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Rico: Downtown Rico: The Rico Town Hall is located in the center of Rico in the historic County Courthouse building, constructed in 1891. This building is listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks. Rico: Downtown Rico: Downtown
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Population in 2012: 256 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.9%
Males: 124  (48.7%)
Females: 132  (51.3%)

Median resident age:  40.6 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81332.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,385 (it was $36,667 in 2000)
Rico:

$52,385
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,245

Rico town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $256,227 (it was $142,900 in 2000)
Rico:

$256,227
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $259,198; Detached houses: $259,198

Median gross rent in 2012: $763.

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  • White alone - 245 (92.5%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (5.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (2.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rico: 96.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (25.4%), Irish (18.8%), English (9.5%), Italian (6.3%), United States (5.8%), Scottish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 2/25/1880

Elevation: 8827 feet

Land area: 0.77 square miles.

Population density: 335 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Rico:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rico town:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 6.3%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.5%
Colorado:  9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Rico, Colorado as of December 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rico to the number of sex offenders is 256 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,828 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,333 (0.6%)

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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
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $225,100

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.69 N, Longitude: 108.03 W

Area code: 970

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.5%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +113 (+122.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Educational services (32%)
  • Other services, except public administration (21%)
  • Information (17%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (24%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (13%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Rico-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 75% 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 31.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/27/2000 at 21:58:18, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.6 miles away from Rico center
On 11/7/2004 at 06:54:59, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 0.4 mi) earthquake occurred 61.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/6/2008 at 20:09:59, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 ML, Depth: 6.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/3/1999 at 15:35:34, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 2.6 mi) earthquake occurred 63.9 miles away from Rico center
On 7/6/1999 at 22:05:45, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Rico, CO

Heliports located in Rico:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rico:

  • Fort Lewis College (about 31 miles; Durango, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,463)
  • San Juan College (about 65 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • Western State College of Colorado (about 85 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Mesa State College (about 100 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 5,126)
  • Adams State College (about 119 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 190 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 2,683)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 191 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 5,120)

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
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AQI  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 17.7. This is significantly better than average.
City:

17.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/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.:

11.24


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.3%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rico, CO

Rico compared to Colorado 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rico travel time to work - commute


Rico mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Wood (29%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.18%
Here29.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents62.3%10.6%10.2%7.2%9.7%
Congregations25.0%12.5%25.0%12.5%25.0%
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: 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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$4,646$27,8760$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,862$58,3440$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$500
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,514
Streets and Highways 1$2,708$32,4960$0
Totals for Government 4$12,216$36,6483$2,014


13.64% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,117 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.64%
Colorado average:

10.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Montezuma County, CO  3.19% ($28,545 average AGI)


9.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,769 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.85%
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 Montezuma County, CO  1.97% ($33,692 average AGI)
to Mesa County, CO  1.52% ($30,900)

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
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $52,000
Total average daily traffic: 96
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 143


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"
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  • #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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