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Ranching town

Meeker is a town in Rio Blanco County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Indian agent Nathan Meeker, killed in a Ute uprising in 1879

The latitude of Meeker is 40.037N. The longitude is -107.912W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,240 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,210.


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Median household income
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$34,479
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Meeker demographic reports
Meeker is on the White River
Former and merged names include:
· Camp on White River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 14. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.2 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Flattops Wilderness Area, Trapper's Lake, Trapper's Lake
Historic sites and museums: White River Museum
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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25% of Meeker residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Meeker ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Meeker was $17,647, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Meeker residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Meeker, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $756.


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Libraries in Meeker include Meeker Regional Library District ... View libraries

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Rio Blanco County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Meeker political report.

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The average commute time for Meeker workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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