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Dove Creek, Colorado
Welcome to Dove Creek ...
The location of Dove Creek has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
A typical abbreviation for Dove Creek: Dove Crk. (or less commonly used: Dove Ck. or Dove Cr.)
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Dove Creek has a population of 700 people<3> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Dove Creek, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated June 15, 1939.
Dove Creek is 6,840 feet [2,085 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Dove Creek is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Dove Creek lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Dove Creek is located in the (970) area code.
The ZIP code for Dove Creek: 81324<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dove Creek had an population of 700 people. This is a decrease of 4.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.29% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Dove Creek had a population of 735 people (which is 35.61% of the total population of Dolores County). This makes Dove Creek the county's most populous community.
The population of Dove Creek represents 0.01% of the population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 166th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 735 people, the population of Dove Creek increased 5.3% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 698 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Dove Creek.
Communities Also Named Dove Creek ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Dove Creek - it's located in Georgia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dove Creek.
Communities near Dove Creek ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dove Creek.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dove Creek. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dove Creek.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dove Creek. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dove Creek.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dove Creek. See our Newspapers Page for Dove Creek.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dove Creek ...
Looking for more information about Dove Creek? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Dove Creek, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dove Creek.
Adding Dove Creek to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Dove Creek in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Dove Creek was on a map titled Map of Colorado (from Rand McNally, 1947).
We also found Dove Creek on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Utah (1950).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dove Creek on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 11 Sep 2022