Kim, Colorado

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Town of Kim, Colorado
Kim Outpost in Kim, Colorado
Kim Outpost in Kim, Colorado
Location of Kim in Las Animas County, Colorado.
Location of Kim in Las Animas County, Colorado.
Coordinates: 37°14′46″N 103°21′13″W / 37.24611°N 103.35361°W / 37.24611; -103.35361Coordinates: 37°14′46″N 103°21′13″W / 37.24611°N 103.35361°W / 37.24611; -103.35361
Country United States
State State of Colorado
CountyLas Animas County[1]
Incorporated (town)1974[2]
Government
 • TypeStatutory Town[1]
 • MayorBud Broce
Area
 • Total0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
 • Land0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
5,690 ft (1,734 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total74
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
70
 • Density184.70/sq mi (71.36/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code[5]
81049
Area code(s)719
FIPS code08-40570
GNIS feature ID0203870
Eighth least populous Colorado municipality

The Town of Kim is a Statutory Town in Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. The population was 74 at the 2010 United States Census. As of 2014, the town included a complete school system (grades K-12), a post office, and a general store.

A post office called Kim has been in operation since 1917.[6] The town was named after the novel Kim by Rudyard Kipling.[7]

Geography[edit]

Kim is located at 37°14′46″N 103°21′13″W / 37.24611°N 103.35361°W / 37.24611; -103.35361 (37.246129, -103.353643).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Kim is located on the plains of southeastern Colorado and the elevation is 5690 ft (1734 m).

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980100
199076−24.0%
200065−14.5%
20107413.8%
Est. 201970[4]−5.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
Welcome sign

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 65 people, 38 households, and 15 families residing in the town. The population density was 211.3 people per square mile (81.0/km2). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 159.3 per square mile (61.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.46% White, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.38% of the population.

There were 38 households out of which 15.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.8% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 60.5% were non-families. 60.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.71 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the town, the population was spread out with 16.9% under the age of 18, 3.1% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 30.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 124.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,938, and the median income for a family was $36,667. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $27,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,343. There were 11.1% of families and 14.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 20.0% of those over 64.

Climate[edit]

Kim experiences a semi-arid climate with hot summers and cold winters. Due to its high elevation and aridity, temperatures drop sharply after sunset. While daytime summer temperatures often exceed 90 degrees, nights are cool. Spring and Fall are mild. During the winter, temperatures can drop below zero at night, but are usually above freezing during the day. Kim receives most of its precipitation in the spring and late summer. Snow falls several times each winter, but rarely exceeds a few inches. Most snow melts within a few days, even in December or January.

Climate data for Kim, Colorado (Elevation 5,690ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 80
(27)
79
(26)
85
(29)
90
(32)
100
(38)
104
(40)
105
(41)
104
(40)
102
(39)
95
(35)
86
(30)
79
(26)
105
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 48.7
(9.3)
51.2
(10.7)
58.0
(14.4)
65.2
(18.4)
74.8
(23.8)
85.0
(29.4)
89.9
(32.2)
87.9
(31.1)
81.4
(27.4)
70.2
(21.2)
57.6
(14.2)
47.5
(8.6)
68.1
(20.1)
Average low °F (°C) 17.0
(−8.3)
19.8
(−6.8)
27.6
(−2.4)
34.6
(1.4)
44.6
(7.0)
54.8
(12.7)
60.0
(15.6)
58.5
(14.7)
49.7
(9.8)
36.0
(2.2)
25.6
(−3.6)
16.5
(−8.6)
37.1
(2.8)
Record low °F (°C) −12
(−24)
−21
(−29)
−5
(−21)
0
(−18)
21
(−6)
32
(0)
44
(7)
44
(7)
24
(−4)
−3
(−19)
−13
(−25)
−21
(−29)
−21
(−29)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.52
(13)
0.46
(12)
1.28
(33)
1.60
(41)
1.89
(48)
1.95
(50)
2.74
(70)
2.30
(58)
1.17
(30)
1.11
(28)
0.75
(19)
0.65
(17)
16.43
(417)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 6.6
(17)
4.8
(12)
8.5
(22)
5.5
(14)
1.2
(3.0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.76)
3.5
(8.9)
5.2
(13)
7.3
(19)
42.9
(109)
Source: The Western Regional Climate Center[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Archived from the original on 2009-12-12. Retrieved 2007-11-30.
  2. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-11-30.
  3. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 4, 2010. Retrieved October 20, 2007.
  6. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Dawson, John Frank. Place names in Colorado: why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 29.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ "Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Information". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved April 13, 2013.

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