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Black Hawk is a town in Gilpin County, in the Denver-Aurora metro area.

The community was named for mining equipment manufactured by the Black Hawk Company of Rock Island, IL.

The latitude of Black Hawk is 39.796N. The longitude is -105.493W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 8,537 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 110.


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Median household income
Local
$44,583
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Black Hawk demographic reports
Black Hawk is in Clear Creek Canyon.
Blackhawk was founded as a gold-mining camp.
Local festivals include:
  • Gilpin County Fair - Aug. 18-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Black Hawk web sites and events links in the sections below.
Black Hawk attractions: Casinos
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Black Hawk demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gilpin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 80422 ZIP code.

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18% of Black Hawk residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Black Hawk ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Black Hawk was $25,985, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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7% of Black Hawk residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Black Hawk, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $817.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,188.


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Libraries in Black Hawk include Gilpin County Library District ... View libraries

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Gilpin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Black Hawk political report.

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The average commute time for Black Hawk workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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