Cheyenne Wells, Colorado

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Cheyenne Wells, Colorado
Statutory Town
Cheyenne Wells (2011)
Cheyenne Wells (2011)
Location within Cheyenne County and Colorado
Location within Cheyenne County and Colorado
Coordinates: 38°49′09″N 102°21′07″W / 38.819202°N 102.352030°W / 38.819202; -102.352030Coordinates: 38°49′09″N 102°21′07″W / 38.819202°N 102.352030°W / 38.819202; -102.352030[1]
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Cheyenne County Seat[2]
Incorporated May 14, 1890[3]
Government
 • Type Statutory Town[2]
Area
 • Total 1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[4] 4,291 ft (1,308 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 846
 • Density 850/sq mi (310/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code 80810[5]
Area code(s) 719
INCITS place code 0814175
GNIS feature ID 0195261

Cheyenne Wells is the Statutory Town that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Cheyenne County, Colorado, United States.[6] The town population was 846 at the 2010 United States Census.[7]

History[edit]

The community was named for the fact Cheyenne Indians maintained water wells near the original town site.[8]

Geography[edit]

Cheyenne Wells is located at 38°49′16″N 102°21′13″W / 38.82111°N 102.35361°W / 38.82111; -102.35361 (38.821141, -102.353637).[9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 270
1920 508 88.1%
1930 595 17.1%
1940 695 16.8%
1950 1,154 66.0%
1960 1,020 −11.6%
1970 982 −3.7%
1980 950 −3.3%
1990 1,128 18.7%
2000 1,010 −10.5%
2010 846 −16.2%
Est. 2015 837 [10] −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 1,010 people, 417 households, and 261 families residing in the town. The population density was 974.3 people per square mile (375.0/km²). There were 505 housing units at an average density of 487.2 per square mile (187.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.19% White, 0.99% African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 6.44% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.90% of the population.

There were 417 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% 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 99.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,563, and the median income for a family was $45,132. Males had a median income of $32,941 versus $23,077 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,840. About 7.5% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Notable individuals who were born in and/or have lived in Cheyenne Wells 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 5, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2015-05-10. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  8. ^ Dawson, John Frank (1954). Place names in Colorado: why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 13. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ "Nellie M. Payne, ESA Fellow (1940)". Entomological Society of America. Retrieved 2016-06-21. 
  14. ^ "Dale R. Rhoades, M.D. [Obituary]". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. 2004-09-07. Retrieved 2016-06-21. 

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