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Prowers County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2014: 12,034 (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: 7 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Prowers County: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (38.0%), Educational, health and social services (35.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 29%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 63%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Prowers County, Colorado:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (62.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (35.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Colorado median age:  36.0 years
Males: 5,947  (49.4%)
Females: 6,087  (50.6%)
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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 2013: $34,620 ($29,935 in 1999)

This county:

$34620
Colorado:

$58823

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $409 (lower quartile is $274, upper quartile is $512)
This county:

$409
State:

$858


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $87,667 (it was $65,500 in 2000)
Prowers:

$87,667
Colorado:

$240,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,093 - $150,562
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $910
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $331

Institutionalized population: 122

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 14
  • Thefts: 23
  • Auto thefts: 5

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 16
  • Thefts: 34
  • Auto thefts: 3
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $188,600
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $198,300
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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: $634 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $388 (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 2013: 23.3%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for Black residents, 35.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.0% for American Indian residents, 22.8% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.8%
Prowers County:

22.8%
Colorado:

13.0%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 33.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for American Indian residents, 22.2% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 19 years old, American Indian residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 43 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 40 years old)

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, Two Butte Creek, Hartman.

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

2012 air pollution in Prowers County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 27.1 µg/m3. Above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Prowers County: Cordes-Oberlander Ranch (A), Selders Ranch (B), McIntosh Ranch (C), McAfee Windmill (D), Spady Cow Camp (E), Prairie View School (F), Good Intent School (G), J J Windmill (H), Hackamore Ranch (I), Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site (J), Old Fort Lyon (K), Las Animas Country Club (L), Las Animas State Fish Hatchery (M), Floating W Ranch (N), Tree Top Ranch (O), East Parsons Windmill (P), East Canyon Windmill (Q), Barnhart Windmill (R), East Pasture Windmill (S), North Mesa Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Prowers County include: Friends Community Church of Hasty (A), Methodist Church of McClave (B), Riverview Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Union Valley Cemetery (1), Las Animas Cemetery (2), Fort Lyon National Cemetery (3), Bethel Cemetery (4), Wiley Cemetery (5), Pruett Cemetery (6), Little Kansas Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Denny Lake (A), Heinan Lake (B), Long Lake (C), Adobe Creek Reservoir (D), Jims Pond (E), Lake Hasty (F), East Canyon Reservoir (G), South Pasture Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Shelton Creek (A), Cottonwood Creek (B), Lew Smith Creek (C), Dry Creek (D), Shawawa Creek (E), Horse Creek (F), Purgatoire River (G), Johnny Creek (H), Adobe Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Prowers County include: Bents New Fort Marker (1), John Martin Reservoir Wildlife Area (2), John Martin Reservoir State Park (3), Nelson Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bath County, Virginia , Camden County, Missouri , Kanawha County, West Virginia , Pratt County, Kansas , Webster County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 540
  • 1990 to 1994: 378
  • 1985 to 1989: 169
  • 1980 to 1984: 99
  • 1975 to 1979: 130
  • 1970 to 1974: 89
  • 1970 to 1974: 58
  • 1965 to 1969: 73

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:

  • One, detached: 4,265
  • One, attached: 97
  • Two: 118
  • 3 or 4: 252
  • 5 to 9: 116
  • 10 to 19: 82
  • 20 or more: 103
  • Mobile homes: 930
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 14

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Prowers County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,6173
Evangelical Protestant1,83523
Mainline Protestant1,0419
Other4454
None5,613-
Prowers 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: 6
Prowers County:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Prowers County:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

5.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Prowers County:

5.9%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Prowers County:

20.1%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 below Colorado state average. It is 8571138.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/11/1997, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused $200,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Prowers County-area historical earthquake activity is below Colorado state average. It is 6% 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 150.9 miles away from Prowers 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 144.1 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 151.9 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 135.9 miles away from the county center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 342.5 miles away from Prowers 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 157.2 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:

  • ColoradoSnow, Incident Period: December 28, 2006 to December 31, 2006, Emergency Declared (EM-3271): January 7, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3271, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • ColoradoHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3224): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3224, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • ColoradoSevere Storms, Incident Period: April 11, 2001 to April 22, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1374): May 17, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1374, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • ColoradoFlooding, Incident Period: July 28, 1997 to August 12, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1186): August 1, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1186, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • ColoradoTORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 19, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-200): June 19, 1965, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-200, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (91%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Russia (1%)
  • Other Northern Europe (1%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)
  • India (1%)

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

  • German (18%)
  • United States or American (11%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

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:

  • 107 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 100 people in nursing homes
  • 60 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

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

  • 167 people in college/university student housing
  • 87 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 35 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 26 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,060.

6.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Colorado average:

9.68%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.41% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($14,887 average AGI)
2.87% relocated from other states ($14,984 average AGI)
Prowers County:

2.87%
Colorado average:

4.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from El Paso County, CO  0.64% ($30,846 average AGI)
from Pueblo County, CO  0.42% ($19,882)
from Bent County, CO  0.29% ($31,417)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.27% ($28,364)
from Baca County, CO  0.25% ($23,900)


6.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,397 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Colorado average:

9.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.26% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($20,940 average AGI)
2.61% relocated to other states ($10,457 average AGI)
Prowers County:

2.61%
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 El Paso County, CO  0.68% ($28,107 average AGI)
to Pueblo County, CO  0.44% ($30,389)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.34% ($27,786)
to Bent County, CO  0.32% ($40,615)
to Larimer County, CO  0.29% ($14,500)
to Weld County, CO  0.29% ($55,000)

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 from 2007 to 2014: 10.3

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

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Prowers County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Prowers County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,089 (1,776 aged, 313 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 667 (19%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Prowers County, Colorado in 1999 - 2014:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (162)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (141)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (102)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (94)
  • Congestive heart failure (70)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (60)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (52)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (40)
  • Malignant neoplasm without specification of site (38)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (36)

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
  • In family households: 10,440 (2,377 male householders, 974 female householders)
    2,444 spouses, 3,738 children (3,423 natural, 80 adopted, 235 stepchildren), 288 grandchildren, 103 brothers or sisters, 78 parents, 127 other relatives, 256 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,796 (718 male householders (617 living alone)), 866 female householders (778 living alone)), 212 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 315 (122 institutionalized population)

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.

2,993 married couples with children.
943 single-parent households (240 men, 703 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 37
  • 2000 to 2004: 373
  • 1990 to 1999: 404
  • 1980 to 1989: 626
  • 1970 to 1979: 884
  • 1960 to 1969: 813
  • 1950 to 1959: 518
  • 1940 to 1949: 495
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,761
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:

  • This state: 8446
  • Northeast: 231
  • Midwest: 2113
  • South: 1135
  • West: 974

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Prowers County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $73,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $2,512,000
    Regular Highways: $1,067,000
    Financial Administration: $1,048,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,017,000
    Central Staff Services: $560,000
    Police Protection: $416,000
    General Public Buildings: $373,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $352,000
    Health Services - Other: $339,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $203,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $174,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $151,000
    Parks & Recreation: $116,000
    Fire Protection: $85,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $83,000
    Libraries: $26,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $1,000
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $172,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $68,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $272,000
    Fire Protection: $122,000
    Corrections - Other: $77,000
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $50,000
    Central Staff: $32,000
    Health - Other: $7,000
    General Public Building: $3,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,642,000

Prowers County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $716,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $200,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $152,000
    Public Welfare: $37,000
    General Support: $29,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $148,000
    Property Sale Other: $138,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $103,000
    Rents: $20,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,872,000
    Highways: $1,566,000
    General Support: $859,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,845,000
    Total General Sales: $1,657,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $180,000
    Tobacco Sales: $0

Prowers County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $2,110,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $402,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,965,000
    Other, NEC: $287,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $145,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $115,000

Prowers County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,067,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,965,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 352
  • Number of aged recipients: 50
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 302
  • Number of recipients under 18: 57
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 210
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 85
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 156
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 141
Prowers County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Prowers County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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
Alco Stores1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Burger King1Nike2
Curves1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Safeway1
H&R Block1Super 81
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Jones New York1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS5
Kroger2Vons1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1

Prowers County on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"