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People

Total Population 175
Male Share of the Population 44%
Female Share of the Population 56%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 65
Age of the Population 53

Families

% of people married 46.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,542
% Above Poverty Level 90.9%
% Below Poverty Level 9.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27%
Median Gross Rent $475
Median House Value $81,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24%
US/American 0%
English 8.6%
Irish 6.9%

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

Cheraw Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles E of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles SE of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Otero
P.O. Box Zip Codes 81030
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.106
Longitude -103.509

Cheraw 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 LA JUNTA 4 NNE
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 44 F
Apr Temp 36 to 68 F
Jul Temp 62 to 94 F
Oct Temp 38 to 71 F
Annual Precip 11.7 inches
Station ROCKY FORD 2 SE
Distance 11.5 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 13.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
La Junta 7,018 $38,781
Las Animas 1,813 $34,632
Ordway 1,393 $33,750
Rocky Ford 3,877 $36,786
Swink 659 $47,857

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

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110 LAKEVIEW AVENUE
719-853-6655
Serves 64 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

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