Kersey, Colorado

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Town of Kersey, Colorado
Town
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 40°23′10″N 104°33′41″W / 40.38611°N 104.56139°W / 40.38611; -104.56139Coordinates: 40°23′10″N 104°33′41″W / 40.38611°N 104.56139°W / 40.38611; -104.56139
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County[1] Weld
Incorporated (town) December 3, 1908[2]
Government
 • Type Statutory Town[1]
Area
 • Total 1 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Land 1 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[3] 4,619 ft (1,408 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,389
 • Density 1,389/sq mi (555.6/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[4] 80644
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-40515
GNIS feature ID 0204695

Kersey is a statutory town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 1,389 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Originally called Orr, Kersey was created in 1882 as a place on the Union Pacific Railroad main line between Julesburg and LaSalle. The area was given its current name in 1896 by John Kersey Painter after his grandfather. It was officially incorporated as a town in 1908. In 1973, the nearby Latham Reservoir broke, flooding a significant portion of the town and causing major damage.

Geography[edit]

Kersey is located at 40°23′10″N 104°33′41″W / 40.38611°N 104.56139°W / 40.38611; -104.56139 (40.386060, -104.561453).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,389 people, 474 households, and 374 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,425.8 people per square mile (552.9/km²). There were 489 housing units at an average density of 502.0 per square mile (194.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.43% White, 0.07% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 4.75% from other races, and 2.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.01% of the population.

There were 474 households out of which 48.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the town the population was spread out with 34.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,333, and the median income for a family was $45,329. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $23,148 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,346. About 8.1% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

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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 October 18, 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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