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Prowers County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2019: 12,339 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Prowers County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.4%), Retail trade (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Prowers County, CO (2019)
    • 7,20958.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,75738.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1741.4%Two or more races
    • 970.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 730.6%Asian alone
    • 490.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

38.7 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years
Males: 6,309  (51.1%)
Females: 6,030  (48.9%)
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Average household size:
Prowers County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,709 ($29,935 in 1999)
This county:

$44,709
Colorado:

$77,127

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $529 (lower quartile is $374, upper quartile is $716)
This county:

$529
State:

$1258


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $121,955 (it was $65,500 in 2000)
Prowers:

$121,955
Colorado:

$394,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,138 - $211,708
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,180
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $393

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
Prowers County, CO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 1998: 36 buildings, average cost: $66,900
  • 1999: 48 buildings, average cost: $72,400
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $87,000
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $300,700
  • 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
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $244,400
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $294,700
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $203,300
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2019: 3 buildings, average cost: $182,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Prowers, CO residents
Average permit cost in Prowers, CO
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $681 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $342 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Prowers, CO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Prowers, CO in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Prowers, CO in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.5%
Prowers County:

14.5%
Colorado:

9.3%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 104.7% for Black residents, 18.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.1% for American Indian residents, 30.5% for other race residents, 32.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 38.7 years old
(Males: 36.0 years old, Females: 40.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.3 years old, Black residents: 55.7 years old, American Indian residents: 26.2 years old, Asian residents: 28.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.1 years old, Other race residents: 66.2 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

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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 November 2020:
Here:

4.5%
Colorado:

6.2%

Unemployment by year in Prowers, CO
County total employment by year in Prowers, CO
County average yearly wages by year in Prowers, CO

Current college students: 599
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,234 (38.4% naturalized citizens)

Prowers County:

10.0%
Whole state:

9.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 682010 or later
  • 3312000 to 2009
  • 3581990 to 1999
  • 2681980 to 1989
  • 2191970 to 1979
  • 131Before 1970

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: 4,499
  • One, attached: 49
  • Two: 155
  • 3 or 4: 332
  • 5 to 9: 181
  • 10 to 19: 69
  • 20 to 49: 39
  • 50 or more: 53
  • Mobile homes: 750

Housing units in Prowers County with a mortgage: 1,775 (33 second mortgage, 31 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,597

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

70.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Prowers County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Colorado state average. It is 622% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 142.6 miles away from Prowers County center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 150.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 153.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 620.0 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 323.1 miles away from Prowers County center
On 8/22/2011 at 23:30:19, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 136.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Colorado Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4498, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Colorado Snow, Incident Period: December 28, 2006 to December 31, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3271: January 07, 2007, FEMA Id: 3271, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Colorado Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3224: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3224, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Colorado Severe Storms, Incident Period: April 11, 2001 to April 22, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1374: May 17, 2001, FEMA Id: 1374, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Colorado Flooding, Incident Period: July 28, 1997 to August 12, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1186: August 01, 1997, FEMA Id: 1186, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Colorado Drought, Incident Period: January 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3025: January 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3025, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Colorado TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 19, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-200: June 19, 1965, FEMA Id: 200, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Prowers County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Prowers

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,527 (82.7%)
  • Carpooled: 453 (8.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 109 (2.0%)
  • Bicycle: 16 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 87 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 281 (5.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (82%)
  • Syria (2%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Honduras (1%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • Guatemala (1%)
  • England (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Prowers County


  • German (9%)
  • American (8%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Norwegian (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $48,668.

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,819 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Colorado average:

10.99%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.06% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($16,323 average AGI)
3.31% relocated from other states ($12,500 average AGI)
Prowers County:

3.31%
Colorado average:

4.99%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


5.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,061 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Colorado average:

9.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.28% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($20,957 average AGI)
2.55% relocated to other states ($18,108 average AGI)
Prowers County:

2.55%
Colorado average:

3.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

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 2019: 10.5

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 population in Prowers County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 13.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Prowers County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Prowers County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Prowers County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Prowers County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Prowers County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Prowers County, Colorado in 1999 - 2019:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (136)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (95)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (34)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (14)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,339
  • Male householders: 2,396 (720 living alone), Female householders: 2,682 (822 living alone)
  • 2,483 spouses (2,482 opposite-sex spouses), 287 unmarried partners, (266 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,326 children (3,072 natural, 23 adopted, 234 stepchildren), 500 grandchildren, 116 brothers or sisters, 69 parents, 8 foster children, 63 other relatives, 78 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 368

Size of family households: 1,461 2-persons, 663 3-persons, 536 4-persons, 330 5-persons, 198 6-persons, 98 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,543 1-person, 232 2-persons, 10 4-persons.

1,796 married couples with children.
729 single-parent households (167 men, 562 women).

76.9% of residents of Prowers speak English at home.
22.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (87% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $98,016,000 ($6,970 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:

6.3
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.0

Year house built in Prowers County, Colorado
  • Year house built in Prowers County, Colorado
  • 402014 or later
  • 162010 to 2013
  • 3652000 to 2009
  • 6701990 to 1999
  • 7051980 to 1989
  • 1,0611970 to 1979
  • 5111960 to 1969
  • 7251950 to 1959
  • 6111940 to 1949
  • 1,2641939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Prowers County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Prowers County, Colorado
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Prowers County, Colorado
  • 01 room
  • 362 rooms
  • 313 rooms
  • 4514 rooms
  • 6335 rooms
  • 6716 rooms
  • 5427 rooms
  • 4478 rooms
  • 5419+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Prowers County, Colorado
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Prowers County, Colorado
  • 1081 room
  • 622 rooms
  • 1343 rooms
  • 4354 rooms
  • 4665 rooms
  • 3066 rooms
  • 877 rooms
  • 678 rooms
  • 379+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Prowers County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Prowers County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Prowers County, Colorado
  • 0no bedroom
  • 811 bedroom
  • 7702 bedrooms
  • 1,3843 bedrooms
  • 8574 bedrooms
  • 2535+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Prowers County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Prowers County, Colorado
  • 112no bedroom
  • 2411 bedroom
  • 6622 bedrooms
  • 4323 bedrooms
  • 2084 bedrooms
  • 505+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Prowers County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Prowers County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Prowers County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 81no vehicle
  • 5681 vehicle
  • 1,3972 vehicles
  • 8503 vehicles
  • 2854 vehicles
  • 1845+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Prowers County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Prowers County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 226no vehicle
  • 9241 vehicle
  • 2892 vehicles
  • 2113 vehicles
  • 704 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles

85.1% of Prowers County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Colorado.

Prowers County:

85.1%
State average:

82.0%

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

  • This state: 7,449
  • Other state: 3,514
  • Northeast: 144
  • Midwest: 1,427
  • South: 1,199
  • West: 741
Year householders moved into unit in Prowers County, CO
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Prowers County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 82.7%Utility gas
  • 9.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.2%Electricity
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 72.5%Utility gas
  • 23.0%Electricity
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 105
Here:

8.2%
Colorado:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 40
Here:

6.5%
Colorado:

8.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 43
Here:

8.2%
Colorado:

13.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Prowers County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,000
  • Charges - Other: $945,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $620,000
    Regular Highways: $81,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $4,390,000
    Police Protection: $2,768,000
    Regular Highways: $2,648,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,619,000
    Health - Other: $1,883,000
    General - Other: $799,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $791,000
    Financial Administration: $771,000
    General Public Buildings: $462,000
    Local Fire Protection: $177,000
    Parks and Recreation: $72,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $68,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,495,000
    Rents: $327,000
    Special Assessments: $273,000
    Interest Earnings: $259,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $112,000
    Sale of Property: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $335,000
    General - Other: $58,000
    Health - Other: $32,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,795,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $211,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,853,000
    Highways: $2,686,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,645,000
    General Local Government Support: $547,000
    Other: $355,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,532,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,954,000
    Other Selective Sales: $111,000
    Other License: $52,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,000

Prowers County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,000
  • Charges - Other: $945,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $620,000
    Regular Highways: $81,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $4,390,000
    Police Protection: $2,768,000
    Regular Highways: $2,648,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,619,000
    Health - Other: $1,883,000
    General - Other: $799,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $791,000
    Financial Administration: $771,000
    General Public Buildings: $462,000
    Local Fire Protection: $177,000
    Parks and Recreation: $72,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $68,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,495,000
    Rents: $327,000
    Special Assessments: $273,000
    Interest Earnings: $259,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $112,000
    Sale of Property: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $335,000
    General - Other: $58,000
    Health - Other: $32,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,795,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $211,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,853,000
    Highways: $2,686,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,645,000
    General Local Government Support: $547,000
    Other: $355,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,532,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,954,000
    Other Selective Sales: $111,000
    Other License: $52,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,000

Prowers County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,000
  • Charges - Other: $945,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $620,000
    Regular Highways: $81,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $4,390,000
    Police Protection: $2,768,000
    Regular Highways: $2,648,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,619,000
    Health - Other: $1,883,000
    General - Other: $799,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $791,000
    Financial Administration: $771,000
    General Public Buildings: $462,000
    Local Fire Protection: $177,000
    Parks and Recreation: $72,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $68,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,495,000
    Rents: $327,000
    Special Assessments: $273,000
    Interest Earnings: $259,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $112,000
    Sale of Property: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $335,000
    General - Other: $58,000
    Health - Other: $32,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,795,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $211,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,853,000
    Highways: $2,686,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,645,000
    General Local Government Support: $547,000
    Other: $355,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,532,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,954,000
    Other Selective Sales: $111,000
    Other License: $52,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,000

Prowers County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,000
  • Charges - Other: $945,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $620,000
    Regular Highways: $81,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $4,390,000
    Police Protection: $2,768,000
    Regular Highways: $2,648,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,619,000
    Health - Other: $1,883,000
    General - Other: $799,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $791,000
    Financial Administration: $771,000
    General Public Buildings: $462,000
    Local Fire Protection: $177,000
    Parks and Recreation: $72,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $68,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,495,000
    Rents: $327,000
    Special Assessments: $273,000
    Interest Earnings: $259,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $112,000
    Sale of Property: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $335,000
    General - Other: $58,000
    Health - Other: $32,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,795,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $211,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,853,000
    Highways: $2,686,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,645,000
    General Local Government Support: $547,000
    Other: $355,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,532,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,954,000
    Other Selective Sales: $111,000
    Other License: $52,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,000

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
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)"