Del Norte, Colorado

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Town of Del Norte, Colorado
Town
Downtown Del Norte with the West Fork Complex fires in the background
Downtown Del Norte with the West Fork Complex fires in the background
Location in Rio Grande County and the State of Colorado
Location in Rio Grande County and the State of Colorado
Coordinates: 37°40′44″N 106°21′11″W / 37.67889°N 106.35306°W / 37.67889; -106.35306Coordinates: 37°40′44″N 106°21′11″W / 37.67889°N 106.35306°W / 37.67889; -106.35306
Country United States
State State of Colorado
CountyRio Grande County Seat[1]
Incorporated1895-11-15[2]
Government
 • TypeStatutory Town[1]
Area
 • Total0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Land0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[3]7,884 ft (2,403 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,705
 • Density1,894.4/sq mi (775/km2)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[4]81132
Area code(s)719
FIPS code08-19795
GNIS feature ID0190305
 
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Town of Del Norte, Colorado
Town
Downtown Del Norte with the West Fork Complex fires in the background
Downtown Del Norte with the West Fork Complex fires in the background
Location in Rio Grande County and the State of Colorado
Location in Rio Grande County and the State of Colorado
Coordinates: 37°40′44″N 106°21′11″W / 37.67889°N 106.35306°W / 37.67889; -106.35306Coordinates: 37°40′44″N 106°21′11″W / 37.67889°N 106.35306°W / 37.67889; -106.35306
Country United States
State State of Colorado
CountyRio Grande County Seat[1]
Incorporated1895-11-15[2]
Government
 • TypeStatutory Town[1]
Area
 • Total0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Land0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[3]7,884 ft (2,403 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,705
 • Density1,894.4/sq mi (775/km2)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[4]81132
Area code(s)719
FIPS code08-19795
GNIS feature ID0190305

The Town of Del Norte is a Statutory Town in and the county seat of Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 1,705 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Del Norte is named from the river Rio Grande del Norte, "grand river of the north".[5]

Geography[edit]

Del Norte Peak rises above the town to the west.

Del Norte is located at 37°40′44″N 106°21′11″W / 37.67889°N 106.35306°W / 37.67889; -106.35306 (37.679015, -106.352976)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,705 people, 657 households, and 446 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,004.4 people per square mile (774.5/km²). There were 736 housing units at an average density of 865.2 per square mile (334.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 66.86% White, 0.12% African American, 1.06% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 27.68% from other races, and 3.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 57.36% of the population.

There were 657 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,833, and the median income for a family was $29,471. Males had a median income of $26,161 versus $21,406 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,751. About 22.1% of families and 25.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.5% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Del Norte, Colorado (Elevation 7,884ft)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °F (°C)61
(16)
68
(20)
73
(23)
80
(27)
87
(31)
91
(33)
91
(33)
89
(32)
87
(31)
81
(27)
70
(21)
62
(17)
91
(33)
Average high °F (°C)35.2
(1.8)
40.1
(4.5)
48.9
(9.4)
58.2
(14.6)
67.0
(19.4)
75.4
(24.1)
78.7
(25.9)
76.6
(24.8)
71.5
(21.9)
62.1
(16.7)
47.7
(8.7)
37.0
(2.8)
58.2
(14.6)
Average low °F (°C)5.7
(−14.6)
11.3
(−11.5)
19.1
(−7.2)
26.7
(−2.9)
34.8
(1.6)
41.9
(5.5)
47.7
(8.7)
46.2
(7.9)
39.1
(3.9)
29.6
(−1.3)
18.0
(−7.8)
8.2
(−13.2)
27.4
(−2.6)
Record low °F (°C)−34
(−37)
−25
(−32)
−16
(−27)
−4
(−20)
10
(−12)
26
(−3)
32
(0)
30
(−1)
15
(−9)
2
(−17)
−20
(−29)
−26
(−32)
−34
(−37)
Precipitation inches (mm)0.33
(8.4)
0.33
(8.4)
0.67
(17)
0.70
(17.8)
0.82
(20.8)
0.65
(16.5)
1.45
(36.8)
1.70
(43.2)
0.99
(25.1)
0.80
(20.3)
0.50
(12.7)
0.45
(11.4)
9.39
(238.5)
Snowfall inches (cm)5.8
(14.7)
5.4
(13.7)
7.5
(19.1)
4.5
(11.4)
1.3
(3.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(0.5)
2.7
(6.9)
5.6
(14.2)
6.6
(16.8)
39.7
(100.8)
Source: The Western Regional Climate Center[8]

Notable people born here[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved 2007-12-04. 
  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 September 6, 2007. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 103. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Information". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 

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