Nucla, Colorado

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Nucla, Colorado

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 18% Nucla Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Nucla, Colorado

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 5
Average Household Size 4 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3
Working at Home 4 2
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
People Living Alone 6 6
Housing Recently Built 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Affordability of Rents 4 7

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Nucla Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 205 miles W of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Montrose
Standard Zip Codes 81424
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.269
Longitude -108.547

Nucla Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station URAVAN
Distance 13.5 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 17.2 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 36.5 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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Nucla Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 734 100%
Male 355 48.4%
Female 379 51.6%
Under 18 210 28.6%
18+ 524 71.4%
65+ 93 12.7%
Median Age 38.6
Average Family Size 2.91
White 695 94.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 1.1%
Other 4 0.5%
Mixed Race 26 3.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 27 3.7%

Estimated Nucla Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 739
Growth 5
Growth % 0.7%

Nucla 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 19.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.2%
English 15.4%
German 10.6%
Irish 8.8%
Scotch-Irish 5.2%
Italian 4.2%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Finnish 3%
Swedish 2.8%
Scottish 2.4%
British 0.8%
European 0.8%
Czech 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Dutch West Indian 0.6%
Danish 0.4%
Slovene 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Eastern European 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Russian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

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

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Nucla High Schools (2004)

Serves 120 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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