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Coal Creek, Colorado
Town of Coal Creek
Looking across Main Street from the town hall in Coal Creek
Looking across Main Street from the town hall in Coal Creek
Location of the Town of Coal Creek in the Fremont County, Colorado.
Location of the Town of Coal Creek in the Fremont County, Colorado.
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Coordinates: 38°21′43″N 105°08′30″W / 38.362038°N 105.141782°W / 38.362038; -105.141782Coordinates: 38°21′43″N 105°08′30″W / 38.362038°N 105.141782°W / 38.362038; -105.141782
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Fremont County
Incorporated February 11, 1882
Government
 • Type Statutory Town
Area
 • Total 1.194 sq mi (3.092 km2)
 • Land 1.194 sq mi (3.092 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.000 km2)
Elevation
5,426 ft (1,654 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 364
 • Density 305/sq mi (118/km2)
 • Metro
48,939
 • CSA
217,101
 • Front Range
5,055,344
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP code
81221
INCITS place code 0815330
FIPS code 08-15330
Highways none

The Town of Coal Creek is a Statutory Town located in Fremont County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 364 at the 2020 United States Census. Coal Creek is a part of the Cañon City, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor.

Geography

Coal Creek is located in southeastern Fremont County at 38°21′38″N 105°8′47″W / 38.36056°N 105.14639°W / 38.36056; -105.14639 (38.360463, -105.146512). The town of Rockvale is to the west, Williamsburg is to the northwest, and the city of Florence is to the northeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 698
1910 676 −3.2%
1920 618 −8.6%
1930 435 −29.6%
1940 261 −40.0%
1950 195 −25.3%
1960 206 5.6%
1970 225 9.2%
1980 190 −15.6%
1990 157 −17.4%
2000 303 93.0%
2010 343 13.2%
2020 364 6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 303 people, 114 households, and 76 families residing in the town. The population density was 307.9 people per square mile (119.4/km2). There were 125 housing units at an average density of 127.0 per square mile (49.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.72% White, 0.66% African American, 0.33% Asian, 0.99% from other races, and 3.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.98% of the population.

There were 114 households, out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 31.4% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,563, and the median income for a family was $29,583. Males had a median income of $17,500 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,563. About 14.3% of families and 18.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those 65 or over.

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