Campo, Colorado

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Town of Campo, Colorado
Statutory Town
Location in Baca County and the state of Colorado
Location in Baca County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 37°06′17″N 102°34′44″W / 37.104711°N 102.578798°W / 37.104711; -102.578798Coordinates: 37°06′17″N 102°34′44″W / 37.104711°N 102.578798°W / 37.104711; -102.578798[1]
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Baca County[2]
Incorporated March 6, 1950[3]
 • Type Statutory Town[2]
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[4] 4,344 ft (1,324 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 109
 • Density 1,100/sq mi (270/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 81029[5]
Area code(s) 719
INCITS place code 0811645
GNIS feature ID 0196360

The Town of Campo is a Statutory Town located in Baca County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 109 at the 2010 United States Census.[6] The town is situated on the Great Plains, straddling U.S. Route 287/385.


Campo is located just north of the Oklahoma border in southern Baca County at 37°06′17″N 102°34′42″W / 37.104731°N 102.578394°W / 37.104731; -102.578394.[7] Via U.S. Route 287/385 it is 21 miles (34 km) north to Springfield, the county seat, and 27 miles (43 km) south to Boise City, Oklahoma.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.

A long lived EF2 tornado brushed the south side of Campo, Colorado on May 31st, 2010.


As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 150 people, 55 households, and 44 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,086.4 people per square mile (413.7/km²). There were 79 housing units at an average density of 572.2 per square mile (217.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.33% White, 3.33% Native American, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.67% of the population.

There were 55 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,875, and the median income for a family was $21,375. Males had a median income of $19,167 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,818. There were 33.3% of families and 45.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 73.2% of under eighteens and 8.3% of those over 64.

Appearances in film[edit]

The town was used as a location for a scene in the 1982 film Savannah Smiles.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2014 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Places". United States Census Bureau. July 1, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  3. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup" (JAVASCRIPT/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved September 4, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Campo town, Colorado". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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