Holyoke, Colorado

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Holyoke, Colorado
City
Phillips County Courthouse, 2013
Phillips County Courthouse, 2013
Motto: "It's not what you show, it's what you grow."
Location in Phillips County and the State of Colorado
Location in Phillips County and the State of Colorado
Coordinates: 40°34′55″N 102°18′4″W / 40.58194°N 102.30111°W / 40.58194; -102.30111Coordinates: 40°34′55″N 102°18′4″W / 40.58194°N 102.30111°W / 40.58194; -102.30111
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Phillips County Seat[1]
Incorporated May 31, 1888[2]
Government
 • Type Home Rule Municipality[1]
Area
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation [3] 3,750 ft (1,143 m)
Population (2013)
 • Total 1,965
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (440/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[4] 80734
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-37270
GNIS feature ID 0182823

Holyoke is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Phillips County, Colorado, United States.[5] The city population was 2,313 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

The city is named after Holyoke, Massachusetts.[7]

Geography[edit]

Holyoke is located at 40°34′55″N 102°18′4″W / 40.58194°N 102.30111°W / 40.58194; -102.30111 (40.582002, -102.301056).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Holyoke, Colorado (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 44
(7)
51
(11)
56
(13)
59
(15)
69
(21)
77
(25)
92
(33)
96
(36)
83
(28)
70
(21)
47
(8)
39
(4)
63.8
(17.7)
Average low °F (°C) 22
(−6)
30
(−1)
33
(1)
41
(5)
52
(11)
55
(13)
60
(16)
66
(19)
55
(13)
44
(7)
31
(−1)
19
(−7)
36.2
(2.3)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.42
(10.7)
0.47
(11.9)
1.05
(26.7)
1.87
(47.5)
3.01
(76.5)
2.97
(75.4)
2.88
(73.2)
2.31
(58.7)
1.32
(33.5)
1.20
(30.5)
0.63
(16)
0.44
(11.2)
18.55
(471.2)
Snowfall inches (cm) 5.0
(12.7)
4.4
(11.2)
5.5
(14)
3.4
(8.6)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.4
(1)
1.5
(3.8)
4.3
(10.9)
5.2
(13.2)
29.7
(75.4)
Source: NOAA[9]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 2,261 people, 896 households, and 594 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,300.3 people per square mile (501.7/km²). There were 980 housing units at an average density of 563.6 per square mile (217.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.61% White, 0.04% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 8.09% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.39% of the population.

There were 896 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,984, and the median income for a family was $36,970. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $17,455 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,697. About 12.0% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ "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 October 6, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  7. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 159. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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