Yuma County, Colorado

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Yuma County, Colorado
Yuma County, Colorado Court-House.JPG
The Yuma County Court-House in Wray.
Map of Colorado highlighting Yuma County
Location in the U.S. state of Colorado
Map of the United States highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded March 15, 1889
Seat Wray
Largest city Yuma
Area
 • Total 2,369 sq mi (6,136 km2)
 • Land 2,364 sq mi (6,123 km2)
 • Water 4.3 sq mi (11 km2), 0.2%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2015) 10,146
 • Density 4.2/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/ -6
Website www.yumacounty.net
Old Yuma County farmhouse near Clarkville, Colorado

Yuma County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,043. [1] The county seat is Wray. [2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,369 square miles (6,140 km2), of which 2,364 square miles (6,120 km2) is land and 4.3 square miles (11 km2) (0.2%) is water. [3]

The point where the Arikaree River flows out of Yuma County and into Cheyenne County, Kansas is the lowest point in the State of Colorado at 1,010 meters (3,315 feet) elevation. This crossing point holds the distinction of being the highest low point of any U.S. state. [4]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 2,596
1900 1,729 −33.4%
1910 8,499 391.6%
1920 13,897 63.5%
1930 13,613 −2.0%
1940 12,102 −11.1%
1950 10,827 −10.5%
1960 8,912 −17.7%
1970 8,544 −4.1%
1980 9,682 13.3%
1990 8,954 −7.5%
2000 9,841 9.9%
2010 10,043 2.1%
Est. 2016 10,103 [5] 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790-1960 [7] 1900-1990 [8]
1990-2000 [9] 2010-2015 [1]

As of the census [10] of 2000, there were 9,841 people, 3,800 households, and 2,644 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 4,295 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.17% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.14% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 12.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,800 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 27.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,169, and the median income for a family was $39,814. Males had a median income of $26,124 versus $18,578 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,005. About 8.80% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.50% of those under age 18 and 10.70% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

Yuma County vote
by party in presidential elections
[11]
Year Republican Democratic Others
2016 80.4% 3,850 15.2% 726 4.5% 215
2012 76.3% 3,490 21.6% 987 2.2% 100
2008 73.3% 3,286 24.9% 1,117 1.8% 80
2004 75.8% 3,456 23.3% 1,064 0.9% 39
2000 72.4% 3,156 24.8% 1,082 2.8% 120
1996 58.7% 2,589 32.6% 1,439 8.7% 381
1992 44.8% 2,019 28.2% 1,269 27.0% 1,217
1988 56.9% 2,513 41.6% 1,835 1.5% 66
1984 74.3% 3,394 24.6% 1,121 1.1% 52
1980 68.9% 3,220 22.3% 1,043 8.8% 411
1976 52.2% 2,350 45.0% 2,025 2.8% 127
1972 71.0% 2,873 26.4% 1,066 2.6% 106
1968 62.7% 2,529 29.1% 1,175 8.2% 331
1964 48.1% 2,007 51.4% 2,145 0.5% 19
1960 65.2% 2,806 34.6% 1,489 0.2% 10
1956 64.3% 2,782 35.7% 1,544 0.1% 3
1952 71.9% 3,404 27.3% 1,292 0.8% 37
1948 54.1% 2,277 45.3% 1,907 0.7% 29
1944 67.5% 2,847 32.6% 1,374 0.0% 0
1940 64.1% 3,531 34.8% 1,917 1.1% 60
1936 45.3% 2,462 52.9% 2,878 1.8% 100
1932 37.3% 2,129 56.5% 3,220 6.2% 352
1928 69.1% 3,401 28.1% 1,383 2.8% 140
1924 57.9% 2,789 18.0% 865 24.1% 1,162
1920 63.4% 2,673 29.8% 1,254 6.8% 288
1916 34.5% 1,436 59.3% 2,466 6.2% 259
1912 14.4% 466 36.2% 1,170 49.4% 1,596

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