Atwood, Colorado

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Atwood, Colorado
Location of the Atwood CDP in Logan County, Colorado.
Location of the Atwood CDP in Logan County, Colorado.
Atwood is located in the United States
Atwood
Atwood
Location of the Atwood CDP in the United States.
Coordinates: 40°33′02″N 103°16′29″W / 40.5504765°N 103.2745982°W / 40.5504765; -103.2745982 (Atwood CDP, Colorado)Coordinates: 40°33′02″N 103°16′29″W / 40.5504765°N 103.2745982°W / 40.5504765; -103.2745982 (Atwood CDP, Colorado)[1]
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyLogan County
Government
 • Typeunincorporated town
Area
 • Total1.034 sq mi (2.678 km2)
 • Land1.034 sq mi (2.678 km2)
 • Water0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)
Elevation4,003 ft (1,220 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total133
 • Density129/sq mi (50/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code[3]
80722
Area code(s)970
GNIS feature[2]Atwood CDP

Atwood is an unincorporated town, a post office, and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Logan County, Colorado, United States. The CDP is a part of the Sterling, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area. The Atwood post office has the ZIP Code 80722.[3] At the United States Census 2010, the population of the Atwood CDP was 133, while the population of the 80722 ZIP Code Tabulation Area was 349 including adjacent areas.[4]

History[edit]

The Atwood post office has been in operation since 1885.[5] The community was named after John Atwood, a Unitarian minister.[6][7]

Geography[edit]

Atwood is located in southwestern Logan County. U.S. Route 6 passes through the community, leading northeast 7 miles (11 km) to Sterling, the county seat, and southwest 6 miles (10 km) to Merino. Colorado State Highway 63 leads south from Atwood 3 miles (5 km) to Exit 115 on Interstate 76 and 27 miles (43 km) to Akron.

The Atwood CDP has an area of 662 acres (2.678 km2), all land.[1]

Climate[edit]

This climate type occurs mostly on the outsides of the true deserts, in low-latitude semi-arid steppe regions. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "BSk". (Tropical and Subtropical Steppe Climate).[8]

Climate data for Atwood, Colorado
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 4
(39)
6
(43)
11
(51)
16
(60)
21
(70)
27
(81)
31
(88)
31
(87)
26
(78)
18
(65)
10
(50)
4
(40)
17
(63)
Average low °C (°F) −10
(14)
−8
(17)
−4
(24)
1
(33)
6
(43)
11
(52)
14
(58)
14
(57)
9
(48)
2
(36)
−4
(24)
−9
(16)
2
(35)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 10
(0.4)
13
(0.5)
28
(1.1)
51
(2)
71
(2.8)
66
(2.6)
66
(2.6)
53
(2.1)
30
(1.2)
25
(1)
15
(0.6)
13
(0.5)
440
(17.4)
Source: Weatherbase[9]

Demographics[edit]

The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Atwood CDP for the United States Census 2000.

Atwood CDP, Colorado
YearPop.±%
2000195—    
2010133−31.8%
2020—    
Source: United States Census Bureau

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "State of Colorado Census Designated Places - BAS20 - Data as of January 1, 2020". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 23, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "U.S. Board on Geographic Names: Domestic Names". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 23, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Look Up a ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 23, 2020.
  4. ^ "2010: DEC Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 23, 2020.
  5. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  6. ^ Exploring Colorado Highways: Trip Trivia. Exploring America's Highway. 2007. p. 109. ISBN 978-0-9777301-0-0.
  7. ^ Dawson, John Frank (1954). Place names in Colorado: why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 7.
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Atwood, Colorado
  9. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.

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