Merino, Colorado

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Merino Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 71 miles E of Greeley, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado
County Logan
Standard Zip Codes 80741
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.482
Longitude -103.35

Merino Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 39 F
Apr Temp 34 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 90 F
Oct Temp 35 to 67 F
Annual Precip 16.2 inches
Station LEROY 5 WSW
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 39 F
Apr Temp 33 to 62 F
Jul Temp 59 to 89 F
Oct Temp 35 to 66 F
Annual Precip 17.6 inches
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 40 F
Apr Temp 34 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 91 F
Oct Temp 34 to 68 F
Annual Precip 13.1 inches
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Merino Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 246 100%
Male 117 47.6%
Female 129 52.4%
Under 18 76 30.9%
18+ 170 69.1%
65+ 32 13%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 3.15
White 231 93.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.8%
Other 10 4.1%
Mixed Race 3 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 6.9%

Estimated Merino Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 279
Growth 33
Growth % 13.4%

Merino 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 38%
US/American 18.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.5%
Irish 6.5%
Scotch-Irish 4.9%
English 4.9%
Swedish 3.3%
French Canadian 1.6%
Pennsylvania German 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Austrian 1.6%
Scandinavian 1.6%
Scottish 1.1%
Russian 1.1%
Norwegian 1.1%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Willard (80741)

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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Merino 246 $31,406
Akron 1,711 $35,156
Brush 5,117 $39,094
Hillrose 254 $30,750
Iliff 213 $29,375
Sterling 11,360 $39,103
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Merino High Schools (2004)

315 LEE
Serves 143 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

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