Moffat County, Colorado

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Moffat County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of 2000, the population is 13,184. The county seat is Craig.

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History

Moffat County was created out of the western portion of Routt County on February 27, 1911. The county was named for David H. Moffat, a Colorado tycoon who died in 1911. His railroad, the Denver, Northwestern & Pacific, attempted to build a route from Denver to Salt Lake City. In 1913, a reorganized railroad, the Denver & Salt Lake, reached as far as Craig, the county seat, but no further.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 12,305 km² (4,751 mi²). 12,282 km² (4,742 mi²) of it is land and 23 km² (9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.18% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 13,184 people, 4,983 households, and 3,577 families residing in the county. The population density is 1/km² (3/mi²). There are 5,635 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 93.61% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.88% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.17% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. 9.46% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,983 households out of which 38.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% are married couples living together, 8.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% are non-families. 23.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.58 and the average family size is 3.05.

In the county the population is spread out with 28.50% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 9.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 107.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 106.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $41,528, and the median income for a family is $45,511. Males have a median income of $37,288 versus $22,080 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,540. 8.30% of the population and 6.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.30% of those under the age of 18 and 9.30% 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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