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Holyoke, Colorado
Home Rule Municipality
Phillips County Courthouse (2013)
Phillips County Courthouse (2013)
Motto: "It's not what you show, it's what you grow."
Location within Phillips County and Colorado
Location within Phillips County and Colorado
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Phillips
Incorporated May 31, 1888
Area
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,750 ft (1,143 m)
Population (2013)
 • Total 1,965
 • Density 1,160/sq mi (437/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80734
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-37270
GNIS feature ID 0182823
Website Holyoke CoC

Holyoke is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Phillips County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 2,313 at the 2010 census.

History

The city is named after Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Geography

Holyoke is located at 40°34′55″N 102°18′4″W / 40.58194°N 102.30111°W / 40.58194; -102.30111 (40.582002, -102.301056). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all of it land.

Climate data for Holyoke, Colorado (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 44
(6.7)
51
(10.6)
56
(13.3)
59
(15)
69
(20.6)
77
(25)
92
(33.3)
96
(35.6)
83
(28.3)
70
(21.1)
47
(8.3)
39
(3.9)
63.8
(17.67)
Average low °F (°C) 22
(-5.6)
30
(-1.1)
33
(0.6)
41
(5)
52
(11.1)
55
(12.8)
60
(15.6)
66
(18.9)
55
(12.8)
44
(6.7)
31
(-0.6)
19
(-7.2)
36.2
(2.33)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.42
(10.7)
0.47
(11.9)
1.05
(26.7)
1.87
(47.5)
3.01
(76.5)
2.97
(75.4)
2.88
(73.2)
2.31
(58.7)
1.32
(33.5)
1.20
(30.5)
0.63
(16)
0.44
(11.2)
18.55
(471.2)
Snowfall inches (cm) 5.0
(12.7)
4.4
(11.2)
5.5
(14)
3.4
(8.6)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.4
(1)
1.5
(3.8)
4.3
(10.9)
5.2
(13.2)
29.7
(75.4)
Source: NOAA

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 649
1900 451 −30.5%
1910 659 46.1%
1920 1,205 82.9%
1930 1,226 1.7%
1940 1,150 −6.2%
1950 1,558 35.5%
1960 1,555 −0.2%
1970 1,640 5.5%
1980 2,092 27.6%
1990 1,931 −7.7%
2000 2,261 17.1%
2010 2,313 2.3%
Est. 2015 2,251 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,261 people, 896 households, and 594 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,300.3 people per square mile (501.7/km²). There were 980 housing units at an average density of 563.6 per square mile (217.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.61% White, 0.04% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 8.09% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.39% of the population.

There were 896 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,984, and the median income for a family was $36,970. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $17,455 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,697. About 12.0% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.


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