Baca County, Colorado (CO)

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County population in 2012: 3,751 (all rural); it was 4,517 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 570
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 657
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,458
Renter-occupied apartments: 458 (it was 447 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

34%

Land area: 2556 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Baca County: 89.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (42.2%), Educational, health and social services (12.1%), Construction (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 34%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 60%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Baca County, Colorado:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (87.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (9.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.0%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
Colorado median age:  36.0 years
Males: 1,877  (59.3%)
Females: 1,911  (40.7%)
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Baca County,CO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Baca County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,088 ($28,099 in 1999)

This county:

$39088
Colorado:

$58823

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $317 (lower quartile is $228, upper quartile is $456)
This county:

$317
State:

$858


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $74,838 (it was $49,300 in 2000)
Baca:

$74,838
Colorado:

$240,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,418 - $125,774

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $119,345
Here:

$119,345
State:

$318,837

Townhouses or other attached units: $120,370
Here:

$120,370
State:

$238,571

Mobile homes: $48,144
Here:

$48,144
State:

$56,402
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $780
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $321

Institutionalized population: 82

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Baca County, CO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $144,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $100,000

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

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $386 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $378 (0.5%)

Baca County household income distribution in 2009 Baca County home values distribution Baca County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.2%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.2% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.8% for other race residents, 36.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.9%
Baca County:

14.9%
Colorado:

13.0%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.1% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.8% for other race residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 48 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 11 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 44 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Baca County is $452 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $716 a month.

Cities in this county include: Springfield, Walsh, Campo, Pritchett, Vilas, Two Buttes.

Baca County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Baca County: Harbord (A), Antelope Springs (B), Colorado State University Experiment Station (C), Big Rock Grange (D), McEndree Ranch (E), Carrizo Picnic Area (F), Everett Ranch (G), Picture Canyon Picnic Area (H), Baca County Fairground (I), S Crossing (J), Israel Store (K), Cedar Edge School (L), Carrizo Forest Service Station (M), Mamnie Windmill (N), East Sand Canyon Windmill (O), Little Dandy Windmill (P), Dunlap Ranch (Q), Bisonte (R), Baca County Feedyard (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Baca County include: Maxey Church (A), Sandy Soil Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pritchett Cemetery (1), Campo Cemetery (2), Two Buttes Cemetery (3), Maxey Cemetery (4), Prairie Queen Cemetery (5), Chapel Hill Cemetery (6), Springfield Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Reader Lake (A), Turks Pond (B), Burchfield Lake (C), Edler Well (D), John L Jones Reservoir (E), A F Mizer Number 1 Reservoir (F), Hoopengarner SW-1 Reservoir (G), Hoopengarner SW-3 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Soldier Creek (A), Cottonwood Creek (B), East Carrizo Creek (C), West Carrizo Creek (D), North Fork Cimarron River (E), Sand Arroyo (F), Muddy Creek (G), Dry Creek (H), Antelope Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bent County , Cimarron County, Oklahoma , Union County, New Mexico , Las Animas County , Prowers County , Morton County, Kansas , Stanton County, Kansas .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.5%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 112
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 112 (44% naturalized citizens)

Baca County:

2.5%
Whole state:

8.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 15
  • 1990 to 1994: 26
  • 1985 to 1989: 5
  • 1980 to 1984: 14
  • 1975 to 1979: 10
  • 1970 to 1974: 12
  • 1970 to 1974: 15
  • 1965 to 1969: 15

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 94.3%

Baca County marital status for males Baca County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Baca County with a mortgage: 444 (24 second mortgage, 13 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 477

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Baca County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant57416
Mainline Protestant3423
Catholic2002
Other3-
None2,669-
Baca County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Baca County:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Baca County:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Baca County:

8.2%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Baca County:

23.8%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.2%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Baca County:

Average size of farms: 1777 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $100,495
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 71.47%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $109,193
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $94,358
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.69%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.55
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.03%
Corn for grain: 25793 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 61222 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Baca County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 11010698.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/10/1967, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 126.7 miles away from Baca County center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 117.5 miles away from the county 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) earthquake occurred 131.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 115.6 miles away from the county center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 132.3 miles away from Baca County center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 315.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Baca County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (74%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Poland (4%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Netherlands (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Baca County (%):

  • United States or American (26%)
  • German (16%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (11%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Baca County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,385 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 264 (13%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 109 (5%)
  • Other means: 25 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 202 (10%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

77 people in nursing homes
8 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
73 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $33,254.

5.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,029 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
Colorado average:

9.68%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.55% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($18,391 average AGI)
2.63% relocated from other states ($12,623 average AGI)
Baca County:

2.63%
Colorado average:

4.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



5.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,806 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Colorado average:

9.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.62% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($15,319 average AGI)
2.77% relocated to other states ($18,472 average AGI)
Baca County:

2.77%
Colorado average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Prowers County, CO  0.75% ($23,900 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Births per 1000 population in Baca County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 16.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Baca County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Baca County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,042 (950 aged, 92 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,706

Size of family households: 575 2-persons, 193 3-persons, 155 4-persons, 79 5-persons, 30 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 590 1-person, 47 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 1 6-persons.

860 married couples with children.
185 single-parent households (41 men, 144 women).

94.2% of residents of Baca County speak English at home.
4.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $54,841,000 ($13308 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $206,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $12,581,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,992,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $20,115,000
Federal grants: $11,604,000
Federal procurement contracts: $525,000 ($3,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,024,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $906,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $847,000
Federal Government insurance: $27,980,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 174
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 325
Here:

80 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -288
Here -71 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Baca County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.49 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 86
  • 1990 to 1999: 163
  • 1980 to 1989: 188
  • 1970 to 1979: 422
  • 1960 to 1969: 307
  • 1950 to 1959: 253
  • 1940 to 1949: 319
  • 1939 or earlier: 495
Rooms in houses/apartments in Baca County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 66
  • 4 rooms: 209
  • 5 rooms: 370
  • 6 rooms: 339
  • 7 rooms: 212
  • 8 rooms: 132
  • 9+ rooms: 122
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 69
  • 4 rooms: 95
  • 5 rooms: 110
  • 6 rooms: 89
  • 7 rooms: 18
  • 8 rooms: 20
  • 9+ rooms: 24
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Baca County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 81
  • 2 bedrooms: 422
  • 3 bedrooms: 675
  • 4 bedrooms: 203
  • 5+ bedrooms: 77
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 94
  • 2 bedrooms: 131
  • 3 bedrooms: 182
  • 4 bedrooms: 31
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in Baca County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 39
  • 1 vehicle: 344
  • 2 vehicles: 537
  • 3 vehicles: 378
  • 4 vehicles: 109
  • 5+ vehicles: 51
  • no vehicle: 34
  • 1 vehicle: 197
  • 2 vehicles: 172
  • 3 vehicles: 25
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

64% of Baca County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 27% lived in Colorado.

Baca County:

63.6%
State average:

45.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $13,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Baca County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (63.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.2%)
  • Electricity (4.7%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Utility gas (60.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.8%)
  • Electricity (8.5%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 23
Here:

4.5%
Colorado:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 12
Here:

3.6%
Colorado:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

8.3%
Colorado:

16.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Baca County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,728,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,013,000
    Financial Administration: $582,000
    Central Staff Services: $577,000
    Health Services - Other: $249,000
    Police Protection: $244,000
    Fire Protection: $163,000
    Parks & Recreation: $97,000
    General - Other: $9,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $102,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $623,000
    Parks & Recreation: $37,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,943,000

Baca County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $26,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $213,000
    Interest Earnings: $84,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,869,000
    Public Welfare: $978,000
    General Support: $364,000
    All Other: $82,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,505,000
    NEC: $363,000

Baca County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,190,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Baca County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Baca County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Baca County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3077.8 years
John2975.5 years
Mary2585.5 years
William2278.0 years
Charles1868.4 years
George1880.5 years
Fred1579.0 years
Harold1471.8 years
Robert1480.2 years
Carl1375.5 years
Most common last names in Baca County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1879.0 years
Brown1578.7 years
Thompson1580.1 years
Davis1375.7 years
Wallace1278.6 years
George1183.2 years
Bryan1169.9 years
Cook1084.1 years
Williams982.1 years
Chenoweth980.6 years

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