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Wray, Colorado
City
Wray in 2004
Wray in 2004
Location within Yuma County and Colorado
Location within Yuma County and Colorado
Country United States
State Colorado
County Yuma County - seat
Incorporated June 22, 1906
Area
 • Total 3 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 • Land 3 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,566 ft (1,087 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,342
 • Density 780/sq mi (304.2/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80758
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-86310
GNIS feature ID 0183032
Website wrayco.net

Wray (/ˈr/) is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat of Yuma County, Colorado, United States. It is west from the Nebraska-Kansas state lines. The population was 2,342 at the U.S. Census 2010.

History

A post office called Wray has been in operation since 1882. The community was named after John Wray, a cattleman.

Wray was named an "All-America City" in 1993 by the National Civic League.

Geography

Wray is located at 40°4′36″N 102°13′33″W / 40.07667°N 102.22583°W / 40.07667; -102.22583 (40.076721, -102.225873), near the intersection of U.S. Highway 34 and U.S. Highway 385. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), all land.

Climate

Wray has a semi-arid continental climate.

Climate data for Wray, Colorado
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 80
(26.7)
80
(26.7)
88
(31.1)
94
(34.4)
103
(39.4)
110
(43.3)
112
(44.4)
109
(42.8)
104
(40)
96
(35.6)
90
(32.2)
78
(25.6)
112
(44.4)
Average high °F (°C) 43
(6.1)
48
(8.9)
56
(13.3)
65
(18.3)
74
(23.3)
85
(29.4)
91
(32.8)
89
(31.7)
81
(27.2)
70
(21.1)
52
(11.1)
44
(6.7)
67
(19.4)
Average low °F (°C) 11
(-11.7)
17
(-8.3)
23
(-5)
32
(0)
44
(6.7)
54
(12.2)
60
(15.6)
57
(13.9)
47
(8.3)
33
(0.6)
21
(-6.1)
14
(-10)
34
(1.1)
Record low °F (°C) −27
(-32.8)
−30
(-34.4)
−24
(-31.1)
−5
(-20.6)
21
(-6.1)
25
(-3.9)
39
(3.9)
30
(-1.1)
18
(-7.8)
3
(-16.1)
−15
(-26.1)
−33
(-36.1)
−33
(-36.1)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.51
(13)
0.41
(10.4)
1.16
(29.5)
1.17
(29.7)
3.02
(76.7)
2.56
(65)
2.91
(73.9)
1.97
(50)
1.13
(28.7)
0.99
(25.1)
0.75
(19.1)
0.36
(9.1)
16.94
(430.3)
Snowfall inches (cm) 5.50
(13.97)
2.90
(7.37)
7.20
(18.29)
2.90
(7.37)
0.10
(0.25)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.10
(0.25)
1.50
(3.81)
4.10
(10.41)
4.30
(10.92)
28.60
(72.64)
Source: http://www.intellicast.com/Local/History.aspx?location=USCO0419

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 125
1900 271 116.8%
1910 1,000 269.0%
1920 1,538 53.8%
1930 1,785 16.1%
1940 2,061 15.5%
1950 2,198 6.6%
1960 2,082 −5.3%
1970 1,953 −6.2%
1980 2,131 9.1%
1990 1,998 −6.2%
2000 2,187 9.5%
2010 2,342 7.1%
Est. 2015 2,378 1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,187 people, 888 households, and 547 families residing in the city. The population density was 739.6 people per square mile (285.3/km²). There were 968 housing units at an average density of 327.4 per square mile (126.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.42% White, 0.09% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 3.48% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.01% of the population.

There were 888 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% 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 3.11.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,052, and the median income for a family was $38,942. Males had a median income of $26,847 versus $19,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,547. About 11.3% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.


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