Eads, Colorado
Eads from the west on State Highway 96.
Eads from the west on State Highway 96.
Location of the Town of Eads in Kiowa County, Colorado.
Location of the Town of Eads in Kiowa County, Colorado.
Eads is located in the United States
Eads
Eads
Location of the Town of Eads in the United States.
Coordinates: 38°28′53″N 102°46′47″W / 38.481346°N 102.779776°W / 38.481346; -102.779776[2]
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyKiowa County seat[1]
Established1887[3]
Incorporated (town)January 29, 1916[4]
Government
 • TypeStatutory town[1]
Area
 • Total0.478 sq mi (1.237 km2)
 • Land0.478 sq mi (1.237 km2)
 • Water0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)
Elevation4,219 ft (1,286 m)
Population
 • Total672
 • Density1,407/sq mi (543/km2)
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP code[7]
81036
Area code719
FIPS code08-22145
GNIS feature ID0204823
Websitewww.kcedfonline.org/eads.htm

Eads is the Statutory Town that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Kiowa County, Colorado, United States.[1][8] The town population was 672 at the 2020 United States Census.[5]

History

Eads has been the seat of Kiowa County since 1901.[3] Eads was established in 1887 as a railroad town and was named after James Buchanan Eads, a structural engineer with the Missouri Pacific Railroad, who designed and built the Eads Bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis in 1874 and went on to design and build the system of levees on the Mississippi Delta which made the river navigable by ocean-going vessels. In the town, there are many historic houses and buildings that are still in use to this day; on Maine Street, there are many places to visit to learn more about the town's history. Since 2007, there is an annual event where the local businesses of Eads are supported called the Maine street bash; it includes many activities and live performances.

The original name of Eads was Dayton.[9]

Geography

Eads is located at 38°28′50″N 102°46′51″W / 38.48056°N 102.78083°W / 38.48056; -102.78083 (38.480465, −102.780763).[10] At the 2020 United States Census, the town had a total area of 306 acres (1.237 km2), all of it land.[5]

Climate

Climate data for Eads, Colorado (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1907–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 78
(26)
84
(29)
90
(32)
99
(37)
106
(41)
110
(43)
110
(43)
108
(42)
107
(42)
96
(36)
86
(30)
78
(26)
110
(43)
Mean maximum °F (°C) 66.3
(19.1)
70.5
(21.4)
80.4
(26.9)
86.4
(30.2)
93.2
(34.0)
100.2
(37.9)
101.7
(38.7)
99.0
(37.2)
95.7
(35.4)
88.5
(31.4)
76.2
(24.6)
66.6
(19.2)
103.0
(39.4)
Mean daily maximum °F (°C) 44.8
(7.1)
47.6
(8.7)
58.0
(14.4)
65.6
(18.7)
75.4
(24.1)
86.6
(30.3)
91.2
(32.9)
88.6
(31.4)
81.5
(27.5)
68.5
(20.3)
55.0
(12.8)
45.0
(7.2)
67.3
(19.6)
Daily mean °F (°C) 30.3
(−0.9)
33.2
(0.7)
42.6
(5.9)
50.3
(10.2)
60.7
(15.9)
71.5
(21.9)
76.4
(24.7)
74.2
(23.4)
66.1
(18.9)
52.6
(11.4)
40.0
(4.4)
30.8
(−0.7)
52.4
(11.3)
Mean daily minimum °F (°C) 15.9
(−8.9)
18.8
(−7.3)
27.2
(−2.7)
35.0
(1.7)
46.0
(7.8)
56.5
(13.6)
61.6
(16.4)
59.8
(15.4)
50.8
(10.4)
36.8
(2.7)
25.0
(−3.9)
16.6
(−8.6)
37.5
(3.1)
Mean minimum °F (°C) −1.1
(−18.4)
1.2
(−17.1)
11.2
(−11.6)
21.2
(−6.0)
33.1
(0.6)
46.0
(7.8)
54.3
(12.4)
52.3
(11.3)
37.8
(3.2)
21.8
(−5.7)
8.7
(−12.9)
−1.6
(−18.7)
−7.2
(−21.8)
Record low °F (°C) −29
(−34)
−24
(−31)
−21
(−29)
4
(−16)
17
(−8)
30
(−1)
36
(2)
38
(3)
20
(−7)
1
(−17)
−12
(−24)
−24
(−31)
−29
(−34)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.26
(6.6)
0.42
(11)
0.78
(20)
1.76
(45)
2.13
(54)
2.02
(51)
2.92
(74)
2.53
(64)
0.86
(22)
1.22
(31)
0.41
(10)
0.39
(9.9)
15.70
(399)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 2.5
(6.4)
3.4
(8.6)
1.9
(4.8)
0.6
(1.5)
0.2
(0.51)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.2
(0.51)
2.4
(6.1)
2.7
(6.9)
13.9
(35)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 3.0 3.3 4.3 5.5 6.8 6.3 7.5 6.8 3.9 4.0 2.8 3.1 57.3
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 1.2 1.5 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.8 0.9 5.9
Source: NOAA[11][12]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1920406
193051827.6%
194070035.1%
19501,01545.0%
1960929−8.5%
1970795−14.4%
198087810.4%
1990780−11.2%
2000747−4.2%
2010609−18.5%
202067210.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 747 people, 320 households, and 193 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,579.7 inhabitants per square mile (609.9/km2). There were 389 housing units at an average density of 822.6 per square mile (317.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.85% White, 0.67% African American, 0.80% Native American, 1.47% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.95% of the population.

There were 320 households, out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,024, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $19,792 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,944. About 7.0% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

During the 2006–2007 school year, the Eads school district had a total of 165 students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade. Eads High School had 65 students during the 2006–2007 school year. Partially because of its small size, Eads High School was the first high school in the state of Colorado to provide notebook computers for each of its students and to move to a computer-based curriculum.

See also

References

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  2. ^ "2014 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Places". United States Census Bureau. July 1, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "KIOWA COUNTY: THE HIGH PLAINS OF SOUTHEAST COLORADO". Archived from the original (MS Word) on October 23, 2006. Retrieved September 30, 2007.
  4. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. December 1, 2004. Retrieved September 2, 2007.
  5. ^ a b c d "Decennial Census P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data". United States Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce. August 12, 2021. Retrieved September 7, 2021.
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  8. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  9. ^ KiowaCountyColorado.com http://www.kiowacounty-colorado.com/eads.htm
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  11. ^ "NOWData – NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved December 8, 2023.
  12. ^ "Summary of Monthly Normals 1991–2020". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved December 8, 2023.
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.