Kit Carson County, Colorado
|Kit Carson County, Colorado|
Location in the state of Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
|Founded||April 11, 1889|
|Named for||Kit Carson|
|• Total||2,161.56 sq mi (5,598 km2)|
|• Land||2,160.87 sq mi (5,597 km2)|
|• Water||0.69 sq mi (2 km2), 0.03%|
|• Density||4/sq mi (1/km²)|
|Time zone||Mountain: UTC-7/-6|
Kit Carson County is the 18th most extensive of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 8,011 at U.S. Census 2000. The county was named for American frontiersman and Indian fighter Kit Carson. The county seat is Burlington.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 2,161.56 square miles (5,598.4 km2), of which 2,160.87 square miles (5,596.6 km2) (or 99.97%) is land and 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2) (or 0.03%) is water.
- Yuma County, Colorado - north
- Cheyenne County, Kansas - northeast
- Sherman County, Kansas - east
- Wallace County, Kansas - southeast
- Cheyenne County, Colorado - south
- Lincoln County, Colorado - west
- Washington County, Colorado - northwest
Kit Carson County was established in 1889.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,011 people, 2,990 households, and 2,081 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 3,430 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.28% White, 1.74% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 9.20% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 13.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,990 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.40% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 27.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 112.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,152, and the median income for a family was $41,867. Males had a median income of $28,700 versus $19,978 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,964. About 9.40% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.60% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
National historic landmark
- Outline of Colorado
- Index of Colorado-related articles
- Colorado counties
- Colorado municipalities
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Kit Carson County, Colorado
- "Annual County Population Estimates and Estimated Components of Change: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (CO-EST2006-alldata)" (CSV). 2006 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2007-03-22. Retrieved 2007-05-17.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- Columbia-Lippincott Gazeteer, p. 957
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Kit Carson County Government website
- Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck
- Colorado Historical Society
||Washington County||Yuma County||Cheyenne County, Kansas|
|Lincoln County||Sherman County, Kansas|
|Cheyenne County||Wallace County, Kansas|