Cokedale, Colorado

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Town of Cokedale, Colorado
Town
Location in Las Animas County and the State of Colorado
Location in Las Animas County and the State of Colorado
Coordinates: 37°8′40″N 104°37′16″W / 37.14444°N 104.62111°W / 37.14444; -104.62111Coordinates: 37°8′40″N 104°37′16″W / 37.14444°N 104.62111°W / 37.14444; -104.62111
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County[1] Las Animas County
Incorporated March 15, 1948[2]
Government
 • Type Statutory Town[1]
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[3] 6,332 ft (1,930 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 139
 • Density 695/sq mi (278/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code[4] Trinidad CO 81082
Area code(s) 719
FIPS code 08-15550
GNIS feature ID 0194669

The Town of Cokedale is a Statutory Town located in Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. The population was 129 at the 2010 census, a decline of 10 from 139 in 2000. Cokedale was a former coal mining town. The mine shut down in 1947. The town was 5 miles away from the epicenter of a 5.3 earthquake on August 23, 2011.

Geography[edit]

Cokedale is located at 37°8′40″N 104°37′16″W / 37.14444°N 104.62111°W / 37.14444; -104.62111 (37.144508, -104.621224)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.

Cokedale mine ruins

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 139 people, 62 households, and 40 families residing in the town. The population density was 685.0 people per square mile (268.3/km²). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 423.8 per square mile (166.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.21% White, 0.72% Native American, 7.19% from other races, and 2.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 43.17% of the population.

There were 62 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 107.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,958, and the median income for a family was $40,179. Males had a median income of $20,000 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,503. There were 7.3% of families and 6.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 7.0% of under eighteens and 5.1% of those over 64.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved September 5, 2007. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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