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Atwood, Colorado
CDP
Location in Logan County and the State of Colorado
Location in Logan County and the State of Colorado
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Logan County
Area
 • Total 3.5 sq mi (9.2 km2)
 • Land 3.5 sq mi (9.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,993 ft (1,217 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 133
 • Density 55.7/sq mi (21.2/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code 80722
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-03840
GNIS feature ID 0182793

Atwood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Logan County, Colorado, United States. The population was 133 at the 2010 census. The Atwood Post Office has the ZIP Code 80722.

A post office called Atwood has been in operation since 1885. The community was named after John Atwood, a Unitarian minister.

Geography

Atwood is located at 40°32′43″N 103°16′25″W / 40.54528°N 103.27361°W / 40.54528; -103.27361 (40.545166, -103.273615).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), all of it land.

Climate

This climate type occurs mostly on the outsides of the true deserts, in low-latitude semi-arid steppe regions. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "BSk". (Tropical and Subtropical Steppe Climate).

Climate data for Atwood, Colorado
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3.9
(39)
6.1
(43)
10.6
(51)
15.6
(60)
21.1
(70)
27.2
(81)
31.1
(88)
30.6
(87)
25.6
(78)
18.3
(65)
10
(50)
4.4
(40)
17.2
(63)
Average low °C (°F) -10
(14)
-8.3
(17)
-4.4
(24)
0.6
(33)
6.1
(43)
11.1
(52)
14.4
(58)
13.9
(57)
8.9
(48)
2.2
(36)
-4.4
(24)
-8.9
(16)
1.76
(35.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 10
(0.4)
13
(0.5)
28
(1.1)
51
(2)
71
(2.8)
66
(2.6)
66
(2.6)
53
(2.1)
30
(1.2)
25
(1)
15
(0.6)
13
(0.5)
442
(17.4)
Source: Weatherbase

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 195 people, 72 households, and 58 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 55.0 people per square mile (21.3/km²). There were 81 housing units at an average density of 22.9 per square mile (8.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.41% White, 0.51% African American, 0.51% Native American, and 2.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.23% of the population.

There were 72 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $44,091, and the median income for a family was $44,205. Males had a median income of $36,375 versus $29,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,772. About 7.0% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

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