Sheridan Lake, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 90 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +36.4%
Males: 40  (45.2%)
Females: 50  (54.8%)
Median resident age:  25.0 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip code: 81071

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,802 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Sheridan Lake:

$26,802
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,701 (it was $9,981 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $36,802 (it was $28,300 in 2000)
Sheridan Lake:

$36,802
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $74,867; Detached houses: $74,867

Median gross rent in 2012: $442.

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  • White alone - 73 (83.0%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (17.0%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sheridan Lake: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (41.8%), Irish (10.9%), English (5.5%), Czech (4.5%), French (3.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4083 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 278 people per square mile   (very low).

Sheridan Lake, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Sheridan Lake:

  • High school or higher: 68.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sheridan Lake town:

  • Never married: 5.8%
  • Now married: 64.9%
  • Separated: 9.4%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

22 residents are foreign born (4.7% North America).

This town:  25.6%
Colorado:  9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $500 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.5%)

Sheridan Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (127.0 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (137.7 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (499.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Brandon, CO (2.8 miles) , Towner, CO (3.4 miles) , Hartman, CO (4.9 miles) , Cheyenne Wells, CO (5.0 miles ), Eads, CO (5.1 miles ), Horace, KS (5.2 miles) , Granada, CO (5.3 miles ), Tribune, KS (5.4 miles ).

Latitude: 38.47 N, Longitude: 102.29 W

Area code: 719

Sheridan Lake household income distribution Sheridan Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.1%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-29.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (46%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (38%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (36%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)

Average climate in Sheridan Lake, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sheridan Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.0 miles away from the Sheridan Lake town center caused $150,000 in damages.

On 7/20/1958, a category F3 tornado 32.3 miles away from the town center injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sheridan Lake-area historical earthquake activity is below Colorado state average. It is 1% 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 172.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 321.6 miles away from Sheridan Lake center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 162.0 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) earthquake occurred 172.1 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 156.7 miles away from Sheridan Lake center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 179.1 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 Kiowa County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sheridan Lake topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sheridan Lake:

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 125 miles; Pueblo, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,993)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 128 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 137 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (about 139 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 8,700)
  • Colorado College (about 140 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (about 141 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,049)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 141 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)

Public high school in Sheridan Lake:

Public elementary/middle school in Sheridan Lake:

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Notable location: Sheridan Lake Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Kiowa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 34.9%
(35.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  3.0 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.0%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Sheridan Lake compared to Colorado state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Sheridan Lake travel time to work - commute Sheridan Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sheridan Lake town (based on Kiowa County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.06%
Here: 41.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristFriends (Quakers)Other
Adherents34.4%24.3%18.3%16.2%6.8%
Congregations14.3%28.6%14.3%28.6%14.3%
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
Kiowa County:

7.51 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Kiowa County:

15.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

7.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kiowa County:

18.6%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 2$140
Totals for Government 0$0 2$140

7.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,029 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.03%
Colorado average:

9.68%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


5.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,241 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Colorado average:

9.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Sheridan Lake:

  • KLMR (920 AM; 5 kW; LAMAR, CO; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, 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)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Tallman Farms (Lat: 38.649722 Lon: -102.418528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: KNNU612
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.755 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/2011, Expiration Date: 05/06/2021, Certifier: Mike Borrego
    Registrant: State Of Colorado, 601 East 18th Avenue, Suite 250, Denver, CO 80203, Phone: (303) 764-7700, Fax: (303) 764-7982, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • SHERIDAN LK, 1.2 Miles Nne Of (Lat: 38.483694 Lon: -102.290556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 58.8 m, Call Sign: WQFC941, Licensee ID: L00001440
    Assigned Frequencies: 6635.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/19/2006, Expiration Date: 06/19/2016, Certifier: Dennis Kalvels
    Registrant: State Of Colorado, 601 E. 18th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203, Phone: (303) 764-7700, Fax: (303) 764-7764, Email:
  • SHERIDAN, 68998 County Road K (Lat: 38.397611 Lon: -102.253611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQPI640
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/30/2012, Expiration Date: 05/30/2022, Certifier: Thomas W Burnett
    Registrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1224 West Platte Avenue, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 542-3667, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T210L (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2028S , Serial Number: 21060996, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 09/19/1975
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Burl M Scherler, 21899 County Road 59, Sheridan Lake, CO 81071, Other Owners: Catherine R Scherler

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