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Sedgwick County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Sedgwick County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Seat Julesburg
Largest town Julesburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

550 sq mi (1,423 km²)
548 sq mi (1,420 km²)
1 sq mi (4 km²), 0.25%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

2,747
5/sq mi (2/km²)
Founded April 9, 1889
Named for John Sedgwick
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.sedgwickcountygov.net

Sedgwick County is the northeasternmost of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county was named for Fort Sedgwick, a military post along the Platte Trail, which was named for General John Sedgwick. The county population was 2,747 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Julesburg.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 550 square miles (1,423 km²), of which, 548 square miles (1,420 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (4 km²) of it (0.25%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,747 people, 1,165 households, and 802 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,387 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.50% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 5.97% from other races, and 2.04% from two or more races. 11.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,165 households out of which 26.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% were non-families. 29.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 22.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,278, and the median income for a family was $33,953. Males had a median income of $25,463 versus $16,392 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,125. About 7.80% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 4.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

Historic trails

Transcontinental trail

Scenic byways

  • South Platte River Trail Scenic and Historic Byway

References

External links

Coordinates: 40°53′N 102°21′W / 40.88°N 102.35°W / 40.88; -102.35


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Sedgwick County, Colorado
Map
File:Map of Colorado highlighting Sedgwick County.png
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the USA highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded April 9, 1889
Seat Julesburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.25%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

2747
Time zone Mountain : UTC-7/-6
Named for: John Sedgwick

Sedgwick County is the northeasternmost of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county was named for Fort Sedgwick, a military post along the Platte Trail, which was named for General John Sedgwick. The county population was 2,747 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Julesburg.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,423 km² (550 sq mi). 1,420 km² (548 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.25%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,747 people, 1,165 households, and 802 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (5/sq mi). There were 1,387 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.50% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 5.97% from other races, and 2.04% from two or more races. 11.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,165 households out of which 26.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% were non-families. 29.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 22.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,278, and the median income for a family was $33,953. Males had a median income of $25,463 versus $16,392 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,125. About 7.80% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 4.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

Historic trails

Transcontinental trail

Scenic byways

External links

References

  1. ^ Annual County Population Estimates and Estimated Components of Change: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (CO-EST2006-alldata) ({{subst:#ifexist:comma-separated values|CSV|CSV}}). 2006 Population Estimates. {{subst:#ifexist:United States Census Bureau|[[United States Census Bureau|]]|[[Wikipedia:United States Census Bureau|]]}}, Population Division ({{subst:#ifexist:2007-03-22|[[2007-03-22|]]|[[Wikipedia:2007-03-22|]]}}). Retrieved on 2007-05-11.


Coordinates: 40°53′N 102°21′W / 40.88, -102.35

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