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Town of Stratton, Colorado
Town
Location in Kit Carson County and the state of Colorado
Location in Kit Carson County and the state of Colorado
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Kit Carson County
Incorporated April 15, 1917
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 4,413 ft (1,345 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 658
 • Density 1,320/sq mi (548/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80836
Area code(s) 719
FIPS code 08-74485
GNIS feature ID 0204821
Website Town of Stratton

Stratton is a Statutory Town in Kit Carson County, Colorado, United States. The population was 658 at the 2010 census. Stratton was named in honor of the gold miner and philanthropist Winfield Scott Stratton.

Geography

Stratton is located at 39°18′11″N 102°36′15″W / 39.30306°N 102.60417°W / 39.30306; -102.60417 (39.302976, -102.604272).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 421
1930 507 20.4%
1940 623 22.9%
1950 720 15.6%
1960 680 −5.6%
1970 790 16.2%
1980 705 −10.8%
1990 649 −7.9%
2000 669 3.1%
2010 658 −1.6%
Est. 2015 659 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 669 people, 287 households, and 189 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,469.3 people per square mile (561.5/km²). There were 359 housing units at an average density of 788.4 per square mile (301.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.86% White, 0.45% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 1.94% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.59% of the population.

There were 287 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.92.In the town, the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $36,964. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $17,857 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,428. About 7.0% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

The community is served by Stratton Senior High School.


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