Two Buttes, Colorado

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Population in 2019: 40 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -40.3%
Males: 13  (34.7%)
Females: 27  (65.3%)
Median resident age:

70.3 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years

Zip code: 81084

Estimated median household income in 2019: $21,326 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Two Buttes:

$21,326
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,001 (it was $16,856 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $77,872 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Two Buttes:

$77,872
CO:

$394,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $54,784; detached houses: $70,841; mobile homes: $27,262
March 2019 cost of living index in Two Buttes: 94.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.5%
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  • Races in Two Buttes, CO (2019)
    • 3673.5%White alone
    • 1224.5%Hispanic
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Ancestries: American (22.6%), German (16.1%), Irish (9.7%), English (6.4%), Hungarian (6.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4108 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 162 people per square mile   (very low).

Two Buttes, Colorado map

12 residents are foreign born (24.5% Latin America).

This town:

24.5%
Colorado:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $346 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $417 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (130.7 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (158.2 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (457.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Vilas, CO (3.6 miles),
Walsh, CO (3.7 miles ),
Springfield, CO (4.0 miles ),
Two Butte Creek, CO (4.3 miles ),
Manter, KS (5.3 miles),
Pritchett, CO (5.4 miles),
Campo, CO (5.8 miles),
Granada, CO (5.9 miles )

Latitude: 37.56 N, Longitude: 102.40 W

Area code: 719

Distribution of median household income in Two Buttes, CO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Two Buttes, CO in 2019

Two Buttes satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.3%
Colorado:

6.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+8.1%).

Average climate in Two Buttes, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Two Buttes-area historical tornado activity is near Colorado state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.8 miles away from the Two Buttes town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/10/1967, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the town center injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Two Buttes-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 632% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 131.3 miles away from Two Buttes center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 137.8 miles away from Two Buttes center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 140.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 312.1 miles away from Two Buttes center
On 8/22/2011 at 23:30:19, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 124.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 216.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Baca County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Two Buttes topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Two Buttes:

  • WALSH HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WALSH, CO)

Airports located in Two Buttes:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Two Buttes:

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 130 miles; Pueblo, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,993)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 132 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 155 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 160 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (about 160 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 8,700)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 162 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)
  • Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (about 162 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,049)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Two Buttes Fire Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Colorado Division of Wildlife (Recreation Areas; 34227 County Road 38.5).

Baca County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

1.6 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

53.8%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

0.0%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Two Buttes:

Marital status in Two Buttes, CO
  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 68.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 23.8%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

For population 25 years and over in Two Buttes:

  • High school or higher: 68.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.8
Colorado average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Two Buttes, CO (based on Baca County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant57416
Mainline Protestant3423
Catholic2002
Other3-
None2,669-
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: 2
Baca County:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Baca County:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Baca County:

8.2%
State:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Baca County:

23.8%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Baca County:

16.2%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.6%
Colorado:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Two Buttes:

39.9%
Colorado:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Two Buttes:

29.9
Colorado:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Two Buttes:

35.5%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.2%
Colorado:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Two Buttes:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

47.3%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

47.7%
Colorado:

57.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Two Buttes:

76.9%
Colorado:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Two Buttes, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$707
Totals for Government 0$0 1$707

Two Buttes government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($75.00)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($50.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($25.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,000 ($25.00)

Two Buttes government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,000 ($175.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($150.00)
    Other: $5,000 ($125.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,000 ($125.00)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($50.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($225.00)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($100.00)

Two Buttes government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,000 ($175.00)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,000 ($175.00)

Two Buttes government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,000 ($75.00)

3.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,300 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.09%
Colorado average:

9.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Strongest AM radio stations in Two Buttes:

  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLMR (920 AM; 5 kW; LAMAR, CO; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Two Buttes:

  • K207BK (89.3 FM; WALSH, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Two Buttes:

  • K64CT (Channel 64; SPRINGFIELD, CO; Owner: BACA COUNTY)
  • K66CW (Channel 66; SPRINGFIELD, CO; Owner: BACA COUNTY)
  • K68CR (Channel 68; SPRINGFIELD, CO; Owner: BACA COUNTY)
  • K62CT (Channel 62; SPRINGFIELD, CO; Owner: BACA COUNTY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 3.2mTotal length
  • 70Total average daily traffic
  • 118Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Two Buttes)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • Two Buttes, 41265 Hwy 287 (Lat: 37.593361 Lon: -102.619194), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Call Sign: WQLN219,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 6389.96 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, Grant Date: 05/07/2019, Expiration Date: 06/02/2029, Certifier: Francis J Dirico, Registrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1220 West Platte Ave, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 867-6767, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:
  • Two Buttes Water Tan, Lat: 37.562167 Lon: -102.395500, Type: Tank, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 41.4 m, Call Sign: WQOA482,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/26/2011, Expiration Date: 07/26/2021, Certifier: Richard Wilson, Registrant: Secom, Inc., 27850 Harris Road, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 383-1444, Fax: (719) 384-7320, Email:
  • Two Buttes Water Tan, Lat: 37.562167 Lon: -102.395500, Type: Tank, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 41.4 m, Call Sign: WQOA482,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/26/2011, Expiration Date: 07/26/2021, Certifier: Richard Wilson, Registrant: Secom, Inc., 27850 Harris Road, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 383-1444, Fax: (719) 384-7320, Email:
  • Two Buttes Water Tan, Lat: 37.562167 Lon: -102.395500, Type: Tank, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 41.4 m, Call Sign: WQOA482,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/26/2011, Expiration Date: 07/26/2021, Certifier: Richard Wilson, Registrant: Secom, Inc., 27850 Harris Road, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 383-1444, Fax: (719) 384-7320, Email:
  • Two Buttes Water Tan, Lat: 37.562167 Lon: -102.395500, Type: Tank, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 41.4 m, Call Sign: WQOA482,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/26/2011, Expiration Date: 07/26/2021, Certifier: Richard Wilson, Registrant: Secom, Inc., 27850 Harris Road, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 383-1444, Fax: (719) 384-7320, Email:
  • TWO BUTTES E, East Of Two Buttes, Off County Road 43 (Lat: 37.572222 Lon: -102.291028), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQTU431,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 04/15/2014, Expiration Date: 04/15/2024, Certifier: Thomas W Burnett, Registrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1220 West Platte Ave, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 867-6767, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:
  • TWO BUTTES, 2.3 Miles West Of (Lat: 37.556667 Lon: -102.439056), Overall height: 93.3 m, Call Sign: KBI97,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.90 MHz, 11035.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/28/1993, Expiration Date: 02/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 06/25/1998, Registrant: At&t Corp, 1200 Peachtree St 15w24, Atlanta, GA 30309

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WD0HVG, Licensee ID: L00945853, Grant Date: 12/06/2017, Expiration Date: 02/14/2028, Certifier: Kenny L Haddock, Registrant: Kenny L Haddock, 39961 Rd 36, Two Buttes, CO 81084


FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Two Buttes)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Two Buttes, CO
  • 90.0%Utility gas
  • 10.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Two Buttes, CO
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Two Buttes compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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