Ute Mountain, Colorado

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Population in July 2007: 1,591.
Males: 788  (49.6%)
Females: 803  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  25.6 years
Colorado median age:  34.3 years

Zip code: 81334

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,021 (it was $19,423 in 2000)
Ute Mountain:

$26,021
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,487 (it was $8,786 in 2000)

Ute Mountain CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $80,408 (it was $45,900 in 2000)
Ute Mountain:

$80,408
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $195,848; Detached houses: $226,920; Townhouses or other attached units: $130,400; Mobile homes: $93,990; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $59,480
Ute Mountain races chart
  • American Indian alone - 1,322 (87.4%)
  • White alone - 119 (7.9%)
  • Hispanic - 43 (2.8%)
  • Two or more races - 27 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ute Mountain: 145.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 694.9 square miles.

Population density: 2.3 people per square mile   (very low).

Ute Mountain, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Ute Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 59.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.4%
  • Unemployed: 14.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ute Mountain CCD:

  • Never married: 36.7%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

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

Ute Mountain CCD:  0.6% ($268)
Colorado:  0.7% ($1,132)
Ute Mountain satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (175.7 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (187.1 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (311.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Towaoc, CO (2.3 miles ), Cortez, CO (4.2 miles ), Aneth, UT (4.5 miles ), Teec Nos Pos, AZ (4.8 miles ), Lewis, CO (5.0 miles ), Beclabito, NM (5.0 miles ), Shiprock, NM (5.1 miles ), Dolores, CO (5.2 miles ).

Latitude: 37.16 N, Longitude: 108.80 W

Ute Mountain household income distribution Ute Mountain home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (28%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (31%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Social assistance (14%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Construction (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Ute Mountain: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ute Mountain, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Ute Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 291% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 480.5 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 465.3 miles away from Ute Mountain center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 522.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 475.3 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 9/2/1992 at 10:26:20, a magnitude 5.9 (5.7 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 257.8 miles away from Ute Mountain center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 589.1 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montezuma County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ute Mountain:

  • San Juan College (about 45 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 53 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 134 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 141 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Adams State University (about 163 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 184 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 184 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)

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Notable locations in Ute Mountain: Eagle Nest House (A), Sixteen Window House (B), Double Walled Tower (C), Mancos River Trading Post (D), Boneawl House (E), Nordenskiold House (F), Casa Colorado (G), Sandal House (H), Inaccessible House (I), Ute Mountain Indian Racetrack and Rodeo Grounds (J), Ute Mountain Fire / Emergency Medical Service (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Ute Mountain Tribal Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Landsat A-1 Reservoir (A), Upper Reservoir (B), Harrison Reservoir (C), Tanner Reservoir (D), Peterson Reservoir (E), Floyd Reservoir (F), First Reservoir (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tohache Wash (A), Toh Dahstini Wash (B), Lewis Creek (C), Aztec Wash (D), Navajo Wash (E), Mariano Wash (F), Ute Creek (G), Coyote Wash (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Montezuma County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 72.8. This is about average.

City:

72.8
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 25.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.06
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.781. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.781
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 25.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.64. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.64
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  3.1 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.4%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

36.5%
Whole state:

9.3%

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

15.9%
Whole state:

4.1%
24 people in correctional residential facilities in 2010
7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Ute Mountain compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (87%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ute Mountain CCD (based on Montezuma County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.80%
Here: 30.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church
Adherents23.6%13.8%11.2%11.1%7.9%
Congregations12.5%7.5%12.5%10.0%7.5%
NameLutheran ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents5.7%5.7%4.1%3.9%12.9%
Congregations2.5%5.0%10.0%2.5%30.0%
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: 4
Montezuma County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Montezuma County:

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

12.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.3%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Montezuma County:

19.0%
Colorado:

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

8.2%
State:

9.6%

6.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,132 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
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 San Juan County, NM  0.74% ($32,538 average AGI)
from La Plata County, CO  0.68% ($96,700)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.28% ($59,800)


7.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,616 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
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 San Juan County, NM  0.67% ($26,610 average AGI)
to La Plata County, CO  0.62% ($37,000)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.28% ($31,480)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ute Mountain:

  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KVFC (740 AM; 1 kW; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLLV (550 AM; daytime; 2 kW; BREEN, CO; Owner: DAYSTAR RADIO, LTD.)
  • KRZE (1280 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: J. THOMAS DEVELOPMENT OF NM, INC.)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ute Mountain:

  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • K222AD (92.3 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • K232DA (94.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K237CR (95.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K248AJ (97.5 FM; MONTICELLO, UT; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • K242AJ (96.3 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • KISZ-FM (97.9 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • K265DC (100.9 FM; CORTEZ, ETC., CO; Owner: NAVAJO MISSIONS, INC.)
  • K281AC (104.1 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • K278AD (103.5 FM; CORTEZ, ETC., CO; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KIQX (101.3 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTINGS, LLC)
  • K289AD (105.7 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KRSJ (100.5 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KUTE (90.1 FM; IGNACIO, CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • K210BA (89.9 FM; PURGATORY, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • KSJD (91.5 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: SAN JUAN BASIN AREA VOC-TECH SCHOOL)
  • K216DB (91.1 FM; PLEASANT VIEW, CO; Owner: SAN JUAN BASIN AREA VOCATIONAL TECH.)

TV broadcast stations around Ute Mountain:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K04OO (Channel 4; ISMAY CANYON, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)

Ute Mountain on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Arts, entertainment, and recreation"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Arts, entertainment, and recreation"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and related occupations:"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Social assistance"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Mathematical science occupations"
  • #63 (81334) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home (pop 1,000+)"
  • #75 (81334) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries"
  • #80 (81334) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2004 (pop 1,000+)"
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