIONS, INC.)
  • K281AC (104.1 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • K242AJ (96.3 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • KISZ-FM (97.9 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • K249DE (97.7 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KPTE (99.7 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KVMT (89.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • KRYD (104.9 FM; NORWOOD, CO; Owner: ROCKY III INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KKXK (94.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KWGL (105.7 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KPRH (88.3 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • KBNG (103.7 FM; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Rico:

  • K09KL (Channel 9; RICO, CO; Owner: RICO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $52,000Total costs
  • 96Total average daily traffic
  • 143Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Cindy Phillips, 119 S Glasgow (Lat: 37.690222 Lon: -108.031889), Type: 12.1, Overall height: 9.1 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET, SUITE E
  • Cindy Phillips, 119 S Glasgow (Lat: 37.690222 Lon: -108.031889), Type: 12.1, Overall height: 9.1 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET, SUITE E

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • RICO, 0.3 Km East Of (Lat: 37.689917 Lon: -108.025528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WQJL675, Licensee ID: L00001440
    Assigned Frequencies: 6798.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/24/2008, Expiration Date: 10/24/2018, Certifier: Dennis Kalvels
    Registrant: State Of Colorado, 601 E. 18th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203, Phone: (303) 764-7700, Fax: (303) 764-7764, Email:
  • RICO, Rico (Lat: 37.690806 Lon: -108.030889), Overall height: 13.7 m, Call Sign: KZA70
    Assigned Frequencies: 2162.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/08/1988, Expiration Date: 09/10/1996, Cancellation Date: 09/10/1996
    Registrant: U S West Communications Inc, 700 W Mineral Ave Room Co G1.24, Littleton, CO 80120

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD5FJI, Licensee ID: L01350241
    Grant Date: 07/16/2009, Expiration Date: 07/16/2019
    Registrant: Scott R Roix, Rico, CO 81332

Rico on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial specialists:"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Media and communication equipment workers"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Construction"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage population increases in the 1990s)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage increase in population in the 1990s"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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