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Chugwater is a town in Platte County.
The community was named for Chugwater Creek. The creek as named for Chug Springs, an English translation of the Indian term for "water at the place where the buffalo chug"
The latitude of Chugwater is 41.756N. The longitude is -104.821W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,295 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 237.
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18% of Chugwater residents report German ancestry, and 29% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chugwater ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chugwater was $10,609, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Chugwater residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Chugwater, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $283. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $463.
Libraries in Chugwater include Chugwater Branch Library ... View libraries
Platte County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chugwater political report.
The average commute time for Chugwater workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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