Eckley, Colorado

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Town of Eckley, Colorado
Statutory Town
Pedal the Plains rest stop in Eckley in September 2012.
Pedal the Plains rest stop in Eckley in September 2012.
Location in Yuma County and the state of Colorado
Location in Yuma County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 40°06′45″N 102°29′19″W / 40.112467°N 102.488545°W / 40.112467; -102.488545Coordinates: 40°06′45″N 102°29′19″W / 40.112467°N 102.488545°W / 40.112467; -102.488545[1]
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County[2] Yuma
Incorporated (town) June 16, 1920[3]
Government
 • Type Statutory Town[2]
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[4] 3,907 ft (1,191 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 257
 • Density 510/sq mi (210/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[5] 80727
Area code(s) 970
INCITS place code 0823025
GNIS feature ID 0183026

The Town of Eckley is a Statutory Town in Yuma County, Colorado, United States. The population was 257 at the 2010 census.[6]

A post office called Eckley has been in operation since the 1880s.[7] The community derives its name from Adam Eckles, a rancher.[8]

Geography[edit]

Eckley is located at 40°6′43″N 102°29′20″W / 40.11194°N 102.48889°W / 40.11194; -102.48889 (40.111956, -102.488986).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 332
1930 359 8.1%
1940 358 −0.3%
1950 295 −17.6%
1960 207 −29.8%
1970 193 −6.8%
1980 262 35.8%
1990 211 −19.5%
2000 278 31.8%
2010 257 −7.6%
Est. 2015 251 [10] −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 278 people, 100 households, and 66 families residing in the town. The population density was 591.7 people per square mile (228.4/km²). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 255.4 per square mile (98.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.25% White, 0.36% African American, 1.80% Native American, 10.79% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.42% of the population.

There were 100 households out of which 45.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.53.

In the town, the population was spread out with 37.1% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,500, and the median income for a family was $26,250. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $14,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,194. About 17.8% of families and 20.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.9% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Eckley has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Places". United States Census Bureau. July 1, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 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" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved September 9, 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. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Dawson, John Frank. 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. 19. 
  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 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ Climate Summary for Eckley, Colorado

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