Garfield County, Colorado
|Garfield County, Colorado|
Location in the state of Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
|Founded||February 10, 1883|
|Named for||U.S. President James A. Garfield|
|Largest city||Glenwood Springs|
2,955.76 sq mi (7,655 km²)
2,947.06 sq mi (7,633 km²)
8.70 sq mi (23 km²), 0.29%
15/sq mi (6/km²)
|Time zone||Mountain: UTC-7/-6|
Garfield County is the eighth most extensive and the twelfth most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 56,389 at 2010 census. The county is named in honor of United States President James A. Garfield. The county seat is Glenwood Springs.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 2,955.76 square miles (7,655.4 km2), of which 2,947.06 square miles (7,632.9 km2) (or 99.71%) is land and 8.70 square miles (22.5 km2) (or 0.29%) is water.
- Rio Blanco County, Colorado - north
- Routt County, Colorado - northeast
- Eagle County, Colorado - east
- Pitkin County, Colorado - southeast
- Mesa County, Colorado - south
- Grand County, Utah - southwest
- Uintah County, Utah - northwest
As of the census of 2000, there were 43,791 people, 16,229 households, and 11,279 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 17,336 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.96% White, 0.45% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 6.53% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. 16.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.1% were of German, 11.1% English, 11.0% Irish, 7.1% American and 5.6% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 16,229 households out of which 37.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 22.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 33.00% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 8.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 105.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $47,016, and the median income for a family was $53,840. Males had a median income of $37,554 versus $27,280 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,341. About 4.60% of families and 7.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.10% of those under age 18 and 5.50% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
- Glenwood Springs 9,614
- Rifle 9,172
- Carbondale 6,427
- New Castle 4,518
- Battlement Mesa 4,471
- Silt 2,930
- Parachute 1,085
- Flat Tops Wilderness
- Grand Mesa National Forest
- Harvey Gap State Park
- Rifle Falls State Park
- Rifle Gap State Park
- Routt National Forest
- White River National Forest
- Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway National Scenic Byway
- Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway
- West Elk Loop Scenic Byway
- Outline of Colorado
- Index of Colorado-related articles
- Colorado counties
- Colorado municipalities
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Garfield County, Colorado
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions: South Dakota". Population Census. 2010 United States Census. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2012-02-05.
- Garfield County Government website
- Garfield County Statistical Data
- Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck
- Colorado Historical Society
||Uintah County, Utah||Rio Blanco County||Routt County|
|Grand County, Utah||Mesa County||Pitkin County|