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Clear Creek County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Clear Creek County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of USA CO
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded November 1, 1861
Seat Georgetown
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

396 sq mi (1,027 km²)
395 sq mi (1,024 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.25%
 - (2000)
 - Density

23.5/sq mi (9.1/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Clear Creek County is one of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 9,322 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Georgetown. Despite its location in the Rocky Mountains, Clear Creek County is part of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area.

History Edit

Clear Creek County was one of the original 17 counties created by the Colorado legislature on 1 November 1861, and is one of only two counties (along with Gilpin) to have persisted with its original boundaries unchanged. It was named after Clear Creek, which runs down from the continental divide through the county. Idaho Springs was originally designated the county seat, but the county government was moved to Georgetown in 1867.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,027 km² (396 sq mi). 1,024 km² (395 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.25%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,322 people, 4,019 households, and 2,608 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (24/sq mi). There were 5,128 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.37% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.73% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 3.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,019 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% were married couples living together, 6.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.10% were non-families. 27.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.60% under the age of 18, 5.60% from 18 to 24, 32.60% from 25 to 44, 32.20% from 45 to 64, and 7.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 108.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $50,997, and the median income for a family was $61,400. Males had a median income of $41,667 versus $30,757 for females. The per capita income for the county was $28,160. About 3.00% of families and 5.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.80% of those under age 18 and 5.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Map of Clear Creek County, Colorado

Clear Creek County, Colorado

Historic areas Edit

National forests and wildernessEdit

Scenic trails and bywaysEdit

See also Edit

External links Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Annual County Population Estimates and Estimated Components of Change: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (CO-EST2006-alldata)" ({{subst:#ifexist:comma-separated values|CSV|CSV}}). 2006 Population Estimates. {{subst:#ifexist:United States Census Bureau|[[United States Census Bureau|]]|[[Wikipedia:United States Census Bureau|]]}}, Population Division. {{subst:#ifexist:2007-03-22|[[2007-03-22|]]|[[Wikipedia:2007-03-22|]]}}. Retrieved 2007-05-10. 

Coordinates: 39°41′N 105°38′W / 39.69, -105.64

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