Vona, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 108 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.7%
 
Males: 54  (50.7%)
Females: 54  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  47.5 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip code: 80861

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,365 (it was $32,250 in 2000)
Vona:

$24,365
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,172 (it was $37,802 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $57,039 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Vona:

$57,039
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $59,407; Detached houses: $78,263; Mobile homes: $26,836
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  • White alone - 100 (94.3%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (3.8%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.9%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Vona: 91.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.6%), English (16.5%), Irish (12.7%), United States (10.1%), Italian (7.6%), Scotch-Irish (5.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 8/9/1919

Elevation: 4500 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 486 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Vona:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vona town:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 63.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $300 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $357 (0.9%)

Vona satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South Aurora, CO (113.0 miles , pop. 297,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (559.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Seibert, CO (2.6 miles) , Stratton, CO (2.7 miles ), Bethune, CO (4.1 miles ), Flagler, CO (4.2 miles ), Kirk, CO (4.8 miles) , Joes, CO (5.0 miles) , Burlington, CO (5.0 miles ), Arriba, CO (5.3 miles ).

Latitude: 39.30 N, Longitude: 102.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 719

Vona household income distribution Vona home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.4%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (35%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Construction (24%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Educational services (54%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (31%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)

Average climate in Vona, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Vona-area historical tornado activity is above Colorado state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/7/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Vona town center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/21/1993, a category F3 tornado 26.9 miles away from the town center injured 6 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Vona-area historical earthquake activity is below Colorado state average. It is 10% greater 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 259.9 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 198.2 miles away from Vona 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 193.9 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 180.8 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 223.8 miles away from Vona center
On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 110.6 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 Kit Carson County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vona:

  • Community College of Aurora (about 114 miles; Aurora, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,730)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (about 114 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 8,700)
  • Jones International University (about 116 miles; Centennial, CO; FT enrollment: 2,556)
  • Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (about 116 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,049)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 116 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 116 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 117 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)

Public elementary/middle school in Vona:

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Notable location: Vona Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Kit Carson 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: 13.0%
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  57.1%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Vona 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.
  • 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Vona travel time to work - commute Vona mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Electricity (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Vona town (based on Kit Carson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.55%
Here: 70.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents35.4%9.6%8.1%8.0%7.1%
Congregations10.3%6.9%6.9%6.9%10.3%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)American Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Churches and Churches of ChristConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceOther
Adherents6.5%4.9%4.8%4.8%10.7%
Congregations3.4%3.4%6.9%6.9%37.9%
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: 7
Kit Carson County:

8.85 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Kit Carson County:

5.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

8.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.3%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kit Carson County:

24.0%
Colorado:

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

9.3%
State:

9.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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$1,000
Totals for Government 0$0 1$1,000

Vona government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($222.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($166.67)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($92.59)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($92.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($37.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($27.78)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($46.30)

Vona government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,000 ($92.59)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($148.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($185.19)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($37.04)

Vona government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $89,000 ($824.07)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $70,000 ($648.15)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $70,000 ($648.15)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $89,000 ($824.07)

Vona government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $68,000 ($629.63)

7.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
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 El Paso County, CO  0.59% ($40,000 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.48% ($14,615)
from Adams County, CO  0.41% ($26,364)


7.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,880 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.09%
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 El Paso County, CO  0.63% ($33,824 average AGI)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.37% ($32,700)

Strongest AM radio stations in Vona:

  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRDZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; WRAY, CO; Owner: MEDIA LOGIC, LLC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vona:

  • K206BU (89.1 FM; SEIBERT, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KNAB-FM (104.1 FM; BURLINGTON, CO; Owner: KNAB, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Vona:

  • K63AJ (Channel 63; FLAGLER-SEIBERT, CO; Owner: KIT CARSON COUNTY)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Carl E Manson, Cr 16 (Lat: 39.062389 Lon: -102.866611), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 08063 m, Overall height: 79.2 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 Mcgas-a5reg
  • Mikhail Raznobriadsev, Cr 16 (Lat: 39.062389 Lon: -102.866611), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 08063 m, Overall height: 79.2 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 Mcgas-a5reg
  • Sharon Yeager, Cr 16 (Lat: 39.062389 Lon: -102.866611), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 08063 m, Overall height: 79.2 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 Mcgas-a5reg

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 100 Second St (Lat: 39.307222 Lon: -102.748806), Call Sign: KCY235, Licensee ID: L00562476
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.4600 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/15/2004, Expiration Date: 12/19/2014
    Registrant: Hi Plains School District R 23, 1475 2nd Avenue, Vona, CO 80861, Phone: (970) 664-2636, Fax: (970) 664-2283

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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