Moffat, Colorado

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Moffat is a Statutory Town in Saguache County, Colorado, United States. The population was 114 at the 2000 census.



Moffat is located at 37°59′56″N 105°54′22″W / 37.99889°N 105.90611°W / 37.99889; -105.90611 (37.998855, -105.905973)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), all of it land.


Moffat was established in 1890 by the San Luis Town and Improvement Company and initially attracted many settlers. It was a major cattle-shipping point on the narrow gauge Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad.[6]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 114 people, 54 households, and 30 families residing in the town. The population density was 82.3 people per square mile (31.9/km²). There were 66 housing units at an average density of 47.7/sq mi (18.5/km²). The racial makeup of African American, 0.88% Native American, 0.88% from other races, and 8.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.91% of the population.

There were 54 households out of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 34.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 107.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

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