Garfield County, Colorado

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Garfield County, Colorado
The Garfield County Courthouse and county office building in Glenwood Springs, Colorado LCCN2015633571.tif
Garfield County Courthouse
Map of Colorado highlighting Garfield County
Location in the U.S. state of Colorado
Map of the United States highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 10, 1883
Named forJames A. Garfield
SeatGlenwood Springs
Largest cityGlenwood Springs
Area
 • Total2,956 sq mi (7,656 km2)
 • Land2,948 sq mi (7,635 km2)
 • Water8.3 sq mi (21 km2), 0.3%
Population (est.)
 • (2015)58,095
 • Density19/sq mi (7/km2)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneMountain: UTC−7/−6
Websitewww.garfield-county.com

Garfield County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 56,389.[1] The county seat is Glenwood Springs.[2] The county is named in honor of United States President James A. Garfield.[3]

Garfield County is included in the Glenwood Springs, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Edwards-Glenwood Springs, CO Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,956 square miles (7,660 km2), of which 2,948 square miles (7,640 km2) is land and 8.3 square miles (21 km2) (0.3%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18904,478
19005,83530.3%
191010,14473.8%
19209,304−8.3%
19309,9757.2%
194010,5605.9%
195011,62510.1%
196012,0173.4%
197014,82123.3%
198022,51451.9%
199029,97433.1%
200043,79146.1%
201056,38928.8%
Est. 201658,887[5]4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2015[1]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 43,791 people, 16,229 households, and 11,279 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 17,336 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.96% White, 0.45% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 6.53% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. 16.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.1% were of German, 11.1% English, 11.0% Irish, 7.1% American and 5.6% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 16,229 households out of which 37.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 22.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 33.00% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 8.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 105.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,016, and the median income for a family was $53,840. Males had a median income of $37,554 versus $27,280 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,341. About 4.60% of families and 7.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.10% of those under age 18 and 5.50% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Garfield County vote
by party in presidential elections
[11]
Year Republican Democratic Others
2016 49.6% 13,132 42.6% 11,271 7.8% 2,067
2012 51.4% 12,535 46.3% 11,305 2.3% 568
2008 49.2% 11,359 49.2% 11,357 1.6% 366
2004 53.9% 11,123 44.7% 9,228 1.4% 296
2000 53.2% 9,103 35.6% 6,087 11.2% 1,914
1996 44.4% 6,281 40.5% 5,722 15.1% 2,135
1992 31.5% 4,404 36.4% 5,082 32.1% 4,490
1988 57.2% 6,358 41.6% 4,620 1.2% 136
1984 69.1% 7,111 29.9% 3,076 1.0% 98
1980 58.1% 5,416 28.3% 2,639 13.6% 1,270
1976 59.7% 4,699 36.3% 2,852 4.0% 315
1972 66.3% 4,452 31.1% 2,088 2.7% 178
1968 52.2% 3,157 37.6% 2,273 10.1% 613
1964 41.6% 2,282 58.2% 3,196 0.2% 10
1960 58.0% 3,215 41.8% 2,313 0.2% 11
1956 62.9% 3,332 36.9% 1,953 0.2% 12
1952 68.4% 3,914 31.1% 1,777 0.5% 28
1948 50.1% 2,416 49.0% 2,364 0.9% 42
1944 58.0% 2,588 41.8% 1,865 0.3% 11
1940 57.2% 2,894 42.3% 2,141 0.5% 26
1936 43.0% 1,945 53.1% 2,406 3.9% 177
1932 36.1% 1,734 61.3% 2,946 2.7% 130
1928 60.0% 2,435 38.5% 1,562 1.5% 59
1924 51.3% 1,934 24.3% 917 24.4% 921
1920 54.3% 1,912 42.3% 1,489 3.4% 119
1916 29.9% 1,139 65.0% 2,479 5.2% 197
1912 21.1% 824 46.3% 1,806 32.7% 1,275

Communities[edit]

With 2010 United States Census populations:[12]

Cities[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 134.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  11. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions: South Dakota". Population Census. 2010 United States Census. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2012-02-05.

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Coordinates: 39°36′N 107°54′W / 39.60°N 107.90°W / 39.60; -107.90