Crook, Colorado

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Town of Crook, Colorado
Statutory Town
Location in Logan County and the state of Colorado
Location in Logan County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 40°51′32″N 102°48′05″W / 40.858752°N 102.801392°W / 40.858752; -102.801392Coordinates: 40°51′32″N 102°48′05″W / 40.858752°N 102.801392°W / 40.858752; -102.801392[1]
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Logan County[2]
Incorporated September 23, 1918[3]
 • Type Statutory Town[2]
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[4] 3,711 ft (1,131 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 110
 • Density 1,100/sq mi (370/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code[5] 80726
Area code(s) 970
INCITS place code 0818640
GNIS feature ID 0182716

The Town of Crook is a Statutory Town in Logan County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 110 at the 2010 United States Census.


The town was named for General George Crook, officer during the American Civil War and the Indian Wars.[6] It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.[7]


Crook is located at 40°51′31″N 102°48′4″W / 40.85861°N 102.80111°W / 40.85861; -102.80111 (40.858586, -102.801195).[8]

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.


As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 128 people, 57 households, and 38 families residing in the town. The population density was 991.5 people per square mile (380.2/km²). There were 80 housing units at an average density of 619.7 per square mile (237.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.91% of the population.

There were 57 households out of which 17.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 1.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 19.5% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 109.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $35,833. Males had a median income of $29,167 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,127. There were no families and 3.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 10.3% of those over 64.

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  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 6, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Profile for Crook, Colorado". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  7. ^ Parker, Quentin (2010). Welcome to Horneytown, North Carolina, Population: 15: An insider's guide to 201 of the world's weirdest and wildest places. Adams Media. pp. ix. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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