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Demographics Analysis

The people of Alamosa City, Colorado give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Male:

Under 5 years : 366

5 to 9 years : 329

10 to 14 years : 320

15 to 17 years : 126

18 and 19 years : 306

20 years : 220

21 years : 95

22 to 24 years : 331

25 to 29 years : 269

30 to 34 years : 127

35 to 39 years : 331

40 to 44 years : 136

45 to 49 years : 378

50 to 54 years : 213

55 to 59 years : 215

60 and 61 years : 8

62 to 64 years : 88

65 and 66 years : 25

67 to 69 years : 80

70 to 74 years : 116

75 to 79 years : 93

80 to 84 years : 70

85 years and over : 42

Female:

Under 5 years : 316

5 to 9 years : 275

10 to 14 years : 210

15 to 17 years : 153

18 and 19 years : 433

20 years : 208

21 years : 327

22 to 24 years : 183

25 to 29 years : 188

30 to 34 years : 166

35 to 39 years : 234

40 to 44 years : 151

45 to 49 years : 298

50 to 54 years : 304

55 to 59 years : 197

60 and 61 years : 76

62 to 64 years : 58

65 and 66 years : 88

67 to 69 years : 61

70 to 74 years : 165

75 to 79 years : 84

80 to 84 years : 179

85 years and over : 76


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 5,074

Multiple ancestry : 2,232

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 52

Ancestry not reported : 1,356


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 8,038

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 53

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 106

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 116

Not a U.S. citizen : 401


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Total:

Under 5 years : 682

5 to 17 years : 1,413

18 to 24 years : 2,103

25 to 34 years : 750

35 to 44 years : 852

45 to 54 years : 1,193

55 to 59 years : 412

60 and 61 years : 84

62 to 64 years : 146

65 to 74 years : 535

75 years and over : 544

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 604

5 to 17 years : 1,046

18 to 24 years : 1,317

25 to 34 years : 506

35 to 44 years : 452

45 to 54 years : 731

55 to 59 years : 290

60 and 61 years : 41

62 to 64 years : 91

65 to 74 years : 284

75 years and over : 336

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 78

5 to 17 years : 281

18 to 24 years : 623

25 to 34 years : 175

35 to 44 years : 246

45 to 54 years : 366

55 to 59 years : 115

60 and 61 years : 8

62 to 64 years : 55

65 to 74 years : 203

75 years and over : 190

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 26

18 to 24 years : 68

25 to 34 years : 11

35 to 44 years : 41

45 to 54 years : 13

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 60

18 to 24 years : 95

25 to 34 years : 58

35 to 44 years : 113

45 to 54 years : 83

55 to 59 years : 7

60 and 61 years : 35

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 48

75 years and over : 18


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 2,853

Female : 2,845

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 1,085

Female : 1,255

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 93

Female : 66

Foreign born:

Male : 253

Female : 264


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Born in state of residence : 4,213

Born in other state in the United States : 1,840

Native: born outside the United States : 119

Foreign born : 246


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 1,769

Now married, except separated : 1,724

Divorced : 408

Separated : 24

Widowed : 359

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 845

Now married, except separated : 839

Divorced : 187

Separated : 61

Widowed : 89

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 70

Now married, except separated : 9

Divorced : 54

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 146

Now married, except separated : 240

Divorced : 57

Separated : 0

Widowed : 17


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Speak only English : 5,654

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 1,547

Speak English less than "very well" : 518

French (incl. Patois, Cajun):

Speak English "very well" : 13

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

German:

Speak English "very well" : 87

Speak English less than "very well" : 9

Other West Germanic languages:

Speak English "very well" : 18

Speak English less than "very well" : 15

Polish:

Speak English "very well" : 7

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Hindi:

Speak English "very well" : 17

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Tagalog:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 48

Other and unspecified languages:

Speak English "very well" : 40

Speak English less than "very well" : 59


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Alamosa City, Colorado

  • Other Groups: 3,526   (48.3%)
  • German: 971   (13.3%)
  • English: 552   (7.6%)
  • Irish: 442   (6.1%)
  • United States Or American: 282   (3.9%)
  • Italian: 198   (2.7%)
  • French (except Basque): 193   (2.6%)
  • Danish: 146   (2.0%)
  • Swedish: 132   (1.8%)
  • Scotch-irish: 124   (1.7%)
  • Norwegian: 119   (1.6%)
  • Dutch: 116   (1.6%)
  • Scottish: 84   (1.2%)
  • Polish: 65   (0.9%)
  • Welsh: 42   (0.6%)
  • French Canadian: 35   (0.5%)
  • European: 33   (0.5%)
  • British: 32   (0.4%)
  • Swiss: 21   (0.3%)
  • Northern European: 21   (0.3%)
  • Scandinavian: 17   (0.2%)
  • Alsatian: 17   (0.2%)
  • Austrian: 17   (0.2%)
  • Finnish: 15   (0.2%)
  • Hungarian: 14   (0.2%)
  • Portuguese: 12   (0.2%)
  • Slavic: 10   (0.1%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 10   (0.1%)
  • Canadian: 9   (0.1%)
  • Czech: 8   (0.1%)
  • Eastern European: 8   (0.1%)
  • Russian: 7   (0.1%)
  • Slovak: 5   (0.1%)
  • Croatian: 5   (0.1%)
  • West Indian (excluding Hispanic Groups): 5   (0.1%)
  • Subsaharan African: 5   (0.1%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Alamosa City, Colorado is 8,714



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Alamosa City, Colorado: 4,284
Female Population in Alamosa City, Colorado: 4,430


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Alamosa City, Colorado: 25.6
Median Female Resident Age in Alamosa City, Colorado: 26.9


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Colorado is 36


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Alamosa City, Colorado


White


Both sexes

31.5

Male

29.9

Female

33.1

Black or African American


Both sexes

23.7

Male

24.9

Female

22.0

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

27.5

Male

28.2

Female

27.0

Asian


Both sexes

30.5

Male

33.8

Female

25.0

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

22.3

Male

21.0

Female

22.3

Other


Both sexes

25.6

Male

25.1

Female

25.9

Two or More Races


Both sexes

21.0

Male

21.1

Female

21.0

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

26.4

Male

25.8

Female

27.1

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

33.6

Male

31.7

Female

36.2


(updated 2010)



Races in Alamosa City, Colorado


  • White: 6,418
  • African American: 60
  • American Indian: 28
  • Asian: 19
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 220
  • Some Other Race: 1,503
  • Two or More Races: 466



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Alamosa City, Colorado citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Alamosa City, Colorado

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 34   (1.77%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 21   (1.09%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 54   (2.81%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 57   (2.97%)
  • 9th Grade: 23   (1.2%)
  • 10th Grade: 43   (2.24%)
  • 11th Grade: 54   (2.81%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 43   (2.24%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 464   (24.17%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 128   (6.67%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 371   (19.32%)
  • Associate Degree: 33   (1.72%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 352   (18.33%)
  • Master's Degree: 166   (8.65%)
  • Professional School Degree: 40   (2.08%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 37   (1.93%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 53   (2.35%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 27   (1.2%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 45   (2%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 61   (2.71%)
  • 9th Grade: 44   (1.95%)
  • 10th Grade: 35   (1.55%)
  • 11th Grade: 81   (3.6%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 56   (2.49%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 536   (23.79%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 230   (10.21%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 344   (15.27%)
  • Associate Degree: 106   (4.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 340   (15.09%)
  • Master's Degree: 246   (10.92%)
  • Professional School Degree: 29   (1.29%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 20   (0.89%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Alamosa City, Colorado

  • Alamosa Re-11j


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 209 Victoria Avenue, Alamosa, CO 81101, Phone: (719) 587-1600, Students: 2,265 )

  • San Luis Valley Boces


    ( Location: 2261 Enterprise Dr, Alamosa, CO 81101, Phone: (719) 589-5851, )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Alamosa City, Colorado

  • Ortega Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 401 Victoria Avenue, Alamosa, CO 81101, Phone: (719) 587-1650, Students: 517 )

  • Boyd Elementary School


    ( Grades: 2-3, Location: 11th And Hunt Avenues, Alamosa, CO 81101, Phone: (719) 589-6791, Students: 345 )

  • Evans Elementary School


    ( Grades: 4-5, Location: 108 La Veta Avenue, Alamosa, CO 81101, Phone: (719) 589-3684, Students: 345 )

  • Polston Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-1, Location: 6935 State Highway 17, Alamosa, CO 81101, Phone: (719) 589-6875, Students: 320 )

  • Alamosa Open School


    ( Grades: 6-12, Location: 216 Victoria Street, Alamosa, CO 81101, Phone: (719) 587-1640, Students: 69 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Alamosa City, Colorado

  • Alamosa High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 805 Craft Drive, Alamosa, CO 81101, Phone: (719) 587-6000, Students: 669 )

Largest Universities & Colleges In Alamosa City, Colorado

  • Adams State College


    ( 4-year, Public, Student Population: 2,830; Location: 08 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, CO 81102, Web: http://www.adams.edu )

Largest Schools (Private) In Alamosa City, Colorado

  • Trinity Lutheran School


    ( Grades: K-2, Location: Po Box 787 52 El Rio, Alamosa, CO 81101, Phone: (719) 589-3271, Students: 45 )

  • Alamosa Sda School


    ( Grades: K-7, Location: 313 Craft Drive, Alamosa, CO 81101, Phone: (719) 589-2557, Students: 9 )

  • Alamosa Christian School


    ( Grades: K-10, Location: 7160 Brush Lane, Alamosa, CO 81101, Phone: (719) 589-0621, Students: 8 )

Academic Libraries In Alamosa City, Colorado

(updated 2005)

Public Libraries (Central) In Alamosa City, Colorado

  • Alamosa Public Library


    300 Hunt Avenue, Alamosa, CO 81101

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Alamosa City, Colorado


  • Colorado Rio Grande Restoration Foundation


    623 4th St, Alamosa, CO 81101

  • San Luis Valley History Center Museum


    401 Edison Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Alamosa City, Colorado affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Alamosa City, Colorado.

Area Features of Alamosa City, Colorado


Airport


(1) San Luis Valley Regional Airport Bergman Field  

Building


(1) Alamosa County Ambulance   (2) Alamosa County Sheriff S Office   (3) Alamosa Fire Department Station 1   (4) Alamosa Fire Department Station 2   (5) Alamosa Police Department   (6) Colorado State Patrol Alamosa District Troop Office 5b   (7) Eagle Air Medical Corporation  

Canal


(1) Adams Overflow Ditch   (2) Alamosa Ditch   (3) Alamosa Farm Lateral   (4) Brownlow Lateral   (5) Carmel Drain Ditch   (6) Centennial Ditch   (7) Central Lateral   (8) Chicago Ditch   (9) Costilla Canal   (10) Denver Colony Lateral   (11) Excelsior Ditch   (12) Independent Ditch   (13) Loveland Lateral   (14) Maddux Ditch   (15) Seamans Ditch   (16) South Lateral   (17) Waverly Drain Ditch   (18) Westside Ditch  

Cemetery


(1) Alamosa Municipal Cemetery   (2) Alamosa Spanish Cemetery 1913   (3) Becker Cemetery  

Census


(1) Alamosa East Census Designated Place  

Church


(1) Alamosa Center Spanish Mission   (2) Alamosa Christian Church   (3) Alamosa Congregation Of Jehovah S Witnesses   (4) Cavalry Bible Chapel   (5) Christian Science Society   (6) Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter - Day Saints   (7) College Heights Baptist Church   (8) First Christian Church   (9) First United Methodist Church   (10) Institute Of Religion   (11) Lidell Carl Bishop Study   (12) Mountain Valley Church   (13) Real Life On The Rock Church   (14) River Of Life Assembly Of God Church   (15) Sacred Heart Church   (16) Saint Thomas Episcopal Church   (17) San Luis Valley Baptist Church   (18) Seventh Day Adventist Church   (19) Showalter - Butler Chapel   (20) Trinity Lutheran  

Civil


(1) Alamosa Division   (2) City Of Alamosa  

Cliff


(1) Hansen Bluff  

Hospital


(1) San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center  

Locale


(1) Alamosa Plaza   (2) Valley Plaza   (3) Villa Mall  

Mine


(1) Harmony Pit  

Park


(1) Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge   (2) Cole Park  

Populated Place


(1) Alamosa   (2) Hartner   (3) Henry   (4) La Fruto  

Post Office


(1) Alamosa Post Office  

Reservoir


(1) Adams Lake  

School


(1) Adams State University   (2) Alamosa High School   (3) Boyd Elementary School   (4) Mount Pleasant School   (5) Ortega Middle School   (6) Polston Elementary School   (7) Trinidad State Junior College Valley Campus   (8) Waverly School Historical  

Spring


(1) Upper Duhme Springs  

Stream


(1) Cat Creek   (2) Rock Creek  

Tower


(1) Kalq-fm Alamosa   (2) Kasf-fm Alamosa   (3) Kgiw-am Alamosa  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Alamosa City, Colorado

81101 (pop. 14,100)


Cities Nearby Alamosa City, Colorado

Alamosa East Cdp, CO  (pop. 1,889) 1.2 Miles
Alamosa Ccd, CO  (pop. 14,265) 2.1 Miles
Mosca-hooper Ccd, CO  (pop. 1,088) 12.3 Miles
La Jara Ccd, CO  (pop. 3,821) 13.7 Miles
La Jara Town, CO  (pop. 895) 14.3 Miles
Sanford Town, CO  (pop. 959) 14.7 Miles
Monte Vista Ccd, CO  (pop. 6,809) 15.7 Miles
Monte Vista City, CO  (pop. 4,061) 16.7 Miles
Hooper Town, CO  (pop. 82) 19.1 Miles
Blanca Town, CO  (pop. 310) 20.0 Miles



Area Code(s) in Alamosa City, Colorado

719



Elevation in Alamosa City, Colorado is 7,539.0 ft. (2,298.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Alamosa City, Colorado

Lat: 37.468835 N        Long: -105.873686 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Alamosa City, Colorado need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Colorado

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.02 5.67 4.49 7.28 0.00 5.89
  Total Electric Industry 7.02 5.67 4.49 7.28 0.00 5.89
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.07 5.73 4.56 7.34 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.07 5.73 4.56 7.34 0.00 5.95
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.20 5.77 4.59 7.61 0.00 6.02
  Total Electric Industry 7.20 5.77 4.59 7.61 0.00 6.02
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.24 5.82 4.52 7.72 0.00 6.05
  Total Electric Industry 7.24 5.82 4.52 7.72 0.00 6.05
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.36 6.00 4.58 7.43 0.00 6.07
  Total Electric Industry 7.36 6.00 4.58 7.43 0.00 6.07
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.42 6.07 4.52 7.87 0.00 6.12
  Total Electric Industry 7.42 6.07 4.52 7.87 0.00 6.12
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.49 5.93 4.35 7.69 0.00 6.05
  Total Electric Industry 7.49 5.93 4.35 7.69 0.00 6.05
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.42 5.77 4.28 8.00 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.42 5.77 4.28 8.00 0.00 5.95
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.45 5.67 4.34 7.92 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.45 5.67 4.34 7.92 0.00 5.95
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.38 5.61 4.38 8.23 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.38 5.61 4.38 8.23 0.00 5.95
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.31 5.55 4.25 7.77 0.00 5.88
  Total Electric Industry 7.31 5.55 4.25 7.77 0.00 5.88
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 7.47 5.67 4.48 8.36 0.00 6.02
  Total Electric Industry 7.47 5.67 4.48 8.36 0.00 6.02
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 7.37 5.67 4.52 6.64 0.00 6.00
  Total Electric Industry 7.37 5.67 4.52 6.64 0.00 6.00
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 8.14 6.60 5.10 0.00 7.32 6.77
  Total Electric Industry 8.14 6.60 5.10 0.00 7.32 6.77
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 8.42 6.89 5.11 0.00 5.81 6.95
  Total Electric Industry 8.42 6.89 5.11 0.00 5.81 6.95
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 9.06 7.62 5.74 0.00 5.01 7.64
  Total Electric Industry 9.06 7.62 5.74 0.00 5.01 7.64
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 9.02 7.50 5.88 0.00 7.78 7.61
  Total Electric Industry 9.02 7.50 5.88 0.00 7.78 7.61

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Alamosa City, Colorado

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 86   (2.5%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 57   (1.7%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 94   (2.8%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 91   (2.7%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 248   (7.3%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 388   (11.5%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 845   (25.0%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 397   (11.8%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 177   (5.2%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 262   (7.8%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 95   (2.8%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 85   (2.5%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 248   (7.3%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 302   (8.9%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 2,437

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 347

In 3-person carpool : 0

In 4-person carpool : 0

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 8

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 0

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 0

Bicycle : 49

Walked : 557

Other means : 94

Worked at home : 73


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Less than 5 minutes : 683

5 to 9 minutes : 1,321

10 to 14 minutes : 539

15 to 19 minutes : 362

20 to 24 minutes : 133

25 to 29 minutes : 45

30 to 34 minutes : 262

35 to 39 minutes : 12

40 to 44 minutes : 70

45 to 59 minutes : 43

60 to 89 minutes : 0

90 or more minutes : 22


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

With Social Security income : 630

No Social Security income : 2,672


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

With retirement income : 401

No retirement income : 2,901


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 278

$10,000 to $14,999 : 18

$15,000 to $19,999 : 35

$20,000 to $24,999 : 115

$25,000 to $29,999 : 305

$30,000 to $34,999 : 105

$35,000 to $39,999 : 51

$40,000 to $44,999 : 91

$45,000 to $49,999 : 63

$50,000 to $59,999 : 149

$60,000 to $74,999 : 198

$75,000 to $99,999 : 150

$100,000 to $124,999 : 191

$125,000 to $149,999 : 46

$150,000 to $199,999 : 43

$200,000 or more : 9


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $40,565


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Alamosa City, Colorado

  • KGIW (1450 AM; 1.0 kW; Alamosa, CO; Owner: Community Broadcasting Corporation)
  • KHRJ (1490 AM; 1.0 kW; Del Norte, CO; Owner: Better Life Ministries)

FM Radio Stations Near Alamosa City, Colorado

  • KPAU (107.3 FM; Center, CO; Owner: College Creek Media, Llc)
  • NEW (89.1 FM; Blanca, CO; Owner: Praise Temple Way Of The Church Of Christ, Inc.)
  • NEW (89.5 FM; La Jara, CO; Owner: Radio Bilingue, Inc.)
  • KASF (90.9 FM; Alamosa, CO; Owner: Adams State College)
  • NEW (91.9 FM; Alamosa, CO; Owner: Academy Media Inc.)
  • KALQ-FM (93.5 FM; Alamosa, CO; Owner: Community Broadcasting Corporation)
  • KZBR (97.1 FM; La Jara, CO; Owner: Lendsi Radio, Llc)
  • NEW (97.7 FM; Fort Garland, CO; Owner: Kevin J Youngers)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Alamosa City, Colorado

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 506  (30.7%)
  • Service Occupations: 177  (10.7%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 419  (25.4%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 100  (6.1%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 260  (15.8%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 727  (39.3%)
  • Service Occupations: 396  (21.4%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 645  (34.9%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 11  (0.6%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 7  (0.4%)


(updated 2010)





There are 262 Farms In Alamosa City, Colorado


(updated 2008)



Banks In Alamosa City, Colorado

Alamosa State Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $405.2k
    Industry Specialization: All Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 2

San Luis Valley Federal Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $497.6k
    Industry Specialization: Mortgage Lending
    Total Offices: 3

First Southwest Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $488.9k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 7

Frontier Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $271k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 17

Nbh Bank, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $4.8m
    Industry Specialization: Mortgage Lending
    Total Offices: 98

Rio Grande Savings And Loan Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $94.4k
    Industry Specialization: Mortgage Lending
    Total Offices: 3

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Alamosa City, Colorado

  • Alamosa Municipal


    (about 2.3 miles in Alamosa, Colorado; Airport Code: ALS)

  • San Luis Valley Regional/Bergman Field


    (about 2.4 miles in Alamosa, Colorado; Airport Code: ALS)

  • Baca Grande


    (about 34.9 miles in Moffat, Colorado; Airport Code: BCJ)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Alamosa City, Colorado

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

67.12%

Carpooled

14.03%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.0%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.43%

Bicycle

1.48%

Walked

13.74%

Other Means

1.04%

Worked At Home

2.15%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Alamosa City, Colorado, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.





(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 1,298

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 103

Female householder, no husband present : 446

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,126

Householder not living alone : 329


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 8

Male householder and female partner : 156

Female householder and female partner : 11

Female householder and male partner : 106

All other households : 3,021


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 992

Renter-occupied housing units : 306

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 62

Renter-occupied housing units : 41

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 142

Renter-occupied housing units : 304

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 374

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,081


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 899

$10,000 to $14,999 : 175

$15,000 to $19,999 : 133

$20,000 to $24,999 : 182

$25,000 to $29,999 : 439

$30,000 to $34,999 : 150

$35,000 to $39,999 : 160

$40,000 to $44,999 : 161

$45,000 to $49,999 : 86

$50,000 to $59,999 : 156

$60,000 to $74,999 : 213

$75,000 to $99,999 : 163

$100,000 to $124,999 : 261

$125,000 to $149,999 : 61

$150,000 to $199,999 : 54

$200,000 or more : 9


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Total : 3,692


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Occupied : 3,302

Vacant : 390


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Median number of rooms : 4


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : 60

Built 2000 to 2004 : 125

Built 1990 to 1999 : 191

Built 1980 to 1989 : 361

Built 1970 to 1979 : 895

Built 1960 to 1969 : 591

Built 1950 to 1959 : 294

Built 1940 to 1949 : 309

Built 1939 or earlier : 866


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Utility gas : 2,375

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 122

Electricity : 691

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 22

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 46

Solar energy : 24

Other fuel : 0

No fuel used : 22


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 113

$10,000 to $14,999 : 0

$15,000 to $19,999 : 15

$20,000 to $24,999 : 11

$25,000 to $29,999 : 31

$30,000 to $34,999 : 0

$35,000 to $39,999 : 8

$40,000 to $49,999 : 25

$50,000 to $59,999 : 0

$60,000 to $69,999 : 47

$70,000 to $79,999 : 105

$80,000 to $89,999 : 76

$90,000 to $99,999 : 98

$100,000 to $124,999 : 181

$125,000 to $149,999 : 176

$150,000 to $174,999 : 156

$175,000 to $199,999 : 111

$200,000 to $249,999 : 176

$250,000 to $299,999 : 69

$300,000 to $399,999 : 105

$400,000 to $499,999 : 25

$500,000 to $749,999 : 20

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 22


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 53

Home equity loan only : 146

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 655

Housing units without a mortgage : 716


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Alamosa City, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : $371,400

Built 2000 to 2004 : $111,000

Built 1990 to 1999 : $234,800

Built 1980 to 1989 : $116,600

Built 1970 to 1979 : $138,400

Built 1960 to 1969 : $134,900

Built 1950 to 1959 : $72,900

Built 1940 to 1949 : $129,200

Built 1939 or earlier : $137,500


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Alamosa City, Colorado: 57.6%

Percentage of Family Households in Colorado: 63.9%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Alamosa City, Colorado

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 23.66%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 7.29%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 60.57%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 8.48%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Alamosa City, Colorado

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 78 78 $5,538,070
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

78 78 $5,538,070
2000        
  Single Family 54 54 $4,624,105
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

54 54 $4,624,105
2001        
  Single Family 52 52 $4,201,639
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $173,160
  Five or More Family 6 39 $1,830,962
  Total

59 95 $6,205,761
2002        
  Single Family 35 35 $3,440,245
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 14 $545,377
  Total

36 49 $3,985,622
2003        
  Single Family 34 34 $2,736,999
  Two Family 1 2 $100,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

35 36 $2,836,999
2004        
  Single Family 9 9 $896,430
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $440,750
  Five or More Family 3 24 $1,576,599
  Total

13 36 $2,913,779
2005        
  Single Family 36 36 $5,179,091
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 3 30 $1,703,430
  Total

39 66 $6,882,521
2006        
  Single Family 51 51 $6,649,289
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

51 51 $6,649,289


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Alamosa City, CO): $25,453
Median Household Income In 2000 (Colorado): $47,203


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alamosa City): $79,800
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Colorado): $160,100


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alamosa City): $395
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Colorado): $671


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Alamosa City, Colorado

Utility Gas: 77.2%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 1.5%
Electricity: 17.8%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.2%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 2.3%
Solar Energy: 0.3%
Other Fuel: 0.5%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Alamosa City, Colorado are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.

Local Government Employment and Payroll In Alamosa City, Colorado

Function Full Time
Employees
Full Time
Payroll
(Monthly)
Part Time
Employees
Part Time
Payroll
(Monthly)
Part Time
Hours
Avg Yearly
Wage (F/T)
Avg Hourly
Wage (P/T)
Totals for Government 88 $265,640 51 $29,154 1,945 $36,224 $14.99
Financial Administration 6 $18,146 0 $0 0 $36,292 --
Other Government Administration 5 $19,563 7 $3,000 70 $46,951 $42.86
Judicial and Legal 0 $0 2 $2,222 60 $0 $37.03
Police Protection - Officers 24 $86,950 0 $0 0 $43,475 --
Police - Other 5 $12,704 0 $0 0 $30,490 --
Firefighters 0 $0 31 $10,691 754 $0 $14.18
Streets and Highways 12 $35,282 1 $1,605 89 $35,282 $18.03
Airports 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0 --
Solid Waste Management 9 $20,592 0 $0 0 $27,456 --
Sewerage 1 $3,480 0 $0 0 $41,760 --
Parks and Recreation 8 $24,609 4 $5,218 266 $36,914 $19.62
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $3,306 0 $0 0 $39,672 --
Water Supply 8 $19,129 0 $0 0 $28,694 --
Local Libraries 3 $7,873 6 $6,418 706 $31,492 $9.09
Other and Unallocable 6 $14,006 0 $0 0 $28,012 --

(updated 2002)



Health Care Centers Close To Alamosa City, Colorado

Alamosa County Nursing Service


     Address: 8900 Independence Way, Alamosa, Colorado 81101
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 4/1/1972

At Home Healthcare


     Address: 2115 Stuart Avenue, Alamosa, Colorado 81101
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 3/1/1995

Mountain Creek Home Health


     Address: 601 S Albert Street, Suite A, Walsenburg, Colorado 81089
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 5/29/1996

Upper Arkansas Home Health, An Amedisys Partn


     Address: 301 E Oak Street, Salida, Colorado 81201
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 1/1/1985

Fremont County Nursing Service


     Address: 172 Justice Center Road, Canon City, Colorado 81212
     Ownership: Government - Local
     Certified Date: 9/21/1966

Hospitals Close To Alamosa City, Colorado

San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center


     Address: 106 Blanca Ave, Alamosa, Colorado 81101
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center


     Address: 23500 Us Hwy 160, Walsenburg, Colorado 81089
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Heart Of The Rockies Regional Medical Center


     Address: 448 E First St, Salida, Colorado 81201
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Centura Health-st Thomas More Hosp & Prog Care


     Address: 1338 Phay Ave, Canon City, Colorado 81212
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Holy Cross Hospital A Div Of Taos Health Systems


     Address: 1397 Weimer Road, Taos, New Mexico 87571
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Nursing Homes Close To Alamosa City, Colorado

Evergreen Nursing Home


     Address: 1991 Carroll Ave, Alamosa, Colorado 81101
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 44
     Percent Occupied: 73%

San Luis Care Center


     Address: 240 Craft Drive, Alamosa, Colorado 81101
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 61
     Percent Occupied: 87%

Conejos County Hospital-ltc Unit


     Address: 19021 U S Hwy 285, La Jara, Colorado 81140
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 24
     Percent Occupied: 77%

Juniper Village At Monte Vista


     Address: 2277 East Drive, Monte Vista, Colorado 81144
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 38
     Percent Occupied: 63%

Colorado State Veterans Center-homelake


     Address: 3749 Sherman Avenue, Monte Vista, Colorado 81144
     Ownership: Government - State
     Number of Residents: 50
     Percent Occupied: 83%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Alamosa City, Colorado

Name: Palo Verde
Address: PO Box 52034; Phoenix,AZ 85072-2034
Distance: 443 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Alamosa City, Colorado

    Retired Workers: 1,170
    Disabled Workers: 350
    Widowers Workers: 210
    Spouses Workers: 115
    Children Workers: 270


(updated 2007)



Alamosa County, Colorado Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 48.05%
  • Bush & Cheney 50.63%
  • Other 1.32%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Alamosa City, Colorado citizens.

Relocation to Alamosa County, CO

9.48 % of Alamosa County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $29,249

Colorado Average 10.77 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Alamosa County, CO (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Rio Grande County , CO 1.47 % ($29,371 AGI )
  • Conejos County , CO 1.24 % ($24,847 AGI )
  • El Paso County , CO 0.51 % ($24,417 AGI )

Relocation away from Alamosa County, CO

10.96 % of Alamosa County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $30,747

Colorado Average 10.03 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Alamosa County, CO (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Rio Grande County , CO 1.04 % ($24,080 AGI )
  • Pueblo County , CO 0.66 % ($27,063 AGI )
  • El Paso County , CO 0.60 % ($28,414 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Colorado

Low Bracket: $0 (4.63%)
High Bracket: $0 (4.63%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Colorado

2.90%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Alamosa City, Colorado is based on over 50 years of data.

























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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Alamosa City, Colorado directly or research local government web sites.

Crime in Alamosa City, Colorado

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murder 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 n/a n/a
    per 100,000 0 12 0 0 0 0 11 12 23 0 11 n/a n/a
Rape 6 8 7 2 5 6 11 7 6 9 11 n/a n/a
    per 100,000 73 96 82 23 58 68 126 81 68 104 123 n/a n/a
Robbery 2 5 3 4 5 6 16 5 2 18 5 n/a n/a
    per 100,000 24 60 35 46 58 68 184 58 23 208 56 n/a n/a
Assault 40 50 54 90 73 50 29 47 22 37 26 n/a n/a
    per 100,000 489 600 635 1,039 843 565 333 547 251 427 291 n/a n/a
Burglary 45 47 68 83 55 73 79 72 65 76 92 n/a n/a
    per 100,000 550 564 800 958 635 825 907 837 740 878 1,030 n/a n/a
Larceny Theft 307 296 290 356 245 447 475 359 418 428 477 n/a n/a
    per 100,000 3,755 3,549 3,410 4,108 2,828 5,053 5,451 4,175 4,760 4,942 5,340 n/a n/a
Vehicle Theft 18 12 21 22 17 18 11 11 13 10 10 n/a n/a
    per 100,000 220 144 247 254 196 203 126 128 148 115 112 n/a n/a
Arson 3 7 0 1 0 0 3 7 5 2 4 n/a n/a
    per 100,000 37 84 0 12 0 0 34 81 57 23 45 n/a n/a
CityMelt Violent Crime Index
U.S. Average = 40
12 16 16 24 21 16 14 15 8 16 11 n/a n/a
CityMelt Property Crime Index
U.S. Average = 277
93 91 95 116 79 135 142 112 125 129 146 n/a n/a
CityMelt Crime Index
U.S. Average = 158
53 53 55 70 50 75 78 64 67 73 78 n/a n/a


(updated 2013)



Number of Sex Offenders In Colorado

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
8,381 9,125 11,369 9,961 6,950 10,980 14,666 15,240 16,098 16,471


(updated 2014)



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