Naturita, Colorado

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Naturita, Colorado

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Naturita Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 18% Naturita Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Naturita, Colorado

Comparing Naturita 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 7 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Racial Diversity 5 1
Female Share of the Population 4 8
Senior Citizens 4 7
Age of the Population 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 5
Portion of People Married 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5
Median Family Income 4 4
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Housing Recently Built 8 5
People Living Alone 7 7
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1

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Naturita Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 207 miles W of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Montrose
P.O. Box Zip Codes 81422
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.218
Longitude -108.568

Naturita Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station URAVAN
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 43 F
Apr Temp 34 to 67 F
Jul Temp 58 to 95 F
Oct Temp 37 to 71 F
Annual Precip 12.5 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 38 F
Apr Temp 31 to 58 F
Jul Temp 52 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 61 F
Annual Precip 15.7 inches
Station GATEWAY 1 SE
Distance 38.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 42 F
Apr Temp 40 to 68 F
Jul Temp 62 to 92 F
Oct Temp 39 to 70 F
Annual Precip 11.6 inches
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Naturita Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 635 100%
Male 310 48.8%
Female 325 51.2%
Under 18 188 29.6%
18+ 447 70.4%
65+ 86 13.5%
Median Age 35.8
Average Family Size 3.06
White 595 93.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 15 2.4%
Other 11 1.7%
Mixed Race 13 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 32 5%

Estimated Naturita Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 665
Growth 30
Growth % 4.7%

Naturita 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
US/American 38%
German 20%
English 12.4%
Irish 10.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.7%
Scottish 2.4%
European 1.7%
Italian 1.5%
Czech 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Swedish 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Dutch 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Naturita 635 $37,917
Norwood 438 $50,313
Nucla 734 $33,636
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Naturita High Schools (2004)

A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 4 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.7

Naturita Colleges

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