Moffat County, Colorado

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Moffat County, Colorado
Wolf Creek, Moffat County, Colorado 07-21-09-1437.jpg
Wolf Creek Wildlife Management Area in Moffat County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Moffat County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the United States highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded February 27, 1911
Named for David H. Moffat
Seat Craig
Largest city Craig
Area
 • Total 4,751 sq mi (12,304.8 km2)
 • Land 4,743 sq mi (12,285.1 km2)
 • Water 8 sq mi (19.7 km2), 0.16%
Population
 • (2010) 13,795
 • Density 3/sq mi (1.1/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.co.moffat.co.us

Moffat County is the northwesternmost and the second most extensive of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 13,795 at U.S. Census 2010.[1] The county seat is Craig.

History[edit]

Moffat County was created out of the western portion of Routt County on February 27, 1911. The county was named for David H. Moffat, a Colorado tycoon who died in 1911. His railroad, the Denver, Northwestern & Pacific, attempted to build a route from Denver to Salt Lake City. In 1913, a reorganized railroad, the Denver & Salt Lake, reached as far as Craig, the county seat, but no further.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 4,750.9 square miles (12,304.8 km2), of which 4,743.3 square miles (12,285.1 km2) is land and 7.6 square miles (19.7 km2), or 0.16%, is water.[1]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 5,129
1930 4,861 −5.2%
1940 5,086 4.6%
1950 5,946 16.9%
1960 7,061 18.8%
1970 6,525 −7.6%
1980 13,133 101.3%
1990 11,357 −13.5%
2000 13,184 16.1%
2010 13,795 4.6%
Est. 2012 13,200 −4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[2]
2012 Estimate[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 13,184 people, 4,983 households, and 3,577 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 5,635 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.61% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.88% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.17% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. 9.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,983 households out of which 38.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.50% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 9.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 107.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,528, and the median income for a family was $45,511. Males had a median income of $37,288 versus $22,080 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,540. About 6.90% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.30% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over.

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Other protected areas[edit]

Scenic byway[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Moffat County, Colorado". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°37′N 108°12′W / 40.61°N 108.20°W / 40.61; -108.20