Sawpit, Colorado

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Population in 2014: 42 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +68.0%
Males: 19  (46.9%)
Females: 23  (53.1%)
Median resident age:  34.1 years
Colorado median age:  36.7 years

Zip code: 81430

Estimated median household income in 2016: $124,323 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Sawpit:

$124,323
CO:

$65,685

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $69,749 (it was $24,488 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $578,883 (it was $350,000 in 2000)
Sawpit:

$578,883
CO:

$314,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $548,675; Detached houses: $548,217
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    • 3792.5%White alone
    • 25.0%Two or more races
    • 12.5%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sawpit: 97.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.4%), Polish (27.3%), Welsh (18.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7527 feet

Land area: 0.03 square miles.

Population density: 1,241 people per square mile   (low).

Sawpit, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Sawpit:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 85.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 46.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sawpit town:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 100.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

5 residents are foreign born (15.6% Latin America).

This town:

15.6%
Colorado:

9.8%

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

Sawpit town:  0.1% ($500)
Colorado:  0.7% ($1,132)

Sawpit satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (183.9 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (384.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Mountain Village, CO (2.9 miles ), Telluride, CO (3.3 miles ), Ophir, CO (3.6 miles) , Ridgway, CO (4.1 miles ), Portland, CO (4.2 miles) , Ouray, CO (4.2 miles ), Norwood, CO (4.3 miles ), Loghill Village, CO (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 37.99 N, Longitude: 108.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 970

Sawpit household income distribution Sawpit home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.3%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-26.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (53%)
  • Public administration (27%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (40%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (30%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (53%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (40%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (30%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (30%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Sawpit, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Sawpit-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 242% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 537.2 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 544.5 miles away from Sawpit 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 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 528.2 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) earthquake occurred 518.0 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 10.9 miles away from Sawpit center
On 9/2/1992 at 10:26:20, a magnitude 5.9 (5.7 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 307.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in San Miguel County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 2, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sawpit topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sawpit:

  • Fort Lewis College (about 51 miles; Durango, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,631)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 71 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 81 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • San Juan College (about 86 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 114 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Adams State University (about 122 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Colorado College (about 182 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)

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San Miguel County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 20.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 4.12. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.12
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.2%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  16.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.1
Colorado average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sawpit town (based on San Miguel County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,6511
Evangelical Protestant4135
Mainline Protestant1051
Other21
None5,188-
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: 4
San Miguel County:

5.33 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
San Miguel County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

37.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.2%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Miguel County:

14.9%
Colorado:

18.4%
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

12.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,204 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.54%
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 Montrose County, CO  1.00% ($38,667 average AGI)
from Ouray County, CO  0.63% ($51,529)
from Boulder County, CO  0.37% ($20,000)


11.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,509 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.89%
Colorado average:

9.12%

0.45% of residents moved to foreign countries ($355 average AGI)
San Miguel County:

0.45%
Colorado average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montrose County, CO  0.79% ($22,381 average AGI)
to Denver County, CO  0.75% ($34,900)
to Mesa County, CO  0.56% ($38,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sawpit:

  • 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)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLLV (550 AM; daytime; 2 kW; BREEN, CO; Owner: DAYSTAR RADIO, LTD.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sawpit:

  • KOTO (91.7 FM; TELLURIDE, CO; Owner: SAN MIGUEL EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC.)
  • 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)
  • K232DA (94.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K237CR (95.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, 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.)
  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • 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)
  • K249DE (97.7 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KPTE (99.7 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sawpit:

  • K03FX (Channel 3; PLACERVILLE, CO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4772R , Serial Number: 172RG0027, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 09/28/1979
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Sr Michael G Kimball, 41 Hart St, Sawpit, CO 81430, Other Owners: Joyce M Kimball

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (80%)
  • Utility gas (20%)

Sawpit compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income above 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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