Dove Creek, Colorado

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Dove Creek, Colorado

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Dove Creek Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 14% Dove Creek Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 19% Dove Creek Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Dove Creek, Colorado

Comparing Dove Creek 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
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 4
Senior Citizens 7 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Age of the Population 7 9
Female Share of the Population 3 7
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
College Educated Adults 4 2
Median Family Income 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Short Commute Times 8 7
Working at Home 5 2
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
Housing Recently Built 7 4
Affordability of Rents 6 9
People Living Alone 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1

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Dove Creek Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 212 miles NW of Rio Rancho, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 223 miles NW of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Dolores
Standard Zip Codes 81324
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.766
Longitude -108.905

Dove Creek Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 36 F
Apr Temp 28 to 59 F
Jul Temp 51 to 86 F
Oct Temp 31 to 63 F
Annual Precip 12.2 inches
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 36 F
Apr Temp 31 to 57 F
Jul Temp 54 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 62 F
Annual Precip 15.8 inches
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 38 F
Apr Temp 31 to 60 F
Jul Temp 54 to 87 F
Oct Temp 36 to 64 F
Annual Precip 15.9 inches
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Dove Creek Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 698 100%
Male 344 49.3%
Female 354 50.7%
Under 18 186 26.6%
18+ 512 73.4%
65+ 131 18.8%
Median Age 39
Average Family Size 2.93
White 672 96.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 1.9%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 11 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 27 3.9%

Estimated Dove Creek Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 683
Growth -15
Growth % -2.1%

Dove Creek 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.6%
German 18.6%
English 16%
US/American 11.5%
Irish 10.6%
Norwegian 3.5%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
Swedish 2.4%
Czech 2%
Italian 1.6%
Scottish 1.3%
European 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.7%
Welsh 0.4%
British 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Squaw Point (81324)

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

Dove Creek Public Libraries

Dolores County School/public Lib / Dove Creek
Dove Creek, Colorado
(970) 677-2389

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Dove Creek High Schools (2004)

Serves 96 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.5

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