- Prowers County, Colorado
Infobox U.S. County
county = Prowers County
state = Colorado
founded year = 1889
founded date = April 11
seat wl = Lamar
largest city wl = Lamar
area_total_sq_mi = 1644
area_total_km2 = 4259
area_land_sq_mi = 1640
area_land_km2 = 4249
area_water_sq_mi = 4
area_water_km2 = 10
area percentage = 0.24%
census yr = 2000
pop = 14483
density_sq_mi = 9
density_km2 = 3
time zone = Mountain
UTC offset = -7
DST offset = -6
web = www.prowerscounty.net
named for = John W. Prowers
Prowers County is one of the 64 counties of the
State of Coloradoof the United States. The county is named in honor of John W. Prowers, a leading pioneer in the lower Arkansas valley region. The county population was 14,483 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 seatis Lamar.
According to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,644 square miles (4,259 km²), of which, 1,640 square miles (4,249 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (10 km²) of it (0.24%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 14,483 people, 5,307 households, and 3,725 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 9 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 5,977 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.57% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 17.17% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. 32.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 5,307 households out of which 37.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the county the population was spread out with 30.00% under the age of 18, 10.70% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 101.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,935, and the median income for a family was $34,202. Males had a median income of $24,971 versus $20,526 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $14,150. About 14.50% of families and 19.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.10% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
Granada Relocation Center National Historic District
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
American Discovery Trail
Santa Fe Trail National Scenic Byway
Colorado census statistical areas
* [http://www.prowerscounty.net Prowers County Government website]
* [http://www.stanwyck.com/cogenweb/cocounties.html Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck]
* [http://www.coloradohistory.org/ Colorado Historical Society]
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