Delta County, Colorado

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Delta County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of 2000, the population is 27,834. The county seat is Delta.

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History

Delta County was created by the Colorado legislature on February 11, 1883, out of portions of central Gunnison County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,975 km² (1,149 mi²). 2,958 km² (1,142 mi²) of it is land and 17 km² (6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.56% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 27,834 people, 11,058 households, and 7,939 families residing in the county. The population density is 9/km² (24/mi²). There are 12,374 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 92.29% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.25% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. 11.39% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 11,058 households out of which 29.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% are married couples living together, 7.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% are non-families. 24.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 2.89.

In the county the population is spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 26.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 100.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $32,785, and the median income for a family is $37,748. Males have a median income of $31,348 versus $19,916 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,152. 12.10% of the population and 8.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.00% of those under the age of 18 and 9.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

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Counties
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