Rangely, Colorado

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Town of Rangely, Colorado
Town
Rangely Museum
Rangely Museum
Nickname(s): A great place to live
Location in Rio Blanco County and the state of Colorado
Location in Rio Blanco County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 40°5′10″N 108°47′53″W / 40.08611°N 108.79806°W / 40.08611; -108.79806Coordinates: 40°5′10″N 108°47′53″W / 40.08611°N 108.79806°W / 40.08611; -108.79806
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County[1] Rio Blanco
Incorporated (town) August 27, 1946[2]
Government
 • Type Statutory Town[1]
 • Mayor Paula Davis[3]
Area
 • Total 4 sq mi (10.5 km2)
 • Land 4 sq mi (10.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[4] 5,297 ft (1,615 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,096
 • Density 524/sq mi (199.6/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[5] 81648
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-62880
GNIS feature ID 0171670
Website Town of Rangely

Rangely is a Statutory Town in Rio Blanco County, Colorado, United States. The population was 2,096 at the 2000 census. The town is home to one of two campuses of the Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Geography[edit]

Rangely is located at 40°5′10″N 108°47′53″W / 40.08611°N 108.79806°W / 40.08611; -108.79806 (40.086181, -108.797944)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10 km2), all of it land.

Oil well near Rangley

The terrain is mountain desert and is dry for most of the year.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 2,096 people, 749 households, and 546 families residing in the town. The population density was 518.4 people per square mile (200.3/km²). There were 899 housing units at an average density of 222.4 per square mile (85.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.42% White, 0.43% African American, 1.05% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 1.62% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.20% of the population.

There were 749 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 14.4% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,276, and the median income for a family was $48,438. Males had a median income of $41,220 versus $25,242 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,668. About 6.3% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

Historic Places[edit]

Near Rangely are the following prehistoric Fremont culture sites listed as National Register of Historic Places:[8]

Prehistoric sites
  • Collage Shelter Site — dated from 500 – 1499 AD.
  • Cañon Pintado — dated from 500 – 1899 AD.
  • Carrot Men Pictograph Site — dated from 500 – 1499 AD.
  • Fremont Lookout Fortification Site — dated from 0 – 1499 AD.

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. ^ http://www.rangely.com/
  4. ^ http://www.rangely.com/FAQGeneral.html
  5. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 19, 2007. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ National Register of Historic Places in Rio Blanco County American Dreams, Inc. Retrieved 2011-10-6.

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