Teller County, Colorado

Teller County, Colorado

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


founded year = 1899
founded date = March 23
seat wl = Cripple Creek
largest city wl = Woodland Park
area_total_sq_mi = 559
area_total_km2 = 1448
area_land_sq_mi = 557
area_land_km2 = 1443
area_water_sq_mi = 2
area_water_km2 = 5
area percentage = 0.34%
census yr = 2000
pop = 20555
density_sq_mi = 37
density_km2 = 14
time zone = Mountain
UTC offset = -7
DST offset = -6
footnotes =
web = www.co.teller.co.us
named for =

Teller County is the 22nd most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 20,555 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 = 2007-05-09] The county seat is Cripple Creek. The Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area comprises El Paso County and Teller County.

History

Teller County was named after United States Senator Henry M. Teller. Teller County was calved from the western slope of Pikes Peak, then entirely within El Paso County, in 1899.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 559 square miles (1,448 km²), of which, 557 square miles (1,443 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.34%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Douglas County, Colorado - north
*Jefferson County, Colorado - north
*El Paso County, Colorado - east
*Fremont County, Colorado - south
*Park County, Colorado - west

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 20,555 people, 7,993 households, and 5,922 families residing in the county. The population density was 37 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 10,362 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.92% White, 0.55% Black or African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. 3.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,993 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.20% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 19.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 5.60% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 29.80% from 45 to 64, and 7.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $50,165, and the median income for a family was $57,071. Males had a median income of $37,194 versus $26,934 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,412. About 3.40% of families and 5.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.90% of those under age 18 and 4.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

*Altman
*Cripple Creek
*Crystola
*Divide
*Florissant
*Victor
*Woodland Park

National park and forest

*Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
*Pike National Forest

tate parks

*Mueller State Parks

Historic district

*Cripple Creek National Historic District

Transcontinental trail

*American Discovery Trail

cenic byway

*Gold Belt Tour National Scenic and Historic Byway

ee also

*Colorado census statistical areas
*Colorado counties
*Colorado metropolitan areas
*Colorado municipalities
*Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area
*Front Range Urban Corridor

References

External links

* [http://www.co.teller.co.us/ Teller County Government website]
* [http://www.tellerlinks.com Teller County Information & Links]
* [http://www.telleryellow.com Teller County Online Yellow Pages]
* [http://www.tellerhomes.com Teller County Real Estate Information]
* [http://www.stanwyck.com/cogenweb/cocounties.html Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck]
* [http://www.coloradohistory.org/ Colorado Historical Society]


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