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Town of Pitkin, Colorado
Town
Pitkin in 2014.
Pitkin in 2014.
Location in Gunnison County and the state of Colorado
Location in Gunnison County and the state of Colorado
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Gunnison
Incorporated April 5, 1880
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 9,216 ft (2,809 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 66
 • Density 220/sq mi (94/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 81241 (PO Boxes)
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-59830
GNIS feature ID 0204755
Highways none

Pitkin is a Statutory Town in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. The population was 66 at the 2010 census, down from 124 at the 2000 Census.

Pitkin was founded in 1879, and is said to be Colorado's first mining camp west of the Continental Divide. Originally named Quartzville, it was renamed to honor Governor Frederick W. Pitkin.

Geography

Pitkin is located at 38°36′28″N 106°31′6″W / 38.60778°N 106.51833°W / 38.60778; -106.51833 (38.607886, -106.518454). Pitkin is at an elevation of 9,242 feet, about 28 miles northeast of Gunnison, Colorado.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,891
1890 371 −80.4%
1900 203 −45.3%
1910 250 23.2%
1920 165 −34.0%
1930 228 38.2%
1940 156 −31.6%
1950 152 −2.6%
1960 94 −38.2%
1970 44 −53.2%
1980 59 34.1%
1990 53 −10.2%
2000 124 134.0%
2010 66 −46.8%
Est. 2015 69 4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 124 people, 47 households, and 35 families residing in the town. The population density was 467.0 people per square mile (177.3/km²). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 726.8 per square mile (276.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.90% White, 4.84% Asian, 1.61% from other races, and 5.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.16% of the population.

There were 47 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 33.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $49,375, and the median income for a family was $52,083. Males had a median income of $40,313 versus $34,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $39,182. There were no families and 4.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 6.7% of those over 64.


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