Sargent, Colorado

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Population in July 2007: 1,166.
Males: 620  (53.2%)
Females: 546  (46.8%)
Median resident age:  35.3 years
Colorado median age:  34.3 years

Zip code: 81144

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,500 (it was $35,368 in 2000)
Sargent:

$41,500
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,030 (it was $17,670 in 2000)

Sargent CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $164,336 (it was $97,700 in 2000)
Sargent:

$164,336
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $230,655; Detached houses: $253,945; Townhouses or other attached units: $127,836; Mobile homes: $124,964
Sargent races chart
  • White alone - 932 (74.7%)
  • Hispanic - 296 (23.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.08%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sargent: 171.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 104.2 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Sargent, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Sargent:

  • High school or higher: 78.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sargent CCD:

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 66.0%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Sargent CCD:  0.5% ($532)
Colorado:  0.7% ($1,132)
Sargent satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (91.4 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (109.0 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (441.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Center, CO (2.2 miles ), Monte Vista, CO (2.8 miles ), Del Norte, CO (3.5 miles ), Hooper, CO (3.8 miles) , Mosca-Hooper, CO (4.4 miles ), Alamosa, CO (4.5 miles ), Alamosa East, CO (4.6 miles ), Moffat, CO (5.0 miles) .

Latitude: 37.69 N, Longitude: 106.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 719

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

7.4%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (46%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (2%)
  • Educational services (2%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (26%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (21%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (3%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)

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

Average climate in Sargent, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Sargent-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 149% 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 91.6 miles away from the city center
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 80.1 miles away from Sargent 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 105.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.0 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, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 630.6 miles away from Sargent 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 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.5 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 Rio Grande County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Sargent:

  • JUNIPER VILLAGE AT MONTE VISTA (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MONTE VISTA, CO)
  • COLORADO STATE VETERANS CENTER-HOMELAKE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MONTE VISTA, CO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sargent:

  • Adams State University (about 20 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,805)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 74 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 91 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 95 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 100 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 105 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 107 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)

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Notable locations in Sargent: Center Emergency Medical Services (A), Center Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sargent include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter - day Saints (A), Sargent Community Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rio Grande County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.3. This is about average.

City:

68.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 32.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

20.2
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.0%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.5%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

16.6%
Whole state:

9.3%

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

6.3%
Whole state:

4.1%
28 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

Sargent compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

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 Sargent CCD (based on Rio Grande County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.69%
Here: 57.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents54.6%11.2%6.3%6.2%5.2%
Congregations11.5%11.5%11.5%7.7%11.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneInternational Council of Community ChurchesLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents3.5%3.5%2.2%2.1%5.2%
Congregations7.7%3.8%3.8%3.8%26.9%
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: 7
Rio Grande County:

6.03 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Rio Grande County:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

12.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.0%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Rio Grande County:

17.5%
Colorado:

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

9.3%
State:

9.6%

6.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200531,389 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
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 Alamosa County, CO  1.04% ($24,080 average AGI)
from Adams County, CO  0.27% ($27,077)
from El Paso County, CO  0.25% ($22,750)


9.09% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200631,918 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.09%
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 Alamosa County, CO  1.41% ($29,371 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.38% ($26,000)
to Pueblo County, CO  0.36% ($31,278)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sargent:

  • KSLV (1240 AM; 1 kW; MONTE VISTA, CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KGIW (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sargent:

  • 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)
  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K203AT (88.5 FM; WESTCLIFFE, ETC., CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KRZA (88.7 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: EQUAL REPRESENTATION/MEDIA ADVOCACY)
  • KDZA-FM (107.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSLV-FM (95.3 FM; MONTE VISTA, CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY B/CNG, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sargent:

  • K07KB (Channel 7; DEL NORTE, CO; Owner: PARKER HILL TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K41DJ (Channel 41; DEL NORTE-SOUTH FORK, CO; Owner: SOUTH FORK TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K02KJ (Channel 2; DEL NORTE, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K11EG (Channel 11; DEL NORTE, CO; Owner: PARKER HILL TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K04JA (Channel 4; DEL NORTE, CO; Owner: PARKER HILL TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K06KB (Channel 6; DEL NORTE, CO; Owner: PARKER HILL TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K13CB (Channel 13; DEL NORTE, CO; Owner: PARKER HILL TV ASSOCIATION)

Sargent on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between morning and afternoon humidity"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Grocery and related product merchant wholesalers"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Professional and related occupations:"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Waiters and waitresses"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Grocery and related product merchant wholesalers"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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