Mesa County, Colorado
|Mesa County, Colorado|
Mesa County Courthouse
Location in the state of Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
|Founded||February 14, 1883|
|Named for||mesas in the area|
|Largest city||Grand Junction|
|• Total||3,341 sq mi (8,653 km2)|
|• Land||3,329 sq mi (8,622 km2)|
|• Water||12 sq mi (31 km2), 0.4%|
|• Density||44/sq mi (17/km²)|
|Time zone||Mountain: UTC-7/-6|
Mesa County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 146,723. The county seat is Grand Junction. The county was named for the many large mesas in the area, including Grand Mesa.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,341 square miles (8,650 km2), of which 3,329 square miles (8,620 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (0.4%) is water. It is the fourth-largest county by area in Colorado.
- Garfield County - north
- Pitkin County - east
- Gunnison County - east
- Delta County - southeast
- Montrose County - south
- Grand County, Utah - west
National protected areas
- Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness
- Colorado National Monument
- Dominguez Canyon Wilderness
- Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (part)
- Grand Mesa National Forest
- Manti-La Sal National Forest
- McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (part)
- Uncompahgre National Forest
- White River National Forest
State protected areas
Trails and byways
- American Discovery Trail
- Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway National Scenic Byway
- Grand Mesa National Scenic and Historic Byway
- Kokopelli Trail
- Old Spanish National Historic Trail
- Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway
As of the census of 2000, there were 116,255 people, 45,823 households, and 31,572 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 48,427 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.34% White, 0.46% Black or African American, 0.91% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 3.67% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. 10.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 45,823 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $35,864, and the median income for a family was $43,009. Males had a median income of $32,316 versus $22,374 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,715. About 7.00% of families and 10.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.50% of those under age 18 and 8.10% of those age 65 or over.
- Outline of Colorado
- Index of Colorado-related articles
- Colorado census statistical areas
- Grand Junction Metropolitan Statistical Area
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Mesa County, Colorado
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|Grand County, Utah||Pitkin County and Gunnison County|
|Montrose County||Delta County|