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Town of Two Buttes, Colorado
Town
The Two Buttes Library in 2015.
The Two Buttes Library in 2015.
Location in Baca County and the state of Colorado
Location in Baca County and the state of Colorado
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Baca County
Incorporated 1911-10-19
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 4,108 ft (1,252 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 43
 • Density 174/sq mi (67.0/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 81084
Area code(s) 719
FIPS code 08-79270
GNIS feature ID 0196063
Sixth least populous Colorado municipality

The town of Two Buttes is a Statutory Town located in Baca County, Colorado, United States. The population was 43 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Two Buttes is located in northeast Baca County at 37°33′40″N 102°23′52″W / 37.56111°N 102.39778°W / 37.56111; -102.39778 (37.561046, -102.397729). The hill known as Two Buttes is 8 miles (13 km) to the northwest of the town, overlooking Two Buttes Reservoir on Two Butte Creek, a tributary of the Arkansas River.

The town of Two Buttes is on State Highway 116 and is 23 miles (37 km) by road northeast of Springfield, the Baca County seat. East on Highway 116 it is 20 miles (32 km) to the Kansas border.

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.

Climate

The Köppen Climate system classifies the weather as semi-arid, abbreviated as BSk.

Climate data for Two Buttes, Colorado
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7.8
(46)
10
(50)
14.4
(58)
20
(68)
25
(77)
30.6
(87)
33.9
(93)
32.8
(91)
28.3
(83)
22.2
(72)
13.9
(57)
8.9
(48)
20.6
(69)
Average low °C (°F) -8.9
(16)
-6.7
(20)
-3.3
(26)
2.2
(36)
7.8
(46)
13.3
(56)
16.7
(62)
15.6
(60)
10.6
(51)
3.9
(39)
-3.3
(26)
-7.2
(19)
3.3
(38)
Precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.3)
10
(0.4)
20
(0.8)
33
(1.3)
56
(2.2)
58
(2.3)
51
(2)
46
(1.8)
30
(1.2)
20
(0.8)
13
(0.5)
10
(0.4)
353
(13.9)
Source: Weatherbase

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 93
1930 158 69.9%
1940 158 0.0%
1950 121 −23.4%
1960 111 −8.3%
1970 138 24.3%
1980 84 −39.1%
1990 63 −25.0%
2000 67 6.3%
2010 43 −35.8%
Est. 2015 41 −4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 67 people, 34 households, and 19 families residing in the town. The population density was 271.1 people per square mile (103.5/km²). There were 38 housing units at an average density of 153.8 per square mile (58.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

There were 34 households out of which 17.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% were non-families. 41.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.60.

In the town, the population was spread out with 17.9% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 16.4% from 25 to 44, 44.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,000, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $38,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,856. There were 5.6% of families and 18.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 100.0% of under eighteens and 20.0% of those over 64.


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