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Aguilar, Colorado
Statutory Town
Old building on main street of Aguilar, 1946.
Old building on main street of Aguilar, 1946.
Motto: "Gateway to the Spanish Peaks"
Location in Las Animas County and the State of Colorado
Location in Las Animas County and the State of Colorado
Country United States
State Colorado
County Las Animas County
Founded 1894
Incorporated (town) January 10, 1894
Area
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 6,394 ft (1,949 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 538
 • Density 1,350/sq mi (540/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 81020
Area code(s) 719
INCITS place code 0800760
GNIS feature ID 0194464
Website aguilarco.us

Aguilar is a Statutory Town located in Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 538 at the 2010 United States Census. Cattleman and prominent pioneer José Ramón Aguilar founded the town in 1894.

History

The town was named for state legislator J. Ramon Aguilar. Aguilar owned the land that the town was built on.

In 1894 the town was incorporated.

Geography

Aguilar is located at 37°24′12″N 104°39′16″W / 37.40333°N 104.65444°W / 37.40333; -104.65444 (37.403299, -104.654363), about one mile west of Interstate 25.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 698
1910 858 22.9%
1920 1,236 44.1%
1930 1,383 11.9%
1940 1,397 1.0%
1950 1,038 −25.7%
1960 777 −25.1%
1970 699 −10.0%
1980 624 −10.7%
1990 520 −16.7%
2000 593 14.0%
2010 538 −9.3%
Est. 2015 476 −11.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 593 people, 243 households, and 165 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,508.8 inhabitants per square mile (582.6/km2). There were 291 housing units at an average density of 740.4 per square mile (288.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.00% White, 3.04% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 6.91% from other races, and 3.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 46.54% of the population.

There were 243 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 20.2% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $30,815. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,249. About 27.8% of families and 34.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 64.0% of those under age 18 and 25.7% of those age 65 or over.

Climate

Climate data for Aguilar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 38.2
(3.44)
43.9
(6.61)
51.7
(10.94)
60.4
(15.78)
70
(21.1)
81.8
(27.67)
88.7
(31.5)
86.8
(30.44)
78.1
(25.61)
65.6
(18.67)
49.2
(9.56)
40.4
(4.67)
62.9
(17.17)
Average low °F (°C) 11.9
(-11.17)
17.1
(-8.28)
23.8
(-4.56)
31.6
(-0.22)
41.7
(5.39)
51
(10.6)
56.7
(13.72)
55
(12.8)
45.7
(7.61)
33.5
(0.83)
21.7
(-5.72)
13.7
(-10.17)
33.6
(0.89)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.6
(15)
0.7
(18)
1.7
(43)
2.1
(53)
2.6
(66)
1.8
(46)
2.7
(69)
3.1
(79)
1.6
(41)
1
(25)
1
(25)
0.7
(18)
19.6
(498)
Source: Weatherbase

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