Adams County, Colorado

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Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of 2000, the population is 363,857. It is named for Alva Adams, a former Governor of Colorado. The county seat is Brighton.

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History

Adams County was created by the Colorado legislature on April 15, 1901 out of the northern portions of Arapahoe County. The western portions of the county were realigned to become part of Washington and Yuma counties on May 12, 1903. Adams lost additional territory in its northwest corner on November 15, 2001, when City and County of Broomfield was created.

Geography

The county is bounded in the north by Weld County and Morgan County, in the east by Washington County, in the south by Arapahoe County and Denver (city and county are identical), and in the west by Boulder County and Jefferson County. The county surrounds Denver International Airport, which is located in the city of Denver.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,102 km² (1,198 mi²). 3,087 km² (1,192 mi²) of it is land and 15 km² (6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.48% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 363,857 people, 128,156 households, and 92,144 families residing in the county. The population density is 118/km² (305/mi²). There are 132,594 housing units at an average density of 43/km² (111/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 77.29% White, 2.97% Black or African American, 1.19% Native American, 3.21% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 11.73% from other races, and 3.49% from two or more races. 28.19% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 128,156 households out of which 37.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% are married couples living together, 12.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% are non-families. 21.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.81 and the average family size is 3.27.

In the county the population is spread out with 28.60% under the age of 18, 10.30% from 18 to 24, 34.00% from 25 to 44, 19.40% from 45 to 64, and 7.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 102.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 102.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $47,323, and the median income for a family is $52,517. Males have a median income of $36,499 versus $28,053 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,944. 8.90% of the population and 6.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.90% of those under the age of 18 and 7.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

Regions of Colorado Flag of Colorado
Eastern Plains | Denver metropolitan area | Front Range | Mineral Belt | San Luis Valley | Western Slope
Largest cities
Arvada | Aurora | Boulder | Broomfield | Centennial | Colorado Springs | Denver | Englewood | Fort Collins | Grand Junction | Greeley | Lafayette | Lakewood | Littleton | Longmont | Loveland | Northglenn | Parker | Pueblo | Westminster | Wheat Ridge
Counties
Adams | Alamosa | Arapahoe | Archuleta | Baca | Bent | Boulder | Broomfield | Chaffee | Cheyenne | Clear Creek | Conejos | Costilla | Crowley | Custer | Delta | Denver | Dolores | Douglas | Eagle | El Paso | Elbert | Fremont | Garfield | Gilpin | Grand | Gunnison | Hinsdale | Huerfano | Jackson | Jefferson | Kiowa | Kit Carson | La Plata | Lake | Larimer | Las Animas | Lincoln | Logan | Mesa | Mineral | Moffat | Montezuma | Montrose | Morgan | Otero | Ouray | Park | Phillips | Pitkin | Prowers | Pueblo | Rio Blanco | Rio Grande | Routt | Saguache | San Juan | San Miguel | Sedgwick | Summit | Teller | Washington | Weld | Yuma

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