Green Mountain Falls is a statutory town
in El Paso
and Teller counties
in the U.S. state
. The population was 640 at the 2010 census
In 1968, officials in Green Mountain Falls conducted a resurvey of the 1890 legal description of the town's corporate limits and found "that the town hall, the magistrate's office, the post office, the community center, the civic swimming pool, and nearly half of the residents are located outside city limits" and were forced to redraw the legal boundaries.
Green Mountain Falls is located at (38.934621, −105.017645).
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 773 people, 372 households, and 203 families residing in the town. The population density
was 677.9 people per square mile (261.8/km). There were 600 housing units at an average density of 526.2 per square mile (203.2/km). The racial makeup of the town was 94.18% White
, 0.13% African American
, 1.55% Native American
, 0.39% Asian
, 0.13% Pacific Islander
, 1.68% from other races
, and 1.94% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 5.56% of the population.
There were 372 households, out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples
living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.4% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.74.
In the town, the population was spread out, with 19.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 34.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $43,816, and the median income for a family was $55,268. Males had a median income of $34,000 versus $26,354 for females. The per capita income
for the town was $24,892. About 4.3% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line
, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.
Government and politics
On April 5, 2016, Jane Newberry was elected mayor. She ran as a slate of candidates calling themselves Smoother Road Ahead for GMF. The group also included board of trustees candidates David Pearlman, Cameron Thorne and Erin Kowal. The police force resigned in the days following an April 14, 2016 closed-door meeting of the outgoing town board and mayor.
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External linksTown of Green Mountain Falls official websiteCDOT map of the Town of Green Mountain Falls
Category:Towns in El Paso County, Colorado
Category:Towns in Teller County, Colorado
Category:Towns in Colorado