Wiley, Colorado

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Town of Wiley, Colorado
Town
Entering Wiley from the east.
Entering Wiley from the east.
Location in Prowers County and the state of Colorado
Location in Prowers County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°9′18″N 102°43′9″W / 38.15500°N 102.71917°W / 38.15500; -102.71917Coordinates: 38°9′18″N 102°43′9″W / 38.15500°N 102.71917°W / 38.15500; -102.71917
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County[1] Prowers County
Incorporated January 28, 1909[2]
Government
 • Type Statutory Town[1]
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[3] 3,747 ft (1,142 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 405
 • Density 1,610/sq mi (536.7/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[4] 81092
Area code(s) 719
FIPS code 08-85045
GNIS feature ID 0195426

Wiley is a Statutory Town in Prowers County, Colorado, United States. The population was 405 at the 2010 Census.

A post office called Wiley has been in operation since 1907.[5] The community was named after W. M. Wiley, a first settler.[6]

Geography[edit]

Wiley is located at 38°9′18″N 102°43′9″W / 38.15500°N 102.71917°W / 38.15500; -102.71917 (38.155018, -102.719138).[7]

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 197
1920 565 186.8%
1930 589 4.2%
1940 413 −29.9%
1950 417 1.0%
1960 383 −8.2%
1970 357 −6.8%
1980 425 19.0%
1990 406 −4.5%
2000 483 19.0%
2010 405 −16.1%
Est. 2015 385 [8] −4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 405 people, 162 households, and 112 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,384.4 people per square mile (532.8/km²). There were 196 housing units at an average density of 558.9 per square mile (215.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 83% White, 0.7% African American, 0% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 13.8% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.2% of the population.

There were 162 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.5 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,294, and the median income for a family was $32,143. Males had a median income of $30,156 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,115. About 13.1% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.2% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. 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. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  5. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  6. ^ 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. 52. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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