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Grand County, Colorado

Grand County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of 2000, the population is 12,442. The county seat is Hot Sulphur Springs.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns
4 History


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,842 km² (1,870 mi²). 4,783 km² (1,847 mi²) of it is land and 59 km² (23 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.23% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 12,442 people, 5,075 households, and 3,217 families residing in the county. The population density is 3/km² (7/mi²). There are 10,894 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 95.15% White, 0.48% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.00% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 4.36% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,075 households out of which 28.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% are married couples living together, 5.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.60% are non-families. 24.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 2.85.

In the county the population is spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 34.70% from 25 to 44, 26.80% from 45 to 64, and 7.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 112.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 115.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $47,759, and the median income for a family is $55,217. Males have a median income of $34,861 versus $26,445 for females. The per capita income for the county is $25,198. 7.30% of the population and 5.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.90% are under the age of 18 and 6.10% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns


Grand County was created out of
Summit County on February 2, 1874. A large western portion of Grand County, reaching to the borders of Wyoming and Utah, was split off to form Routt County on January 29, 1877.