Ponderosa Park, Colorado

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Ponderosa Park, Colorado
CDP
Location in Elbert County and the state of Colorado
Location in Elbert County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°24′9″N 104°38′20″W / 39.40250°N 104.63889°W / 39.40250; -104.63889Coordinates: 39°24′9″N 104°38′20″W / 39.40250°N 104.63889°W / 39.40250; -104.63889
Country  United States
State  Colorado
Counties[1] Elbert
Government
 • Type unincorporated community
Area
 • Total 14.8 sq mi (38.3 km2)
 • Land 14.8 sq mi (38.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation [1] 6,683 ft (2,037 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,112
 • Density 210.3/sq mi (81.3/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80107
FIPS code 08-60655
GNIS feature ID 0185105

Ponderosa Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Elbert County, Colorado, United States. The population was 3,112 at the 2000 census.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,112 people, 1,040 households, and 897 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 210.7 people per square mile (81.4/km²). There were 1,057 housing units at an average density of 71.5 per square mile (27.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.37% White, 0.55% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.98% of the population.

There were 1,040 households out of which 44.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.3% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.7% were non-families. 8.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 34.6% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 4.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $70,192, and the median income for a family was $72,500. Males had a median income of $53,000 versus $26,988 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,673. About 2.4% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

Geography[edit]

Ponderosa Park is located at 39°24′09″N 104°38′20″W / 39.402475°N 104.638954°W / 39.402475; -104.638954.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 14.8 square miles (38 km2), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

This climate type is usually found in the outskirts of true deserts in low-latitude, semiarid regions. It has a cooler, wetter winter resulting from the higher latitude and mid-latitude frontal cyclone activity. Annual precipitation totals are greater than in tropical and subtropical desert climates. Yearly variations in amount are not as extreme as in the true deserts but are nevertheless large. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "BSk". (Tropical and Subtropical Steppe Climate).

Climate data for Ponderosa Park, Colorado
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6
(43)
8
(46)
11
(51)
16
(60)
21
(69)
27
(80)
30
(86)
29
(84)
25
(77)
19
(66)
11
(52)
7
(45)
17.5
(63.3)
Average low °C (°F) −9
(15)
−8
(18)
−5
(23)
−1
(31)
4
(40)
9
(49)
13
(55)
12
(54)
8
(46)
2
(35)
−5
(23)
−8
(17)
1
(33.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.3)
8
(0.3)
23
(0.9)
33
(1.3)
64
(2.5)
48
(1.9)
56
(2.2)
48
(1.9)
28
(1.1)
20
(0.8)
18
(0.7)
8
(0.3)
362
(14.2)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on May 5, 2013.