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Colorado City, Colorado
Colorado City in late 2014.
Colorado City in late 2014.
Location of the Colorado City CDP in Pueblo County, Colorado.
Location of the Colorado City CDP in Pueblo County, Colorado.
Colorado City, Colorado is located in the United States
Colorado City, Colorado
Colorado City, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Pueblo County
Government
 • Type metropolitan district
Area
 • Total 15.070 sq mi (39.030 km2)
 • Land 14.956 sq mi (38.735 km2)
 • Water 0.114 sq mi (0.295 km2)
Elevation
5,925 ft (1,806 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,193
 • Density 147/sq mi (57/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
81019
Area code(s) 719
GNIS feature Colorado City CDP
FIPS code 08-15935

Colorado City is an unincorporated town, a post office, and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. The CDP is a part of the Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Colorado City post office has the ZIP Code 81019 (post office boxes). At the United States Census 2010, the population of the Colorado City CDP was 2,193, while the population of the 81019 ZIP Code Tabulation Area was 1,690. The Colorado City Metropolitan District provides services.

Geography

Colorado City is located at 37°56′43″N 104°50′27″W / 37.94528°N 104.84083°W / 37.94528; -104.84083 (37.945237, -104.840885).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 34.6 square miles (90 km2), of which, 34.5 square miles (89 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.23%) is water.

Located at the base of the Greenhorn valley, Colorado City blends alpine views with a climate closer to that of Colorado's Banana belt. While the elevation gives Colorado City more precipitation and greener summers than much of Colorado, it is possible to golf there year-round - even with the sporadic snowfall of southern Pueblo County. Colorado City residents enjoy public parks and lands, Lake Beckwith, and easy access to state highway 165 and Interstate 25. The built environment includes banks, retailers, restaurants, and a full size grocery store. Much of Colorado City is open space, and so a high percentage of Colorado City's area is owned and managed by the Colorado City Metropolitan District and will remain pristine for generations to come.

Demographics

The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Colorado City CDP for the 1990 United States Census.

Colorado City CDP, Colorado
Year Pop. ±%
1990 1,149 —    
2000 2,018 +75.6%
2010 2,193 +8.7%
2020 —    
Source: United States Census Bureau

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