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Granada, Colorado
Statutory Town
Town of Granada
Looking west on U.S. Highway 50/400.
Looking west on U.S. Highway 50/400.
Location of the Town of Granada in Prowers County, Colorado.
Location of the Town of Granada in Prowers County, Colorado.
Granada, Colorado is located in the United States
Granada, Colorado
Granada, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Prowers County
Incorporated (town) July 25, 1887
Government
 • Type Statutory Town
Area
 • Total 0.685 sq mi (1.775 km2)
 • Land 0.685 sq mi (1.775 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.000 km2)
Elevation
3,484 ft (1,062 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 445
 • Density 649/sq mi (251/km2)
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP code
81041
Area code(s) 719
FIPS code 08-31550
GNIS feature ID 0195594

The Town of Granada is a Statutory Town in Prowers County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 445 at the 2020 United States Census.

History

A post office called Granada has been in operation since 1873. The community most likely takes its name from nearby Granada Creek.

During World War II, the Granada War Relocation Center was located west of Granada as a Japanese American internment camp. It opened in August 1942 and housed a maximum population of 7,318 citizens.

Geography

Granada is located at 38°3′53″N 102°18′40″W / 38.06472°N 102.31111°W / 38.06472; -102.31111 (38.064603, -102.311052). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 121
1890 163 34.7%
1900 204 25.2%
1910 359 76.0%
1920 308 −14.2%
1930 352 14.3%
1940 342 −2.8%
1950 551 61.1%
1960 593 7.6%
1970 551 −7.1%
1980 557 1.1%
1990 513 −7.9%
2000 640 24.8%
2010 517 −19.2%
2020 445 −13.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 640 people, 198 households, and 151 families residing in the town. The population density was 889.6 people per square mile (343.2/km2). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 323.9 per square mile (124.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 64.69% White, 0.16% Native American, 33.75% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 62.50% of the population.

There were 198 households, out of which 48.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 3.77.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 37.7% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,042, and the median income for a family was $31,750. Males had a median income of $22,167 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,561. About 25.2% of families and 27.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Bus service is provided daily eastward towards Wichita, Kansas and westward towards Pueblo, Colorado by BeeLine Express (subcontractor of Greyhound Lines).

Education

Students are served by Granada Undivided High School whose mascot are the Bobcats.

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