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Town of Yampa, Colorado
Town
Moffat Avenue in Yampa.
Moffat Avenue in Yampa.
Location in Routt County and the state of Colorado
Location in Routt County and the state of Colorado
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Routt County
Incorporated February 25, 1907
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 7,881 ft (2,402 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 429
 • Density 2,215/sq mi (738.3/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80483 (PO Box)
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-86475
GNIS feature ID 0173064

Yampa is a Statutory Town in Routt County, Colorado, United States. The population was 443 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Yampa is located at 40°9′12″N 106°54′30″W / 40.15333°N 106.90833°W / 40.15333; -106.90833 (40.153250, -106.908437).

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

Yampa has a Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb), with warm summers and long, cold, snowy winters. Due to altitude and dryness, the diurnal temperature variation is large throughout the year, especially in summer, and the growing season is short, typically averaging just 80 days.

Climate data for Yampa, Colorado (1981–2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 31.2
(-0.44)
34.3
(1.28)
41.7
(5.39)
51.5
(10.83)
61.4
(16.33)
71.3
(21.83)
77.4
(25.22)
75.7
(24.28)
68.2
(20.11)
56.1
(13.39)
40.8
(4.89)
31.2
(-0.44)
53.4
(11.89)
Daily mean °F (°C) 19.2
(-7.11)
21.5
(-5.83)
29.2
(-1.56)
37.8
(3.22)
47.0
(8.33)
55.4
(13)
61.8
(16.56)
60.4
(15.78)
52.7
(11.5)
41.7
(5.39)
28.8
(-1.78)
19.7
(-6.83)
39.7
(4.28)
Average low °F (°C) 7.1
(-13.83)
8.8
(-12.89)
16.7
(-8.5)
24.1
(-4.39)
32.5
(0.28)
39.6
(4.22)
46.2
(7.89)
45.2
(7.33)
37.2
(2.89)
27.2
(-2.67)
16.7
(-8.5)
8.1
(-13.28)
25.9
(-3.39)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.24
(31.5)
1.13
(28.7)
1.31
(33.3)
1.55
(39.4)
1.43
(36.3)
1.32
(33.5)
1.71
(43.4)
1.71
(43.4)
1.55
(39.4)
1.31
(33.3)
1.35
(34.3)
1.22
(31)
16.73
(424.9)
Snowfall inches (cm) 22.3
(56.6)
18.6
(47.2)
18.3
(46.5)
14.7
(37.3)
3.5
(8.9)
0.3
(0.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.8
(2)
6.7
(17)
19.9
(50.5)
21.3
(54.1)
125.3
(318.3)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 11 9 10 10 10 8 10 11 9 9 10 11 115
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 11 9 9 6 2 0 0 0 1 3 9 10 60
Source: NOAA

City Name

Yampa is the Northern Ute name for the Perideridia root, which was an important food source.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 332
1920 200 −39.8%
1930 310 55.0%
1940 426 37.4%
1950 421 −1.2%
1960 312 −25.9%
1970 286 −8.3%
1980 472 65.0%
1990 317 −32.8%
2000 443 39.7%
2010 429 −3.2%
Est. 2015 436 1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 443 people, 187 households, and 121 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,916.7 people per square mile (743.7/km²). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 912.9 per square mile (354.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.39% White, 0.23% African American, 1.13% Native American, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.51% of the population.

There were 187 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 118.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $37,000 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,141. About 5.7% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.


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