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People

Total Population 2,930
Male Share of the Population 52.5%
Female Share of the Population 47.5%
Senior Citizens 20.7%
Employed Population 16+ 883
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 29.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $32,871
% Above Poverty Level 78.5%
% Below Poverty Level 21.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.9%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 37%
Median Gross Rent $578
Median House Value $78,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 64.5%
US/American 0%
English 2.9%
Irish 8.1%

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

Walsenburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles S of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 83 miles S of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Huerfano
Standard Zip Codes 81089
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.624
Longitude -104.779

Walsenburg 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 WALSENBURG
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 48 F
Apr Temp 34 to 64 F
Jul Temp 57 to 86 F
Oct Temp 37 to 69 F
Annual Precip 17.4 inches
Station TRINIDAD
Distance 34.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 50 F
Apr Temp 35 to 67 F
Jul Temp 57 to 88 F
Oct Temp 38 to 71 F
Annual Precip 16.1 inches
Station GREAT SAND DUNES N M
Distance 41 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 34 F
Apr Temp 28 to 55 F
Jul Temp 51 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 11.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Farisita (81089)

Farista (81089)

Mutual (81089)

Pryor (81089)

Toltec (81089)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aguilar 660 $52,639
La Veta 729 $32,083
Rye 209 $56,563

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

Walsenburg Public Libraries

Library
Spanish Peaks Library District
323 N MAIN STREET
Walsenburg, Colorado
(719) 738-2774
Library Web Site

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Walsenburg Hospitals

SPANISH PEAKS REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER - CAH
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
23500 US HWY 160
(719) 738-5100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Walsenburg High Schools

JOHN MALL HIGH SCHOOL
335 PINE STREET
719-738-1610
Serves 229 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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