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Kiowa, Colorado

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Welcome to Kiowa ...

The town of Kiowa is located in Elbert County<1> and is the County Seat for Elbert County.

The location of Kiowa has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kiowa has a population of 818 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Kiowa, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated December 30, 1912.

Kiowa is 6,440 feet [1,963 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Kiowa is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Kiowa lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Kiowa: (303) and (720)<5>

The ZIP code for Kiowa: 80117<6>

Websites for Kiowa ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kiowa had an population of 818 people. This is an increase of 13.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 40.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kiowa had a population of 723 people. This makes Kiowa the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Kiowa represents 0.01% of the total population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 168th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 723 people, the population of Kiowa increased 24.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 581 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kiowa.

Communities Also Named Kiowa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Kiowa - they are located in Alabama, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kiowa.

Communities near Kiowa ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kiowa.

  • Elizabeth [Elbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth [Elbert County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of Kiowa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,867 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabeth<8>
  • Elbert [Elbert County]
  • Fondis [Elbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fondis
    • Fondis [Elbert County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Kiowa
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fondis
  • Ponderosa Park [Elbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderosa Park
    • Ponderosa Park [Elbert County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Kiowa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ponderosa Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderosa Park
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    • Franktown [Douglas County]
    • The Pinery [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Pinery
      • The Pinery [Douglas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Kiowa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Pinery
    • Founders Village [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Founders Village
      • Founders Village [Douglas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Kiowa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Founders Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Founders Village
    • Pine Valley [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Valley
      • Pine Valley [Douglas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Kiowa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Valley
    • Cherry Creek Highlands [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Creek Highlands
      • Cherry Creek Highlands [Douglas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<7> to the northwest of Kiowa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Creek Highlands
    • Eastonville [El Paso County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastonville
      • Eastonville [El Paso County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<7> to the south of Kiowa

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 Kiowa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kiowa.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kiowa. 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 Kiowa.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kiowa. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Kiowa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kiowa ...

Looking for more information about Kiowa? 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 Kiowa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kiowa.

Adding Kiowa to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kiowa 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 Kiowa was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Kiowa on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Colorado (1947).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kiowa on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Elbert, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kiowa.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kiowa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (720) is an overlay for area code (303).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Kiowa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kiowa or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kiowa) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kiowa. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KiowaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kiowa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3431, Longitude: -104.4554       In this case, the coordinates for Kiowa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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