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Town of Collbran, Colorado
Statutory Town
Main Street in downtown Collbran
Main Street in downtown Collbran
Motto: " Preserving The Past,Conserving The Future, "
Location in Mesa County and the State of Colorado
Location in Mesa County and the State of Colorado
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Mesa County
Incorporated July 22, 1908
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 5,984 ft (1,824 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 708
 • Density 1,420/sq mi (545/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code 81624
Area code(s) 970
INCITS place code 0815605
GNIS feature ID 0204663

The Town of Collbran is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 708 at the 2010 United States Census. Collbran is a part of the Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town is located east of Grand Junction along Plateau Creek, at the upper (eastern) end of the small cattle ranching valley around the creek known as the Plateau Valley. The largest community in the valley, it serves a civic and economic center for the surrounding area, which is dependent not only ranching, but on pass-through tourism during the summer and autumn months. In the latter capacity, the town acts somewhat as a gateway to nearby Vega State Park and other recreational sites along the northeast side of the Grand Mesa via the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway.

Geography

Collbran is located at 39°14′21″N 107°57′58″W / 39.23917°N 107.96611°W / 39.23917; -107.96611 (39.239217, -107.966230).

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 156
1920 286 83.3%
1930 341 19.2%
1940 301 −11.7%
1950 237 −21.3%
1960 310 30.8%
1970 225 −27.4%
1980 344 52.9%
1990 228 −33.7%
2000 388 70.2%
2010 708 82.5%
Est. 2015 702 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 388 people, 145 households, and 100 families residing in the town. The population density was 777.1 people per square mile (299.6/km²). There were 161 housing units at an average density of 322.5 per square mile (124.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.20% White, 0.26% Native American, 0.77% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.12% of the population.

There were 145 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $36,016. Males had a median income of $28,438 versus $27,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,080. About 5.9% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

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Main Street in downtown Collbran

Climate

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfb" (Warm Summer Continental Climate).

Climate data for Collbran, Colorado
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.7
(35)
5
(41)
10
(50)
15
(59)
20.6
(69)
26.7
(80)
30
(86)
28.9
(84)
23.9
(75)
17.8
(64)
8.9
(48)
2.8
(37)
15.6
(60)
Average low °C (°F) -12.2
(10)
-9.4
(15)
-5
(23)
0
(32)
2.8
(37)
6.7
(44)
10
(50)
8.9
(48)
5
(41)
0
(32)
-6.1
(21)
-11.1
(12)
0
(32)
Precipitation mm (inches) 28
(1.1)
28
(1.1)
38
(1.5)
38
(1.5)
38
(1.5)
20
(0.8)
28
(1.1)
36
(1.4)
38
(1.5)
38
(1.5)
28
(1.1)
25
(1)
381
(15)
Source: Weatherbase
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