Strasburg, Colorado

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Strasburg, Colorado
Census-designated place
Location in Arapahoe County and the state of Colorado
Location in Arapahoe County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°44′10″N 104°19′43″W / 39.73611°N 104.32861°W / 39.73611; -104.32861Coordinates: 39°44′10″N 104°19′43″W / 39.73611°N 104.32861°W / 39.73611; -104.32861
Country  United States
State  Colorado
Counties Adams County[1]
Arapahoe County
Area
 • Total 20.82 sq mi (53.93 km2)
 • Land 20.80 sq mi (53.86 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation [1] 5,381 ft (1,640 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,447
 • Density 118/sq mi (45.4/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 80136
Area code(s) 303 and 720
FIPS code 08-74375
GNIS feature ID 0184999

Strasburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Adams and Arapahoe counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. The population was 2,447 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 1,402 at the 2000 census.[4] The Strasburg Post Office has the ZIP Code 80136.[2]

History[edit]

Strasburg was the location of the "joining of the rails", the actual last link in the coast-to-coast railroad network in the United States, completed in August 1870 with the completion at Strasburg of the Denver extension of the Kansas Pacific Railway (even after the 1869 Golden spike event in Utah that signalled the completion of the first transcontinental railroad, passengers of the Union Pacific portion of that line were required to disembark to cross the Missouri River by boat until 1873). Strasburg (previously known as Comanche Crossing) was renamed that year in honor of an official of the Kansas Pacific. The Comanche Crossing Museum commemorates the 1870 "joining of the rails". The museum teaches students how to simulate train whistles with their hands.

Geography[edit]

Strasburg is located at 39°44′10″N 104°19′43″W / 39.73611°N 104.32861°W / 39.73611; -104.32861 (39.736047, -104.328494).[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 20.82 square miles (53.93 km2), of which 20.80 square miles (53.86 km2) is land and 0.023 square miles (0.06 km2), or 0.12%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,402 people, 503 households, and 393 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 181.1 people per square mile (69.9/km²). There were 532 housing units at an average density of 68.7 per square mile (26.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.44% White, 1.28% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.85% of the population.

There were 503 households out of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $53,558, and the median income for a family was $61,157. Males had a median income of $42,097 versus $25,862 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,546. About 3.1% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. December 14, 2006. Retrieved December 14, 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Strasburg CDP, Colorado". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.