Wiggins, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 900 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.4%
 
Males: 487  (54.2%)
Females: 413  (45.8%)
Median resident age:  36.7 years
Colorado median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 80654.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,300 (it was $33,438 in 2000)
Wiggins:

$41,300
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,510 (it was $11,827 in 2000)

Wiggins town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $143,363 (it was $84,500 in 2000)
Wiggins:

$143,363
CO:

$240,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $241,850; Detached houses: $139,614; Mobile homes: $384,526

Median gross rent in 2013: $607.

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  • Races in Wiggins, CO (2010)

    Wiggins races chart
    • 62970.4%White alone
    • 25228.2%Hispanic
    • 50.6%American Indian alone
    • 50.6%Two or more races
    • 10.1%Black alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

Races in Wiggins detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wiggins: 92.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.8%), Irish (4.8%), English (4.6%), United States (4.2%), Scottish (3.9%), Dutch (3.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 10/11/1974

Elevation: 4550 feet

Land area: 0.89 square miles.

Population density: 1,008 people per square mile   (low).

Wiggins,CO real estate house value index trend

Wiggins, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Wiggins:

  • High school or higher: 76.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wiggins town:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 68.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 3.8%

217 residents are foreign born (20.6% Latin America).

This town:

21.5%
Colorado:

9.5%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Wiggins, Colorado as of August 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wiggins to the number of sex offenders is 302 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,041 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $219 (0.1%)

Wiggins satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greeley, CO (36.6 miles , pop. 76,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Aurora, CO (53.7 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (640.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Orchard, CO (2.7 miles) , Jackson Lake, CO (3.1 miles) , Weldona, CO (3.3 miles ), Trail Side, CO (3.5 miles) , Log Lane Village, CO (3.6 miles ), Morgan Heights, CO (3.7 miles ), Fort Morgan, CO (3.8 miles ), Blue Sky, CO (3.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $84,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.23 N, Longitude: 104.07 W

Area code: 970

Wiggins household income distribution Wiggins home values distribution

Crime rates in Wiggins by Year
Type 2007 2008 2009
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Robberies 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Assaults 020
per 100,000 0.0209.20.0
Burglaries 021
per 100,000 0.0209.2104.6
Thefts 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Auto thefts 011
per 100,000 0.0104.6104.6
Arson 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.0) 0.067.516.3

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Crime rate in Wiggins detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 4 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Colorado average:

2.28
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +316 (+60.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (36%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (32%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (32%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Wiggins, Colorado

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Tornado activity:

Wiggins-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.0 miles away from the Wiggins town center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/12/1982, a category F3 tornado 34.2 miles away from the town center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wiggins-area historical earthquake activity is below Colorado state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 450.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 168.7 miles away from Wiggins center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 564.9 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 232.0 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 454.6 miles away from Wiggins 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 304.6 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 Morgan County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wiggins topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wiggins:

  • COLORADO PLAINS MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; FORT MORGAN, CO)
  • VALLEY VIEW VILLA (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; FORT MORGAN, CO)

Airports located in Wiggins:

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Amtrak station near Wiggins:

  • 15 miles: FORT MORGAN (S. ENSIGN ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wiggins:

  • University of Northern Colorado (about 36 miles; Greeley, CO; Full-time enrollment: 11,469)
  • Aims Community College (about 39 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 3,598)
  • Community College of Aurora (about 53 miles; Aurora, CO; FT enrollment: 4,730)
  • Front Range Community College (about 56 miles; Westminster, CO; FT enrollment: 14,756)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (about 59 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 25,099)
  • Regis University (about 60 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 6,975)
  • University of Colorado Denver (about 60 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 14,727)

Public high school in Wiggins:

Public elementary/middle school in Wiggins:

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Notable locations in Wiggins: McCarthy Reservoir (A), Wiggins Fire Protection District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Morgan 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 2013: 16.5%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.1% for other race residents, 6.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  3.0 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.6%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Wiggins 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.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Wiggins (2011 data):

  • High Plains Bank: Wiggins Branch at 502 Central, branch established on 1971/09/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $98.7 mil, Deposits: $84.3 mil, headquarters in Flagler, CO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: High Plains Banking Group, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.7
Colorado average:

11.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Wiggins town (based on Morgan County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,8714
Evangelical Protestant3,76426
Mainline Protestant2,79012
Other7633
None13,971-
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: 5
Morgan County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Morgan County:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Morgan County:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

7.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Morgan County:

19.5%
Colorado:

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

10.1%
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
Financial Administration 1$3,502$42,0240$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,974$35,6880$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,624$43,4880$0
Police - Other 1$2,080$24,9600$0
Water Supply 2$5,572$33,4321$1,020
Totals for Government 6$17,752$35,5041$1,020

5.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,784 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
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 Weld County, CO  0.82% ($32,873 average AGI)
from Adams County, CO  0.39% ($35,243)
from Larimer County, CO  0.34% ($25,939)


6.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
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 Weld County, CO  1.21% ($34,957 average AGI)
to Denver County, CO  0.40% ($27,333)
to Adams County, CO  0.32% ($32,290)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wiggins:

  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KFTM (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT MORGAN, CO; Owner: KRDZ BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHNC (1360 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, CO; Owner: DONALD A. AND SHARON E. WIEDEMAN)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KNUS (710 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KHOW (630 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wiggins:

  • KBRU-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MORGAN, CO; Owner: ON-AIR FAMILY, LLC)
  • KAVD (103.1 FM; LIMON, CO; Owner: THE MEADOWLARK GROUP, INC.)
  • KJCD (104.3 FM; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KDJM (92.5 FM; BROOMFIELD, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KTCL (93.3 FM; FORT COLLINS, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KPRB (106.3 FM; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KSIR-FM1 (107.1 FM; HUDSON, CO; Owner: KKDD-FM BROADCASTERS)
  • K205EQ (88.9 FM; FORT MORGAN, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

Wiggins fatal accident list:

Nov 3, 1993 05:00 PM, Main St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 16m52ftTotal length
  • 10,705Total average daily traffic
  • 2,192Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wiggins)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wiggins, CO)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB0TKS, Licensee ID: L01015603
    Grant Date: 05/11/2005, Expiration Date: 07/21/2015
    Registrant: Barry D Richardson, 9718 County Rd 3, Wiggins, CO 80654
  • Call Sign: KC0GCR, Licensee ID: L00237136
    Grant Date: 06/29/1999, Expiration Date: 06/29/2009, Cancellation Date: 06/30/2011
    Registrant: Judy Kay Harper, Wiggins, CO 80654
  • Call Sign: N0ZWQ
    Grant Date: 12/08/1994, Expiration Date: 01/04/2004, Cancellation Date: 01/05/2006
    Registrant: Faye W Von Loh, 207 Dickson St, Wiggins, CO 80654-1382
  • Call Sign: NY5T, Licensee ID: L00547377
    Grant Date: 11/23/2005, Expiration Date: 02/07/2016
    Registrant: Paul K Zimmerman Sr., 10695 Highway 52, Wiggins, CO 80654
  • Call Sign: KD0VMG, Licensee ID: L01786695
    Grant Date: 05/07/2013, Expiration Date: 05/07/2023, Certifier: Allan K Koenig
    Registrant: Allan K Koenig, 4762 County Road 5, Wiggins, CO 80654-7314

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • A-TACK AVIATION LLC, 5299 County Road L, Wiggins, CO 80654
    Certificate: D004443 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 09/15/2011, Expiration Date: 09/14/2012

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7EC (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 29BH , Serial Number: 215, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 07/29/1997
    Registrant (Individual): Justin R Mook, 2975 County Road U, Wiggins, CO 80654
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-A1B6D (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 34192 , Serial Number: 177RG0979, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 07/20/1976
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Richard M Tackabury, 5299 County Road L, Wiggins, CO 80654, Other Owners: Joyce L Tackabury
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11BC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4072E , Serial Number: 11BC-160, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 06/22/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Co Sc Andrews Star Rt 1, Wiggins, CO 80654
  • Aircraft: HARMON MONOPLANE (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 85 mph), Engine: VOLKSWAGEN CONVERSION (36 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7UN , Serial Number: 1, Year manufactured: 1974
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Michael R Bylsma, 14838 County Road 2, Wiggins, CO 80654, Other Owners: Roberta S Bylsma
  • Aircraft: TACKABURY RICHARD M S-7S COURIER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7788R , Serial Number: 0308502, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 06/09/2009
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Richard M Tackabury, 5299 County Road L, Wiggins, CO 80654, Other Owners: Joyce L Tackabury

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Wiggins, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John873.0 years
George770.9 years
Henry778.6 years
James766.7 years
Mary667.0 years
William671.8 years
Robert566.8 years
Helen581.0 years
Ray481.7 years
Paul479.5 years
Most common last names in Wiggins, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gilliland775.1 years
Busch686.3 years
Foley578.4 years
Walker570.4 years
Kammerzell474.5 years
Rogers479.3 years
Murphy477.5 years
Richardson472.8 years
Rohn471.7 years
Thompson476.0 years

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