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Cheyenne Wells is the statutory town that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Cheyenne County, Colorado, United States.[8] The town population was 846 at the 2010 United States Census.[9]

Cheyenne Wells, Colorado
Cheyenne Wells (2011)
Cheyenne Wells (2011)
Location of Cheyenne Wells in Cheyenne County, Colorado.
Location of Cheyenne Wells in Cheyenne County, Colorado.
Coordinates: 38°49′09″N 102°21′07″W / 38.819202°N 102.352030°W / 38.819202; -102.352030Coordinates: 38°49′09″N 102°21′07″W / 38.819202°N 102.352030°W / 38.819202; -102.352030[2]
Country United States
State State of Colorado
CountyCheyenne County Seat[1]
IncorporatedMay 14, 1890[3]
Government
 • TypeStatutory Town[1]
Area
 • Total1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)
 • Land1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation4,291 ft (1,308 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total846
 • Estimate 
(2016)[6]
842
 • Density786.92/sq mi (303.95/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
80810[7]
Area code(s)719
FIPS code08-14175
GNIS feature ID0195261
Websitetownofcheyennewells.com

HistoryEdit

The community was named for the fact Cheyenne Indians maintained water wells near the original town site.[10]

GeographyEdit

Cheyenne Wells is located at 38°49′16″N 102°21′13″W / 38.82111°N 102.35361°W / 38.82111; -102.35361 (38.821141, -102.353637).[11] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all land.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1910270
192050888.1%
193059517.1%
194069516.8%
19501,15466.0%
19601,020−11.6%
1970982−3.7%
1980950−3.3%
19901,12818.7%
20001,010−10.5%
2010846−16.2%
Est. 2016842[6]−0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 1,010 people, 417 households, and 261 families residing in the town. The population density was 974.3 people per square mile (375.0/km²). There were 505 housing units at an average density of 487.2 per square mile (187.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.19% White, 0.99% African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 6.44% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.90% of the population.

There were 417 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,563, and the median income for a family was $45,132. Males had a median income of $32,941 versus $23,077 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,840. About 7.5% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable peopleEdit

Notable individuals who were born in or have lived in Cheyenne Wells include:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Archived from the original on 2009-12-12. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
  2. ^ "2014 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Places". United States Census Bureau. July 1, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02.
  4. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on September 3, 2007. Retrieved September 5, 2007.
  8. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2015-05-09. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  9. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  10. ^ Dawson, John Frank (1954). 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. 13.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  14. ^ "Nellie M. Payne, ESA Fellow (1940)". Entomological Society of America. Retrieved 2016-06-21.
  15. ^ "Dale R. Rhoades, M.D. [Obituary]". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. 2004-09-07. Archived from the original on 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2016-06-21.

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