Green Mountain Falls, Colorado

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Green Mountain Falls, Colorado
Town of Green Mountain Falls[1]
Old land office in the park
Old land office in the park
Motto(s): 
“A Very Special Place”
Location of the Town of Green Mountain Falls in El Paso and Teller counties, Colorado.
Location of the Town of Green Mountain Falls in El Paso and Teller counties, Colorado.
Green Mountain Falls is located in the United States
Green Mountain Falls
Green Mountain Falls
Location of the Town of Green Mountain Falls in the United States.
Coordinates: 38°56′5″N 105°1′4″W / 38.93472°N 105.01778°W / 38.93472; -105.01778Coordinates: 38°56′5″N 105°1′4″W / 38.93472°N 105.01778°W / 38.93472; -105.01778
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyEl Paso County[1]
Teller County
Incorporated (town)August 19, 1880[2]
Government
 • TypeStatutory Town[1]
Area
 • Total1.101 sq mi (2.851 km2)
 • Land1.099 sq mi (2.847 km2)
 • Water0.002 sq mi (0.004 km2)
Elevation
7,800 ft (2,364 m)
Population
 • Total646
 • Density588/sq mi (227/km2)
 • Metro
755,105 (79th)
 • Front Range
5,055,344
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP code[4]
80819 (PO Box)
Area code(s)719
FIPS code08-32650
GNIS feature ID0191196
Websitegreenmountainfalls.colorado.gov

The Town of Green Mountain Falls is a Statutory Town located in El Paso and Teller counties of the U.S. of State of Colorado. The town population was 646 at the 2020 United States Census with 622 residents in El Paso County and 24 residents in Teller County.[3] Green Mountain Falls is a part of the Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor.

In 1968, officials in Green Mountain Falls conducted a resurvey of the 1890 legal description of the town's corporate limits and found "that the town hall, the magistrate's office, the post office, the community center, the civic swimming pool, and nearly half of the residents are located outside city limits"[5] and were forced to redraw the legal boundaries.[6]

Geography[edit]

Green Mountain Falls is located at 38°56′5″N 105°1′4″W / 38.93472°N 105.01778°W / 38.93472; -105.01778 (38.934621, −105.017645).[7]

At the 2020 United States Census, the town had a total area of 704 acres (2.851 km2) including 0.99 acres (0.004 km2) of water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
190040
191030−25.0%
1920100233.3%
193041−59.0%
194087112.2%
195010621.8%
196017968.9%
1970359100.6%
198060769.1%
19906639.2%
200077316.6%
2010640−17.2%
20206460.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 773 people, 372 households, and 203 families residing in the town. The population density was 677.9 people per square mile (261.8/km2). There were 600 housing units at an average density of 526.2 per square mile (203.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.18% White, 0.13% African American, 1.55% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 1.68% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.56% of the population.

There were 372 households, out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.4% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 19.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 34.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,816, and the median income for a family was $55,268. Males had a median income of $34,000 versus $26,354 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,892. About 4.3% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government and politics[edit]

On April 5, 2016, Jane Newberry was elected mayor. She ran as a slate of candidates calling themselves Smoother Road Ahead for GMF. The group also included board of trustees candidates David Pearlman, Cameron Thorne and Erin Kowal. The police force resigned in the days following an April 14, 2016 closed-door meeting of the outgoing town board and mayor.[9][10][11][12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Active Colorado Municipalities". Colorado Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  2. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02.
  3. ^ a b c d "Decennial Census P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data". United States Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce. August 12, 2021. Retrieved October 6, 2021.
  4. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 22, 2010. Retrieved September 26, 2007.
  5. ^ "News Briefs— National", Chicago Tribune, March 9, 1968, p3
  6. ^ "1890 Mistake Changes Town", The Post-Crescent (Appleton WI), March 8, 1968, p2
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "Sure, the 'police force' in Green Mountain Falls resigned. So what?". 26 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Green Mountain Falls has new but familiar mayor".
  11. ^ "Green Mountain Falls police force quits ahead of new mayor's swearing in".
  12. ^ "Colorado town's police department resigns".

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