Orchard City, Colorado

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Orchard City is a Statutory Town in Delta County, Colorado, United States. The population was 2,880 at the 2000 census. The Austin Post Office (ZIP Code 81410) serves Orchard City.

Orchard City should not be confused with the unincorporated community of Orchard in Morgan County, Colorado.



Orchard City is located at 38°48′59″N 107°58′37″W / 38.81639°N 107.97694°W / 38.81639; -107.97694 (38.816360, -107.976951)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.4 square miles (29.5 km²), all of it land.


In the early 20th century, because residents in this area were getting sick from drinking ditch water, three small communities (Austin, Cory, and Eckert) agreed to consolidate in order to be able to raise enough money to build a water pipeline. Thus Orchard City was incorporated in 1912, but even to this day it's more common for people to refer to one of the three specific communities within the boundaries of Orchard City. More info on the town website (listed under "External links", below).


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 2,880 people, 1,154 households, and 880 families residing in the town. The population density was 252.6 people per square mile (97.5/km²). There were 1,261 housing units at an average density of 110.6/sq mi (42.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.38% White, 0.07% African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 2.05% from other races, and 2.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.92% of the population.

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