Oak Creek, Colorado

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Town of Oak Creek, Colorado
Main Street in Oak Creek.
Main Street in Oak Creek.
Location of Oak Creek in Routt County, Colorado.
Location of Oak Creek in Routt County, Colorado.
Coordinates: 40°16′30″N 106°57′27″W / 40.27500°N 106.95750°W / 40.27500; -106.95750Coordinates: 40°16′30″N 106°57′27″W / 40.27500°N 106.95750°W / 40.27500; -106.95750
Country United States
State Colorado
County[1]Routt
Incorporated (town)December 26, 1907[2]
Government
 • TypeStatutory Town[1]
Area
 • Total0.36 sq mi (0.94 km2)
 • Land0.36 sq mi (0.94 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation7,428 ft (2,264 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total884
 • Estimate 
(2016)[5]
914
 • Density2,510.99/sq mi (970.40/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code[6]
80467
Area code(s)970
FIPS code08-55155
GNIS feature ID0172929
Websitetownofoakcreek.com

Oak Creek is a Statutory Town in Routt County, Colorado, United States. The population was 849 at the 2000 census. It was incorporated in 1907[2] as a coal mining town. The community was named for scrub oak near the original town site.[7]

Geography[edit]

Oak Creek is located at 40°16′30″N 106°57′27″W / 40.27500°N 106.95750°W / 40.27500; -106.95750 (40.275049, -106.957607).[8]

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.
1910222
1920967335.6%
19301,21125.2%
19401,76946.1%
19501,488−15.9%
1960666−55.2%
1970492−26.1%
198092988.8%
1990673−27.6%
200084926.2%
20108844.1%
Est. 2016914[5]3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 849 people, 366 households, and 217 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,937.2 people per square mile (1,130.3/km²). There were 441 housing units at an average density of 1,525.7 per square mile (587.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.40% White, 2.47% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.71% from other races, and 2.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.59% of the population.

There were 366 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,500, and the median income for a family was $42,981. Males had a median income of $30,667 versus $21,116 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,388. About 6.2% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 17.2% 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 February 2, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
  2. ^ a b "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 September 27, 2004. Retrieved November 26, 2007.
  7. ^ 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. 38.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on March 2, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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