Ordway, Colorado

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The Town of Ordway is a Statutory Town that is the county seat and most populous town of Crowley County, Colorado, United States.[5] The population was 1,248 at the U.S. Census 2000.



Ordway is located at 38°13′11″N 103°45′26″W / 38.21972°N 103.75722°W / 38.21972; -103.75722 (38.219633, -103.757264)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,248 people, 485 households, and 317 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,613.4 people per square mile (625.8/km²). There were 543 housing units at an average density of 702.0/sq mi (272.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.78% White, 0.40% African American, 2.48% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 9.21% from other races, and 2.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.25% of the population.

There were 485 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,967, and the median income for a family was $29,107. Males had a median income of $25,139 versus $26,607 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,334. About 20.0% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.8% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.

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