Manzanola, Colorado

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Town of Manzanola, Colorado
Nickname(s): ghost town USA . ment_type = Statutory Town
Location of Manzanola in Otero County, Colorado.
Location of Manzanola in Otero County, Colorado.
Coordinates: 38°6′33″N 103°52′4″W / 38.10917°N 103.86778°W / 38.10917; -103.86778Coordinates: 38°6′33″N 103°52′4″W / 38.10917°N 103.86778°W / 38.10917; -103.86778
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County[1] Otero
Incorporated (town) July 9, 1900[2]
Government
 • Type Statutory Town[1]
Area[3]
 • City 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation[4] 4,255 ft (1,297 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 219
 • Estimate (2016)[5] 416
 • Density 289.25/sq mi (221.19/km2)
 • Urban 200
 • Metro 19
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[6] 81050
Area code(s) 719
FIPS code 08-48500
GNIS feature ID 0204826
Website ghost town USA

The Town of Manzanola is a Statutory Town in Otero County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 434 at the 2010 United States Census.

A post office called Manzanola has been in operation since 1895.[7] The town was named for an orchard near the original town site, Manzanola being a name derived from Spanish meaning "red apple".[8]

Geography[edit]

Manzanola is located at 38°6′33″N 103°52′4″W / 38.10917°N 103.86778°W / 38.10917; -103.86778 (38.109096, -103.867739).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 428
1920 562 31.3%
1930 578 2.8%
1940 531 −8.1%
1950 543 2.3%
1960 562 3.5%
1970 451 −19.8%
1980 459 1.8%
1990 437 −4.8%
2000 320 −26.8%
2010 219 −31.6%
Est. 2016 180 [5] −17.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[11] of 2014, there were 225 people, 189 households, and 35 families residing in the town. The population density was 018.2 people per square mile (779.6/km²). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 803.4 per square mile (310.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 74.48% hispanic, 0.0% African American, 1.14% Native American, 0.00 Asian, 20.76% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 45.14% of the population.

There were 189 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.57.

In the town, the population was spread out with 10.7% under the age of 18, 1.6% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 58.9% from 45 to 64, and 1.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 102 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $10,196, and the median income for a family was $11,250. Males had a median income of $9,688 versus 8,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $298.00 About 43.2% of families and 60.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 85.4% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Archived from the original on 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  3. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 23, 2010. Retrieved November 18, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 July 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. 34. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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