Yuma County, Colorado (CO)

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County population in 2012: 10,119 (35% urban, 65% rural); it was 9,841 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,507
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,181
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,700
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,264 (it was 1,100 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

34%

Land area: 2366 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 4 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Yuma County: 91.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (34.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.9%), Educational, health and social services (14.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Yuma County, Colorado:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (20.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Colorado median age:  36.0 years
Males: 4,980  (48.2%)
Females: 5,063  (51.8%)

Yuma County,CO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Yuma County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,603 ($33,169 in 1999)

This county:

$44603
Colorado:

$58823

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $457 (lower quartile is $336, upper quartile is $601)
This county:

$457
State:

$858


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $139,087 (it was $80,400 in 2000)
Yuma:

$139,087
Colorado:

$240,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,148 - $218,498

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $187,006
Here:

$187,006
State:

$318,837

Townhouses or other attached units: $125,737
Here:

$125,737
State:

$238,571

Mobile homes: $64,169
Here:

$64,169
State:

$56,402
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,006
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $350

Institutionalized population: 196

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

Yuma County, CO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $135,500
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $703 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $706 (0.5%)

Yuma County household income distribution in 2009 Yuma County home values distribution Yuma County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.2%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.5% for American Indian residents, 6.1% for other race residents, 4.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.1%
Yuma County:

8.1%
Colorado:

13.0%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.5% for American Indian residents, 5.9% for other race residents, 4.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 52 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 35 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Yuma County is $424 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $516 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $676 a month.

Cities in this county include: Yuma, Wray, South Divide, Eckley, Idalia, Joes, Kirk, Laird, Vernon.

Yuma 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 Yuma County: Royce Darling Memorial Golf Course (A), Lansing Valley Ranch (B), M K Ranch (C), Mullin Ranch (D), McCoy Ranch (E), Bowman Ranch (F), McCoy Ranch (G), Wingfield Ranch (H), Dunning Ranch (I), Hines Ranch (J), McCoy Ranch (K), Beverly Grove (L), Bethel Community Hall (M), Yuma Siding (N), Red Willow Community Center (O), Hillside Ranch (P), Winger Ranch (Q), Thompson Ranch (R), Sharp Ranch (S), Moellenberg Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Yuma County include: Ford Church (A), Wages Church (B), Mennonite Brethren Church (C), Saint John Church (D), Armel Church (E), Pleasant Valley Church (F), Buffalo Grass Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Eckley Cemetery (1), Hanshaw Cemetery (2), Glendale Cemetery (3), Lucas Memorial Cemetery (4), Lansing Valley Cemetery (5), Armel Cemetery (6), Grave of Buffalo Hunter (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Kleweno Reservoir (A), O'Brien Reservoir Number 1 (B), Wray Watershed District Reservoir Number 6 (C), Chester Wieser Erosion Control Number 1 Reservoir (D), Duck Reservoir (E), Bonny Reservoir (F), Stalker Lake (G), Olive Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Copperkettle Creek (A), Horse Creek (B), Dry Willow Creek (C), Black Wolf Creek (D), Rush Creek (E), Olive Creek (F), Bloom Creek (G), Holy Joe Creek (H), Hayes Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Yuma County include: South Republican Management Area (1), Bonny State Recreation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cheyenne County, Kansas , Chase County, Nebraska , Dundy County, Nebraska , Kit Carson County , Logan County , Phillips County , Washington County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.8%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 225
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 778 (17% naturalized citizens)

Yuma County:

7.9%
Whole state:

8.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 273
  • 1990 to 1994: 237
  • 1985 to 1989: 86
  • 1980 to 1984: 49
  • 1975 to 1979: 57
  • 1970 to 1974: 21
  • 1970 to 1974: 26
  • 1965 to 1969: 29

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.7%

Yuma County marital status for males Yuma County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Yuma County with a mortgage: 980 (91 second mortgage, 46 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 789

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Yuma County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,26721
Catholic1,5782
Mainline Protestant1,3397
Other1282
None4,731-
Yuma 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: 4
Yuma County:

4.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Yuma County:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

15.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Yuma County:

6.3%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Yuma County:

21.5%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

5.9%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Yuma County:

Average size of farms: 1567 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $628,108
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $276.28
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 80.09%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $583,646
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.88%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 64.07%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $164,743
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.34
Corn for grain: 185692 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 131960 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1424 harvested acres
Vegetables: 6 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Yuma County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 5456469.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 14 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/17/1971, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 9 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Yuma County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 521.9 miles away from Yuma County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 228.7 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 248.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 644.2 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 243.5 miles away from Yuma County center
On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 134.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Yuma County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

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

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

  • Mexico (93%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)
  • Austria (1%)
  • Guatemala (1%)
  • Canada (0%)
  • France (0%)

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

  • German (35%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Yuma County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,529 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 514 (11%)
  • Motorcycle: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 121 (3%)
  • Other means: 14 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 526 (11%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 108 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 105 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 75 people in state prisons
  • 16 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,081.

6.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Colorado average:

9.68%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.42% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($17,995 average AGI)
3.10% relocated from other states ($15,181 average AGI)
Yuma County:

3.10%
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 Weld County, CO  0.59% ($50,950 average AGI)
from Logan County, CO  0.50% ($27,235)
from Morgan County, CO  0.38% ($24,462)
from Larimer County, CO  0.35% ($37,750)
from Adams County, CO  0.32% ($23,545)
from Washington County, CO  0.29% ($30,600)


7.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,431 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
Colorado average:

9.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.86% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($21,047 average AGI)
3.59% relocated to other states ($16,380 average AGI)
Yuma County:

3.59%
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 Weld County, CO  0.76% ($49,731 average AGI)
to Logan County, CO  0.64% ($23,545)
to Washington County, CO  0.38% ($25,000)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.35% ($44,333)
to Larimer County, CO  0.32% ($56,455)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.3

Births per 1000 population in Yuma County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Yuma County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Yuma County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,640 (1,510 aged, 130 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,847

Size of family households: 1,265 2-persons, 499 3-persons, 509 4-persons, 252 5-persons, 120 6-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,120 1-person, 112 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

2,185 married couples with children.
409 single-parent households (112 men, 297 women).

88.5% of residents of Yuma County speak English at home.
10.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $73,549,000 ($7521 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $450,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,704,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,741,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $26,095,000
Federal grants: $11,516,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,419,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,073,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $791,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,645,000
Federal Government insurance: $92,987,000

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

Births: 706
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 543
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +237
Here:

+24 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -440
Here -45 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Yuma County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.83 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 32
  • 2000 to 2004: 268
  • 1990 to 1999: 558
  • 1980 to 1989: 330
  • 1970 to 1979: 551
  • 1960 to 1969: 478
  • 1950 to 1959: 422
  • 1940 to 1949: 544
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,271
Rooms in houses/apartments in Yuma County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 21
  • 3 rooms: 66
  • 4 rooms: 164
  • 5 rooms: 546
  • 6 rooms: 560
  • 7 rooms: 403
  • 8 rooms: 312
  • 9+ rooms: 621
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 32
  • 3 rooms: 186
  • 4 rooms: 240
  • 5 rooms: 209
  • 6 rooms: 164
  • 7 rooms: 108
  • 8 rooms: 75
  • 9+ rooms: 74
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Yuma County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 96
  • 2 bedrooms: 497
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,227
  • 4 bedrooms: 611
  • 5+ bedrooms: 262
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 223
  • 2 bedrooms: 394
  • 3 bedrooms: 297
  • 4 bedrooms: 123
  • 5+ bedrooms: 45
Cars and other vehicles available in Yuma County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 53
  • 1 vehicle: 688
  • 2 vehicles: 1,050
  • 3 vehicles: 633
  • 4 vehicles: 138
  • 5+ vehicles: 138
  • no vehicle: 120
  • 1 vehicle: 429
  • 2 vehicles: 365
  • 3 vehicles: 105
  • 4 vehicles: 73
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

59% of Yuma County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Colorado.

Yuma County:

59.4%
State average:

45.7%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $34,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Yuma County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (66.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.7%)
  • Electricity (8.3%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Utility gas (62.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.0%)
  • Electricity (10.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 63
Here:

4.9%
Colorado:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

0.4%
Colorado:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 40
Here:

21.3%
Colorado:

16.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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

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

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Yuma County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,407,000
    General: $140,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,493,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,265,000
    Police Protection: $518,000
    Central Staff Services: $506,000
    Financial Administration: $467,000
    General - Other: $419,000
    Corrections - Other: $396,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $258,000
    Solid Waste Management: $254,000
    Health Services - Other: $181,000
    General Public Buildings: $155,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $111,000
    Parks & Recreation: $82,000
    Libraries: $25,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $322,000
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000,000

Yuma County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $491,000
    Solid Waste Management: $116,000
    Parks & Recreation: $43,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $117,000
    Highways: $73,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $108,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,121,000
    Interest Earnings: $294,000
    Property Sale Other: $102,000
    Rents: $74,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,298,000
    Public Welfare: $1,140,000
    All Other: $165,000
    General Support: $62,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,208,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $398,000
    NEC: $1,000

Yuma County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,276,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Yuma County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7181.9 years
William6979.2 years
Robert5274.9 years
Mary5183.0 years
George4679.9 years
James3973.5 years
Anna3487.8 years
Henry3380.7 years
Charles3279.2 years
Frank2981.9 years
Most common last names in Yuma County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown4475.2 years
Smith3779.4 years
Wilson2980.6 years
Anderson2579.0 years
Renzelman2181.0 years
Korf2178.7 years
Miller1873.7 years
Jones1881.8 years
Davis1571.2 years
Morris1580.6 years
Businesses in Yuma County, CO
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2H&R Block1
Ace Hardware2Jones New York1
Alco Stores2RadioShack2
Chevrolet1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
FedEx2U-Haul2
Ford1