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Town of Genoa, Colorado
Statutory Town
Genoa street scenery
Genoa street scenery
Location in Lincoln County and the state of Colorado
Location in Lincoln County and the state of Colorado
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Lincoln
Incorporated (town) July 27, 1905
Area
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 5,604 ft (1,708 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 211
 • Density 527.5/sq mi (234.4/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80818
Area code(s) 719
FIPS code 08-29680
GNIS feature ID 0203757

The Town of Genoa is a Statutory Town located in Lincoln County, Colorado, United States. The population was 139 at the United States Census, 2010.

A post office called Genoa has been in operation since 1903. The town most likely was named after Genoa, in Italy.

Geography

Genoa is located at 39°16′35″N 103°29′56″W / 39.27639°N 103.49889°W / 39.27639; -103.49889 (39.276479, -103.498850).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 218
1940 214 −1.8%
1950 257 20.1%
1960 185 −28.0%
1970 161 −13.0%
1980 165 2.5%
1990 167 1.2%
2000 211 26.3%
2010 139 −34.1%
Est. 2015 141 1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 211 people, 75 households, and 54 families residing in the town. The population density was 592.4 people per square mile (226.3/km²). There were 84 housing units at an average density of 235.8 per square mile (90.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.83% White, 7.58% African American, 0.47% Native American, 3.32% from other races, and 3.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.27% of the population.

There were 75 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the town, the population was spread out with 35.1% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,375, and the median income for a family was $28,750. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,443. About 10.4% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 25.0% of those sixty five or over.

Attractions

World's Wonder View Tower, a tourist trap and roadside attraction.

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