Tabernash in 2016
|• Total||4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)|
|• Land||4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||8,333 ft (2,540 m)|
|• Density||88/sq mi (33.9/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0180967|
Tabernash is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Grand County, Colorado, United States. The population was 417 at the 2010 census, up from 165 at the 2000 census. The Tabernash Post Office has the ZIP Code 80478.
Tabernash is located in southeastern Grand County at  in the valley of the Fraser River. U.S. Route 40 passes through the community, leading northwest 11 miles (18 km) to Granby and southeast 9 miles (14 km) to Winter Park.(39.992614, -105.846522),
This climate type is dominated by the winter season, a long, bitterly cold period with short, clear days, relatively little precipitation mostly in the form of snow, and low humidity. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Tabernash has a subarctic climate, abbreviated "Dfc" on climate maps.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 165 people, 72 households, and 38 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 40.8 people per square mile (15.7/km²). There were 103 housing units at an average density of 25.5 per square mile (9.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.36% White, 1.21% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.61% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.82% of the population.
There were 72 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.2% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 47.3% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 123.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 140.4 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,179, and the median income for a family was $12,411. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $24,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,485. About 51.1% of families and 27.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 100.0% of those sixty five or over.
1984 airplane crash
On August 10, 1984, a Cessna L-19 Bird Dog (registration N4584A), piloted by James Jeb Caddell, 38, crashed in a forest near Tabernash. The aircraft was en route from Granby to Jeffco Airport, Colorado. The wreck was found by a pair of backpackers three years later on August 23, 1987. A 6½ minute video shot from a VHS camcorder mounted on the instrument panel was found at the site. The heavily damaged tape, some of it hanging from tree branches, was recovered and repaired by Colorado deputy sheriff Dale Wood. Subsequent analysis of the footage revealed that the pilot had not taken into account the density altitude conditions that existed on the day of the flight. The aircraft was unable to climb away from steadily rising terrain. In an attempt to remedy the situation, the pilot stalled the airplane three times during a steep bank to the right. The pilot could be heard yelling, "Damn, hang on Ronnie!" to his one backseat passenger, Ronald Hugh Wilmond, 36, three seconds before impacting the terrain.
The Caddells had put a 20-year moratorium (via the FAA) on the release of the film to the general public with the only stipulation that it (at the FAA's request to the Caddells) be shown only to flight instructors at conventions and workshops. The moratorium eventually expired and was not renewed, and thus the footage became part of the public domain. The video is now viewable on YouTube.
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