Saguache, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 484 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.3%
 
Males: 253  (52.4%)
Females: 231  (47.6%)
Median resident age:  49.7 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81149.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,208 (it was $21,544 in 2000)
Saguache:

$27,208
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,705 (it was $14,139 in 2000)

Saguache town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $104,852 (it was $63,200 in 2000)
Saguache:

$104,852
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $105,447; Detached houses: $131,051; Townhouses or other attached units: $125,886; In 2-unit structures: $133,754; Mobile homes: $47,281

Median gross rent in 2012: $525.

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  • White alone - 412 (58.5%)
  • Hispanic - 218 (31.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 27 (3.8%)
  • Two or more races - 26 (3.7%)
  • Black alone - 17 (2.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Saguache: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (14.5%), English (12.0%), German (11.9%), French (4.5%), Portuguese (3.5%), Polish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 8/13/1891

Elevation: 7694 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 1,265 people per square mile   (low).

Saguache,CO real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Saguache:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Saguache town:

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 9.2%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

60 residents are foreign born

This town:  8.5%
Colorado:  9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Saguache, Colorado as of March 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Saguache to the number of sex offenders is 493 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $572 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $606 (0.5%)

Saguache satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (83.6 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (90.7 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (458.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Moffat, CO (3.8 miles) , Bonanza, CO (3.8 miles) , Center, CO (4.8 miles ), Crestone, CO (5.0 miles) , Hooper, CO (5.3 miles) , Sargent, CO (5.3 miles ), Coaldale, CO (5.3 miles ), Poncha Springs, CO (5.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $152,700
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.09 N, Longitude: 106.14 W

Area code: 719

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

8.8%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -30 (-4.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Public administration (36%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Woodworkers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in Saguache, Colorado

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Earthquake activity:

Saguache-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 147% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 110.4 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 575.0 miles away from Saguache center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 98.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 99.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 630.0 miles away from Saguache center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 299.5 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 Saguache County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Airports located in Saguache:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Saguache:

  • Adams State University (about 45 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,805)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 53 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 83 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 87 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 88 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 89 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 91 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)

Public high school in Saguache:

Public elementary/middle schools in Saguache:

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Library in Saguache:

  • SAGUACHE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $63,600; Location: 702 PITKIN STREET; 13,800 books; 285 audio materials; 434 video materials; 16 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Saguache: Saguache District Ranger Office (A), Saguache Emergency Management Services (B), Saguache Fire Department (C), Saguache County Jail (D), Saguache County Sheriff's Office (E), Seguache County Library (F), Saguache County Museum (G), Saguache County Courthouse (H), Saguache Town Hall (I), North Saguache County Volunteer Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Saguache include: Pitkkin Avenue Baptist Church (A), Community United Methodist Church (B), Saint Agnes Catholic Church Mission (C), Church In the Valley (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Saguache County House Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 807 Pitkin Avenue).

Hotel: Big Valley Motel (440 Gunnison Avenue).

Saguache County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.1%
(28.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 18.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.7% for other race residents, 54.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  54.9%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.4%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
18 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Saguache compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Saguache (2011 data):

  • First Southwest Bank: The Saguache Facility at 400 Fourth, branch established on 1977/06/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $245.8 mil, Deposits: $207.4 mil, headquarters in Alamosa, CO, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Southwest Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Saguache town (based on Saguache County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.26%
Here: 49.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents63.7%9.7%8.8%5.6%3.3%
Congregations13.6%18.2%9.1%4.5%4.5%
Name Mennonite Church of God in ChristAssemblies of GodChristian and Missionary AllianceChurches of ChristOther
Adherents3.2%1.9%1.5%1.1%1.1%
Congregations4.5%4.5%4.5%9.1%27.3%
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
Saguache County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Saguache County:

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

7.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.5%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Saguache County:

20.4%
Colorado:

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

8.8%
State:

9.6%
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 4$822$2,4660$0
Other Government Administration 8$30$450$0
Judicial and Legal 1$1,250$15,0000$0
Streets and Highways 2$6,953$41,7180$0
Solid Waste Management 2$0$00$0
Sewerage 2$0$00$0
Parks and Recreation 2$0$00$0
Water Supply 2$0$00$0
Other and Unallocable 4$0$00$0
Totals for Government 27$9,055$4,0240$0

Saguache government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $33,000 ($68.18)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($47.52)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $69,000 ($142.56)
    Regular Highways: $61,000 ($126.03)
    Water Utilities: $56,000 ($115.70)
    Sewerage: $40,000 ($82.64)
    Police Protection: $27,000 ($55.79)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($26.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($8.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($6.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($6.20)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $31,000 ($64.05)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $74,000 ($152.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($6.20)

Saguache government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $53,000 ($109.50)
    All Other: $4,000 ($8.26)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $25,000 ($51.65)
    Interest Earnings: $21,000 ($43.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $58,000 ($119.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $26,000 ($53.72)
    All Other: $6,000 ($12.40)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $73,000 ($150.83)
    Property: $36,000 ($74.38)
    Public Utilities: $10,000 ($20.66)
    NEC: $3,000 ($6.20)

Saguache government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $46,000 ($95.04)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $50,000 ($103.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $44,000 ($90.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($90.91)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $6,000 ($12.40)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($4.13)

Saguache government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $630,000 ($1301.65)

10.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,587 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.61%
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 Alamosa County, CO  0.96% ($24,385 average AGI)
from Rio Grande County, CO  0.96% ($23,308)


9.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,250 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.33%
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 Alamosa County, CO  1.13% ($30,067 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Saguache:

  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Saguache:

  • K219CF (91.7 FM; DEL NORTE, ETC., CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K208DP (89.5 FM; NATHROP, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MTN PUBLIC B/CAST HOUSE INC)
  • KSBV (93.7 FM; SALIDA, CO; Owner: ARKANSAS VALLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K203AT (88.5 FM; WESTCLIFFE, ETC., CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KDZA-FM (107.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K276AA (103.1 FM; SALIDA & BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: CHAFFEE CTY. TV TRANSLATOR ASSOC.)
  • K213AT (90.5 FM; BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Saguache)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Saguache Peak 4 Mi Nw (Lat: 38.151389 Lon: -106.107806), Call Sign: KJP298, Licensee ID: L00042143
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.200 MHz, 453.200 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/09/2002, Expiration Date: 01/09/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/10/2012
    Registrant: County Of Saguache, 312 Denver Ave, Saguache, CO 81149, Phone: (719) 655-2231
  • Saguache Town Hall (Lat: 38.086111 Lon: -106.135556), Type: Bant, Structure height: 13.7 m, Overall height: 15.5 m, Call Sign: WPXS848, Licensee ID: L00001440
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.637 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/04/2003, Expiration Date: 06/04/2013, Certifier: T K Cowin
    Registrant: State Of Colorado, 5126 Front Range Pwy, Watkins, CO 80137, Phone: (303) 261-4418, Fax: (303) 261-9608

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
Most common first names in Saguache, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles970.0 years
James767.2 years
William774.8 years
Marie674.8 years
Helen582.2 years
Florence579.8 years
Mary578.8 years
George472.8 years
John484.0 years
Clarence475.7 years
Most common last names in Saguache, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia776.6 years
Lambert676.2 years
Lovato679.4 years
Pacheco677.7 years
Coleman574.8 years
Martinez571.6 years
Gallegos583.8 years
Mondragon585.4 years
Quintana568.8 years
Trujillo567.8 years

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