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People

Total Population 1,813
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 25.1%
Employed Population 16+ 437
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 47.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,632
% Above Poverty Level 64.9%
% Below Poverty Level 35.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 33.7%
Median Gross Rent $735
Median House Value $50,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.5%
US/American 0%
English 10.3%
Irish 9.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Las Animas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 76 miles E of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 101 miles SE of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Bent
Standard Zip Codes 81054
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.077
Longitude -103.222

Las Animas 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 LAS ANIMAS
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 47 F
Apr Temp 36 to 70 F
Jul Temp 62 to 95 F
Oct Temp 37 to 73 F
Annual Precip 12.9 inches
Station JOHN MARTIN DAM
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 43 F
Apr Temp 36 to 68 F
Jul Temp 61 to 94 F
Oct Temp 36 to 72 F
Annual Precip 13.4 inches
Station ORDWAY 2 ENE
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 45 F
Apr Temp 33 to 68 F
Jul Temp 59 to 95 F
Oct Temp 34 to 72 F
Annual Precip 11.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Deora (81054)

Fort Lyon (81054)

Ninaview (81054)

Toonerville (81054)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cheraw 175 $43,542
La Junta 7,018 $38,781
Swink 659 $47,857

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Las Animas Public Libraries

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Bent County Library District/las Animas
306 5TH STREET
Las Animas, Colorado
(719) 456-0111

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Las Animas High Schools

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LAS ANIMAS HIGH SCHOOL
300 GROVE AVENUE
719-456-0211
Serves 138 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

LAS ANIMAS ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
300 GROVE AVE
719-456-0211
A Non-traditional School
Serves 7 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

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