Sedgwick County, Colorado

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Sedgwick County, Colorado
Sedgwick County Courthouse, Julesburg.jpg
Sedgwick County Courthouse, Julesburg
Map of Colorado highlighting Sedgwick County
Location in the U.S. state of Colorado
Map of the United States highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded April 9, 1889
Named for John Sedgwick
Seat Julesburg
Largest town Julesburg
Area
 • Total 549 sq mi (1,422 km2)
 • Land 548 sq mi (1,419 km2)
 • Water 1.4 sq mi (4 km2), 0.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 2,399
 • Density 4.3/sq mi (1.7/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Mountain: UTC−7/−6
Website www.sedgwickcountygov.net

Sedgwick County is the northeasternmost of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,379.[1] The county seat is Julesburg.[2] The county was named for Fort Sedgwick, a military post along the Platte Trail, which was named for General John Sedgwick.

History[edit]

Sedgwick County was named after John Sedgwick, who was a Major General in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 549 square miles (1,420 km2), of which 548 square miles (1,420 km2) is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) (0.2%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Trails and byways[edit]

Upper Crossing of the California Trail

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18901,293
1900971−24.9%
19103,061215.2%
19204,20737.4%
19305,58032.6%
19405,294−5.1%
19505,095−3.8%
19604,242−16.7%
19703,405−19.7%
19803,266−4.1%
19902,690−17.6%
20002,7472.1%
20102,379−13.4%
Est. 20162,407[4]1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2015[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 2,747 people, 1,165 households, and 802 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,387 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.50% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 5.97% from other races, and 2.04% from two or more races. 11.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,165 households out of which 26.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% were non-families. 29.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 22.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,278, and the median income for a family was $33,953. Males had a median income of $25,463 versus $16,392 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,125. About 7.80% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 4.20% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Sedgwick County vote
by party in presidential elections
[10]
Year Republican Democratic Others
2016 74.4% 1,015 19.6% 267 6.0% 82
2012 65.8% 881 31.3% 419 2.8% 38
2008 63.4% 857 34.6% 468 1.9% 26
2004 71.4% 971 27.5% 374 1.1% 15
2000 67.3% 877 29.5% 384 3.2% 42
1996 52.7% 715 38.3% 519 9.1% 123
1992 34.6% 397 39.0% 447 26.4% 302
1988 59.6% 921 39.6% 611 0.8% 13
1984 72.4% 1,146 27.1% 429 0.5% 8
1980 67.4% 1,151 25.6% 438 7.0% 119
1976 53.1% 902 45.5% 773 1.5% 25
1972 67.9% 1,129 29.2% 485 3.0% 50
1968 60.9% 1,007 33.0% 546 6.1% 100
1964 48.7% 895 51.2% 942 0.1% 2
1960 61.4% 1,230 38.4% 769 0.2% 4
1956 63.6% 1,334 36.2% 760 0.2% 5
1952 68.7% 1,528 30.9% 686 0.4% 9
1948 54.6% 1,020 44.7% 834 0.7% 13
1944 68.3% 1,228 31.6% 568 0.2% 3
1940 59.9% 1,448 39.6% 959 0.5% 12
1936 40.6% 977 56.4% 1,358 3.0% 73
1932 39.1% 884 57.0% 1,288 3.9% 89
1928 67.5% 1,247 31.4% 580 1.1% 20
1924 52.0% 779 24.8% 372 23.2% 348
1920 65.3% 819 29.7% 372 5.0% 63
1916 46.9% 529 46.0% 519 7.2% 81
1912 29.7% 328 30.6% 338 39.7% 439

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  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" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved May 26, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°53′N 102°21′W / 40.88°N 102.35°W / 40.88; -102.35