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Prowers County, Colorado (CO)


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County population in 2012: 12,389 (62% urban, 38% rural); it was 14,483 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,892
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,387
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,511
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,656 (it was 1,796 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

34%

Land area: 1640 sq. mi.
Water area: 4.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 8 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Prowers County: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.2%), Retail trade (13.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 24%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Prowers County, Colorado:


Median resident age:  36.0 years
Colorado median age:  36.0 years

Males: 6,203  (58.0%)
Females: 6,348  (42.0%)

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Prowers County,CO real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Prowers County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,152 ($29,935 in 1999)
This county:

$35152
Colorado:

$55430

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $401 (lower quartile is $290, upper quartile is $503)
This county:

$401
State:

$753


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $77,506 (it was $65,500 in 2000)
Prowers County:

$77,506
Colorado:

$237,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,754 - $128,552

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $145,438
Here:

$145,438
State:

$322,490

Townhouses or other attached units: $268,610
Here:

$268,610
State:

$250,501

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $3,340,889
Here:

$3,340,889
State:

$210,473

Mobile homes: $85,034
Here:

$85,034
State:

$53,488

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,330
Here:

$25,330
State:

$69,208
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,363
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $211

Institutionalized population: 122

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):


Prowers 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: $509 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $324 (0.6%)


Prowers County household income distribution in 2009 Prowers County home values distribution


Prowers County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 22.6%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 36.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 69.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 39.5% for other race residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 20 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

19.5%
Whole state:

9.3%

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

6.8%
Whole state:

4.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Prowers County is $453 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $682 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lamar, Holly, Granada, Wiley, Hartman, Two Butte Creek.

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

2005 air pollution in Prowers County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 21 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 110 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.



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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Prowers County: Springfield Pumping Station (A), Clay Creek Store (B), Holly Dump (C), Site of Old Trail City (D), Millwood (E), Amity (F), Barton (G), Camp Amache (H), Center Farm (I), Lamar Waterworks (J), Clucas (K), Markham (L), Webb (M), Plains Community (N), Van Deusen Ranch (O), Hasser Ranch (P), Klama Ranch (Q), Cramblet Ranch (R), Sand Creek School (S), Channing School (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Prowers County: Pleasant Heights Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Holly Cemetery (1), Hartman Cemetery (2), Sunnyslope Cemetery (3), Amity Cemetery (4), Granada Cemetery (5), Butte Cemetery (6), Amerine Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: King Reservoir (A), Thurston Reservoir (B), Prince Reservoir (C), Lamar Reservoirs (D), Romer Reservoir (E), Verhoeff Reservoir (F), Wood Reservoir (G), Fort Lyons Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: North Bear Creek (A), Big Sandy Creek (B), Two Butte Creek (C), Buffalo Creek (D), Cottonwood Creek (E), Boggs Creek (F), Skeff Creek (G), Pauls Arroyo (H), Markham Arroyo (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Prowers County: Mike Higbee State Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Baca County , Bent County , Kiowa County , Greeley County, Kansas , Hamilton County, Kansas , Stanton County, Kansas .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 599
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,536 (19% naturalized citizens)

Prowers County:

10.6%
Whole state:

8.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.4%

Prowers County marital status for males
Prowers County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Prowers County with a mortgage: 1,421 (147 second mortgage, 18 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,102

Here:

56.3% with mortgage
State:

79.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.83%
Here55.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 8,086
Total congregations: 38

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents3,513 (43.4%)936 (11.6%)779 (9.6%)611 (7.6%)254 (3.1%)
Congregations3 (7.9%)5 (13.2%)2 (5.3%)2 (5.3%)1 (2.6%)
NameChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents245 (3.0%)187 (2.3%)162 (2.0%)161 (2.0%)1,238 (15.3%)
Congregations5 (13.2%)1 (2.6%)2 (5.3%)3 (7.9%)14 (36.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Prowers County - Lamar, Holly, Granada, Wiley, Hartman

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Prowers County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Prowers County:

5.35 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

5.9%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

20.1%
Colorado:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Prowers County:

16.4%
State:

9.6%


Agriculture in Prowers County:

Average size of farms: 1623 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $343,832
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $161.25
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 84.92%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $344,408
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.81%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 53.74%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $106,521
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.95
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.03%
Corn for grain: 8334 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 65353 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,408 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Prowers County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 1.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 10 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/28/2007, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 9 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Prowers County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/2/1998 at 15:47:16, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Prowers 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 (20%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation equipment (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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




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





Prowers County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,941 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 1,032 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 28 (0%)
  • Walked: 244 (4%)
  • Other means: 73 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 231 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Prowers County, Colorado in 2000:

People in group quarters in Prowers County, Colorado in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $36,095.

5.59% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Colorado average:

10.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.98% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($16,641 average AGI)
2.60% relocated from other states ($11,927 average AGI)
Prowers County:

2.60%
Colorado average:

4.67%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Baca County, CO  0.33% ($24,643 average AGI)
from Bent County, CO  0.33% ($29,714)
from Pueblo County, CO  0.29% ($9,500)
from El Paso County, CO  0.26% ($19,727)


8.30% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,349 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.30%
Colorado average:

10.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.31% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($15,992 average AGI)
3.99% relocated to other states ($14,358 average AGI)
Prowers County:

3.99%
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 Pueblo County, CO  0.67% ($23,828 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.46% ($24,450)
to Bent County, CO  0.42% ($27,333)
to Adams County, CO  0.32% ($33,786)
to Denver County, CO  0.28% ($25,333)
to Weld County, CO  0.26% ($25,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.2

Births per 1000 population in Prowers County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Prowers County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Prowers County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,056 (1,756 aged, 300 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,236

Size of family households: 1,563 2-persons, 691 3-persons, 543 4-persons, 346 5-persons, 148 6-persons, 60 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,395 1-person, 170 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

75.6% of residents of Prowers County speak English at home.
23.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (8% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 79% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $98,016,000 ($6970 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $769,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $26,974,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,261,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $18,282,000
Federal grants: $33,545,000
Federal procurement contracts: $458,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,496,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,332,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,209,000
Federal Government insurance: $23,425,000

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

Births: 1,230
Here:

89 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 695
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +462
Here:

+33 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,569
Here -113 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Prowers County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.97 millions of gallons per day (99% from ground, 1% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.9

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Prowers County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 76
  • 3 rooms: 167
  • 4 rooms: 533
  • 5 rooms: 719
  • 6 rooms: 651
  • 7 rooms: 582
  • 8 rooms: 349
  • 9+ rooms: 432
  • 1 room: 27
  • 2 rooms: 74
  • 3 rooms: 356
  • 4 rooms: 503
  • 5 rooms: 463
  • 6 rooms: 186
  • 7 rooms: 110
  • 8 rooms: 22
  • 9+ rooms: 55
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Prowers County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 218
  • 2 bedrooms: 927
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,519
  • 4 bedrooms: 624
  • 5+ bedrooms: 220
  • no bedroom: 42
  • 1 bedroom: 398
  • 2 bedrooms: 720
  • 3 bedrooms: 540
  • 4 bedrooms: 71
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Prowers County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 147
  • 1 vehicle: 779
  • 2 vehicles: 1,461
  • 3 vehicles: 816
  • 4 vehicles: 246
  • 5+ vehicles: 62
  • no vehicle: 278
  • 1 vehicle: 916
  • 2 vehicles: 461
  • 3 vehicles: 103
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5+ vehicles: 18

54% of Prowers County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Colorado.

Prowers County:

53.9%
State average:

45.7%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $49,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Prowers County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (80.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.7%)
  • Electricity (5.8%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Utility gas (71.8%)
  • Electricity (16.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 42
Here:

2.1%
Colorado:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 18
Here:

2.0%
Colorado:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 20
Here:

3.9%
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 Debt

Prowers County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Prowers County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Prowers County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Prowers County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Prowers County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8277.8 years
William7276.8 years
Mary6782.1 years
Robert6471.8 years
James6176.1 years
Charles5374.5 years
George5180.7 years
Dorothy3975.2 years
Roy3873.2 years
Clarence3378.3 years
Most common last names in Prowers County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6177.8 years
Miller3275.0 years
Jones3079.2 years
Williams2877.4 years
Johnson2677.9 years
Davis2378.8 years
Clark2280.3 years
Wilson2182.7 years
Thompson2081.7 years
Martinez2069.7 years
Businesses in Prowers County, CO
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Nike2
Curves1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Safeway1
Holiday Inn1Super 81
Jones New York1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul1
Kroger2UPS5
Little Caesars Pizza1Vons1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1
Browse common businesses in Prowers County, CO


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