Yampa, Colorado

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Town of Yampa, Colorado
Moffat Avenue (Yampa, Colorado).JPG
Moffat Avenue in Yampa.
Routt County Colorado Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Yampa Highlighted 0886475.svg
Location of Yampa in Routt County, Colorado.
Coordinates: 40°9′12″N106°54′30″W / 40.15333°N 106.90833°W / 40.15333; -106.90833 Coordinates: 40°9′12″N106°54′30″W / 40.15333°N 106.90833°W / 40.15333; -106.90833
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
State Flag of Colorado.svg  Colorado
County [1] Routt County
Incorporated February 25, 1907 [2]
Government
  Type Statutory Town [1]
Area
[3]
  Total0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
  Land0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
[4]
7,881 ft (2,402 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total429
  Estimate 
(2019) [5]
464
  Density1,933.33/sq mi (745.47/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain (MST))
  Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP code [6]
80483 (PO Box)
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-86475
GNIS feature ID 0173064
Website www.townofyampa.com

Yampa is a statutory town in Routt County, Colorado, United States. The population was 429 at the 2010 census.

Contents

Geography

Yampa is at 40°9′12″N106°54′30″W / 40.15333°N 106.90833°W / 40.15333; -106.90833 (40.153250, -106.908437). [7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.

Climate

Yampa has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb), with warm summers and long, cold, snowy winters. Due to altitude and dryness, the diurnal temperature variation is large throughout the year, especially in summer, and the growing season is short, typically averaging just 80 days. [8]

Climate data for Yampa, Colorado (1981–2010 normals)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)31.2
(−0.4)
34.3
(1.3)
41.7
(5.4)
51.5
(10.8)
61.4
(16.3)
71.3
(21.8)
77.4
(25.2)
75.7
(24.3)
68.2
(20.1)
56.1
(13.4)
40.8
(4.9)
31.2
(−0.4)
53.4
(11.9)
Daily mean °F (°C)19.2
(−7.1)
21.5
(−5.8)
29.2
(−1.6)
37.8
(3.2)
47.0
(8.3)
55.4
(13.0)
61.8
(16.6)
60.4
(15.8)
52.7
(11.5)
41.7
(5.4)
28.8
(−1.8)
19.7
(−6.8)
39.7
(4.3)
Average low °F (°C)7.1
(−13.8)
8.8
(−12.9)
16.7
(−8.5)
24.1
(−4.4)
32.5
(0.3)
39.6
(4.2)
46.2
(7.9)
45.2
(7.3)
37.2
(2.9)
27.2
(−2.7)
16.7
(−8.5)
8.1
(−13.3)
25.9
(−3.4)
Average precipitation inches (mm)1.24
(31)
1.13
(29)
1.31
(33)
1.55
(39)
1.43
(36)
1.32
(34)
1.71
(43)
1.71
(43)
1.55
(39)
1.31
(33)
1.35
(34)
1.22
(31)
16.73
(425)
Average snowfall inches (cm)22.3
(57)
18.6
(47)
18.3
(46)
14.7
(37)
3.5
(8.9)
0.3
(0.76)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.8
(2.0)
6.7
(17)
19.9
(51)
21.3
(54)
125.3
(318)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in)11910101081011991011115
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in)1199620001391060
Source: NOAA [8]

City name

Yampa is the Northern Ute word for the Perideridia root, which was an important food source.

Demographics

As of the census [9] of 2000, there were 443 people, 187 households, and 121 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,916.7 inhabitants per square mile (740.0/km2). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 912.9 per square mile (352.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.39% White, 0.23% African American, 1.13% Native American, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.51% of the population.

Historical population
CensusPop.
1910 332
1920 200−39.8%
1930 31055.0%
1940 42637.4%
1950 421−1.2%
1960 312−25.9%
1970 286−8.3%
1980 47265.0%
1990 317−32.8%
2000 44339.7%
2010 429−3.2%
Est. 2019464 [5] 8.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [10]

There were 187 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 118.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $37,000 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,141. About 5.7% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.

See also

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