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Demographics Analysis

The people of Chaffee 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
(Chaffee County, Colorado)

Male:

Under 5 years : 289

5 to 9 years : 355

10 to 14 years : 572

15 to 17 years : 334

18 and 19 years : 148

20 years : 59

21 years : 177

22 to 24 years : 506

25 to 29 years : 604

30 to 34 years : 548

35 to 39 years : 440

40 to 44 years : 733

45 to 49 years : 743

50 to 54 years : 707

55 to 59 years : 741

60 and 61 years : 236

62 to 64 years : 378

65 and 66 years : 250

67 to 69 years : 148

70 to 74 years : 473

75 to 79 years : 362

80 to 84 years : 86

85 years and over : 158

Female:

Under 5 years : 307

5 to 9 years : 288

10 to 14 years : 447

15 to 17 years : 293

18 and 19 years : 104

20 years : 10

21 years : 17

22 to 24 years : 295

25 to 29 years : 291

30 to 34 years : 355

35 to 39 years : 528

40 to 44 years : 411

45 to 49 years : 641

50 to 54 years : 737

55 to 59 years : 748

60 and 61 years : 347

62 to 64 years : 342

65 and 66 years : 186

67 to 69 years : 281

70 to 74 years : 447

75 to 79 years : 357

80 to 84 years : 214

85 years and over : 177


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Chaffee County, Colorado)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 8,455

Multiple ancestry : 5,949

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 190

Ancestry not reported : 2,276


(updated 2009)



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

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 16,399

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 8

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 64

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 183

Not a U.S. citizen : 216


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Chaffee County, Colorado)

Total:

Under 5 years : 596

5 to 17 years : 2,289

18 to 24 years : 1,316

25 to 34 years : 1,798

35 to 44 years : 2,112

45 to 54 years : 2,828

55 to 59 years : 1,489

60 and 61 years : 583

62 to 64 years : 720

65 to 74 years : 1,785

75 years and over : 1,354

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 485

5 to 17 years : 1,832

18 to 24 years : 721

25 to 34 years : 926

35 to 44 years : 814

45 to 54 years : 1,039

55 to 59 years : 536

60 and 61 years : 190

62 to 64 years : 148

65 to 74 years : 392

75 years and over : 323

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 111

5 to 17 years : 451

18 to 24 years : 522

25 to 34 years : 784

35 to 44 years : 1,225

45 to 54 years : 1,712

55 to 59 years : 953

60 and 61 years : 368

62 to 64 years : 572

65 to 74 years : 1,326

75 years and over : 969

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 4

45 to 54 years : 34

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 8

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 26

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 6

18 to 24 years : 73

25 to 34 years : 88

35 to 44 years : 69

45 to 54 years : 43

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 17

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 67

75 years and over : 36


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Chaffee County, Colorado)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 4,046

Female : 3,360

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 4,755

Female : 4,238

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 34

Female : 38

Foreign born:

Male : 212

Female : 187


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Chaffee County, Colorado)

Born in state of residence : 6,725

Born in other state in the United States : 8,579

Native: born outside the United States : 72

Foreign born : 268


(updated 2009)



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

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 1,625

Now married, except separated : 3,041

Divorced : 600

Separated : 37

Widowed : 241

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 1,189

Now married, except separated : 5,599

Divorced : 1,153

Separated : 122

Widowed : 540

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 4

Now married, except separated : 50

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 18

Foreign born:

Never married : 84

Now married, except separated : 187

Divorced : 82

Separated : 4

Widowed : 36


(updated 2009)



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

Speak only English : 15,244

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 504

Speak English less than "very well" : 187

French (incl. Patois, Cajun):

Speak English "very well" : 58

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Italian:

Speak English "very well" : 39

Speak English less than "very well" : 34

German:

Speak English "very well" : 33

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Polish:

Speak English "very well" : 16

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Other Slavic languages:

Speak English "very well" : 17

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Other Indo-European languages:

Speak English "very well" : 25

Speak English less than "very well" : 9

Chinese:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 6

Other Asian languages:

Speak English "very well" : 29

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Tagalog:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 6

Navajo:

Speak English "very well" : 7

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Arabic:

Speak English "very well" : 48

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Hebrew:

Speak English "very well" : 12

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Chaffee County, Colorado

  • German: 3,460   (21.4%)
  • English: 2,348   (14.5%)
  • Irish: 2,014   (12.5%)
  • Other Groups: 1,675   (10.4%)
  • Italian: 1,131   (7.0%)
  • United States Or American: 763   (4.7%)
  • Scottish: 625   (3.9%)
  • Swedish: 464   (2.9%)
  • Scotch-irish: 433   (2.7%)
  • French (except Basque): 432   (2.7%)
  • Dutch: 396   (2.5%)
  • Norwegian: 342   (2.1%)
  • European: 234   (1.4%)
  • Polish: 224   (1.4%)
  • Welsh: 204   (1.3%)
  • Danish: 153   (0.9%)
  • Greek: 125   (0.8%)
  • Austrian: 97   (0.6%)
  • Swiss: 97   (0.6%)
  • French Canadian: 97   (0.6%)
  • Scandinavian: 95   (0.6%)
  • Czech: 74   (0.5%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 58   (0.4%)
  • Subsaharan African: 57   (0.4%)
  • Yugoslavian: 56   (0.3%)
  • British: 55   (0.3%)
  • Russian: 52   (0.3%)
  • Slavic: 44   (0.3%)
  • Slovene: 39   (0.2%)
  • Celtic: 38   (0.2%)
  • Hungarian: 38   (0.2%)
  • Finnish: 35   (0.2%)
  • Canadian: 24   (0.1%)
  • Belgian: 24   (0.1%)
  • Slovak: 19   (0.1%)
  • Northern European: 18   (0.1%)
  • Lithuanian: 18   (0.1%)
  • Romanian: 14   (0.1%)
  • Luxemburger: 13   (0.1%)
  • Ukrainian: 13   (0.1%)
  • Alsatian: 12   (0.1%)
  • Croatian: 12   (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 11   (0.1%)
  • Arab: 8   (0.0%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 5   (0.0%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Chaffee County, Colorado is 16,870



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Chaffee County, Colorado: 9,047
Female Population in Chaffee County, Colorado: 7,823


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Chaffee County, Colorado: 43.7
Median Female Resident Age in Chaffee County, Colorado: 49.6


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Colorado is 36


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Chaffee County, Colorado


White


Both sexes

48.5

Male

46.4

Female

50.5

Black or African American


Both sexes

31.1

Male

31.3

Female

17.5

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

39.2

Male

39.4

Female

37.0

Asian


Both sexes

37.7

Male

32.0

Female

41.0

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

42.5

Male

46.0

Female

37.5

Other


Both sexes

32.9

Male

28.8

Female

40.7

Two or More Races


Both sexes

28.0

Male

28.8

Female

25.5

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

32.9

Male

31.0

Female

38.6

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

49.5

Male

48.1

Female

50.9


(updated 2010)



Races in Chaffee County, Colorado


  • White: 15,644
  • African American: 256
  • American Indian: 183
  • Asian: 91
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 427
  • Two or More Races: 269



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

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

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

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 27   (0.44%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 9   (0.15%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 16   (0.26%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 97   (1.58%)
  • 9th Grade: 82   (1.33%)
  • 10th Grade: 224   (3.65%)
  • 11th Grade: 120   (1.95%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 110   (1.79%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 1,698   (27.64%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 611   (9.95%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 1,084   (17.65%)
  • Associate Degree: 438   (7.13%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 1,010   (16.44%)
  • Master's Degree: 395   (6.43%)
  • Professional School Degree: 130   (2.12%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 92   (1.5%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 19   (0.33%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 14   (0.25%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 28   (0.49%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 149   (2.62%)
  • 9th Grade: 53   (0.93%)
  • 10th Grade: 162   (2.85%)
  • 11th Grade: 130   (2.28%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 120   (2.11%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 1,847   (32.44%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 566   (9.94%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 873   (15.33%)
  • Associate Degree: 481   (8.45%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 920   (16.16%)
  • Master's Degree: 237   (4.16%)
  • Professional School Degree: 89   (1.56%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 6   (0.11%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Chaffee County, Colorado

  • Salida R-32


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 310 East 9th Street, Salida, CO 81201, Phone: (719) 530-5252, Students: 1,116 )

  • Buena Vista R-31


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: P O Box 2027, Buena Vista, CO 81211, Phone: (719) 395-7000, Students: 986 )

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

  • Longfellow Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-4, Location: 350 West 8th Street, Salida, CO 81201, Phone: (719) 530-5260, Students: 398 )

  • Avery/parsons Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: P O Box 2027, Buena Vista, CO 81211, Phone: (719) 395-7020, Students: 371 )

  • Salida Middle School


    ( Grades: 5-8, Location: 520 Milford Street, Salida, CO 81201, Phone: (719) 530-5300, Students: 335 )

  • Harry L Mc Ginnis Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: P O Box 2027, Buena Vista, CO 81211, Phone: (719) 395-7060, Students: 241 )

  • Arrowhead Learning Center


    ( Grades: 5-12, Location: P O Box 1199, Buena Vista, CO 81211, Phone: (719) 395-4675, Students: 22 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Chaffee County, Colorado

  • Salida High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 905 D Street, Salida, CO 81201, Phone: (719) 530-5400, Students: 383 )

  • Buena Vista High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: P O Box 2027, Buena Vista, CO 81211, Phone: (719) 395-7100, Students: 331 )

  • Chaffee County High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: P O Box 2027, Buena Vista, CO 81211, Phone: (719) 395-4064, Students: 43 )

Largest Schools (Private) In Chaffee County, Colorado

  • Tlc Christian School And Son Shine Inn


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: Po Box 943, Salida, CO 81201, Phone: (719) 539-1693, Students: 87 )

  • Darren Patterson Christian Academy


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: Po Box 1243, Buena Vista, CO 81211, Phone: (719) 395-6046, Students: 72 )

Public Libraries (Central) In Chaffee County, Colorado

  • Buena Vista/n Chaffee Co Ld


    131 Linderman Avenue, Buena Vista, CO 81211

  • Southern Chaffee County Regional Lib Dist/salida


    405 'e' Street, Salida, CO 81201

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Chaffee County, Colorado


  • Buena Vista Heritage Museum


    511 E Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211
    http://www.buenavistaheritage.org

  • Denver South Park & Pacific Historical Society


    Po Box 26, Buena Vista, CO 81211

  • Historic Salida Inc


    Po Box 70, Salida, CO 81201

  • Historic St Elmo And Chalk Creek Canyon Inc


    22705 County Road 292b, Nathrop, CO 81236

  • Orpheum Theater Inc


    Po Box 5141, Buena Vista, CO 81211

  • Salida Museum Association


    406 1/2 W Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201
    http://salidamuseum.org

  • Stage Left Theatre Company


    Po Box 216, Salida, CO 81201

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

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

Area Features of Chaffee County, Colorado


Airport


(1) Central Colorado Regional Airport   (2) Cmrs Airdrome Airport Historical   (3) Dodsworth Airport   (4) Harriet Alexander Field Airport   (5) Mount Princeton Heliport   (6) Salida Airport Historical   (7) Salida Hospital Heliport  

Arch


(1) Aspen Arch  

Basin


(1) Horn Fork Basin   (2) Mineral Basin  

Building


(1) Buena Vista Correctional Complex   (2) Buena Vista Fire Department   (3) Buena Vista Police Department   (4) Chaffee County Emergency Medical Service   (5) Chaffee County Emergency Medical Services Station 1   (6) Chaffee County Fire Protection District Station 1   (7) Chaffee County Fire Protection District Station 15   (8) Chaffee County Fire Protection District Station 2   (9) Chaffee County Fire Protection District Station 3   (10) Chaffee County Fire Protection District Station 4   (11) Chaffee County Fire Protection District Station 5   (12) Chaffee County Jail   (13) Chaffee County Sheriff S Office   (14) Chaffee County Sheriff S Office Buena Vista   (15) Colorado Division Of Wildlife Salida Service Center   (16) Colorado Fire Camp   (17) Colorado State Parks Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area   (18) Colorado State Patrol   (19) Colorado State Patrol Buena Vista Post   (20) Salida Fire Department   (21) Salida Police Department   (22) Us Forest Service Salida Ranger District  

Canal


(1) Arkansas Valley Canal   (2) Bowen Ditch   (3) Bray Ditch   (4) Cameron Ditch   (5) Cottonwood Maxwell Ditch   (6) Harrington Ditch   (7) Helena Ditch   (8) Johnson Ditch   (9) Kraft Ditch   (10) Mary Bray Ditch   (11) Mckenna Ditch   (12) Michigan Ditch   (13) Missouri Park Ditch   (14) North Fork Ditch   (15) Riverside Ditch   (16) Salida Ditch   (17) Silver Creek Ditch   (18) Sunnyside Park Ditch   (19) Trout Creek Ditch   (20) Williams-hamm Ditch   (21) Wolf And Neerland Ditch  

Cemetery


(1) Centerville Cemetery   (2) Cleora Cemetery   (3) Fairview Cemetery   (4) Mount Olivet Cemetery   (5) Woodlawn Cemetery  

Census


(1) Garfield Census Designated Place   (2) Johnson Village Census Designated Place   (3) Maysville Census Designated Place   (4) Smeltertown Census Designated Place  

Church


(1) Cross Roads Baptist Church  

Civil


(1) Buena Vista Division   (2) Chaffee County   (3) City Of Salida   (4) Salida Division   (5) Town Of Buena Vista   (6) Town Of Poncha Springs  

Cliff


(1) Chalk Cliffs  

Dam


(1) 3 Elk Dam   (2) Clear Creek Dam   (3) Fooses Dam   (4) Franz Number 1 Dam   (5) North Fork Dam   (6) O Haver Lake Dam  

Falls


(1) Agnes Vaille Falls   (2) Bedrock Falls   (3) The Falls  

Flat


(1) Adobe Park   (2) Berrian Park   (3) Big Grassy   (4) Brush Park   (5) Buffalo Meadows   (6) Coons Park   (7) Davis Meadow   (8) Herring Park   (9) Hoffman Park   (10) Missouri Park   (11) Piles Pasture   (12) Sand Park  

Forest


(1) San Isabel National Forest  

Gap


(1) Browns Pass   (2) Chalk Creek Pass   (3) Elkhead Pass   (4) Tincup Pass  

Hospital


(1) Heart Of The Rockies Regional Medical Center  

Lake


(1) Anglemeyer Lake   (2) Baldwin Lake   (3) Bear Lake   (4) Billings Lake   (5) Chalk Lake   (6) Dry Lake   (7) Fooses Lake   (8) Grizzly Lake   (9) Hancock Lake   (10) Hartenstein Lake   (11) Harvard Lakes   (12) Hunkydory Lake   (13) Island Lake   (14) Lake Rebecca   (15) Mirror Lake   (16) Pear Lake   (17) Pomeroy Lake   (18) Ptarmigan Lake   (19) Rainbow Lake   (20) Shavano Lake   (21) Silver King Lake   (22) Spout Lake   (23) Twin Lakes   (24) Upper Hancock Lake   (25) Upper Pomeroy Lake  

Locale


(1) Angel Of Shavano Campground   (2) Bassam Guard Station   (3) Berrian School   (4) Blanchard Ranch   (5) Blank Cabin   (6) Browns Cabin   (7) Buena Vista Square Shopping Center   (8) Cascade Campground   (9) Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery   (10) Chalk Lake Campground   (11) Collegiate Peaks Campground   (12) Colt Spring Campground   (13) Cottonwood Campground   (14) Cottonwood Lake Campground   (15) Cottonwood Lake Picnic Ground   (16) Goddard Ranch   (17) Gold Bug Mine   (18) Halfway Station   (19) Hangmans Cabin   (20) Hecla Junction   (21) Hughes Meadow Campground   (22) Indian Flats   (23) Little Johns Cabin   (24) Maxwell School   (25) Mears Junction   (26) Minnman Ranch   (27) Mirror Lake Campground   (28) Mount Princeton Campground   (29) Mount Princeton Hot Springs Historical   (30) Mount Shavano Hatchery   (31) North Fork Campground   (32) O Haver Lake Campground   (33) Oklahoma State University Engineering Camp   (34) Pine Creek School   (35) Rancho Sawatch   (36) Riverside School   (37) T-cross Ranch  

Mine


(1) Aksarben Mine   (2) Alaska Mine   (3) Allard Beryllium Mine   (4) Alpha And Beta Mine   (5) Alpine Number One Quarry   (6) American Flag Mine   (7) American Fluorspar Mine Company Mine   (8) Anaconda Mine   (9) Anna Huffman Copper Mine   (10) Annie C Mine   (11) Bancroft Incline Mine   (12) Bancroft Mine   (13) Be True Mine   (14) Ben Hill Mine   (15) Big Chief Tunnel Mine   (16) Black Hawk Mine   (17) Black Tiger Mine   (18) Blakes Wonder Placer Mine   (19) Blue Stone Mine   (20) Bonnie Belle Mine   (21) Bonus Extension Mine   (22) Bowen Quarry   (23) Brighton Mine   (24) Browns Cabin Mine   (25) Buckley Hill Mine   (26) Calumet Iron Mine   (27) Chaffee County Fluorspar Mine   (28) Cinderella South Mine   (29) Clinton Mine   (30) Colorado Fluorspar Company Mine   (31) Colorado Granite Quarry   (32) Condor Mine   (33) Copper King Mine   (34) Crete Mine   (35) Curly Lee Shaft Mine   (36) Dangerfield Mine   (37) Darling Mine   (38) Delay Tunnel Mine   (39) Desdemona Mine   (40) Doris Ruby Group Mine   (41) Elmer Mcmurray Mine   (42) Eureka Mountain Mine   (43) Fairplay Mine   (44) Fairview Mine   (45) Federal Quarry   (46) Flora Belle Mine   (47) Forward Gold Mining Company Mine   (48) Fraction Mine   (49) Free Town Lode Mine   (50) Futurity Mine   (51) Garfield Mine   (52) Garfield Quarry   (53) Giant Eclipse Mine   (54) Gladstone Mine   (55) Golden Age Mine   (56) Golden Island Mine   (57) Golden Wonder Mine   (58) Gypsy Queen Mine   (59) Herksberger Tunnel Mine   (60) Hill Top Mine   (61) Holdredge Mine   (62) Holywater Mine   (63) Homestake Mine   (64) Independence Mine   (65) Indianapolis Mine   (66) Irishwood Esther Mine   (67) Iron Chest Mine   (68) Iron Duke Mine   (69) Jack Rabbit Group Mine   (70) Jewell Tunnel Mine   (71) Joe Robesnick Mine   (72) Josephine Quarry   (73) Kramer Mine   (74) Lachaw Mine   (75) Last Chance Mine   (76) Last Chance Prospect Mine   (77) Latchaw Mine   (78) Lehigh Mine   (79) Lienhart Mine   (80) Lilly Mine   (81) Lily Mine   (82) Lionelle Mine   (83) Little Annie Mine   (84) Little Charm Mine   (85) Longfellow Claim   (86) Lucky Mine   (87) M And W Mine   (88) Madeline Mine   (89) Magdalene Mine   (90) Major Mine   (91) Maple Leaf Mine   (92) Mary A Claims Mine   (93) Mary Murphy Mine   (94) Mascot Mine   (95) Matilda Mine   (96) Midwest Quarry   (97) Mill Tunnel Mine   (98) Missouri Boy Mine   (99) Mizpah Mine   (100) Morgan Ranch Mine   (101) Mound Mine   (102) Mount Cross Granite Quarry   (103) Mount Princeton Quarry   (104) Mountain Chief Mine   (105) Nellie Bly Mine   (106) New York Mine   (107) Nutmeg Mine   (108) Ole Bull Mine   (109) Page Mine   (110) Pilgrim Group Mine   (111) Pinyon Mine   (112) Polly Number Four Mine   (113) Pride Of The West Mine   (114) Quaker Mine   (115) Rainbow-eagle Bird Mine   (116) Rarus Warrior Mine   (117) Rock King Lode Mine   (118) Rolla Mine   (119) Rose Pink Quarry   (120) Savilla Queen Number Two Mine   (121) Sedalia Mine   (122) Shamrock Mine   (123) Shannon Last Chance Mine   (124) Silver King Mine   (125) Sitting Bull Mine   (126) Snowflake Lode Mine   (127) Snowflake Number Two Mine   (128) Song Bird Mine   (129) Spartan Mine   (130) Speedy Mine   (131) Springfield Mine   (132) Stewart Mine   (133) Stockton Mine   (134) Stonewall Shaft Mine   (135) Sunset Mine   (136) Sunset Shaft Mine   (137) Tamarack Mine   (138) Thirty-six-thirty Mine   (139) Tiger Lily Mine   (140) Tilden Mine   (141) Tom Collins Mine   (142) Trefone Tunnel Mine   (143) Triad Mine   (144) Turret Independence Mine   (145) Ulrich Pit   (146) Uncle Sam Mine   (147) Vivandiere Mine   (148) Warner Granite Quarry   (149) White King Group Mine   (150) Wonder Lode Mine   (151) Yellow Bird Mine  

Park


(1) Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area   (2) Frantz Lake State Wildlife Area   (3) Mount Shavano State Wildlife Area  

Pillar


(1) Elephant Rock  

Populated Place


(1) Alpine Historical   (2) Americus   (3) Belleview   (4) Browns Canon   (5) Buena Vista   (6) Centerville   (7) Cleora   (8) Futurity   (9) Garfield   (10) Hancock Historical   (11) Iron City Historical   (12) Johnson Village   (13) Maysville   (14) Nathrop Historical   (15) Poncha Springs   (16) Princeton   (17) Riverside   (18) Romley Historical   (19) Saint Elmo Historical   (20) Salida   (21) Shavano Historical   (22) Smeltertown   (23) Stonewall Historical   (24) Swan Historical   (25) Turret  

Post Office


(1) Buena Vista Post Office   (2) Nathrop Post Office   (3) Poncha Springs Post Office   (4) Salida Post Office  

Range


(1) Collegiate Peaks   (2) Sawatch Range  

Reserve


(1) Buffalo Peaks Wilderness   (2) Collegiate Peaks Wilderness  

Reservoir


(1) 3 Elk Reservoir   (2) Alpine Lake   (3) Clear Creek Reservoir   (4) Cottonwood Lake   (5) Fox Lake   (6) Frantz Lake   (7) Holywater Beaver Ponds   (8) Ice Pond   (9) Kroenke Lake   (10) Lake Claire   (11) North Fork Reservoir   (12) Rainbow Lake  

Ridge


(1) Aspen Ridge   (2) Gladstone Ridge   (3) Graphite Ridge   (4) Mountain Morning Ridge   (5) Triad Ridge  

School


(1) Browns Canyon School   (2) Centerville School   (3) Gas Creek School   (4) Longfellow Elementary School   (5) Longfellow School   (6) Saint Joseph School  

Spring


(1) Black Diamond Spring   (2) Browns Canyon Warm Spring   (3) Browns Grotto Warm Spring   (4) Cable Spring   (5) Cottonwood Hot Springs   (6) Cutler Spring   (7) Hermit Springs   (8) Hollenbeck Spring   (9) Hortense Hot Spring   (10) Lost Spring   (11) Manoa Springs   (12) Midway Spring   (13) Mount Princeton Hot Springs   (14) Poncha Hot Springs   (15) Rock Spring   (16) Sawmill Spring   (17) School Section Spring   (18) Wicker Spring   (19) Willard Spring  

Stream


(1) Baldwin Creek   (2) Bassam Creek   (3) Bear Creek   (4) Browns Creek   (5) Buffalo Creek   (6) Chalk Creek   (7) Clear Creek   (8) Columbia Creek   (9) Como Creek   (10) Cottonwood Creek   (11) Cree Creek   (12) Cyclone Creek   (13) Deep Creek   (14) Del Monte Ditch   (15) Denny Creek   (16) Droz Creek   (17) Dry Creek   (18) Eddy Creek   (19) Ferris Creek   (20) Fooses Creek   (21) Four Elk Creek   (22) Fourmile Creek   (23) Frenchman Creek   (24) Gable Creek   (25) Gas Creek   (26) Green Creek   (27) Horn Fork Creek   (28) Hughes Creek   (29) Jennings Creek   (30) Little Browns Creek   (31) Little Cochetopa Creek   (32) Little Cottonwood Creek   (33) Little Fourmile Creek   (34) Lost Creek   (35) Maxwell Creek   (36) Mcclure Creek   (37) Mccoy Creek   (38) Mcfadden Creek   (39) Mercury Creek   (40) Merriam Creek   (41) Middle Cottonwood Creek   (42) Middle Fork Salt Creek   (43) Middle Fork South Arkansas River   (44) Mineral Creek   (45) Morris Creek   (46) Morrison Creek   (47) Murry Ditch   (48) North Cottonwood Creek   (49) North Fooses Creek   (50) North Fork Chalk Creek   (51) North Fork Denny Creek   (52) North Fork Middle Cottonwood Creek   (53) North Fork Sevenmile Creek   (54) North Fork South Arkansas River   (55) North Texas Creek   (56) Osbourne Creek   (57) Pass Creek   (58) Pine Creek   (59) Pioneer Ditch   (60) Placer Creek   (61) Poncha Creek   (62) Powell Creek   (63) Ptarmigan Creek   (64) Red Deer Creek   (65) Redman Creek   (66) Rock Creek   (67) Sand Creek   (68) Sevenmile Creek   (69) Silver Creek   (70) Silver Prince Creek   (71) South Arkansas River   (72) South Cottonwood Creek   (73) South Fooses Creek   (74) South Fork Salt Creek   (75) South Fork Sevenmile Creek   (76) South Pine Creek   (77) South Sand Creek   (78) South Texas Creek   (79) Spruce Creek   (80) Stumpy Creek   (81) Thompson Creek   (82) Three Elk Creek   (83) Threemile Creek   (84) Tiger Lily Creek   (85) Trout Creek   (86) Ute Creek   (87) Williams Hamm Ditch   (88) Willow Creek   (89) Woodchopper Creek  

Summit


(1) Bald Mountain   (2) Birthday Peak   (3) Boulder Mountain   (4) Calico Mountain   (5) Calumet Mountain   (6) Cameron Mountain   (7) Carbonate Mountain   (8) Chrysolite Mountain   (9) Cleveland Mountain   (10) Creep Mountain   (11) Cronin Peak   (12) Cyclone Mountain   (13) East Buffalo Peak   (14) Emerald Peak   (15) Emma Burr Mountain   (16) Green Mountain   (17) Grizzly Mountain   (18) Iowa Peak   (19) Jones Mountain   (20) Jones Peak   (21) Lost Mountain   (22) Marmot Peak   (23) Methodist Mountain   (24) Midland Hill   (25) Missouri Hill   (26) Missouri Mountain   (27) Mount Aetna   (28) Mount Antero   (29) Mount Columbia   (30) Mount Harvard   (31) Mount Kreutzer   (32) Mount Mamma   (33) Mount Oxford   (34) Mount Princeton   (35) Mount Shavano   (36) Mount White   (37) Mount Yale   (38) Pomeroy Mountain   (39) Poncha Mountain   (40) Rick Mountain   (41) Ruby Mountain   (42) Sewanee Peak   (43) Sheep Mountain   (44) Sugarloaf Mountain   (45) Tabeguache Peak   (46) Taylor Mountain   (47) Tenderfoot Hill   (48) The Crater   (49) The Mascot   (50) The Reef   (51) Turner Peak   (52) Waverly Mountain   (53) West Buffalo Peak  

Tower


(1) Kdmn-am Buena Vista   (2) Kvrh-am Salida   (3) Kvrh-fm Salida   (4) Wvrh Radio Tower  

Trail


(1) Browns Creek Trail   (2) Fourmile Creek - Buffalo Meadows Trail   (3) Harvard Trail   (4) Horn Fork Trail   (5) Midland Bike Trail   (6) Pine Creek Trail   (7) Round Hill Trail   (8) South Pine Creek Trail   (9) Texas Creek Trail   (10) Wapaca Trail  

Valley


(1) Arnold Gulch   (2) Avalanche Gulch   (3) Bails Gulch   (4) Bald Mountain Gulch   (5) Baldwin Gulch   (6) Big Sandy Draw   (7) Blank Gulch   (8) Browns Canyon   (9) Cable Gulch   (10) Calf Gulch   (11) Cals Fork Gulch   (12) Camp Rock Gulch   (13) Cascade Canyon   (14) Cat Gulch   (15) Cedar Gulch   (16) Cemetery Gulch   (17) Charcoal Gulch   (18) Chinaman Gulch   (19) Coal Camp Canyon   (20) Coal Kiln Gulch   (21) Columbia Gulch   (22) Columbine Gulch   (23) Columbus Gulch   (24) Cottonwood Gulch   (25) Crater Gulch   (26) Cutler Gulch   (27) Dead Can Gulch   (28) Dead Goat Gulch   (29) Dead Horse Gulch   (30) Deadman Gulch   (31) Deer Canyon   (32) Delaney Gulch   (33) Denny Gulch   (34) Droney Gulch   (35) Dry Columbia Gulch   (36) Dry Lake Gulch   (37) Futurity Gulch   (38) Grassy Gulch   (39) Green Gulch   (40) Green Timber Gulch   (41) Grizzly Gulch   (42) Grouse Canyon   (43) Harrington Gulch   (44) Harris Gulch   (45) Hop Gulch   (46) Hope Gulch   (47) Hunkydory Gulch   (48) Hunter Gulch   (49) Jonesy Gulch   (50) Kangaroo Gulch   (51) Kellog Gulch   (52) King Gulch   (53) Lake Gulch   (54) Langhoff Gulch   (55) Little Bull Gulch   (56) Loggie Gulch   (57) Longfellow Gulch   (58) Longs Gulch   (59) Magdalene Gulch   (60) Marble Quarry Gulch   (61) Mill Gulch   (62) Morgans Gulch   (63) Pomeroy Gulch   (64) Poplar Gulch   (65) Porphyry Gulch   (66) Railroad Gulch   (67) Raspberry Gulch   (68) Robey Gulch   (69) Sand Gulch   (70) Sawmill Gulch   (71) Sheep Canyon   (72) Shields Gulch   (73) Short Gulch   (74) Silverheels Gulch   (75) Siverheel Gulch   (76) Spring Gulch   (77) Spruce Gulch   (78) Stafford Gulch   (79) Sweetwater Gulch   (80) Taylor Gulch   (81) Tie Gulch   (82) Tunnel Gulch   (83) Waterloo Gulch   (84) Weldon Gulch   (85) Wildcat Gulch  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Chaffee County, Colorado

81201 (pop. 8,710) 81211 (pop. 6,508) 81236 (pop. 1,046)


Counties Nearby Chaffee County, Colorado

Saguache County, CO  (pop. 6,929) 39.1 Miles
Lake County, CO  (pop. 8,025) 40.3 Miles
Park County, CO  (pop. 16,788) 40.7 Miles
Fremont County, CO  (pop. 46,835) 45.5 Miles
Gunnison County, CO  (pop. 14,924) 49.9 Miles



Area Code(s) in Chaffee County, Colorado

719



Elevation in Chaffee County, Colorado is 7,782.0 ft. (2,372.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Chaffee County, Colorado

Lat: 38.657693 N        Long: -106.089152 W



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Economic Analysis

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

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 149   (2.4%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 164   (2.7%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 113   (1.8%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 390   (6.4%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 465   (7.6%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 843   (13.8%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 1,447   (23.7%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 879   (14.4%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 321   (5.3%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 408   (6.7%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 115   (1.9%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 44   (0.7%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 342   (5.6%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 431   (7.1%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Chaffee County, Colorado)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 4,869

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 493

In 3-person carpool : 133

In 4-person carpool : 10

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 15

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 10

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 9

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

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 96

Bicycle : 65

Walked : 545

Other means : 116

Worked at home : 934


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Chaffee County, Colorado)

Less than 5 minutes : 1,230

5 to 9 minutes : 2,075

10 to 14 minutes : 897

15 to 19 minutes : 659

20 to 24 minutes : 198

25 to 29 minutes : 144

30 to 34 minutes : 528

35 to 39 minutes : 89

40 to 44 minutes : 95

45 to 59 minutes : 175

60 to 89 minutes : 173

90 or more minutes : 98


(updated 2009)



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

With Social Security income : 2,630

No Social Security income : 4,802


(updated 2009)



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

With retirement income : 1,881

No retirement income : 5,551


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Chaffee County, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 111

$10,000 to $14,999 : 261

$15,000 to $19,999 : 99

$20,000 to $24,999 : 205

$25,000 to $29,999 : 439

$30,000 to $34,999 : 136

$35,000 to $39,999 : 276

$40,000 to $44,999 : 309

$45,000 to $49,999 : 285

$50,000 to $59,999 : 552

$60,000 to $74,999 : 614

$75,000 to $99,999 : 689

$100,000 to $124,999 : 361

$125,000 to $149,999 : 196

$150,000 to $199,999 : 122

$200,000 or more : 83


(updated 2009)



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

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $53,669


(updated 2009)



Occupations in Chaffee County, Colorado

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 1,132  (29.7%)
  • Service Occupations: 697  (18.3%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 557  (14.6%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 35  (0.9%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 901  (23.6%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 917  (30.6%)
  • Service Occupations: 772  (25.8%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 1,119  (37.4%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 21  (0.7%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 51  (1.7%)


(updated 2010)





Employment Rate In Chaffee County, Colorado

Employed: 7,856
Unemployed: 364



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Chaffee 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: 31.5%
  • Other: 68.5%



Water Usage In Chaffee County, Colorado

Ground Water

 
Fresh 0.00 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 0.00 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 71.24 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 71.24 Mgal/d





There are 225 Farms In Chaffee County, Colorado


(updated 2008)



Banks In Chaffee County, Colorado

High Country Bank - 3 Branches


    Bank Assets: $603.5k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 4

Collegiate Peaks Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $807.1k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 5

Nbh Bank, National Association - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $9.7m
    Industry Specialization: Mortgage Lending
    Total Offices: 98

Bank Of The West - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $69.1m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 603

The Pueblo Bank And Trust Company - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $319.9k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 9

Colorado East Bank & Trust - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $751.8k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 18

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Chaffee County, Colorado

  • Harriet Alexander Field


    (about 8.6 miles in Salida, Colorado; Airport Code: SLT)

  • Lake County


    (about 40.7 miles in Leadville, Colorado; Airport Code: LXV)

  • Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional


    (about 46.7 miles in Gunnison, Colorado; Airport Code: GUC)

  • Buckhorn Ranch


    (about 47.4 miles in Crested Butte, Colorado; Airport Code: CSE)

  • Baca Grande


    (about 50.8 miles in Moffat, Colorado; Airport Code: BCJ)

  • Fremont County


    (about 55.3 miles in Florence, Colorado; Airport Code: CNE)

  • Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field


    (about 57.3 miles in Woody Creek, Colorado; Airport Code: ASE)

  • Vail/Avon


    (about 68.1 miles in Vail, Colorado; Airport Code: WHR)

  • Butts AAF


    (about 71.7 miles in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Airport Code: FCS)

  • USAF Academy Airfield


    (about 72.0 miles in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Airport Code: AFF)

  • Peterson Field


    (about 75.1 miles in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Airport Code: COS)

  • City of Colorado Springs Municipal


    (about 75.5 miles in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Airport Code: COS)

  • Glen-Aspen


    (about 76.5 miles in Glenwood Springs, Colorado; Airport Code: CQL)

  • Eagle County Regional


    (about 81.2 miles in Gypsum, Colorado; Airport Code: EGE)

  • North Fork Valley


    (about 84.7 miles in Hotchkiss, Colorado; Airport Code: WPO)

  • Alamosa Municipal


    (about 85.2 miles in Alamosa, Colorado; Airport Code: ALS)

  • San Luis Valley Regional/Bergman Field


    (about 85.3 miles in Alamosa, Colorado; Airport Code: ALS)

  • Glenwood Springs Municipal


    (about 88.0 miles in Glenwood Springs, Colorado; Airport Code: GWS)

  • Pueblo Memorial


    (about 89.8 miles in Pueblo, Colorado; Airport Code: PUB)

  • Centennial


    (about 91.8 miles in Centennial, Colorado; Airport Code: APA)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Chaffee County, Colorado

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

72.26%

Carpooled

13.07%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.53%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.08%

Bicycle

0.93%

Walked

3.99%

Other Means

0.84%

Worked At Home

8.31%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

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

Family households:

Married-couple family : 4,181

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 243

Female householder, no husband present : 314

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 2,280

Householder not living alone : 414


(updated 2009)



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

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 48

Male householder and female partner : 163

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 159

All other households : 7,062


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Chaffee County, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 3,587

Renter-occupied housing units : 594

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 139

Renter-occupied housing units : 104

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 161

Renter-occupied housing units : 153

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,634

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,060


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Chaffee County, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 534

$10,000 to $14,999 : 650

$15,000 to $19,999 : 534

$20,000 to $24,999 : 510

$25,000 to $29,999 : 578

$30,000 to $34,999 : 261

$35,000 to $39,999 : 408

$40,000 to $44,999 : 419

$45,000 to $49,999 : 347

$50,000 to $59,999 : 760

$60,000 to $74,999 : 705

$75,000 to $99,999 : 798

$100,000 to $124,999 : 411

$125,000 to $149,999 : 196

$150,000 to $199,999 : 191

$200,000 or more : 130


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Chaffee County, Colorado)

Total : 9,821


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Chaffee County, Colorado)

Occupied : 7,432

Vacant : 2,389


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Chaffee County, Colorado)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Chaffee County, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : 223

Built 2000 to 2004 : 575

Built 1990 to 1999 : 2,015

Built 1980 to 1989 : 1,259

Built 1970 to 1979 : 2,209

Built 1960 to 1969 : 978

Built 1950 to 1959 : 599

Built 1940 to 1949 : 224

Built 1939 or earlier : 1,739


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Chaffee County, Colorado)

Utility gas : 3,943

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 1,480

Electricity : 928

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 41

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 837

Solar energy : 58

Other fuel : 88

No fuel used : 57


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Chaffee County, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 101

$10,000 to $14,999 : 38

$15,000 to $19,999 : 55

$20,000 to $24,999 : 72

$25,000 to $29,999 : 20

$30,000 to $34,999 : 12

$35,000 to $39,999 : 0

$40,000 to $49,999 : 43

$50,000 to $59,999 : 50

$60,000 to $69,999 : 28

$70,000 to $79,999 : 19

$80,000 to $89,999 : 39

$90,000 to $99,999 : 40

$100,000 to $124,999 : 296

$125,000 to $149,999 : 327

$150,000 to $174,999 : 474

$175,000 to $199,999 : 508

$200,000 to $249,999 : 800

$250,000 to $299,999 : 708

$300,000 to $399,999 : 961

$400,000 to $499,999 : 537

$500,000 to $749,999 : 177

$750,000 to $999,999 : 45

$1,000,000 or more : 171


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Chaffee 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 : 143

Home equity loan only : 421

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 2,665

Housing units without a mortgage : 2,292


(updated 2009)



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

Built 2005 or later : $281,900

Built 2000 to 2004 : $261,800

Built 1990 to 1999 : $281,300

Built 1980 to 1989 : $263,800

Built 1970 to 1979 : $185,400

Built 1960 to 1969 : $276,400

Built 1950 to 1959 : $210,200

Built 1940 to 1949 : $218,600

Built 1939 or earlier : $226,700


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Chaffee County, Colorado: 63.7%

Percentage of Family Households in Colorado: 63.9%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Chaffee 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 214 214 $18,341,147
  Two Family 2 4 $226,524
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

216 218 $18,567,671
2000        
  Single Family 227 227 $20,766,320
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $94,644
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

228 230 $20,860,964
2001        
  Single Family 219 219 $21,261,792
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

219 219 $21,261,792
2002        
  Single Family 230 230 $24,434,904
  Two Family 3 6 $385,333
  Three and Four Family 2 7 $306,432
  Five or More Family 1 5 $167,649
  Total

236 248 $25,294,318
2003        
  Single Family 190 190 $26,560,233
  Two Family 2 4 $313,951
  Three and Four Family 2 7 $670,124
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

194 201 $27,544,308
2004        
  Single Family 168 168 $24,074,006
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

168 168 $24,074,006
2005        
  Single Family 155 155 $22,144,540
  Two Family 1 2 $209,151
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

156 157 $22,353,691
2006        
  Single Family 162 162 $34,024,095
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

162 162 $34,024,095


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Chaffee County, CO): $34,368
Median Household Income In 2000 (Colorado): $47,203


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Chaffee County): $146,500
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Colorado): $160,100


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Chaffee County, Colorado

Utility Gas: 55.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 25.3%
Electricity: 9.0%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.3%
Coal Or Coke: 0.1%
Wood: 8.1%
Solar Energy: 0.8%
Other Fuel: 0.7%
No Fuel Used: 0.3%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Chaffee County, Colorado

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 90.39%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 6.34%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 3.27%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Chaffee County): $517
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Colorado): $671
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Chaffee County): $701


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



Health Care Centers Close To Chaffee County, Colorado

Premier Home Care Inc


     Address: 28350 County Road 317 #1, Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 1/11/2006

Upper Arkansas Home Health, An Amedisys Partn


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

St Vincent Home Health Care


     Address: 822 W 4th St, Leadville, Colorado 80461
     Ownership: Government - Local
     Certified Date: 10/2/1995

Fremont County Nursing Service


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

Mountain Home Health


     Address: 300 E Denver Ave, Gunnison, Colorado 81230
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 6/5/1991

Hospitals Close To Chaffee County, Colorado

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

St Vincent General Hospital District


     Address: 822 W 4th Street, Leadville, Colorado 80461
     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

Gunnison Valley Hospital


     Address: 711 N Taylor Street, Gunnison, Colorado 81230
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Pikes Peak Regional Hospital


     Address: 16420 Highway 24, Woodland Park, Colorado 80863
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Nursing Homes Close To Chaffee County, Colorado

Columbine Manor Care Center


     Address: 530 West 16th Street, Salida, Colorado 81201
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 100
     Percent Occupied: 89%

Hildebrand Care Center


     Address: 1401 Phay Avenue, Canon City, Colorado 81212
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 88
     Percent Occupied: 93%

Centura Health-st Thomas More Progressive Care Cen


     Address: 1338 Phay Avenue, Canon City, Colorado 81212
     Ownership: Non Profit - Church Related
     Number of Residents: 85
     Percent Occupied: 73%

Canon Lodge Care Center


     Address: 905 Harding Avenue, Canon City, Colorado 81212
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 42
     Percent Occupied: 70%

Skyline Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center


     Address: 515 Fairview Street, Canon City, Colorado 81212
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 76
     Percent Occupied: 89%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Chaffee County, Colorado

Name: Palo Verde
Address: PO Box 52034; Phoenix,AZ 85072-2034
Distance: 488 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Chaffee County, Colorado

    Retired Workers: 2,725
    Disabled Workers: 380
    Widowers Workers: 320
    Spouses Workers: 235
    Children Workers: 195


(updated 2007)



Chaffee County, Colorado Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 42.94%
  • Bush & Cheney 55.59%
  • Other 1.47%



(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 Chaffee County, Colorado citizens.

Relocation to Chaffee County, CO

10.11 % of Chaffee County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $37,160

Colorado Average 10.77 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

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

  • El Paso County , CO 0.74 % ($41,023 AGI )
  • Fremont County , CO 0.74 % ($31,773 AGI )
  • Jefferson County , CO 0.45 % ($50,852 AGI )
  • Arapahoe County , CO 0.35 % ($92,667 AGI )
  • Boulder County , CO 0.33 % ($56,950 AGI )
  • Denver County , CO 0.32 % ($21,421 AGI )
  • Larimer County , CO 0.30 % ($30,500 AGI )
  • Douglas County , CO 0.23 % ($51,357 AGI )
  • Summit County , CO 0.23 % ($33,571 AGI )
  • Lake County , CO 0.22 % ($22,462 AGI )

Relocation away from Chaffee County, CO

9.70 % of Chaffee 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 $32,391

Colorado Average 10.03 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

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

  • Fremont County , CO 0.87 % ($33,904 AGI )
  • El Paso County , CO 0.74 % ($52,659 AGI )
  • Mesa County , CO 0.40 % ($24,500 AGI )
  • Jefferson County , CO 0.35 % ($38,905 AGI )
  • Denver County , CO 0.32 % ($25,421 AGI )
  • Larimer County , CO 0.27 % ($39,000 AGI )
  • Arapahoe County , CO 0.25 % ($23,800 AGI )
  • Adams County , CO 0.24 % ($36,429 AGI )
  • Pueblo County , CO 0.24 % ($23,857 AGI )
  • Saguache County , CO 0.20 % ($33,000 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 Chaffee County, Colorado is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Chaffee County, Colorado


On 05/05/1991, a tornado touched down 10.05 miles from the center of Chaffee County, Colorado. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.



Storms In Chaffee County, Colorado

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Flooding        
08/02/2007, 12:00 am 0 0 $2M --
07/21/2007, 12:00 am 0 0 $1M --
07/05/2007, 12:00 am 0 0 $20K --
07/22/2002, 07:00 pm 0 2 $100K --
         
Hail        
08/01/1993, 05:13 pm 0 0 $1K --
         
Lightning        
06/10/2005, 10:18 am 0 0 $50K --
07/25/2003, 02:00 pm 0 0 -- $2K
07/24/2003, 06:03 pm 0 0 $50K --
09/10/1995, 12:00 am 1 0 -- --
01/01/1914, 12:00 am 0 1 -- --
12/13/1901, 08:45 pm 0 1 -- --
         





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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 Chaffee 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 Chaffee County, Colorado


  • Chaffee County Jail


    Chrestone Avenue, Salida, CO 81201
    Confined: 63
    Avg. Population: 65


(updated 2006)



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