Granada, Colorado

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Granada, Colorado
Town
Location within Prowers County (left) and Colorado (right)
Location within Prowers County (left) and Colorado (right)
Coordinates: 38°3′53″N 102°18′40″W / 38.06472°N 102.31111°W / 38.06472; -102.31111Coordinates: 38°3′53″N 102°18′40″W / 38.06472°N 102.31111°W / 38.06472; -102.31111
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County[1] Prowers
Incorporated (town) July 25, 1887[2]
Government
 • Type Statutory Town[1]
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,484 ft (1,062 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 517
 • Density 914.3/sq mi (336.8/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[3] 81041
Area code(s) 719
FIPS code 08-31550
GNIS feature ID 0195594
Looking west on U.S. Highway 50/400

Granada is a Statutory Town in Prowers County, Colorado, United States. The population was 640 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

During World War II, the Granada War Relocation Center was located west of Granada as a Japanese American internment camp. It opened in August 1942 and housed a maximum population of 7,318 citizens.

Geography[edit]

Granada is located at 38°3′53″N 102°18′40″W / 38.06472°N 102.31111°W / 38.06472; -102.31111 (38.064603, -102.311052).[4] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 640 people, 198 households, and 151 families residing in the town. The population density was 889.6 people per square mile (343.2/km²). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 323.9 per square mile (124.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 64.69% White, 0.16% Native American, 33.75% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 62.50% of the population.

There were 198 households out of which 48.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 3.77.

In the town the population was spread out with 37.7% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,042, and the median income for a family was $31,750. Males had a median income of $22,167 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,561. About 25.2% of families and 27.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Students are served by Granada Undivided High School whose mascot are the Bobcats.

See also[edit]

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. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved September 24, 2007. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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