Teller County, Colorado

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Teller County, Colorado
Teller County Colorado Courthouse 11.jpg
Teller County Court House in Cripple Creek
Seal of Teller County, Colorado
Seal
Map of Colorado highlighting Teller County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the United States highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded March 23, 1899
Seat Cripple Creek
Largest city Woodland Park
Area
 • Total 559 sq mi (1,448 km2)
 • Land 557 sq mi (1,443 km2)
 • Water 1.9 sq mi (5 km2), 0.3%
Population
 • (2010) 23,350
 • Density 42/sq mi (16/km²)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.co.teller.co.us

Teller County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,350.[1] The county seat is Cripple Creek,[2] and the most populous city is Woodland Park.

Teller County is included in the Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

A few years after gold was discovered in Cripple Creek, political differences between area miners and mine owners, many of whom lived in Colorado Springs, resulted in the division of El Paso County.[3] Created in 1899, Teller County was carved from the western slope of Pikes Peak, and was named after United States Senator Henry M. Teller. Within five years of its formation, Teller County became the scene of a dramatic labor struggle called the Colorado Labor Wars.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 559 square miles (1,450 km2), of which 557 square miles (1,440 km2) is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) (0.3%) is water.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 29,002
1910 14,351 −50.5%
1920 6,696 −53.3%
1930 4,141 −38.2%
1940 6,463 56.1%
1950 2,754 −57.4%
1960 2,495 −9.4%
1970 3,316 32.9%
1980 8,034 142.3%
1990 12,468 55.2%
2000 20,555 64.9%
2010 23,350 13.6%
Est. 2013 23,275 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 20,555 people, 7,993 households, and 5,922 families residing in the county. The population density was 37 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 10,362 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.92% White, 0.55% Black or African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. 3.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,993 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.20% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 19.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 5.60% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 29.80% from 45 to 64, and 7.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $50,165, and the median income for a family was $57,071. Males had a median income of $37,194 versus $26,934 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,412. About 3.40% of families and 5.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.90% of those under age 18 and 4.20% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Elizabeth Jameson, All That Glitters—Class, Conflict, and Community in Cripple Creek, 1998, page 168.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 38°53′N 105°09′W / 38.88°N 105.15°W / 38.88; -105.15