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Town of Peetz, Colorado
Location in Logan County and the state of Colorado
Location in Logan County and the state of Colorado
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Logan County
Incorporated (town) May 17, 1917
Government
 • Type Statutory Town
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
4,436 ft (1,352 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 227
 • Density 1,135/sq mi (454/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
80747
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-58235
GNIS feature ID 0204648
Website Town of Peetz Website

Peetz is a Statutory Town in Logan County, Colorado, United States. The population was 227 at the 2000 census. Peetz is home to the RE-5 School District and Peetz K-12 School. Peetz is also home to the Peetz Wind Farm.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.

Peetz is located on the Peetz Plateau.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 322
1930 244 −24.2%
1940 207 −15.2%
1950 232 12.1%
1960 218 −6.0%
1970 186 −14.7%
1980 220 18.3%
1990 179 −18.6%
2000 227 26.8%
2010 238 4.8%
Est. 2015 237 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 227 people, 90 households, and 63 families residing in the town. The population density was 4 people per square mile (461.3/km²). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 529.6 per square mile (201.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.59% White, 1.76% from other races, and 2.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.57% of the population.

There were 90 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town, the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 108.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $42,083, and the median income for a family was $47,614. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,172. About 4.5% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Name

The community was named after Peter Peetz, an early settler.

Transportation

There are no forms of public transportation in Peetz. There is a BNSF Railway line that runs past Peetz, however, there are no passenger trains. The Peetz lies next to Highway 113.

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