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Moffat County, Colorado

Moffat County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of 2000, the population is 13,184. The county seat is Craig.

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 12,305 km² (4,751 mi²). 12,282 km² (4,742 mi²) of it is land and 23 km² (9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.18% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 13,184 people, 4,983 households, and 3,577 families residing in the county. The population density is 1/km² (3/mi²). There are 5,635 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 93.61% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.88% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.17% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. 9.46% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,983 households out of which 38.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% are married couples living together, 8.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% are non-families. 23.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.58 and the average family size is 3.05.

In the county the population is spread out with 28.50% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 9.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 107.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 106.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $41,528, and the median income for a family is $45,511. Males have a median income of $37,288 versus $22,080 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,540. 8.30% of the population and 6.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.30% are under the age of 18 and 9.30% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns


Moffat County was created out of the western portion of
Routt County on February 27, 1911. Named for a Colorado tycoon who died in 1911, David H. Moffat, whose railroad, the Denver, Northwestern & Pacific, was attempting to complete a route from Denver to Salt Lake City, (which failed in 1912). Eventually in 1913 a reorganized railroad, the Denver & Salt Lake, reached as far as Craig, the county seat, but no further.