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Arriba, Colorado
Statutory Town
Town of Arriba
Arriba's town hall and museum.
Arriba's town hall and museum.
Location of the Town of Arriba in Lincoln County, Colorado.
Location of the Town of Arriba in Lincoln County, Colorado.
Arriba, Colorado is located in the United States
Arriba, Colorado
Arriba, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Lincoln County
Incorporated August 28, 1918
 • Type Statutory Town
 • Total 0.499 sq mi (1.292 km2)
 • Land 0.499 sq mi (1.292 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.000 km2)
5,239 ft (1,597 m)
 • Total 202
 • Density 404.9/sq mi (156.3/km2)
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 719
FIPS code 08-03235
GNIS feature ID 0195110
Highways I-70.svg I-70

The Town of Arriba is a Statutory Town located in Lincoln County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 202 at the 2020 United States Census. Arriba is the Spanish word for "on high" or "above others."


Arriba is located at 39°17′8″N 103°16′32″W / 39.28556°N 103.27556°W / 39.28556; -103.27556 (39.285589, -103.275624), along Interstate 70.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 334
1930 337 0.9%
1940 286 −15.1%
1950 367 28.3%
1960 296 −19.3%
1970 254 −14.2%
1980 236 −7.1%
1990 220 −6.8%
2000 244 10.9%
2010 193 −20.9%
2020 202 4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 244 people, 106 households, and 62 families residing in the town. The population density was 523.1 people per square mile (200.4/km2). There were 127 housing units at an average density of 272.2 per square mile (104.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.67% White, 0.82% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 2.05% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.74% of the population.

There were 106 households, out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 34.0% 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 2.30 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 25.8% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,000, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $27,188 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,370. About 8.1% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 19.6% of those 65 or over.


The Arriba Town Museum is located in the Arriba Town Hall and contains memorabilia and historic artifacts on the history of the area. Grandpa Jerry's Clown Museum started in 1986 in Sterling and moved to Arriba in 2001. The museum claims to be the largest known collection of collectible clowns (baby rattles, cookie jars, cups, salt and pepper shakers, tea sets, vases, "piggy" banks, music boxes, frames, porcelain pieces, lamps, puppets, etc.). The collection comprises items from 28 states and 13 countries.

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