Ophir, Colorado

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Population in 2019: 184 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +62.8%
Males: 95  (52.0%)
Females: 89  (48.0%)
Median resident age:

45.6 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years

Zip code: 81426

Estimated median household income in 2019: $101,299 (it was $57,917 in 2000)
Ophir:

$101,299
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $37,484 (it was $33,579 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $718,395 (it was $275,000 in 2000)
Ophir:

$718,395
CO:

$394,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $808,340; detached houses: $802,660

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,055.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ophir: 100.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 2.6%
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  • Races in Ophir, CO (2019)
    • 17487.9%White alone
    • 189.1%Two or more races
    • 52.5%Hispanic



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ophir, Colorado as of June 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ophir is 178 to 1.


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Ancestries: Northern European (18.3%), American (16.7%), English (13.3%), Australian (10.0%), European (8.3%), German (8.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 9678 feet

Land area: 0.16 square miles.

Population density: 1,144 people per square mile   (low).

Ophir, Colorado map

11 residents are foreign born (3.0% Oceania, 2.5% Europe).

This town:

5.6%
Colorado:

9.7%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Ophir town:

0.4% ($986)
Colorado:

0.7% ($1,132)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (177.1 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (178.9 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (382.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Mountain Village, CO (2.4 miles ),
Telluride, CO (2.4 miles ),
Silverton, CO (3.1 miles ),
Sawpit, CO (3.6 miles),
Ouray, CO (3.8 miles ),
Rico, CO (4.0 miles ),
Portland, CO (4.1 miles),
Ridgway, CO (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 37.86 N, Longitude: 107.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 970

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

Ophir satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

11.2%
Colorado:

6.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +43 (+61.4%).

Average climate in Ophir, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ophir, Colorado average temperatures Ophir, Colorado average precipitation Ophir, Colorado humidity Ophir, Colorado wind speed Ophir, Colorado snowfall Ophir, Colorado sunshine Ophir, Colorado clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 25.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

25.6
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 14.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Ophir-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 1227% 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 486.7 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 548.7 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 549.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 532.7 miles away from Ophir center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 531.1 miles away from Ophir center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 21.9 miles away from Ophir center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in San Miguel County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 2, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ophir topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ophir:

  • Fort Lewis College (about 41 miles; Durango, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,631)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 69 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • San Juan College (about 78 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 93 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Adams State University (about 110 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 121 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 177 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)

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San Miguel County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.5%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.8%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Ophir:

Marital status in Ophir, CO
  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 67.2%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

For population 25 years and over in Ophir:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 60.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.5
Colorado average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ophir, CO (based on San Miguel County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,6511
Evangelical Protestant4135
Mainline Protestant1051
Other21
None5,188-
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: 4
This county:

5.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
San Miguel County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
San Miguel County:

37.31 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

4.2%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Miguel County:

14.9%
Colorado:

18.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.1%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ophir:

43.9%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Ophir:

29.5
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.2%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ophir:

11.1%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ophir:

6.7
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ophir:

35.8%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

57.3%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.8%
Colorado:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ophir, 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
Other Government Administration 1$5,000$60,0004$1,600
Water Supply 0$0 2$864
Financial Administration 0$0 1$496
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$1,035
Totals for Government 1$5,000$60,0009$3,995

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $64,000 ($347.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($5.43)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $49,000 ($266.30)
    Water Utilities: $32,000 ($173.91)
    Regular Highways: $30,000 ($163.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($86.96)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($81.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000 ($76.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $84,000 ($456.52)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($76.09)
    Other: $1,000 ($5.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $36,000 ($195.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $137,000 ($744.57)
    Highways: $7,000 ($38.04)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($5.43)
    Other: $1,000 ($5.43)
  • Tax - Property: $136,000 ($739.13)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,000 ($43.48)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($5.43)

Ophir government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $256,000 ($1391.30)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $57,000 ($309.78)

10.89% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($121,639 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.89%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

10.43% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($65,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.43%
Colorado average:

9.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Montrose County, CO  1.06% ($23,811 average AGI)
to Denver County, CO  0.74% ($63,731)
to Ouray County, CO  0.69% ($39,208)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ophir:

  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLLV (550 AM; daytime; 2 kW; BREEN, CO; Owner: DAYSTAR RADIO, LTD.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ophir:

  • K207AU (89.3 FM; OPHIR, CO; Owner: SAN MIGUEL EDCUATIONAL FUND)
  • KOTO (91.7 FM; TELLURIDE, CO; Owner: SAN MIGUEL EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC.)
  • K232DA (94.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K237CR (95.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • KIQX (101.3 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTINGS, LLC)
  • KUTE (90.1 FM; IGNACIO, CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • KRSJ (100.5 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K210BA (89.9 FM; PURGATORY, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • KKXK (94.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KVMT (89.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • KWGL (105.7 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KRYD (104.9 FM; NORWOOD, CO; Owner: ROCKY III INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KPRH (88.3 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • KBNG (103.7 FM; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K265DC (100.9 FM; CORTEZ, ETC., CO; Owner: NAVAJO MISSIONS, INC.)
  • K281AC (104.1 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • K242AJ (96.3 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • KISZ-FM (97.9 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • K249DE (97.7 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE0THE, Licensee ID: L02218997, Grant Date: 10/15/2018, Expiration Date: 10/15/2028, Certifier: Ethan S Barnes, Registrant: Ethan S Barnes, Ophir, CO 81426

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ophir, CO
  • 58.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.1%Wood
  • 10.3%Utility gas
  • 6.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ophir, CO
  • 64.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 35.7%Wood


Ophir compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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