For population 25 years and over in Swink:
For population 15 years and over in Swink town:
17 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $883 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (56.7 miles , pop. 102,121).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (86.2 miles , pop. 360,890).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (527.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: La Junta Gardens, CO (2.1 miles) , La Junta, CO (2.2 miles ), North La Junta, CO (2.3 miles ), Rocky Ford, CO (2.4 miles ), Cheraw, CO (3.0 miles ), Timpas, CO (3.7 miles) , Manzanola, CO (3.8 miles ), Sugar City, CO (3.9 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 38.01 N, Longitude: 103.63 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 719
Population change in the 1990s: +110 (+18.8%).
Work and jobs in Swink: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Swink, Colorado
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Swink-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/17/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 41.3 miles away from the Swink town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 4/13/1977, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the town center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Swink-area historical earthquake activity is below Colorado state average. It is 82% smaller 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 98.2 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 95.5 miles away from Swink center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/4/2001 at 12:45:53, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.3 miles away from Swink center
On 8/1/1996 at 05:44:22, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Otero County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Swink and their reported violations in the past:EUREKA WC (Population served: 498, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.0%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
Swink compared to Colorado state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Swink town (based on Otero County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.37%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
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5.92% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,679 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,271 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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Swink fatal accident list:
Jul 8, 1994 08:34 PM, Columbia, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 5, 1993 05:55 PM, 50, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 22, 1990 08:45 PM, 50, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:2
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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