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Demographics Analysis

The people of Bent County, 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
(Bent County, Colorado)

Male:

Under 5 years : 99

5 to 9 years : 119

10 to 14 years : 175

15 to 17 years : 81

18 and 19 years : 18

20 years : 13

21 years : 1

22 to 24 years : 194

25 to 29 years : 321

30 to 34 years : 619

35 to 39 years : 340

40 to 44 years : 578

45 to 49 years : 235

50 to 54 years : 225

55 to 59 years : 245

60 and 61 years : 105

62 to 64 years : 74

65 and 66 years : 109

67 to 69 years : 103

70 to 74 years : 47

75 to 79 years : 50

80 to 84 years : 32

85 years and over : 13

Female:

Under 5 years : 195

5 to 9 years : 117

10 to 14 years : 207

15 to 17 years : 91

18 and 19 years : 13

20 years : 12

21 years : 4

22 to 24 years : 109

25 to 29 years : 147

30 to 34 years : 140

35 to 39 years : 189

40 to 44 years : 62

45 to 49 years : 207

50 to 54 years : 152

55 to 59 years : 173

60 and 61 years : 12

62 to 64 years : 115

65 and 66 years : 52

67 to 69 years : 38

70 to 74 years : 104

75 to 79 years : 56

80 to 84 years : 40

85 years and over : 97


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Bent County, Colorado)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 3,543

Multiple ancestry : 1,423

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 22

Ancestry not reported : 1,140


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Bent County, Colorado)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 5,714

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 48

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 57

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 7

Not a U.S. citizen : 302


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Bent County, Colorado)

Total:

Under 5 years : 294

5 to 17 years : 790

18 to 24 years : 364

25 to 34 years : 1,227

35 to 44 years : 1,169

45 to 54 years : 819

55 to 59 years : 418

60 and 61 years : 117

62 to 64 years : 189

65 to 74 years : 453

75 years and over : 288

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 282

5 to 17 years : 609

18 to 24 years : 140

25 to 34 years : 768

35 to 44 years : 398

45 to 54 years : 506

55 to 59 years : 156

60 and 61 years : 59

62 to 64 years : 92

65 to 74 years : 207

75 years and over : 125

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 12

5 to 17 years : 180

18 to 24 years : 76

25 to 34 years : 363

35 to 44 years : 652

45 to 54 years : 300

55 to 59 years : 251

60 and 61 years : 57

62 to 64 years : 93

65 to 74 years : 235

75 years and over : 153

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 1

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 48

35 to 44 years : 46

45 to 54 years : 3

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 7

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 148

25 to 34 years : 48

35 to 44 years : 73

45 to 54 years : 10

55 to 59 years : 11

60 and 61 years : 1

62 to 64 years : 4

65 to 74 years : 11

75 years and over : 3


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Bent County, Colorado)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 2,021

Female : 1,321

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 1,474

Female : 898

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 53

Female : 52

Foreign born:

Male : 248

Female : 61


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Bent County, Colorado)

Born in state of residence : 2,966

Born in other state in the United States : 1,748

Native: born outside the United States : 56

Foreign born : 244


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Bent County, Colorado)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 680

Now married, except separated : 1,239

Divorced : 411

Separated : 146

Widowed : 94

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 518

Now married, except separated : 1,067

Divorced : 423

Separated : 109

Widowed : 115

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 4

Now married, except separated : 101

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 203

Now married, except separated : 96

Divorced : 0

Separated : 10

Widowed : 0


(updated 2009)



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

Speak only English : 4,423

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 949

Speak English less than "very well" : 347

Portuguese or Portuguese Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 12

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

German:

Speak English "very well" : 2

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Japanese:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 22

Other Native North American languages:

Speak English "very well" : 68

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

African languages:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 11


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Bent County, Colorado

  • Other Groups: 1,673   (33.9%)
  • German: 1,046   (21.2%)
  • English: 498   (10.1%)
  • United States Or American: 455   (9.2%)
  • Irish: 366   (7.4%)
  • Dutch: 128   (2.6%)
  • French (except Basque): 121   (2.5%)
  • Swedish: 97   (2.0%)
  • Italian: 96   (1.9%)
  • Scottish: 76   (1.5%)
  • Norwegian: 65   (1.3%)
  • Scotch-irish: 60   (1.2%)
  • French Canadian: 50   (1.0%)
  • Polish: 37   (0.7%)
  • Czech: 31   (0.6%)
  • Welsh: 28   (0.6%)
  • Hungarian: 25   (0.5%)
  • Danish: 18   (0.4%)
  • Canadian: 16   (0.3%)
  • European: 9   (0.2%)
  • Finnish: 7   (0.1%)
  • Swiss: 6   (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 6   (0.1%)
  • Scandinavian: 4   (0.1%)
  • Lithuanian: 4   (0.1%)
  • Slavic: 4   (0.1%)
  • Russian: 3   (0.1%)
  • Arab: 3   (0.1%)
  • Bulgarian: 3   (0.1%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 2   (0.0%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Bent County, Colorado is 6,128



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Bent County, Colorado: 3,796
Female Population in Bent County, Colorado: 2,332


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Bent County, Colorado: 39.5
Median Female Resident Age in Bent County, Colorado: 36.9


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Colorado is 36


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Bent County, Colorado


White


Both sexes

41.1

Male

39.8

Female

45.6

Black or African American


Both sexes

37.5

Male

37.5

Female

11.5

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

37.5

Male

38.7

Female

29.5

Asian


Both sexes

37.0

Male

36.0

Female

47.0

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

10.5

Male

25.0

Female

9.0

Other


Both sexes

33.2

Male

32.8

Female

33.6

Two or More Races


Both sexes

24.5

Male

25.3

Female

21.0

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

32.6

Male

32.5

Female

33.4

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

44.8

Male

43.2

Female

47.4


(updated 2010)



Races in Bent County, Colorado


  • White: 5,014
  • African American: 336
  • American Indian: 256
  • Asian: 72
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 384
  • Two or More Races: 66



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

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

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Bent County, Colorado

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 0   (0%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 17   (0.75%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 33   (1.46%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 158   (6.99%)
  • 9th Grade: 71   (3.14%)
  • 10th Grade: 119   (5.27%)
  • 11th Grade: 94   (4.16%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 126   (5.58%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 746   (33.02%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 196   (8.68%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 294   (13.01%)
  • Associate Degree: 146   (6.46%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 187   (8.28%)
  • Master's Degree: 38   (1.68%)
  • Professional School Degree: 31   (1.37%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 3   (0.13%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 23   (1.29%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 11   (0.62%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 22   (1.24%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 71   (3.99%)
  • 9th Grade: 37   (2.08%)
  • 10th Grade: 68   (3.82%)
  • 11th Grade: 37   (2.08%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 35   (1.97%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 669   (37.63%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 157   (8.83%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 299   (16.82%)
  • Associate Degree: 145   (8.16%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 161   (9.06%)
  • Master's Degree: 33   (1.86%)
  • Professional School Degree: 10   (0.56%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Bent County, Colorado

  • Las Animas Re-1


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 1021 2nd Street, Las Animas, CO 81054, Phone: (719) 456-0161, Students: 591 )

  • Mc Clave Re-2


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: P O Box 1, Mc Clave, CO 81057, Phone: (719) 829-4517, Students: 285 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Bent County, Colorado

  • Las Animas Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 530 Poplar Avenue, Las Animas, CO 81054, Phone: (719) 456-1862, Students: 273 )

  • Mc Clave Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-6, Location: P O Box 1, Mc Clave, CO 81057, Phone: (719) 829-4517, Students: 165 )

  • Las Animas Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 1021 2nd Street, Las Animas, CO 81054, Phone: (719) 456-0228, Students: 126 )

  • Jump Start Learning Center


    ( Grades: K-K, Location: 138 6th Street, Las Animas, CO 81054, Phone: (719) 456-1990, Students: 41 )

  • Las Animas A+ Distance Learning School


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 300 Grove Avenue, Las Animas, CO 81054, Phone: (719) 456-0211, Students: 1 )

  • Las Animas Alternative School


    ( Location: 300 Grove Ave, Las Animas, CO 81054, Phone: (719) 456-0211, )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Bent County, Colorado

  • Las Animas High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 300 Grove Avenue, Las Animas, CO 81054, Phone: (719) 456-0211, Students: 150 )

  • Mc Clave Undivided High School


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: P O Box 1, Mc Clave, CO 81057, Phone: (719) 829-4517, Students: 120 )

Public Libraries (Central) In Bent County, Colorado

  • Las Animas-bent County Library District


    306 Fifth Street, Las Animas, CO 81054

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Bent County, Colorado


  • Pioneer Historical Society Of Bent County


    206 6th St, Las Animas, CO 81054

  • Supporters Of Colorado Preservation 2000 Plan For Las Animas


    Po Box 387, Las Animas, CO 81054

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Bent County, 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 Bent County, Colorado.

Area Features of Bent County, Colorado


Airport


(1) City Of Las Animas - Bent County Airport   (2) Las Animas Airport  

Building


(1) Bent County Correctional Facility   (2) Hasty - Mcclave Fire Department   (3) Las Animas Family Practice   (4) Las Animas Fire Department   (5) Las Animas Police Department  

Canal


(1) Consolidated Extension Ditch   (2) County Canal   (3) Eagle Rock Ditch   (4) Fort Lyon Canal   (5) George Simpson Ditch Number 2   (6) Highland Canal   (7) Keesee Canal   (8) Levere Ditch   (9) Lubers Ditch   (10) Lubers Drainage Ditch   (11) Mccauley Ditch   (12) Mcclave Drainage Ditch   (13) Miller Ditch   (14) Poor Mans Ditch   (15) Scott Pierce Ditch   (16) Sunflower Ditch   (17) Verhoeff Ditch  

Cemetery


(1) Bethel Cemetery   (2) Fort Lyon National Cemetery   (3) Hight Cemetery   (4) Indian Rock Cemetery   (5) Las Animas Cemetery   (6) Little Kansas Cemetery   (7) Pruett Cemetery   (8) The Home Cemetery   (9) Union Valley Cemetery  

Census


(1) Hasty Census Designated Place  

Channel


(1) Mooth Waters  

Church


(1) Church Of Christ   (2) Church Of The Nazarene   (3) First Baptist Church   (4) First United Methodist Church Of Las Animas   (5) Friends Church   (6) Friends Community Church Of Hasty   (7) Methodist Church Of Mcclave   (8) Saint Marys Catholic Church  

Civil


(1) Bent County   (2) Mcclave Division   (3) South Bent Division  

Cliff


(1) Eagle Cliff  

Dam


(1) Crooked Arroyo Detention Ca-3 Dam   (2) Crooked Arroyo Detention Ca-4 Dam   (3) Dingwall Ditch Retention Dam   (4) G W Verhoeff Dam   (5) John Martin Reservoir Dam   (6) Landsat Number A-44a Dam   (7) Verhoeff Catchment Dam   (8) Verhoeff Dam  

Flat


(1) Heinan Flats  

Gap


(1) Muddy Gap  

Hospital


(1) Fort Lyon Veterans Hospital Historical  

Lake


(1) Denny Lake   (2) Heinan Lake   (3) Long Lake  

Locale


(1) Abrams Ranch   (2) Bent S Old Fort National Historic Site   (3) Bishop Ranch   (4) Clay Ranch   (5) Cordes-oberlander Ranch   (6) Dry Creek School   (7) Good Intent School   (8) Green Windmill   (9) Mcafee Windmill   (10) Old Fort Lyon   (11) Prairie View School   (12) Rose Ranch   (13) Tree Top Ranch  

Mine


(1) Allen Jones Mine   (2) Bentco Mine  

Park


(1) John Martin Reservoir State Park   (2) John Martin Reservoir Wildlife Area  

Pillar


(1) Devils Rocking Chair  

Populated Place


(1) Able   (2) Boggsville   (3) Caddoa   (4) Fort Lyon   (5) Four Corners Crossing   (6) Gilpin   (7) Hasty   (8) Hilton   (9) Keller   (10) Kreybill   (11) Las Animas   (12) Las Animas Junction   (13) Lubers   (14) Mcclave   (15) Melina   (16) Ninaview   (17) Ruxton   (18) Toonerville  

Post Office


(1) Hasty Post Office   (2) Las Animas Post Office   (3) Mcclave Post Office  

Reservoir


(1) Crooked Arroyo Ca-3 Detention Reservoir   (2) Crooked Arroyo Ca-4 Detention Reservoir   (3) Dingwall Ditch Retention Reservoir   (4) G W Verhoeff Reservoir   (5) Jims Pond   (6) John Martin Reservoir   (7) Lake Hasty   (8) Landsat Number A-44a Reservoir   (9) Muddy Creek Reservoir  

Ridge


(1) The Windsplitter  

School


(1) Keller School   (2) Kreybill School   (3) Lakeview School   (4) Pine Hill School   (5) Rixey School  

Spring


(1) Antelope School   (2) Antelope Spring   (3) Box Springs   (4) Chimney Spring   (5) Farrington Spring   (6) Government Spring   (7) Hackberry Springs   (8) Hand Springs   (9) Kelly Water Hole   (10) Medford Spring   (11) Pipe Spring   (12) Santastevens Spring   (13) Thompson Spring   (14) Toe Jam Spring   (15) Verhoeff Spring  

Stream


(1) Antelope Creek   (2) Caddoa Creek   (3) Cottonwood Creek   (4) Dry Creek   (5) Gageby Creek   (6) Johnny Creek   (7) Lew Smith Creek   (8) Limestone Creek   (9) Mcrae Arroyo   (10) Mud Creek   (11) Muddy Creek   (12) Prowers Arroyo   (13) Purgatoire River   (14) Rock Arroyo   (15) Rule Creek   (16) Shawawa Creek   (17) Shelton Creek   (18) Snif Creek   (19) Tarbox Arroyo   (20) West Limestone Creek   (21) West Mud Creek  

Summit


(1) Eagle Nest   (2) Getchel Hill   (3) High Rock   (4) Lone Mesa   (5) Mothers Hill   (6) Ninemile Hill   (7) Pinkney Hill   (8) Round Mound   (9) Wildcat Hill  

Tower


(1) Knic-fm Lamar  

Trail


(1) Old Santa Fe Trail  

Valley


(1) Aunt Jane Canyon   (2) Burton Canyon   (3) Farrington Draw   (4) Hood Draw   (5) John Donlon Draw   (6) Mixon Canyon   (7) Penrose Draw   (8) Picketwire Valley   (9) Road Canyon   (10) Rock Canyon   (11) Ruxton Draw   (12) Shell Rock Canyon   (13) Smith Draw   (14) Turkey Canyon   (15) Walker Canyon  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Bent County, Colorado

81054 (pop. 4,905) 81057 (pop. 469) 81044 (pop. 284)


Counties Nearby Bent County, Colorado

Prowers County, CO  (pop. 13,206) 34.7 Miles
Kiowa County, CO  (pop. 1,644) 34.9 Miles
Otero County, CO  (pop. 18,833) 35.0 Miles
Crowley County, CO  (pop. 6,311) 41.2 Miles



Area Code(s) in Bent County, Colorado

719



Elevation in Bent County, Colorado is 3,875.0 ft. (1,181.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Bent County, Colorado

Lat: 38.070366 N        Long: -103.062997 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Bent County, 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 Bent County, Colorado

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 74   (3.7%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 71   (3.5%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 92   (4.5%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 179   (8.8%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 152   (7.5%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 444   (21.9%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 455   (22.5%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 196   (9.7%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 55   (2.7%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 96   (4.7%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 15   (0.7%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 13   (0.6%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 85   (4.2%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 99   (4.9%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Bent County, Colorado)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 1,267

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 239

In 3-person carpool : 3

In 4-person carpool : 10

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 23

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 25

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 : 1

Bicycle : 0

Walked : 131

Other means : 2

Worked at home : 134


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Bent County, Colorado)

Less than 5 minutes : 441

5 to 9 minutes : 370

10 to 14 minutes : 171

15 to 19 minutes : 139

20 to 24 minutes : 163

25 to 29 minutes : 84

30 to 34 minutes : 113

35 to 39 minutes : 8

40 to 44 minutes : 22

45 to 59 minutes : 62

60 to 89 minutes : 104

90 or more minutes : 24


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Bent County, Colorado)

With Social Security income : 523

No Social Security income : 1,504


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Bent County, Colorado)

With retirement income : 430

No retirement income : 1,597


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Bent County, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 154

$10,000 to $14,999 : 108

$15,000 to $19,999 : 49

$20,000 to $24,999 : 134

$25,000 to $29,999 : 76

$30,000 to $34,999 : 92

$35,000 to $39,999 : 52

$40,000 to $44,999 : 100

$45,000 to $49,999 : 141

$50,000 to $59,999 : 119

$60,000 to $74,999 : 115

$75,000 to $99,999 : 111

$100,000 to $124,999 : 115

$125,000 to $149,999 : 39

$150,000 to $199,999 : 14

$200,000 or more : 13


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Bent County, Colorado)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $43,488


(updated 2009)



Occupations in Bent County, Colorado

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 363  (30.9%)
  • Service Occupations: 157  (13.4%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 145  (12.4%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 192  (16.4%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 165  (14.1%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 368  (36.5%)
  • Service Occupations: 211  (20.9%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 378  (37.5%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 28  (2.8%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 0  (0.0%)


(updated 2010)





Employment Rate In Bent County, Colorado

Employed: 2,294
Unemployed: 139



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Bent County, Colorado

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Other: 100%



Water Usage In Bent County, Colorado

Ground Water

 
Fresh 7.55 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 7.55 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 316.95 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 316.95 Mgal/d





There are 735 Farms In Bent County, Colorado


(updated 2008)



Banks In Bent County, Colorado

The First National Bank Of Las Animas - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $318.8k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 6

Mcclave State Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $25.9k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 1

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Bent County, Colorado

  • Lamar Municipal


    (about 20.3 miles in Wiley, Colorado; Airport Code: LAA)

  • La Junta Municipal


    (about 24.4 miles in Cheraw, Colorado; Airport Code: LHX)

  • Pueblo Memorial


    (about 79.3 miles in Pueblo, Colorado; Airport Code: PUB)

  • Limon Municipal


    (about 89.2 miles in Limon, Colorado; Airport Code: LIC)

  • Las Animas County


    (about 89.5 miles in Hoehne, Colorado; Airport Code: TAD)

  • Kit Carson County


    (about 91.2 miles in Burlington, Colorado; Airport Code: RQX)

  • Ulysses Airport


    (about 97.7 miles in Ulysses, Kansas; Airport Code: ULS)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Bent County, Colorado

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

75.68%

Carpooled

11.86%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.19%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.09%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.14%

Walked

5.33%

Other Means

0.56%

Worked At Home

6.16%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Bent County, 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
(Bent County, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 986

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 171

Female householder, no husband present : 275

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 509

Householder not living alone : 86


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Bent County, Colorado)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 5

Male householder and female partner : 36

Female householder and female partner : 9

Female householder and male partner : 21

All other households : 1,956


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Bent County, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 715

Renter-occupied housing units : 271

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 92

Renter-occupied housing units : 79

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 95

Renter-occupied housing units : 180

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 443

Renter-occupied housing units : 152


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Bent County, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 300

$10,000 to $14,999 : 144

$15,000 to $19,999 : 104

$20,000 to $24,999 : 204

$25,000 to $29,999 : 123

$30,000 to $34,999 : 124

$35,000 to $39,999 : 139

$40,000 to $44,999 : 118

$45,000 to $49,999 : 141

$50,000 to $59,999 : 132

$60,000 to $74,999 : 174

$75,000 to $99,999 : 139

$100,000 to $124,999 : 117

$125,000 to $149,999 : 39

$150,000 to $199,999 : 16

$200,000 or more : 13


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Bent County, Colorado)

Total : 2,366


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Bent County, Colorado)

Occupied : 2,027

Vacant : 339


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Bent County, Colorado)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Bent County, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : 34

Built 2000 to 2004 : 132

Built 1990 to 1999 : 271

Built 1980 to 1989 : 162

Built 1970 to 1979 : 283

Built 1960 to 1969 : 146

Built 1950 to 1959 : 255

Built 1940 to 1949 : 293

Built 1939 or earlier : 790


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Bent County, Colorado)

Utility gas : 1,424

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 342

Electricity : 185

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 0

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 59

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 8

No fuel used : 9


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Bent County, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 79

$10,000 to $14,999 : 31

$15,000 to $19,999 : 38

$20,000 to $24,999 : 30

$25,000 to $29,999 : 20

$30,000 to $34,999 : 72

$35,000 to $39,999 : 55

$40,000 to $49,999 : 173

$50,000 to $59,999 : 95

$60,000 to $69,999 : 100

$70,000 to $79,999 : 117

$80,000 to $89,999 : 100

$90,000 to $99,999 : 83

$100,000 to $124,999 : 143

$125,000 to $149,999 : 32

$150,000 to $174,999 : 104

$175,000 to $199,999 : 13

$200,000 to $249,999 : 18

$250,000 to $299,999 : 3

$300,000 to $399,999 : 15

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 21

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 3


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Bent County, 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 : 94

Home equity loan only : 22

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 11

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 583

Housing units without a mortgage : 635


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Bent County, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : $17,700

Built 2000 to 2004 : $160,500

Built 1990 to 1999 : $94,300

Built 1980 to 1989 : $176,300

Built 1970 to 1979 : $62,700

Built 1960 to 1969 : $73,900

Built 1950 to 1959 : $24,700

Built 1940 to 1949 : $45,200

Built 1939 or earlier : $70,800


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Bent County, Colorado: 64.7%

Percentage of Family Households in Colorado: 63.9%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Bent County, 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 14 14 $437,469
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

14 14 $437,469
2000        
  Single Family 17 17 $1,564,250
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

17 17 $1,564,250
2001        
  Single Family 12 12 $1,168,500
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

12 12 $1,168,500
2002        
  Single Family 11 11 $532,250
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

11 11 $532,250
2003        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2004        
  Single Family 10 10 $351,900
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

10 10 $351,900
2005        
  Single Family 2 2 $315,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 7 $281,337
  Total

3 9 $596,337
2006        
  Single Family 4 4 $383,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

4 4 $383,000


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Bent County, CO): $28,125
Median Household Income In 2000 (Colorado): $47,203


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Bent County): $57,900
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Colorado): $160,100


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Bent County, Colorado

Utility Gas: 67.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 24.6%
Electricity: 5.4%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.0%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 1.9%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.3%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Bent County, Colorado

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 95.02%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 2.31%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 2.67%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Bent County): $415
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Colorado): $671
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Bent County): $592


(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 Bent County, Colorado are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Bent County, Colorado

Bent County Nursing Services


     Address: 701 Park Avenue, Las Animas, Colorado 81054
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 10/19/1966

Prowers Medical Center Home Health


     Address: 206 North Street, Lamar, Colorado 81052
     Ownership: Government - Local
     Certified Date: 3/19/1997

Kiowa Home Health Services


     Address: 311 West 12th Street, Eads, Colorado 81036
     Ownership: Government - Local
     Certified Date: 8/5/1975

Arkansas Valley Reg Med Ctr Home Health


     Address: 1100 Carson, La Junta, Colorado 81050
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 4/7/1994

Pioneer Home Care


     Address: 208 North Main Street, Rocky Ford, Colorado 81067
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 5/31/1996

Hospitals Close To Bent County, Colorado

Prowers Medical Center


     Address: 401 Kendall Drive, Lamar, Colorado 81052
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center


     Address: 1100 Carson Avenue, La Junta, Colorado 81050
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Keefe Memorial Hospital


     Address: 602 N 6th W St Po Box 578, Cheyenne Wells, Colorado 80810
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Hamilton County Hospital


     Address: 700 North Huser, Syracuse, Kansas 67878
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Greeley County Health Services


     Address: 506 3rd Street, Tribune, Kansas 67879
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Nursing Homes Close To Bent County, Colorado

Bent County Healthcare Center


     Address: 810 Third Street, Las Animas, Colorado 81054
     Ownership: Government - County
     Number of Residents: 51
     Percent Occupied: 85%

Juniper Village At Lamar


     Address: 205 South 10th St, P O Box 191, Lamar, Colorado 81052
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 53
     Percent Occupied: 88%

Holly Nursing Care Center


     Address: 320 North 8th Street, Holly, Colorado 81047
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 38
     Percent Occupied: 78%

Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center/ Ecf


     Address: 1100 Carson Ave, La Junta, Colorado 81050
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 10
     Percent Occupied: 83%

Pioneer Health Care Center


     Address: 900 South 12th Street, Rocky Ford, Colorado 81067
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 72
     Percent Occupied: 79%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Bent County, Colorado

Name: Wolf Creek
Address: PO Box 411; Burlington, KS 66839-0411
Distance: 398 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Bent County, Colorado

    Retired Workers: 1,825
    Disabled Workers: 570
    Widowers Workers: 380
    Spouses Workers: 255
    Children Workers: 245


(updated 2007)



Bent County, Colorado Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 36.43%
  • Bush & Cheney 62.09%
  • Other 1.48%



(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 Bent County, Colorado citizens.

Relocation to Bent County, CO

6.97 % of Bent County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $23,689

Colorado Average 10.77 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

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

  • Prowers County , CO 1.22 % ($27,333 AGI )
  • Otero County , CO 0.68 % ($26,100 AGI )

Relocation away from Bent County, CO

8.76 % of Bent 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 $27,705

Colorado Average 10.03 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

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

  • Otero County , CO 1.20 % ($18,667 AGI )
  • Prowers County , CO 0.93 % ($29,714 AGI )
  • Pueblo County , CO 0.73 % ($28,182 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 Bent County, Colorado is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Bent County, Colorado


On 06/07/2001, a tornado touched down 4.73 miles from the center of Bent County, Colorado. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 08/07/2004, a tornado touched down 5.67 miles from the center of Bent County, Colorado. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 05/12/1975, a tornado touched down 6.95 miles from the center of Bent County, Colorado. The tornado was rated a category 1 (with large hail and heavy rain) . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

On 08/22/2004, a tornado touched down 7.47 miles from the center of Bent County, Colorado. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 05/22/1975, a tornado touched down 7.58 miles from the center of Bent County, Colorado. The tornado was rated a category 1 (no rain or hail) . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.



Storms In Bent County, Colorado

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Hail        
06/07/2001, 03:30 pm 0 0 $6M $3M
10/11/1997, 09:40 pm 0 0 $50K $50K
07/27/1994, 03:00 pm 0 0 $1K $50K
         
Thunderstorm Wind        
08/18/2002, 01:00 pm 0 0 $3K --
06/15/2002, 01:45 pm 0 0 $20K --
05/24/1998, 05:52 pm 0 0 $25K --
08/03/1996, 06:00 pm 0 0 $75K --
         



Tornados In Bent County, Colorado

    Length Width F-Scale Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage

Tornado

  2007-07-03 -- 50 -- 0 0 -- --
  2004-08-07 1 75 -- 0 0 $10K --
  2004-08-07 1 75 -- 0 0 -- --
  2004-06-20 1 100 1 0 1 $1M --
  2004-06-14 1 75 -- 0 0 -- --
  2001-06-07 -- 30 -- 0 0 -- --
  1998-07-30 -- 50 -- 0 0 -- --
  1997-10-11 8 100 1 0 0 $20K --
  1997-10-11 -- 50 -- 0 0 -- --
  1997-10-11 20 200 -- 0 0 -- --
  1997-10-11 -- 50 -- 0 0 -- --
  1997-10-11 15 200 1 0 6 $200K --
  1995-06-07 -- 10 -- 0 0 $50K --
  1995-06-02 -- 10 -- 0 0 -- --
  1995-05-26 1 100 -- 0 0 -- --
  1987-07-07 1 50 1 0 0 -- --
  1979-07-06 1 20 -- 0 0 -- --
  1978-05-27 1 17 1 0 0 -- --
  1976-04-16 -- 17 -- 0 0 -- --
  1975-05-22 2 150 1 0 0 -- --
  1975-05-22 2 220 2 0 0 $3K --
  1975-05-12 2 220 1 0 0 $25K --
  1971-10-17 6 500 3 0 0 $250K --
  1966-07-18 -- 33 1 0 0 $3K --
  1965-09-08 -- 33 -- 0 0 -- --
  1957-06-11 -- 33 -- 0 0 -- --
  1956-07-11 5 33 2 0 0 -- --
  1956-01-01 -- 33 -- 0 0 -- --





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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 Bent County, Colorado directly or research local government web sites.

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)



Jails in Bent County, Colorado


  • Bent County Jail


    11100 County Road Gg. 50, Las Animas, CO 81054
    Capacity: 38
    Confined: 37
    Avg. Population: 35
    Year Built: 2000

  • Bent County Jail


    11100 County Road Gg. 50, Las Animas, CO 81054
    Capacity: 38
    Confined: 37
    Avg. Population: 35
    Year Built: 2000

  • Bent County Jail


    11100 County Road Gg. 50, Las Animas, CO 81054
    Capacity: 38
    Confined: 37
    Avg. Population: 35
    Year Built: 2000

  • Bent County Jail


    11100 County Road Gg. 50, Las Animas, CO 81054
    Capacity: 38
    Confined: 37
    Avg. Population: 35
    Year Built: 2000


(updated 2006)



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