Peetz, Colorado

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Town of Peetz, Colorado
Town
Location in Logan County and the state of Colorado
Location in Logan County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 40°57′42″N 103°6′43″W / 40.96167°N 103.11194°W / 40.96167; -103.11194Coordinates: 40°57′42″N 103°6′43″W / 40.96167°N 103.11194°W / 40.96167; -103.11194[1]
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County[2] Logan County
Incorporated (town) May 17, 1917[3]
Government
 • Type Statutory Town[2]
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[4] 4,436 ft (1,352 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 227
 • Density 1,135/sq mi (454/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[5] 80747
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-58235
GNIS feature ID 0204648
Website Town of Peetz Website

Peetz is a Statutory Town in Logan County, Colorado, United States. The population was 227 at the 2000 census. Peetz is home to the RE-5 School District and Peetz K-12 School. Peetz is also home to the Peetz Wind Farm.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.

Peetz is located on the Peetz Plateau.

Commerce[edit]

Peetz's commerce mainly is focused on farming. In the town of Peetz, there is one restaurant/bar, the Hot Spot, a grain elevator and service station, Peetz Co-op, a telephone and internet provider, Peetz Telephone Company, and a laundromat.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 227 people, 90 households, and 63 families residing in the town. The population density was 4 people per square mile (461.3/km²). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 529.6 per square mile (201.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.59% White, 1.76% from other races, and 2.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.57% of the population.

There were 90 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% 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 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 108.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $42,083, and the median income for a family was $47,614. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,172. About 4.5% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Name[edit]

Peetz Colorado received its name from a man who worked on the railroad trains that passed through the area. The area, having no name, was given the last name of the man that worked there at the time.

The town was originally named Mercer.

Transportation[edit]

There are no forms of public transportation in Peetz. There is a BNSF Railway line that runs past Peetz, however, there are no passenger trains. The Peetz lies next to Highway 113.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  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 December 2, 2007. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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