Washington County, Colorado
|Washington County, Colorado|
Location in the state of Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
|Founded||February 9, 1887|
2,524.12 sq mi (6,537 km²)
2,520.98 sq mi (6,529 km²)
3.13 sq mi (8 km²), 0.12%
2/sq mi (0.66/km²)
|Time zone||Mountain: UTC-7/-6|
Washington County is the 12th most extensive of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 4,926 at U.S. Census 2000. The county was named in honor of the United States President George Washington. The county seat is Akron.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 2,524.12 square miles (6,537.4 km2), of which 2,520.98 square miles (6,529.3 km2) (or 99.88%) is land and 3.13 square miles (8.1 km2) (or 0.12%) is water.
Adjacent counties 
- Logan County, Colorado - northeast
- Yuma County, Colorado - east
- Kit Carson County, Colorado - southeast
- Lincoln County, Colorado - southwest
- Adams County, Colorado - west
- Arapahoe County, Colorado - west
- Morgan County, Colorado - west
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,926 people, 1,989 households, and 1,408 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 2,307 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.39% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.03% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 6.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,989 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,431, and the median income for a family was $37,287. Males had a median income of $26,225 versus $21,558 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,788. About 8.60% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.
There are 5 school districts in Washington County:
- Akron R-1
- Arickaree R-2
- Lone Star 101
- Otis R-3
- Woodlin R-104.
Akron R-1 includes:
- Akron High School
Arickaree R-2 includes:
- Arickaree School (all grades K-12)
Lone Star 101 includes:
- Lone Star School (all grades K-12)
Otis R-3 includes:
- Otis Elementary School
- Otis Jr.-Sr. High School.
Cities and towns 
Historic trail 
Transcontinental trail 
See also 
- Outline of Colorado
- Index of Colorado-related articles
- Colorado counties
- Colorado municipalities
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington 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.
- Education, Colorado Department of (2008-2009). "2008-2009 Colorado Education & Library Directory" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-05-26.
- School, Akron High. "Contacts". Retrieved 2009-05-26.
- School, Arickaree. "Home of the Indians". Retrieved 2009-05-26.
- School, Lone Star. "Lone Star School » About". Retrieved 2009-05-26.
- School District R-3, Otis (2004-09). "Otis School District R-3 - Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-26.[dead link]
- Washington County Government website
- Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck
- Colorado Historical Society
|Adams County, Arapahoe County, and Morgan County||Yuma County|
|Lincoln County||Kit Carson County|