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People

Total Population 1,172
Male Share of the Population 55.8%
Female Share of the Population 44.2%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 651
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 47.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,639
% Above Poverty Level 86.8%
% Below Poverty Level 13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 13.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.8%
Median Gross Rent $794
Median House Value $207,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.3%
US/American 0%
English 13%
Irish 7.3%

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

Poncha Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 71 miles W of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Chaffee
P.O. Box Zip Codes 81242
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.512
Longitude -106.076

Poncha Springs 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 SALIDA
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 42 F
Apr Temp 27 to 58 F
Jul Temp 49 to 83 F
Oct Temp 28 to 63 F
Annual Precip 8.6 inches
Station SAGUACHE
Distance 29.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 34 F
Apr Temp 25 to 57 F
Jul Temp 47 to 80 F
Oct Temp 27 to 62 F
Annual Precip 8.3 inches
Station TAYLOR PARK
Distance 36 miles
Jan Temp -11 to 27 F
Apr Temp 13 to 45 F
Jul Temp 40 to 71 F
Oct Temp 23 to 53 F
Annual Precip 16.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buena Vista 2,705 $57,269
Pitkin 104 $56,000
Salida 5,373 $61,818

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

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