Saguache, Colorado

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Population in 2019: 505 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.6%
 
Males: 315  (62.5%)
Females: 190  (37.5%)
Median resident age:

54.9 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years

Zip codes: 81149.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,321 (it was $21,544 in 2000)
Saguache:

$35,321
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,134 (it was $14,139 in 2000)

Saguache town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $153,679 (it was $63,200 in 2000)
Saguache:

$153,679
CO:

$394,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $125,560; detached houses: $136,365; mobile homes: $59,913

Median gross rent in 2019: $622.

March 2019 cost of living index in Saguache: 92.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.2%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Saguache, CO (2019)
    • 29262.5%White alone
    • 16535.3%Hispanic
    • 81.7%Two or more races
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Saguache, Colorado as of October 21, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Saguache is 169 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (14.3%), English (6.6%), Norwegian (5.6%), American (1.7%), French (1.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 8/13/1891

Elevation: 7694 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 1,320 people per square mile   (low).

Saguache, Colorado map

6 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.3%
Colorado:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $810 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $757 (0.6%)

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 )

Latitude: 38.09 N, Longitude: 106.14 W

Area code: 719

Distribution of median household income in Saguache, CO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Saguache, CO in 2019
Saguache satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.9%
Colorado:

6.2%
Most common industries in Saguache, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (21.4%)
  • Public administration (10.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.5%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Wood products (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.6%)
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Wood products (8.8%)
  • Public administration (8.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (30.1%)
  • Public administration (13.0%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.3%)
  • Social assistance (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Saguache, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Woodworkers (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.1%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.9%)

Average climate in Saguache, Colorado

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Earthquake activity:

Saguache-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 883% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 505.5 miles away from Saguache center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 106.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 106.6 miles away from Saguache center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 110.4 miles away from Saguache center
On 8/22/2011 at 23:30:19, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 113.6 miles away from Saguache center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 575.0 miles away from Saguache center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Saguache County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 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:

See full list of schools located in Saguache

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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Saguache:

Marital status in Saguache, CO
  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 40.7%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 26.1%

For population 25 years and over in Saguache:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Colorado average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Saguache
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Saguache, CO (based on Saguache County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,2441
Other1,11210
Evangelical Protestant4509
Mainline Protestant1983
None2,104-
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
Saguache County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

7.28 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Saguache County:

5.5%
State:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

20.4%
State:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Saguache County:

8.8%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.7%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Saguache:

46.5%
Colorado:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Saguache:

29.0
Colorado:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Saguache:

20.0%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Saguache:

10.8%
State:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Saguache:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Saguache:

37.3%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

55.2%
Colorado:

57.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.7%
Colorado:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Saguache, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 2$5,230$31,3800$0
Other Government Administration 1$9,036$108,4320$0
Sewerage 1$3,747$44,9640$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$263
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$500
Totals for Government 4$18,013$54,0392$763

Saguache government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $186,000 ($368.32)
    Sewerage: $185,000 ($366.34)
    Water Utilities: $175,000 ($346.53)
    Central Staff Services: $93,000 ($184.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000 ($49.50)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($9.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($3.96)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $42,000 ($83.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $167,000 ($330.69)

Saguache government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $103,000 ($203.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $27,000 ($53.47)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($29.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $118,000 ($233.66)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $130,000 ($257.43)
    Property: $64,000 ($126.73)
    Public Utility License: $16,000 ($31.68)

Saguache government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000 ($79.21)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000 ($79.21)

Saguache government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $966,000 ($1912.87)

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)

Saguache fatal accident list:

May 23, 2001 02:30 AM, Sr-114, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.9mTotal length
  • 2,228Total average daily traffic
  • 276Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,202Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.637 MHz, Grant Date: 05/23/2013, Expiration Date: 06/04/2023, Certifier: T K Cowin, Registrant: Cdot - Division Of Aeronautics, 5126 Front Range Parkway, Watkins, CO 80137, Phone: (303) 512-5250, Fax: (303) 261-4145, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

16 (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)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KE0GVP, Licensee ID: L01986682, Grant Date: 12/02/2015, Expiration Date: 12/02/2025, Certifier: Timothy H Chittum, Registrant: Timothy H Chittum, 1155 San Juan Ave, Saguache, CO 81149
  • Call Sign: KE0OZR, Licensee ID: L02141163, Grant Date: 11/09/2017, Expiration Date: 11/09/2027, Cancellation Date: 11/28/2017, Certifier: Frank V Flohr, Registrant: Frank V Flohr, Saguache, CO 81149

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: MAULE M-4-220C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A-350SER (235 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 411CB, N411CB, N-411CB, Serial Number: 2037C, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 03/25/2020, Certificate Issue Date: 01/28/2008
    Registrant (LLC): Osky Deuce LLC, 42400 County Road T, Saguache, CO 81149
  • Aircraft: MAULE M-4-220C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A-350SER (235 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 11EN, N11EN, N-11EN, Serial Number: 2037C, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 04/15/1999, Certificate Issue Date: 01/28/2008
    Registrant (Corporation): Osky Deuce LLC, 42400 County Road T, Saguache, CO 81149

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Saguache, CO
  • 60.3%Utility gas
  • 26.2%Electricity
  • 7.8%Wood
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Saguache, CO
  • 56.2%Utility gas
  • 27.0%Electricity
  • 16.9%Wood


Saguache compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below 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.

Saguache on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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