Watkins, Colorado

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Population in 2010: 653.
Males: 329  (50.4%)
Females: 324  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

45.6 years
Colorado median age:

38.5 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $66,517
Watkins:

$66,517
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,774

Watkins CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $308,400
Watkins:

$308,400
CO:

$348,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $305,570; detached houses: $337,597; townhouses or other attached units: $263,297; in 2-unit structures: $204,882; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $152,004; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $250,461; mobile homes: $37,817
March 2019 cost of living index in Watkins: 98.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Watkins, CO (2010)
    • 55885.5%White alone
    • 639.6%Hispanic
    • 111.7%Black alone
    • 91.4%Two or more races
    • 81.2%Asian alone
    • 30.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Watkins, Colorado as of July 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Watkins is 327 to 1.


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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 6/15/2004

Elevation: 5523 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Aurora, CO (11.2 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (596.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Aetna Estates, CO (1.9 miles ),
Bennett, CO (3.1 miles ),
North Aurora, CO (3.2 miles ),
Aurora, CO (3.4 miles ),
East Arapahoe, CO (3.4 miles ),
South Aurora, CO (3.4 miles ),
Brick Center, CO (3.6 miles),
Foxfield, CO (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 39.75 N, Longitude: 104.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 303

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Colorado:

3.0%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 91.0. This is worse than average.

City:

91.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.357. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.357
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.0
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.754. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.754
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 36.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 29.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.75. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.75
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00502. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00502
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Watkins-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/12/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the Watkins place center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 5/18/1975, a category F3 tornado 7.6 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Watkins-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 67% 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 190.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 559.6 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 195.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 440.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 33.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 291.5 miles away from Watkins 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 Adams County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Watkins:

  • THE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL KIDNEY CTR. (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; AURORA, CO)
  • CHILDRENS HOSPITAL COLORADO (Hospital, Childrens, about 11 miles away; AURORA, CO)
  • UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HOSPITAL ANSCHUTZ INPATIENT Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; AURORA, CO)
  • EAST AURORA DIALYSIS (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; AURORA, CO)
  • SABLE DIALYSIS (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; AURORA, CO)
  • SABLE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; AURORA, CO)
  • AGAPE CARE COMMUNITY, LLC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; AURORA, CO)

Airports located in Watkins:

Amtrak station near Watkins:

  • 9 miles: DENVER INTERNATIONAL AP'T (DENVER, DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watkins:

  • Community College of Aurora (about 11 miles; Aurora, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,730)
  • Colorado State University-Global Campus (about 19 miles; Greenwood Village, CO; FT enrollment: 3,642)
  • Jones International University (about 19 miles; Centennial, CO; FT enrollment: 2,556)
  • University of Denver (about 20 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 9,621)
  • Emily Griffith Technical College (about 21 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • University of Colorado Denver (about 21 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 14,727)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (about 22 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 17,242)

Public high school in Watkins:

Private high school in Watkins:

  • OUR LADY HELP OF CHRISTIANS ACADEMY (Students: 109, Location: 32088 E COLFAX SERVICE RD, Grades: KG-12)
See full list of schools located in Watkins

Points of interest:

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Hotel: Country Manor Motel (32681 East Colfax Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

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

2.7 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

77.0%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Watkins, CO (based on Adams County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic70,59811
Evangelical Protestant34,568159
Other17,15738
Mainline Protestant7,13333
Black Protestant1952
Orthodox-1
None311,952-
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: 49
Here:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Adams County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 104
Adams County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 196
This county:

4.66 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

6.8%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

24.3%
Colorado:

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

10.0%
Colorado:

9.6%

11.56% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,480 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.56%
Colorado average:

10.99%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($95 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.03%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Denver County, CO  2.38% ($44,025 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, CO  1.98% ($49,978)
from Arapahoe County, CO  1.52% ($42,744)


10.57% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,065 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.57%
Colorado average:

9.96%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($134 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.04%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Denver County, CO  1.76% ($41,055 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, CO  1.65% ($52,727)
to Arapahoe County, CO  1.43% ($42,461)

Businesses in Watkins, CO

  • FedEx: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Watkins:

  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KNRC (1150 AM; 10 kW; ENGLEWOOD, CO; Owner: NRC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KLZ (560 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KHOW (630 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNUS (710 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBJD (1650 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KEZW (1430 AM; 10 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Watkins:

  • KQMT (99.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJMN (92.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KAGM (102.3 FM; STRASBURG, CO; Owner: KAGM, LLC)
  • KBRU-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MORGAN, CO; Owner: ON-AIR FAMILY, LLC)
  • KJCD (104.3 FM; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KALC (105.9 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBPI (106.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOSI (101.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KAVD (103.1 FM; LIMON, CO; Owner: THE MEADOWLARK GROUP, INC.)
  • KFMD (95.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRFX (103.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KDJM (92.5 FM; BROOMFIELD, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KQKS (107.5 FM; LAKEWOOD, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KTCL (93.3 FM; FORT COLLINS, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KXKL-FM (105.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBCO-FM (97.3 FM; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLDV (91.1 FM; MORRISON, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KIMN (100.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KYGO-FM (98.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KRKS-FM (94.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Watkins:

  • K48FW (Channel 48; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KMGH-TV (Channel 7; DENVER, CO; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDEO-LP (Channel 38; AURORA, CO; Owner: PETER B. VAN DE SANDE)
  • KRMA-TV (Channel 6; DENVER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KDEN (Channel 25; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: LONGMONT CHANNEL 25, INC.)
  • KUSA-TV (Channel 9; DENVER, CO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KDEV-LP (Channel 62; AURORA, CO; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTVD (Channel 20; DENVER, CO; Owner: TWENVER BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KCNC-TV (Channel 4; DENVER, CO; Owner: CBS TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KWHD (Channel 53; CASTLE ROCK, CO; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Watkins fatal accident list:

Jun 23, 2002 01:30 PM, I-70, Lat: 39.740087, Lon: -104.613488, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 30, 2001 07:45 AM, I-70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 10, 2000 08:50 AM, I-70, Lat: 39.740087, Lon: -104.613488, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 14, 1997 02:20 PM, I70, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 26, 1990 01:00 AM, I70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 138ft / 42.1mTotal length
  • 75,996Total average daily traffic
  • 13,013Total average daily truck traffic
  • 81,829Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Watkins, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 71960-1969
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Watkins, CO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Watkins)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Watkins, CO)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Watkins)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Watkins)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 38 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 20. The highest number of reported fires - 37 took place in 2016, and the least - 4 in 2014. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Watkins, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (62.7%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (18.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Watkins, CO
    • 20562.7%Outside Fires
    • 6118.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 4513.8%Structure Fires
    • 164.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Watkins, CO


Watkins compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 12 pilots and 14 other airmen in this city.
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  • Daniel G. Watkins (1)
  • Timothy Burton (1)
  • Sean Martin (1)

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