Phillips County, Colorado
|Phillips County, Colorado|
Location in the state of Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 27, 1889|
|Named for||R.O. Phillips|
687.74 sq mi (1,781 km²)
687.62 sq mi (1,781 km²)
0.12 sq mi (0 km²), 0.02%
6/sq mi (3/km²)
|Time zone||Mountain: UTC-7/-6|
Phillips County is one of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county was named in honor of R.O. Phillips, a secretary of the Lincoln Land Company, who organized several towns in Colorado. The county population was 4,480 at U.S. Census 2000. The county seat is Holyoke.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 687.74 square miles (1,781.2 km2), of which 687.62 square miles (1,780.9 km2) (or 99.98%) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) (or 0.02%) is water.
- Sedgwick County, Colorado - north
- Perkins County, Nebraska - northeast
- Chase County, Nebraska - east
- Yuma County, Colorado - south
- Logan County, Colorado - west
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,480 people, 1,781 households, and 1,239 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,014 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.04% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.71% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 11.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,781 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% 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 3.01.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 19.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,177, and the median income for a family was $38,144. Males had a median income of $30,095 versus $18,682 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,394. About 8.80% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.70% of those under age 18 and 7.20% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
- Outline of Colorado
- Index of Colorado-related articles
- Colorado counties
- Colorado municipalities
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Phillips 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.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Phillips County Government
- Phillips County Economic Development Corporation website
- Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck
- Colorado Historical Society
||Sedgwick County||Perkins County, Nebraska|
|Logan County||Chase County, Nebraska|