Kiowa, Colorado

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Not to be confused with Kiowa County, Colorado.
Town of Kiowa, Colorado
Town
Kiowa, Colorado
Kiowa, Colorado
Location in Elbert County and the State of Colorado
Location in Elbert County and the State of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°20′39″N 104°27′46″W / 39.34417°N 104.46278°W / 39.34417; -104.46278Coordinates: 39°20′39″N 104°27′46″W / 39.34417°N 104.46278°W / 39.34417; -104.46278
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Elbert County Seat[1]
Incorporated December 30, 1912[2]
Government
 • Type Home Rule Municipality[1]
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[3] 6,378 ft (1,944 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 581
 • Density 1,162/sq mi (446.9/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[4] 80117
Area code(s) Both 303 and 720
FIPS code 08-40790
GNIS feature ID 0185146
Website Town of Kiowa

The Town of Kiowa is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat of Elbert County, Colorado, United States.[5] The town population was 581 at the U.S. Census 2000.

History[edit]

The town was named for the Kiowa Indian tribe,[6] and was incorporated in 1912.[7]

Geography[edit]

Kiowa is located at 39°20′39″N 104°27′46″W / 39.34417°N 104.46278°W / 39.34417; -104.46278 (39.344207, -104.462714)[8].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 581 people, 227 households, and 152 families residing in the town. However, outside of this incorporated town's limits there are several thousand other new residents of this fast growing county. The population density was 1,190.3 people per square mile (457.8/km²). There were 243 housing units at an average density of 497.9 per square mile (191.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.49% White, 0.34% African American, 0.86% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 1.20% from other races, and 2.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.30% of the population.

There were 227 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 36.3% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 106.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,809, and the median income for a family was $42,353. Males had a median income of $34,875 versus $26,071 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,885. About 7.0% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Religion[edit]

  • Kiowa Creek Community Church
  • Majestic View Church
  • Nazarene Church
  • Graceway Bible Church
  • Our Lady of the Visitation Parish

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  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 21, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ "Profile for Kiowa, Colorado, CO". ePodunk. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  7. ^ "Kiowa, Colorado". City-Data.com. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  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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