South Fork, Colorado

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South Fork, Colorado

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High Points

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

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Top 11% South Fork College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of South Fork, Colorado

Comparing South Fork 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 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Male Share of the Population 7 4
Senior Citizens 7 9
Racial Diversity 6 2
Female Share of the Population 4 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 7
People Above Poverty 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 9
People Living Alone 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Affordability of Rents 5 8

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South Fork Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 117 miles W of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles SW of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Rio Grande
Standard Zip Codes 81154
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.67
Longitude -106.639

South Fork Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 31 F
Apr Temp 17 to 41 F
Jul Temp 40 to 66 F
Oct Temp 24 to 47 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station CENTER 4 SSW
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 32 F
Apr Temp 24 to 58 F
Jul Temp 45 to 79 F
Oct Temp 26 to 61 F
Annual Precip 6.9 inches
Distance 34.6 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 34 F
Apr Temp 14 to 47 F
Jul Temp 39 to 74 F
Oct Temp 23 to 56 F
Annual Precip 19.7 inches
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South Fork Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 604 100%
Male 296 49%
Female 308 51%
Under 18 131 21.7%
18+ 473 78.3%
65+ 106 17.5%
Median Age 42.8
Average Family Size 2.63
White 561 92.9%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 18 3%
Mixed Race 21 3.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 75 12.4%

Estimated South Fork Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 575
Growth -29
Growth % -4.8%

South Fork 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 22.8%
US/American 21.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.8%
English 13.3%
Italian 5.3%
Polish 3.3%
Irish 3.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Scottish 2.2%
Dutch 2%
Russian 1.8%
Lebanese 1.5%
British 1.3%
Swedish 0.9%
French Canadian 0.9%
Swiss 0.7%
Latvian 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
Norwegian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Alpine (81154)
Masonic Park (81154)
Wagon Wheel Gap (81154)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
South Fork 604 $45,417
Creede 377 $34,125
Del Norte 1,705 $29,471
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