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Calhan, Colorado


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Calhan, Colorado

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High Points

Calhan strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Colorado):

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Public Transportation Use
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Top 17% Calhan Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Calhan, Colorado

Comparing Calhan to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Colorado (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Female Share of the Population 8 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Racial Diversity 6 2
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Senior Citizens 5 7
Age of the Population 4 6
Male Share of the Population 3 1

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 7 6

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Median Family Income 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 7
College Educated Adults 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Short Commute Times 2 1

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
People Living Alone 5 5
Affordability of Rents 3 7

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Calhan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 31 miles NE of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County El Paso
Metro Area Colorado Springs
Standard Zip Codes 80808
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.035
Longitude -104.296

Calhan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:
  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station RUSH 1 N
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 37 F
Apr Temp 28 to 56 F
Jul Temp 53 to 82 F
Oct Temp 31 to 61 F
Annual Precip 14.5 inches
Station MONUMENT
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 38 F
Apr Temp 29 to 56 F
Jul Temp 52 to 81 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 22.1 inches
Station LIMON
Distance 33.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 40 F
Apr Temp 31 to 59 F
Jul Temp 55 to 86 F
Oct Temp 33 to 64 F
Annual Precip 14.5 inches
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Calhan Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 896 100%
Male 416 46.4%
Female 480 53.6%
Under 18 266 29.7%
18+ 630 70.3%
65+ 130 14.5%
Median Age 35.8
Average Family Size 3.11
White 869 97%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 6 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 17 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 1.9%

Estimated Calhan Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 876
Growth -20
Growth % -2.2%

Calhan Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 22.9%
US/American 20.1%
Irish 13.6%
English 10.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.3%
Italian 3.6%
Norwegian 3.5%
Polish 2.8%
Slovak 2.5%
Swedish 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Swiss 1.5%
French Canadian 1.3%
Welsh 1.3%
Dutch 1%
French (except Basque) 1%
European 0.7%
Finnish 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Austrian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Ethiopian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Calhan, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Ellicott (80808)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Calhan 896 $50,000
Kiowa 581 $42,353
Ramah 117 $48,000
Simla 663 $31,953
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Calhan High Schools (2004)

CALHAN HIGH SCHOOL
800 BULLDOG DRIVE
719-347-2766
Serves 214 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

Calhan Colleges

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