Swink, Colorado

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Swink, Colorado

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Swink Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 9% Swink Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Swink Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Swink, Colorado

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 5
Median Family Income 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
People Above Poverty 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 7 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 3 2


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

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Swink Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 55 miles E of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles SE of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Otero
P.O. Box Zip Codes 81077
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.014
Longitude -103.627

Swink Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 46 F
Apr Temp 35 to 70 F
Jul Temp 60 to 94 F
Oct Temp 36 to 73 F
Annual Precip 11.8 inches
Station ORDWAY 2 ENE
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 45 F
Apr Temp 33 to 68 F
Jul Temp 59 to 95 F
Oct Temp 34 to 72 F
Annual Precip 11.3 inches
Station LA JUNTA 20 S
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 48 F
Apr Temp 37 to 68 F
Jul Temp 63 to 95 F
Oct Temp 37 to 72 F
Annual Precip 14.8 inches
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Swink Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 696 100%
Male 346 49.7%
Female 350 50.3%
Under 18 186 26.7%
18+ 510 73.3%
65+ 109 15.7%
Median Age 39
Average Family Size 2.99
White 618 88.8%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 6 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 1%
Other 50 7.2%
Mixed Race 12 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 143 20.5%

Estimated Swink Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 683
Growth -13
Growth % -1.9%

Swink 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.7%
German 25.3%
Irish 10.7%
English 10.7%
US/American 8.5%
Italian 4.4%
Czech 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Swedish 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Austrian 1.1%
Dutch 0.9%
European 0.9%
Portuguese 0.7%
French Canadian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Basque 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Romanian 0.4%
Polish 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Swink 696 $46,667
Cheraw 211 $24,844
La Junta 7,568 $36,398
Manzanola 525 $26,250
Ordway 1,248 $29,107
Rocky Ford 4,286 $29,470
Sugar City 279 $27,500

Swink Public Libraries

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Swink, Colorado
(719) 384-8103

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Swink High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 180 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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