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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. 2012 cost of living index in Yuma County: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (25.3%), Educational,health and social services (18.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Yuma County, Colorado:


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 2009: $38,950 ($33,169 in 1999)
This county:

$38950
Colorado:

$55430

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $366 (lower quartile is $258, upper quartile is $471)
This county:

$366
State:

$753


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $105,948 (it was $80,400 in 2000)
Yuma County:

$105,948
Colorado:

$237,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,033 - $169,137

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $245,559
Here:

$245,559
State:

$322,490

Townhouses or other attached units: $478,053
Here:

$478,053
State:

$250,501

Mobile homes: $52,397
Here:

$52,397
State:

$53,488
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,293
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $230

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:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $570 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $537 (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 2009: 10.7%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 24.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 47.8% for other race residents, 20.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 22 years old, American Indian residents: 26 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

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

12.9%
Whole state:

9.3%

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

5.4%
Whole state:

4.1%

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 .

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


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:

55.4% with mortgage
State:

79.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.02%
Here58.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,710
Total congregations: 28

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents1,663 (29.1%)881 (15.4%)872 (15.3%)503 (8.8%)444 (7.8%)
Congregations2 (7.1%)4 (14.3%)2 (7.1%)3 (10.7%)1 (3.6%)
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneUnited Church of ChristNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsOther
Adherents404 (7.1%)287 (5.0%)134 (2.3%)129 (2.3%)393 (6.9%)
Congregations2 (7.1%)3 (10.7%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)9 (32.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Yuma County - Yuma, Wray, South Divide, Eckley, Idalia

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

4.15 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Yuma County:

15.58 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.3%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

21.5%
Colorado:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Yuma County:

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 above Colorado state average. It is 1.1 times above 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 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/16/2007 at 06:50:31, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, 2.6 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

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 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (38%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (22%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Construction laborers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $44,532.

7.29% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,060 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.29%
Colorado average:

10.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.96% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($14,095 average AGI)
3.33% relocated from other states ($21,966 average AGI)
Yuma County:

3.33%
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 Weld County, CO  0.69% ($28,955 average AGI)
from Washington County, CO  0.44% ($-214)
from Adams County, CO  0.31% ($35,300)
from Arapahoe County, CO  0.31% ($24,100)
from Larimer County, CO  0.31% ($18,400)


7.87% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,194 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.87%
Colorado average:

10.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.59% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($23,647 average AGI)
3.28% relocated to other states ($12,548 average AGI)
Yuma County:

3.28%
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 Weld County, CO  0.62% ($52,950 average AGI)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.41% ($43,308)
to El Paso County, CO  0.41% ($70,846)
to Logan County, CO  0.41% ($29,462)
to Larimer County, CO  0.37% ($28,250)
to Morgan County, CO  0.37% ($29,500)
to Washington County, CO  0.34% ($34,636)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Yuma County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Yuma County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Yuma County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Yuma County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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-Eleven2Jones New York1
Ace Hardware2RadioShack2
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
FedEx2Subway2
H&R Block1U-Haul2

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