Garfield County, Colorado

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Garfield County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Garfield County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the United States highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded February 10, 1883
Named for U.S. President James A. Garfield
Seat Glenwood Springs
Largest city Glenwood Springs
Area
 • Total 2,955.76 sq mi (7,655 km2)
 • Land 2,947.06 sq mi (7,633 km2)
 • Water 8.70 sq mi (23 km2), 0.29%
Population
 • (2010) 56,389
 • Density 15/sq mi (6/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.garfield-county.com
Footnotes:
Twelfth most populous Colorado county

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.[1] The county is named in honor of United States President James A. Garfield.[2] The county seat is Glenwood Springs.

Geography[edit]

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.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 4,478
1900 5,835 30.3%
1910 10,144 73.8%
1920 9,304 −8.3%
1930 9,975 7.2%
1940 10,560 5.9%
1950 11,625 10.1%
1960 12,017 3.4%
1970 14,821 23.3%
1980 22,514 51.9%
1990 29,974 33.1%
2000 43,791 46.1%
2010 56,389 28.8%
Est. 2012 56,953 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] 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[edit]

  1. Glenwood Springs 9,614
  2. Rifle 9,172
  3. Carbondale 6,427
  4. New Castle 4,518
  5. Battlement Mesa 4,471
  6. Silt 2,930
  7. Parachute 1,085

2010 United States Census population[7]

Protected areas[edit]

Scenic byways[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 134. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions: South Dakota". Population Census. 2010 United States Census. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 

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Coordinates: 39°36′N 107°54′W / 39.60°N 107.90°W / 39.60; -107.90