Yuma County, Colorado

Yuma County, Colorado

Infobox U.S. County
county = Yuma County
state = Colorado


founded year = 1889
founded date = March 15
seat wl = Wray
largest city wl = Yuma
area_total_sq_mi = 2369
area_total_km2 = 6136
area_land_sq_mi = 2366
area_land_km2 = 6127
area_water_sq_mi = 3
area_water_km2 = 9
area percentage = 0.14%
census yr = 2000
pop = 9841
density_sq_mi = 4
density_km2 = 2
time zone = Mountain
UTC offset = -7
DST offset = -6
footnotes =
Highest state low point in U.S.

web = www.yumacounty.net
named for =

Yuma County is the 14th most extensive of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 9,841 at U.S. Census 2000.cite web | url = http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/files/CO-EST2006-ALLDATA.csv | title = Annual County Population Estimates and Estimated Components of Change: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (CO-EST2006-alldata) | format = CSV | work = 2006 Population Estimates | publisher = United States Census Bureau, Population Division | date = 2007-03-22 | accessdate = 2007-05-17] The county seat is Wray.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,369 square miles (6,136 km²), of which, 2,366 square miles (6,127 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (9 km²) of it is water. The total area is 0.14% wat;er.

The point where the Arikaree River flows out of Yuma County and into Cheyenne County, Kansas is the lowest point in the State of Colorado at 1,010 meters (3,315 feet) elevation. This crossing point holds the distinction of being the highest low point of any U.S. state. [cite web |author=U.S. Geological Survey |title=Elevations and Distances |url=http://erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/elvadist/elvadist.html#Highest |accessdate=2006-09-08]

Adjacent counties

*Phillips County, Colorado - north
*Chase County, Nebraska - northeast
*Cheyenne County, Kansas - east
*Dundy County, Nebraska - east
*Kit Carson County, Colorado - south
*Washington County, Colorado - west
*Logan County, Colorado - northwest

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 9,841 people, 3,800 households, and 2,644 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 4,295 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.17% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.14% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 12.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,800 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 27.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,169, and the median income for a family was $39,814. Males had a median income of $26,124 versus $18,578 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,005. About 8.80% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.50% of those under age 18 and 10.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

*Wray
*Yuma

Town

*Eckley

Unincorporated communities

*Hale
*Idalia
*Joes
*Kirk
*Laird
*Vernon

tate park

*Bonny Lake State Park

ee also

*Colorado census statistical areas
*Colorado counties
*Colorado municipalities

References

External links

* [http://www.yumacounty.net/ Yuma County Government website]
* [http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?pp/hh:@field(SUBJ+@od1(COLORADO--Yuma+County--Clarkville+vicinity)) Yuma County farm photos and documentation] , from Historic American Buildings Survey
* [http://www.stanwyck.com/cogenweb/cocounties.html Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck]
* [http://www.coloradohistory.org/ Colorado Historical Society]


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