Elbert County, Colorado

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Elbert County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of 2000, the population is 19,872. The county seat is Kiowa.

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History

Elbert County was created from the eastern portions of Douglas County on February 2, 1874; on February 6, it grew to include part of northern Greenwood County upon Greenwood's dissolution, and originally extended south and east of its present boundaries to reach to the eastern state line. In 1889, Elbert County was reduced to its modern size when its western portions were taken to create Lincoln, Kit Carson, and Cheyenne counties.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,794 km² (1,851 mi²). 4,794 km² (1,851 mi²) of it is land and 0 km² (0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.01% water.


Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 19,872 people, 6,770 households, and 5,652 families residing in the county. The population density is 4/km² (11/mi²). There are 7,113 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 95.22% White, 0.64% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.28% from other races, and 1.76% from two or more races. 3.85% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 6,770 households out of which 42.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.10% are married couples living together, 5.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 16.50% are non-families. 12.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.93 and the average family size is 3.19.

In the county the population is spread out with 30.20% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 32.80% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 6.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $62,480, and the median income for a family is $66,740. Males have a median income of $45,329 versus $29,767 for females. The per capita income for the county is $24,960. 4.00% of the population and 2.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.60% of those under the age of 18 and 4.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

Regions of Colorado Flag of Colorado
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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
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