South Divide, Colorado

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Population in July 2007: 1,020.
Males: 527  (51.7%)
Females: 493  (48.3%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Colorado median age:  34.3 years

Zip code: 80824

Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,802 (it was $37,778 in 2000)
South Divide:

$50,802
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,257 (it was $16,381 in 2000)

South Divide CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $138,395 (it was $80,000 in 2000)
South Divide:

$138,395
CO:

$240,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $175,597; Detached houses: $187,006; Townhouses or other attached units: $125,737; Mobile homes: $64,169
  • Races in South Divide, CO (2000)

    South Divide races chart
    • 99895.4%White alone
    • 424.0%Hispanic
    • 40.4%Two or more races
    • 10.10%Black alone
    • 10.10%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in South Divide: 96.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 591.4 square miles.

Population density: 1.7 people per square mile   (very low).

South Divide, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in South Divide:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Divide CCD:

  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 74.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 4.2%

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

South Divide CCD:  0.5% ($392)
Colorado:  0.7% ($1,132)
South Divide satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South Aurora, CO (126.7 miles , pop. 297,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (569.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Idalia, CO (2.8 miles) , Kirk, CO (3.0 miles) , Joes, CO (3.7 miles) , Vernon, CO (4.6 miles) , Bethune, CO (5.0 miles ), Burlington, CO (5.1 miles ), Stratton, CO (5.1 miles ), Vona, CO (5.5 miles) .

Latitude: 39.66 N, Longitude: 102.43 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 970

South Divide household income distribution South Divide home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.8%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (73%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Food (3%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (31%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5%)
  • Food (3%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (53%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Food processing workers (3%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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

Average climate in South Divide, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

South Divide-area historical tornado activity is above Colorado state average. It is 10% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/7/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the South Divide place center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1975, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.7 miles away from the place center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

South Divide-area historical earthquake activity is below Colorado state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 250.3 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 228.1 miles away from South Divide 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 223.7 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 210.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 238.0 miles away from South Divide center
On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 129.8 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 Yuma County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Divide:

  • Community College of Aurora (about 127 miles; Aurora, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,730)
  • Jones International University (about 131 miles; Centennial, CO; FT enrollment: 2,556)
  • University of Northern Colorado (about 131 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 11,469)
  • Colorado State University-Global Campus (about 132 miles; Greenwood Village, CO; FT enrollment: 3,642)
  • Aims Community College (about 135 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 3,598)
  • University of Denver (about 136 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 9,621)
  • Emily Griffith Technical College (about 137 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 2,460)

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Notable locations in South Divide: Royce Darling Memorial Golf Course (A), Lansing Valley Ranch (B), M K Ranch (C), McCoy Ranch (D), Bowman Ranch (E), Hillside Ranch (F), Sharp Ranch (G), Moellenberg Ranch (H), Burr Ranch (I), R L S Ranch (J), Idalia Ambulance Service (K), South Y - W Ambulance (L), Kirk Volunteer Fire Department (M), Joes Volunteer Fire Department (N), Idalia Volunteer Fire Department (O), Hale Volunteer Fire Department (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in South Divide include: Mennonite Brethren Church (A), Saint John Church (B), Armel Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Kirk Cemetery (1), Lucas Memorial Cemetery (2), Lansing Valley Cemetery (3), Armel Cemetery (4), Grave of Buffalo Hunter (5), Saint Johns Evangelical Cemetery (6), Spring Valley Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Kleweno Reservoir (A), O'Brien Reservoir Number 1 (B), Chester Wieser Erosion Control Number 1 Reservoir (C), Duck Reservoir (D), Bonny Reservoir (E), Hale Ponds (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Black Wolf Creek (A), Armknecht Creek (B), Sand Creek (C), Bonny Creek (D), Landsman Creek (E), Beaver Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in South Divide include: South Republican Management Area (1), Bonny State Recreation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Yuma 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:  2.6 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  57.0%
Whole state:  65.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  1.5%
Whole state:  5.5%

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:

10.5%
Whole state:

9.3%

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

7.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

South Divide compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value significantly below 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 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

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Colorado average:

11.8

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (59%)
  • Utility gas (22%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for South Divide CCD (based on Yuma County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,26721
Catholic1,5782
Mainline Protestant1,3397
Other1282
None4,731-
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
Yuma County:

4.15 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

15.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.3%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Yuma County:

21.5%
Colorado:

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

5.9%
State:

9.6%

6.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
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 Weld County, CO  0.59% ($50,950 average AGI)
from Logan County, CO  0.50% ($27,235)
from Morgan County, CO  0.38% ($24,462)


7.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,431 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
Colorado average:

9.12%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Weld County, CO  0.76% ($49,731 average AGI)
to Logan County, CO  0.64% ($23,545)
to Washington County, CO  0.38% ($25,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in South Divide:

  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KRDZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; WRAY, CO; Owner: MEDIA LOGIC, LLC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNAB (1140 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BURLINGTON, CO; Owner: KNAB, INC.)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Divide:

  • K228DL (93.5 FM; WRAY, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • KATR-FM (98.3 FM; WRAY, CO; Owner: NEW DIRECTIONS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KNAB-FM (104.1 FM; BURLINGTON, CO; Owner: KNAB, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around South Divide:

  • K16EK (Channel 16; IDALIA & S. YUMA CTY, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K18FO (Channel 18; IDALIA & S. YUMA CTY, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K24EZ (Channel 24; IDALIA & S.YUMA CTY, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K26FP (Channel 26; IDALIA & S. YUMA CTY, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K28FX (Channel 28; IDALIA & S. YUMA CTY, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)

South Divide on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
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