Whitewater-Kahnah Creek, Colorado

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Population in July 2007: 2,428.
Males: 1,251  (51.5%)
Females: 1,177  (48.5%)
Median resident age:  39.1 years
Colorado median age:  34.3 years

Zip code: 81526

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,371 (it was $39,432 in 2000)
Whitewater-Kahnah Creek:

$51,371
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,596 (it was $18,438 in 2000)

Whitewater-Kahnah Creek CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $280,025 (it was $155,600 in 2000)
Whitewater-Kahnah Creek:

$280,025
CO:

$240,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $228,853; Detached houses: $248,027; Townhouses or other attached units: $171,464; In 2-unit structures: $122,888; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $151,132; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $104,656; Mobile homes: $64,398; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $59,897
  • Races in Whitewater-Kahnah Creek, CO (2000)

    Whitewater-Kahnah Creek races chart
    • 1,79787.1%White alone
    • 21910.6%Hispanic
    • 241.2%Two or more races
    • 60.3%American Indian alone
    • 70.3%Asian alone
    • 50.2%Black alone
    • 30.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.10%Other race alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Whitewater-Kahnah Creek: 103.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 186.8 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Whitewater-Kahnah Creek:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whitewater-Kahnah Creek CCD:

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 67.4%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

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

Whitewater-Kahnah Creek CCD:  0.5% ($770)
Colorado:  0.7% ($1,132)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Boulder, CO (179.0 miles , pop. 94,673).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (180.7 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (433.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Palisade, CO (2.4 miles ), Clifton, CO (2.6 miles ), Fruitvale, CO (2.8 miles ), Orchard Mesa, CO (3.0 miles ), Grand Junction, CO (3.4 miles ), Redlands, CO (4.0 miles ), Fruita, CO (4.7 miles ), De Beque, CO (4.7 miles ).

Latitude: 39.03 N, Longitude: 108.36 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 970

Whitewater-Kahnah Creek household income distribution Whitewater-Kahnah Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

Work and jobs in Whitewater-Kahnah Creek: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Whitewater-Kahnah Creek, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Whitewater-Kahnah Creek-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 249% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 496.4 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) earthquake occurred 448.6 miles away from Whitewater-Kahnah Creek center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 299.1 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 563.7 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 545.2 miles away from Whitewater-Kahnah Creek center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 525.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mesa County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Whitewater-Kahnah Creek:

  • PALISADE LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PALISADE, CO)
  • PALISADE NH (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PALISADE, CO)
  • GRAND JUNCTION REGIONAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GRAND JUNCTION, CO)
  • EAGLE RIDGE AT GRAND VALLEY (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; GRAND JUNCTION, CO)
  • GRAND JUNCTION CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; GRAND JUNCTION, CO)
  • MANTEY HEIGHTS REHABILITATION AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; GRAND JUNCTION, CO)
  • HOME CARE OF THE GRAND VALLEY (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; GRAND JUNCTION, CO)

Amtrak station near Whitewater-Kahnah Creek:

  • 12 miles: GRAND JUNCTION (339 S. 1ST ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitewater-Kahnah Creek:

  • Colorado Mesa University (about 11 miles; Grand Junction, CO; Full-time enrollment: 7,671)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 66 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 85 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 125 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • San Juan College (about 157 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Adams State University (about 172 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Snow College (about 175 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)

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Notable locations in Whitewater-Kahnah Creek: Cross Barr Cross Ranch (A), Deer Run (B), Orchard Mesa Rifle Range (C), Lands End Fire Protection District (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Whitewater Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Whiskers Pond (A), Hallenbeck Reservoir Number 1 (B), Palisade Cabin Reservoir (C), Phylcon Number 1 Reservoir (D), Palisade Reservoir Number 1 (E), Cabin Reservoir (F), Palisade Reservoir Number 1 (G), Guild Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Juniata Ditch (A), Windy Creek (B), Shirtail Creek (C), Two Creek (D), Deer Creek (E), King Creek (F), Callow Creek (G), Indian Creek (H), Kannah Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Mesa 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 96.4. This is worse than average.

City:

96.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 39.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.25. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.25
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0166. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0166
U.S.:

0.0147
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.8%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

12.2%
Whole state:

9.3%

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

5.7%
Whole state:

4.1%
11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Whitewater-Kahnah Creek in 2000:

  • 53 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 28 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in other group homes

Whitewater-Kahnah Creek compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Colorado average:

11.8

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Utility gas (34%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Whitewater-Kahnah Creek CCD (based on Mesa County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,05491
Other10,59330
Catholic7,9395
Mainline Protestant7,06221
Orthodox801
None95,995-
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: 22
Mesa County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Mesa County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Mesa County:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 101
Here:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.6%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Mesa County:

19.9%
Colorado:

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

11.1%
State:

9.6%

5.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,582 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
Colorado average:

9.68%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($360 average AGI)
Mesa County:

0.03%
Colorado average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Garfield County, CO  0.37% ($43,131 average AGI)
from Delta County, CO  0.25% ($30,644)
from Montrose County, CO  0.23% ($28,017)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,953 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Colorado average:

9.12%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($308 average AGI)
Mesa County:

0.05%
Colorado average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Denver County, CO  0.24% ($44,767 average AGI)
to Garfield County, CO  0.24% ($42,773)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.20% ($36,981)

Strongest AM radio stations in Whitewater-Kahnah Creek:

  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KEXO (1230 AM; 1 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KTMM (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KDTA (1400 AM; 1 kW; DELTA, CO; Owner: MONUMENT MEDIA LLC)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whitewater-Kahnah Creek:

  • K205CK (88.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K256AD (99.1 FM; PALISADE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K214CA (90.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K210CE (89.9 FM; MESA, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KJYE (92.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKNN (95.1 FM; DELTA, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSTR-FM (96.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: LEGGETT BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KPRU (103.3 FM; DELTA, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • KEKB (99.9 FM; FRUITA, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZKS (105.3 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KBKL (107.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMXY (104.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMGJ (93.1 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M.B.C. GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMOZ-FM (100.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING INC)
  • KMSA (91.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: MESA STATE COLLEGE)
  • KPRN (89.5 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC.)
  • KLFV (90.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KAFM (88.1 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: GRAND VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO CO, INC)
  • KZKS-FM1 (105.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • K276AI (103.1 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Whitewater-Kahnah Creek:

  • KRMJ (Channel 18; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KJCT (Channel 8; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: THE PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KREX-TV (Channel 5; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KKCO (Channel 11; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: EAGLE III BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KFQX (Channel 4; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: JOHN HARVEY REES)
  • KGJT-LP (Channel 27; GRAND JUCTION, CO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • K25FZ (Channel 25; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Whitewater-Kahnah Creek on our top lists:

  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Engineers"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Water transportation"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other financial specialists"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal care and service occupations:"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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