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Median resident age:  39.1 years
Colorado median age:  34.3 years

Zip code: 81526

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,458 (it was $39,432 in 2000)
Whitewater-Kahnah Creek:

$50,458
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,112

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

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $270,317 (it was $155,600 in 2000)
Whitewater-Kahnah Creek:

$270,317
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $328,383; Detached houses: $333,267; Townhouses or other attached units: $1,170,738; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $101,746; Mobile homes: $171,681; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $208,117

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Whitewater-Kahnah Creek races chart
  • White alone - 1,797 (87.1%)
  • Hispanic - 219 (10.6%)
  • Two or more races - 24 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.10%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Whitewater-Kahnah Creek: 223.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone




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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+: Denver, CO (187.7 miles , pop. 554,636).

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 July 2013:
Here:

8.3%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
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%)

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Earthquake activity:

Whitewater-Kahnah Creek-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 20% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 64.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/27/2000 at 21:58:18, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.6 miles away from Whitewater-Kahnah Creek center
On 1/31/2002 at 18:17:45, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 06:54:59, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 0.4 mi) earthquake occurred 62.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/20/1995 at 12:46:16, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from Whitewater-Kahnah Creek center
On 8/9/2001 at 22:38:54, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/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)

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:

  • Mesa State College (about 12 miles; Grand Junction, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,126)
  • Western State College of Colorado (about 85 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 125 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • San Juan College (about 157 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • Adams State College (about 173 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • Snow College (about 175 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 2,666)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 175 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 4,383)

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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
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AQI  PM10 PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 39.1. This is worse than average.
City:

39.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 29.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.67. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.67
U.S.:

9.59
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 35.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

35.8
U.S.:

28.3


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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Whitewater-Kahnah Creek, CO

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 significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



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

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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)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 28.58%
Here28.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of God
Adherents17.7%16.0%8.5%8.2%6.9%
Congregations13.4%3.6%6.3%8.9%8.0%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents5.1%3.5%3.2%2.8%28.0%
Congregations5.4%0.9%3.6%1.8%48.2%
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: 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%

8.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,805 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.52%
Colorado average:

10.77%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($298 average AGI)
Mesa County:

0.07%
Colorado average:

0.18%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Garfield County, CO  0.51% ($48,260 average AGI)
from Delta County, CO  0.30% ($33,014)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.26% ($42,254)


6.09% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Colorado average:

10.03%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($150 average AGI)
Mesa County:

0.04%
Colorado average:

0.12%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Garfield County, CO  0.32% ($36,248 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.20% ($30,568)
to Montrose County, CO  0.20% ($34,978)

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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