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Town of Sugar City, Colorado
Town
Location in Crowley County and the state of Colorado
Location in Crowley County and the state of Colorado
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Crowley County
Incorporated July 2, 1900
Area
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 4,304 ft (1,312 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 258
 • Density 670/sq mi (258.8/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 81076
Area code(s) 719
FIPS code 08-74815
GNIS feature ID 0195392

Sugar City is a Statutory Town in Crowley County, Colorado, United States. The population was 258 at the 2010 census.

A post office called Sugar City has been in operation since 1900. The community was named for the fact it once was a sugar manufacturing center.

Geography

Sugar City is located in southeastern Crowley County at 38°13′55″N 103°39′53″W / 38.23194°N 103.66472°W / 38.23194; -103.66472 (38.231866, -103.664851). Colorado State Highway 96 leads west 5 miles (8 km) to Ordway, the county seat, and northeast 33 miles (53 km) to Haswell.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Sugar City has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 689
1910 808 17.3%
1920 836 3.5%
1930 598 −28.5%
1940 565 −5.5%
1950 527 −6.7%
1960 409 −22.4%
1970 307 −24.9%
1980 306 −0.3%
1990 252 −17.6%
2000 279 10.7%
2010 258 −7.5%
Est. 2015 248 −3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 279 people, 117 households, and 78 families residing in the town. The population density was 724.9 people per square mile (283.5/km²). There were 147 housing units at an average density of 382.0 per square mile (149.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.89% White, 3.58% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 3.23% from other races, and 3.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.98% of the population.

There were 117 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,208, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,564. About 12.9% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.8% of those sixty five or over.

History

Sugar City was named for its sugar beet factory, which closed in 1967.


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