Washington County, Colorado


Washington County, Colorado

Infobox U.S. County
county = Washington County
state = Colorado


founded year = 1887
founded date = February 9
seat wl = Akron
largest city wl = Akron
city type = town
area_total_sq_mi = 2524
area_total_km2 = 6537
area_land_sq_mi = 2521
area_land_km2 = 6529
area_water_sq_mi = 3
area_water_km2 = 8
area percentage = 0.12%
census yr = 2000
pop = 4926
density_sq_mi = 2
density_km2 = 0.66
time zone = Mountain
UTC offset = -7
DST offset = -6
footnotes =
web = co.washington.co.us
named for =|

Washington County is the 12th most extensive of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 4,926 at U.S. Census 2000.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, Population Division | date = 2007-03-22 | accessdate = 2007-05-17] The county was named in honor of the United States President George Washington. The county seat is Akron.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,524 square miles (6,537 km²), of which, 2,521 square miles (6,529 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) of it (0.12%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Logan County, Colorado - northeast
*Yuma County, Colorado - east
*Kit Carson County, Colorado - southeast
*Lincoln County, Colorado - southwest
*Adams County, Colorado - west
*Arapahoe County, Colorado - west
*Morgan County, Colorado - west

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,926 people, 1,989 households, and 1,408 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 2,307 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.39% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.03% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 6.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,989 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,431, and the median income for a family was $37,287. Males had a median income of $26,225 versus $21,558 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,788. About 8.60% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

*Akron
*Anton
*Cope
*Last Chance
*Lindon
*Otis
*Woodrow

Historic trail

*South Platte Trail

Transcontinental trail

*American Discovery Trail

ee also

*Colorado census statistical areas
*Colorado counties
*Colorado municipalities

References

External links

* [http://co.washington.co.us/ Washington County Government website]
* [http://www.stanwyck.com/cogenweb/cocounties.html Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck]
* [http://www.coloradohistory.org/ Colorado Historical Society]


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