Bethune, Colorado

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Town of Bethune, Colorado
Statutory Town
Location in Kit Carson County and the State of Colorado
Location in Kit Carson County and the State of Colorado
Town of Bethune, Colorado is located in the US
Town of Bethune, Colorado
Town of Bethune, Colorado
Location in the contiguous United States
Coordinates: 39°18′14″N 102°25′24″W / 39.303822°N 102.423414°W / 39.303822; -102.423414Coordinates: 39°18′14″N 102°25′24″W / 39.303822°N 102.423414°W / 39.303822; -102.423414[1]
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Kit Carson County[2]
Incorporated June 10, 1926[3]
Government
 • Type Statutory Town[2]
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[4] 4,258 ft (1,298 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 237
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (590/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80805[5]
Area code(s) 719
INCITS place code 0806530
GNIS feature ID 0195124

The Town of Bethune is a Statutory Town in Kit Carson County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 237 at the 2010 United States Census.[6]

It has access with Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 24.

Geography[edit]

Bethune is located at 39°18′16″N 102°25′24″W / 39.30444°N 102.42333°W / 39.30444; -102.42333 (39.304471, -102.423362).[7]

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.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 97
1940 79 −18.6%
1950 71 −10.1%
1960 70 −1.4%
1970 99 41.4%
1980 149 50.5%
1990 173 16.1%
2000 225 30.1%
2010 237 5.3%
Est. 2015 239 [8] 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 225 people, 74 households, and 58 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,476.8 people per square mile (579.2/km²). There were 81 housing units at an average density of 531.7 per square mile (208.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 73.78% White, 0.89% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 23.56% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.11% of the population.

There were 74 households out of which 48.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.50.

In the town, the population was spread out with 35.6% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 106.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,958, and the median income for a family was $30,833. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,994. About 21.9% of families and 27.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.8% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Notable people[edit]

Notable individuals who were born in and/or have lived in Bethune include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Places". United States Census Bureau. July 1, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Archived from the original on 2010-11-23. 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". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on September 3, 2007. Retrieved September 3, 2007. 
  6. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ "Denver Pyle". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-06-21. 

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