Calhan, Colorado

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The Town of Calhan is a rapidly growing Statutory Town in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Calhan straddles U.S. Route 24. The population was 896 at the 2000 census. In 2008, the population was estimated to have declined slightly to 869.



Calhan is located at 39°2′7″N 104°17′59″W / 39.03528°N 104.29972°W / 39.03528; -104.29972 (39.035395, -104.299835)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.

Calhan is reputed to be the highest non-mountain town in the U.S.A. at 6,535 feet.


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 896 people, 347 households, and 246 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,204.1 people per square mile (467.5/km²). There were 376 housing units at an average density of 505.3/sq mi (196.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.99% White, 0.22% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 347 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

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