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Raton is a city in Colfax County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Spanish for "mouse."
The latitude of Raton is 36.903N. The longitude is -104.438W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,680 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,186.
Coal mining began here in 1879
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8% of Raton residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Raton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Raton was $14,223, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Raton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Raton include Raton Downtown Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Raton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $308. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $604.
Newspapers in Raton include Raton Range
Colfax County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Raton political report.
The average commute time for Raton workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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