Colorado City, Texas

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Colorado City, Texas
City
Colorado City Opera House, advertising Jay Boy Adams in concert; Adams was raised in Colorado City, where his father was the Chevrolet dealer.
Colorado City Opera House, advertising Jay Boy Adams in concert; Adams was raised in Colorado City, where his father was the Chevrolet dealer.
Location of Colorado City, Texas
Location of Colorado City, Texas
Mitchell County ColoradoCity.svg
Coordinates: 32°23′46″N 100°51′44″W / 32.39611°N 100.86222°W / 32.39611; -100.86222Coordinates: 32°23′46″N 100°51′44″W / 32.39611°N 100.86222°W / 32.39611; -100.86222
Country United States
State Texas
County Mitchell
Area
 • Total 5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)
 • Land 5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,067 ft (630 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,281
 • Density 809.2/sq mi (312.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79512
Area code(s) 325
FIPS code 48-16120[1]
GNIS feature ID 1333141[2]
Website www.coloradocitytexas.org
Colorado City welcome sign
Downtown Colorado City
U.S. Post Office in Colorado City
City Hall in Colorado City
Kiwanis Park in Colorado City
Mitchell County Courthouse in Colorado City
First United Methodist Church in Colorado City
First Baptist Church in Colorado City is located adjacent to the United Methodist Church.

Colorado City is a city in and the county seat of Mitchell County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 4,146 at the 2010 census.

Former U.S. Representative George Mahon of Lubbock was raised in Mitchell County and is honored with a statue in front of the courthouse. The Texas radio pioneer Clint Formby and his wife Margaret Clark Formby, founder of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, lived for a time early in their marriage in Colorado City and actually rented their residence from the Mahons.[4]

Geography[edit]

Colorado City is located at 32°23′46″N 100°51′44″W / 32.39611°N 100.86222°W / 32.39611; -100.86222 (32.396163, -100.862137).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (14 km2), all of it land.

Colorado City is situated along the Colorado River to the west and Lone Wolf Creek to the east.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, 4,281 people, 1,646 households, and 1,124 families resided in the city. The population density was 809.2 people per square mile (312.5/km²). There were 2,076 housing units at an average density of 392.4 per square mile (151.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.71% White, 5.09% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 14.62% from other races, and 2.59% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latino of any race were 36.25% of the population.

Of the 1,646 households, 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were not families. About 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city, the population was distributed as 28.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,842, and for a family was $27,363. Males had a median income of $22,272 versus $20,037 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,591. About 18.7% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.2% of those under age 18 and 23.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Colorado City is served by the Colorado Independent School District.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Colorado City has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[6]

Gallery[edit]

Notable Residents include PRCA cowboys Clint Singleton and Casey Chamberlain, former professional bull rider and 2006 WSPBR champion Brent Terry, Professional Bull Riders Justin Northcutt and Hayden Redwine, and PRCA cowgirl Terra Bynum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Clint Formby obituary". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved August 4, 2010. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Colorado City, Texas
  7. ^ PostalHistory.Com

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