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Mesa County, Colorado

Mesa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of 2000, the population is 116,255. The county seat is Grand Junction.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 8,653 km² (3,341 mi²). 8,619 km² (3,328 mi²) of it is land and 35 km² (13 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.40% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 116,255 people, 45,823 households, and 31,572 families residing in the county. The population density is 13/km² (35/mi²). There are 48,427 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 92.34% White, 0.46% Black or African American, 0.91% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 3.67% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. 10.02% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 45,823 households out of which 31.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% are married couples living together, 9.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% are non-families. 25.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 2.94. In the county the population is spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.20 males. The median income for a household in the county is $35,864, and the median income for a family is $43,009. Males have a median income of $32,316 versus $22,374 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,715. 10.20% of the population and 7.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.50% are under the age of 18 and 8.10% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

Clifton\n*Collbran\n*De Beque\n*Fruita\n*Fruitvale\n*Grand Junction\n*Orchard Mesa\n*Palisade\n*Redlands