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Prowers County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Prowers County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded April 11, 1889
Named for John W. Prowers
Seat Lamar
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,644 sq mi (4,259 km²)
1,640 sq mi (4,249 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.24%
 - (2000)
 - Density

9/sq mi (3/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Prowers County is one of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county is named in honor of John W. Prowers, a leading pioneer in the lower Arkansas valley region. The county population was 14,483 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Lamar.

Geography[edit | edit source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,259 km² (1,644 sq mi). 4,249 km² (1,640 sq mi) of it is land and 10 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.24%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,483 people, 5,307 households, and 3,725 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (9/sq mi). There were 5,977 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 78.57% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 17.17% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. 32.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,307 households out of which 37.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.00% under the age of 18, 10.70% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 101.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,935, and the median income for a family was $34,202. Males had a median income of $24,971 versus $20,526 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,150. About 14.50% of families and 19.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.10% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit | edit source]

Historic sites[edit | edit source]

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See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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 2007-05-17. 

Coordinates: 37°58′N 102°24′W / 37.96, -102.40

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