Routt County, Colorado

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Routt County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Routt County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the United States highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded January 29, 1877
Named for John Long Routt
Seat Steamboat Springs
Largest city Steamboat Springs
Area
 • Total 2,368.02 sq mi (6,133 km2)
 • Land 2,361.59 sq mi (6,116 km2)
 • Water 6.43 sq mi (17 km2), 0.27%
Population
 • (2010) 23,509
 • Density 8.3/sq mi (3.2/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.co.routt.co.us

Routt County is the 15th most extensive of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado of the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,509.[1] The county seat is Steamboat Springs.[2]

History[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

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.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 140
1890 2,369 1,592.1%
1900 3,661 54.5%
1910 7,561 106.5%
1920 8,948 18.3%
1930 9,352 4.5%
1940 10,525 12.5%
1950 8,940 −15.1%
1960 5,900 −34.0%
1970 6,592 11.7%
1980 13,404 103.3%
1990 14,088 5.1%
2000 19,690 39.8%
2010 23,509 19.4%
Est. 2012 23,334 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] 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[edit]

State parks[edit]

National forests[edit]

National wilderness areas[edit]

National trails[edit]

Bicycle route[edit]

Scenic byway[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°29′N 106°59′W / 40.48°N 106.99°W / 40.48; -106.99