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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. 2012 cost of living index in Baca County: 89.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (34.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 31%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Baca County, Colorado:


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 2009: $32,996 ($28,099 in 1999)
This county:

$32996
Colorado:

$55430

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $267 (lower quartile is $205, upper quartile is $357)
This county:

$267
State:

$753


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $68,364 (it was $49,300 in 2000)
Baca County:

$68,364
Colorado:

$237,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $32,643 - $99,433

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $153,976
Here:

$153,976
State:

$322,490

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,721,587
Here:

$1,721,587
State:

$250,501

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $418,587
Here:

$418,587
State:

$210,473

Mobile homes: $65,791
Here:

$65,791
State:

$53,488
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,160
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $165

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:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $371 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $305 (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 2009: 14.6%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 9.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 4.2% for other race residents, 17.1% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 47 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Asian residents: 48 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

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

16.9%
Whole state:

9.3%

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

6.5%
Whole state:

4.1%

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 .

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


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:

48.2% with mortgage
State:

79.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.27%
Here40.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,819
Total congregations: 21

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionFriends (Quakers) The Wesleyan ChurchCatholic Church
Adherents415 (22.8%)256 (14.1%)242 (13.3%)203 (11.2%)200 (11.0%)
Congregations3 (14.3%)1 (4.8%)4 (19.0%)2 (9.5%)1 (4.8%)
NameChurches of ChristNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Other
Adherents130 (7.1%)124 (6.8%)104 (5.7%)70 (3.8%)75 (4.1%)
Congregations4 (19.0%)1 (4.8%)1 (4.8%)2 (9.5%)2 (9.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Baca County - Springfield, Walsh, Campo, Pritchett, Vilas

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Baca County:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.2%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.8%
Colorado:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Baca County:

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 near Colorado state average. It is 1.8 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 significantly below Colorado state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/19/2002 at 12:14:20, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/1/1996 at 05:44:22, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/2/1998 at 15:47:16, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/1/1996 at 05:55:54, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.4 miles away from Baca County center
On 11/1/1996 at 03:09:28, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), local magnitude (ML)

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 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (39%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)
  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (25%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3%)

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




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





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 2005 was $27,633.

5.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,304 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
Colorado average:

10.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.46% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($15,464 average AGI)
2.53% relocated from other states ($11,826 average AGI)
Baca County:

2.53%
Colorado average:

4.67%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



6.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($22,809 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Colorado average:

10.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.28% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($13,101 average AGI)
3.07% relocated to other states ($9,708 average AGI)
Baca County:

3.07%
Colorado average:

3.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Prowers County, CO  1.00% ($24,643 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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Baca County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:


Baca County government finances - Revenue in 2004:


Baca County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Baca County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Baca County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

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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