Sapinero, Colorado

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Population in July 2007: 400.
Males: 208  (52.1%)
Females: 192  (47.9%)
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Colorado median age:

34.3 years

Zip code: 81230

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,449 (it was $35,766 in 2000)
Sapinero:

$58,449
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $36,967 (it was $22,890 in 2000)

Sapinero CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $616,716 (it was $262,500 in 2000)
Sapinero:

$616,716
CO:

$394,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $633,882; detached houses: $695,934; townhouses or other attached units: $532,237; in 2-unit structures: $890,419; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $452,816; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $415,407; mobile homes: $88,216
March 2019 cost of living index in Sapinero: 112.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Sapinero, CO (2000)
    • 33790.1%White alone
    • 164.3%Two or more races
    • 112.9%Hispanic
    • 41.1%American Indian alone
    • 41.1%Other race alone
    • 20.5%Asian alone

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

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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7642 feet

Land area: 972.0 square miles.

Population density: 0.4 people per square mile   (very low).

Sapinero, Colorado map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Sapinero CCD:

0.2% ($564)
Colorado:

0.7% ($1,132)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (140.2 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (427.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Lake City, CO (4.8 miles ),
Cathedral, CO (4.9 miles),
Gunnison, CO (4.9 miles ),
Colona, CO (5.1 miles),
Loghill Village, CO (5.3 miles ),
Ridgway, CO (5.3 miles ),
Crawford, CO (5.4 miles ),
Portland, CO (5.4 miles)

Latitude: 38.36 N, Longitude: 107.31 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 970

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

5.1%
Colorado:

6.2%

Average climate in Sapinero, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Sapinero-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 1112% 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 462.8 miles away from Sapinero center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 564.0 miles away from Sapinero center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 519.7 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 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 168.5 miles away from Sapinero center
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 39.2 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 589.7 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
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sapinero:

  • Western State Colorado University (about 25 miles; Gunnison, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 82 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 82 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 83 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Adams State University (about 99 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • San Juan College (about 120 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 138 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 5,088)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sapinero: Jardine Ranch (A), Sammons Ranch (B), Howard Ranch (C), Waterman Ranch (D), Beaver Lake Campground (E), Grey Ranch (F), Big Cimarron Campground (G), X Lazy F Ranch (H), Big Cimarron Ranch (I), Commissary Gulch Campground (J), Soap Creek Campground (K), Steinbergen Ranch (L), Ute Trail Ranch (M), Thompson Ranch (N), Spencer (O), Alpine Corral (P), Knott Ranch (Q), Rimrock School (R), Halfway House (S), Meaker Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Powderhorn Cemetery (1), Nurse-Brownlee Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: High Park Lake (A), Hampton Lake (B), Beaver Lake (C), Cowpuncher Lake (D), Blue Lake (E), Stink Lake (F), Hanging Lake (G), Dry Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sun Creek (A), Steuben Creek (B), Stevens Creek (C), Frying Pan Creek (D), Red Creek (E), Dry Creek (F), Chance Creek (G), Saddle Creek (H), Haypress Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sapinero include: Sapinero State Wildlife Area (1), Curecanti National Recreation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Gunnison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.5%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.3%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.6%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.6%
Whole state:

4.1%
21 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
12 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
12 people in job corps and vocational training facilities in 2000
8 people in unknown juvenile institutions in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Sapinero:

Marital status in Sapinero, CO
  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Sapinero:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Colorado average:

11.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sapinero, CO (based on Gunnison County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,1572
Evangelical Protestant1,12112
Mainline Protestant4914
Other3263
None9,229-
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: 5
Gunnison County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Gunnison County:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Gunnison County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Gunnison County:

30.12 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

3.7%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
Colorado:

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

8.7%
Colorado:

9.6%

10.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,210 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.51%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Denver County, CO  0.51% ($63,758 average AGI)
from Boulder County, CO  0.43% ($98,893)
from El Paso County, CO  0.37% ($46,667)


9.80% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,419 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.80%
Colorado average:

9.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Denver County, CO  0.58% ($70,459 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.42% ($44,519)
to El Paso County, CO  0.37% ($24,917)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sapinero:

  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KAVP (1450 AM; 1 kW; COLONA, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPKE (1490 AM; 1 kW; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: JOHN HARVEY REES)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sapinero:

  • 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)
  • KOTO (91.7 FM; TELLURIDE, CO; Owner: SAN MIGUEL EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC.)
  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KVMT (89.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • K256AD (99.1 FM; PALISADE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K205CK (88.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KRYD (104.9 FM; NORWOOD, CO; Owner: ROCKY III INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • K214CA (90.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KDNK (90.5 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMM. ACCESS RADIO, INC.)
  • K210CE (89.9 FM; MESA, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KVLE-FM (102.3 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEJJ (98.3 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: JOHN HARVEY REES)
  • KWSB-FM (91.1 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: WESTERN STATE COLLEGE OF COLORADO)

TV broadcast stations around Sapinero:

  • K02IK (Channel 2; GATEVIEW, ETC., CO; Owner: HINSDALE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
  • K06AM (Channel 6; CIMARRON, CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
  • K46DB (Channel 46; SAPINERO, CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
  • K48EF (Channel 48; SAPINERO, CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Cindy Phillips, Sapinero Mesa (Lat: 38.448778 Lon: -107.272222), Type: 21.3, Overall height: 18.2 m, Registrant: Commnet Four Corners, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, , Castl-e Rock, Phone: (720) 733-7854
  • Cindy Phillips, Sapinero Mesa (Lat: 38.448778 Lon: -107.272222), Type: 21.3, Overall height: 18.2 m, Registrant: Commnet Four Corners, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, , Castl-e Rock, Phone: (720) 733-7854

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SAPINERO, Sapinero Mesa (Lat: 38.448778 Lon: -107.272222), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18.2 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WRCD420, Licensee ID: L01735234,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz, 10715.0 MHz, 10715.0 MHz, 10715.0 MHz, 10715.0 MHz, 10715.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/01/2018, Expiration Date: 09/01/2028, Certifier: Jason Swenson, Registrant: Internet Colorado LLC, 108 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230, Phone: (970) 641-0555, Fax: (970) 641-0534, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sapinero, CO
  • 65.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 35.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sapinero, CO
  • 50.0%Utility gas
  • 25.0%Electricity
  • 25.0%Wood


Sapinero compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value above 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Sapinero on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the lowest real estate taxes percentage (population 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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