Routt County, Colorado
|Routt County, Colorado|
Location in the state of Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
|Founded||January 29, 1877|
|Named for||John Long Routt|
|Largest city||Steamboat Springs|
2,368.02 sq mi (6,133 km²)
2,361.59 sq mi (6,116 km²)
6.43 sq mi (17 km²), 0.27%
8.3/sq mi (3.2/km²)
|Time zone||Mountain: UTC-7/-6|
Routt County is the 15th most extensive of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 19,690 at U.S. Census 2000. The county seat is Steamboat Springs.
Routt County was created out of the western portion of Grand County on January 29, 1877. It was named in honor of John Long Routt, the last territorial and first state governor of Colorado. The western portion of Routt County was split off to form Moffat County on February 27, 1911.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 2,368.02 square miles (6,133.1 km2), of which 2,361.59 square miles (6,116.5 km2) (or 99.73%) is land and 6.43 square miles (16.7 km2) (or 0.27%) is water.
Adjacent counties 
- Carbon County, Wyoming - north
- Jackson County - east
- Grand County - southeast
- Eagle County - south
- Garfield County - south-southwest
- Rio Blanco County - southwest
- Moffat County - west
As of the census of 2000, there were 19,690 people, 7,953 households, and 4,779 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 11,217 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.90% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 3.22% of the population were Hispanic Latino of any race.
There were 7,953 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.60% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.90% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the county the population was spread out with 22.60% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 36.50% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 5.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 116.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $53,612, and the median income for a family was $61,927. Males had a median income of $36,997 versus $26,576 for females. The per capita income for the county was $28,792. About 2.80% of families and 6.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.20% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns 
State parks 
National forests 
National wilderness areas 
National trails 
- Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
- Fish Creek Falls National Recreation Trail
- Swamp Park National Recreation Trail
Bicycle route 
Scenic byway 
See also 
- Outline of Colorado
- Index of Colorado-related articles
- Colorado counties
- Colorado municipalities
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Routt 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 2007-05-10.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- census.gov Colorado population by county, 1900-90 accessed 2009-05-13
- quickfacts.census.gov - Routt County accessed 2009-05-13
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Routt County Government website
- Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck
- Colorado Historical Society
||Carbon County, Wyoming|
|Moffat County||Jackson County|
|Garfield County and Rio Blanco County||Eagle County and Grand County|