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Population in 2012: 43 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -35.8%
Males: 26  (60.9%)
Females: 17  (39.1%)

Median resident age:  60.8 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip code: 81084

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,522 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Two Buttes:

$37,522
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,829

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $33,926 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Two Buttes:

$33,926
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $49,030; Detached houses: $58,149; Mobile homes: $17,113

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  • White alone - 40 (93.0%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (7.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Two Buttes: 93.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (61.7%), English (10.6%), Irish (10.6%), Dutch (4.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4108 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 174 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Two Buttes:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Two Buttes town:

  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 18.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $250 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $367 (1.1%)

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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

Two Buttes household income distribution Two Buttes home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (63%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (57%)
  • Information (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Two Buttes-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 10% greater 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 below Colorado state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/19/2002 at 12:14:20, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1998 at 15:47:16, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.3 miles away from Two Buttes center
On 8/1/1996 at 05:55:54, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Baca County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Two Buttes:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Two Buttes, 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: 4,083)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 132 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 2,683)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 155 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 5,185)
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (about 160 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Colorado Technical University Online (about 162 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 30,924)
  • Amarillo College (about 167 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 3,610)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 169 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 4,620)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.7%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Two Buttes, CO

Two Buttes 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Two Buttes travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.27%
Here40.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionFriends (Quakers) The Wesleyan ChurchCatholic Church
Adherents22.8%14.1%13.3%11.2%11.0%
Congregations14.3%4.8%19.0%9.5%4.8%
NameChurches of ChristNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Other
Adherents7.1%6.8%5.7%3.8%4.1%
Congregations19.0%4.8%4.8%9.5%9.5%
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: 2
Baca County:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.2%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Baca County:

23.8%
State:

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

16.2%
State:

9.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$230
Totals for Government 0$0 1$230


5.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,304 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
Colorado average:

10.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



6.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($22,809 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Colorado average:

10.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Prowers County, CO  1.00% ($24,643 average AGI)

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)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Two Buttes, 41265 Hwy 287 (Lat: 37.593333 Lon: -102.619167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Call Sign: WQLN219
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/11/2010, Expiration Date: 06/02/2019, Certifier: Francis J Dirico
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8678, Fax: (703) 584-8694, 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: 02/14/2008, Expiration Date: 02/14/2018
    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:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

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