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Huerfano County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Huerfano County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of USA CO
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded November 1, 1861
Named for Huerfano Butte
Seat Walsenburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,593 sq mi (4,126 km²)
1,591 sq mi (4,120 km²)
2 sq mi (6 km²), 0.15%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

7,862
5/sq mi (2/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Huerfano County is one of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county was named for the Huerfano Butte, a local landmark. The county population was 7,862 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Walsenburg.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,126 km² (1,593 sq mi). 4,120 km² (1,591 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.15%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,862 people, 3,082 households, and 1,920 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (5/sq mi). There were 4,599 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 80.96% White, 2.75% Black or African American, 2.70% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 9.41% from other races, and 3.71% from two or more races. 35.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,082 households out of which 25.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.40% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.70% were non-families. 32.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.90% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 27.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 118.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 122.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,775, and the median income for a family was $32,664. Males had a median income of $24,209 versus $21,048 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,242. About 14.10% of families and 18.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.70% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and townsEdit

Park, forest, and wildernessEdit

Scenic bywayEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ {{cite web | url = http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/files/CO-EST2006-ALLDATA.csv | title = Annual County Population Estimates and Estimated Components of Change: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (CO-EST2006-alldata) | format = CSV | work = 2006 Population Estimates | publisher = United States Census Bureau


Coordinates: 37°41′N 104°58′W / 37.69, -104.96

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