Crestone, Colorado

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Population in 2019: 140 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +91.8%
Males: 65  (46.6%)
Females: 75  (53.4%)
Median resident age:

53.9 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years

Zip code: 81131

Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,412 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Crestone:

$50,412
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $54,562 (it was $22,291 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $186,783 (it was $88,100 in 2000)
Crestone:

$186,783
CO:

$394,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $211,103; detached houses: $209,619

Median gross rent in 2019: $995.

March 2019 cost of living index in Crestone: 92.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 42.0%
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  • Races in Crestone, CO (2019)
    • 7989.8%White alone
    • 89.1%Two or more races



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Crestone, Colorado as of June 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Crestone is 72 to 1.


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Ancestries: Scottish (29.3%), Italian (22.4%), German (17.2%), Celtic (12.1%), Welsh (5.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 1/24/1902

Elevation: 7913 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 558 people per square mile   (low).

Crestone, Colorado map

7 residents are foreign born (9.6% Europe).

This town:

9.6%
Colorado:

8.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,278 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $693 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (61.6 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (77.6 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (472.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Moffat, CO (3.4 miles),
Westcliffe, CO (4.0 miles ),
Silver Cliff, CO (4.1 miles ),
Hooper, CO (4.5 miles),
Saguache, CO (5.0 miles ),
Mosca-Hooper, CO (5.1 miles ),
Coaldale, CO (5.1 miles ),
Center, CO (5.3 miles )

Latitude: 38.00 N, Longitude: 105.70 W

Area code: 719

Distribution of median household income in Crestone, CO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Crestone, CO in 2019

Crestone satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.9%
Colorado:

6.2%

Average climate in Crestone, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Crestone-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 819% greater 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 522.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 84.6 miles away from Crestone center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.8 miles away from Crestone center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 90.3 miles away from the city 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 91.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.6 miles away from Crestone center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Saguache County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Crestone:

  • Adams State University (about 38 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,805)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 61 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 65 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 73 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 76 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 77 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 78 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)

Public high school in Crestone:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Crestone Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Orient Land Trust (Recreation Areas; East County Road Gg).

Saguache County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Crestone and their reported violations in the past:

CRESTONE WS (Population served: 97, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-25-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-25-2013)
  • 13 regular monitoring violations
SHAMBALA LLC (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-26-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-26-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-01-2011), St Public Notif received (2 times from APR-19-2011 to APR-20-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-26-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-26-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-01-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2012)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

1.9 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

50.0%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.1%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Crestone:

Marital status in Crestone, CO
  • Never married: 14.8%
  • Now married: 9.9%
  • Separated: 9.2%
  • Widowed: 17.3%
  • Divorced: 48.8%

For population 25 years and over in Crestone:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.9
Colorado average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Crestone, CO (based on Saguache County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,2441
Other1,11210
Evangelical Protestant4509
Mainline Protestant1983
None2,104-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Saguache County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Saguache County:

7.28 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

5.5%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

20.4%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Saguache County:

8.8%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

63.2%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

66.7%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.4
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Crestone:

19.9%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Crestone:

8.7%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Crestone:

7.3
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Crestone:

39.3%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

67.7%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Crestone:

84.5%
State:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Crestone, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 9$7,354
Totals for Government 0$0 9$7,354

Crestone government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $113,000 ($807.14)
    Water Utilities: $58,000 ($414.29)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($200.00)
    Central Staff Services: $22,000 ($157.14)
    Natural Resources - Other: $21,000 ($150.00)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $19,000 ($135.71)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($85.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($57.14)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($57.14)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $6,000 ($42.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($14.29)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($7.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($7.14)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $113,000 ($807.14)

Crestone government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $33,000 ($235.71)
    Air Transportation: $14,000 ($100.00)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,000 ($21.43)
    Other: $2,000 ($14.29)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($7.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $21,000 ($150.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($121.43)
    Other: $7,000 ($50.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $6,000 ($42.86)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $58,000 ($414.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $472,000 ($3371.43)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($7.14)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $232,000 ($1657.14)
    Property: $10,000 ($71.43)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($21.43)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($7.14)

Crestone government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,000 ($264.29)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,000 ($264.29)

Strongest AM radio stations in Crestone:

  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KWYD (1580 AM; 10 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGHF (1350 AM; 5 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Crestone:

  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K203AT (88.5 FM; WESTCLIFFE, ETC., CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K208DP (89.5 FM; NATHROP, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MTN PUBLIC B/CAST HOUSE INC)
  • KSBV (93.7 FM; SALIDA, CO; Owner: ARKANSAS VALLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K219CF (91.7 FM; DEL NORTE, ETC., CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KDZA-FM (107.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.2mTotal length
  • $1,228,000Total costs
  • 166Total average daily traffic
  • 160Total future (year 2012) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Crestone)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH V35B (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6670J , Serial Number: D-10295, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 09/13/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 10/09/2012
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jeffrey S Rautus, Po Box 1242, Crestone, CO 81131, Other Owners: Kathy Bunch

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Crestone, CO
  • 62.7%Wood
  • 15.7%No fuel used
  • 11.8%Electricity
  • 9.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Crestone, CO
  • 100.0%Wood


Crestone compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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