Kersey, Colorado

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Kersey is a statutory town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 1,389 at the 2000 census.

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History

Originally called Orr, Kersey was created in 1882 as a place on the Union Pacific Railroad main line between Julesburg and LaSalle. The area was given its current name in 1896 by John Kersey Painter after his grandfather. It was officially incorporated as a town in 1908. In 1973, the nearby Latham Reservoir broke, flooding a significant portion of the town and causing major damage.

Geography

Kersey is located at 40°23′10″N 104°33′41″W / 40.38611°N 104.56139°W / 40.38611; -104.56139 (40.386060, -104.561453)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,389 people, 474 households, and 374 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,425.8 people per square mile (552.9/km²). There were 489 housing units at an average density of 502.0/sq mi (194.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.43% White, 0.07% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 4.75% from other races, and 2.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.01% of the population.

There were 474 households out of which 48.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.33.

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