Archuleta County, Colorado

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Archuleta County
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Archuleta County Courthouse
Map of Colorado highlighting Archuleta County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of Colorado
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Colorado's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°11′N107°03′W / 37.19°N 107.05°W / 37.19; -107.05 Coordinates: 37°11′N107°03′W / 37.19°N 107.05°W / 37.19; -107.05
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Colorado.svg  Colorado
FoundedApril 14, 1885
Named for Antonio D. Archuleta
Seat Pagosa Springs
Largest townPagosa Springs
Area
  Total1,356 sq mi (3,510 km2)
  Land1,350 sq mi (3,500 km2)
  Water5.3 sq mi (14 km2)  0.4%%
Population
 (2010)
  Total12,084 [1]
  Density8.9/sq mi (3.4/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
  Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district 3rd
Website www.archuletacounty.org
Archuleta County Sheriff's Department and Detention Facility in Pagosa Springs ArchuletaCountyPoliceJail.JPG
Archuleta County Sheriff's Department and Detention Facility in Pagosa Springs

Archuleta County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,084. [2] The county seat and the only incorporated municipality in the county is Pagosa Springs. [3]

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History

Archuleta County was created by the Colorado legislature on April 14, 1885, out of western Conejos County. It was named for Jose Manuel Archuleta, "head of one of the old Spanish families of New Mexico", [4] and in honor of his son Antonio D. Archuleta, who was the Senator from Conejos County at the time.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,356 square miles (3,510 km2), of which 1,350 square miles (3,500 km2) is land and 5.3 square miles (14 km2) (0.4%) is water. [5]

Adjacent counties

Major Highways

National protected areas

Historical population
CensusPop.
1890 826
1900 2,117156.3%
1910 3,30256.0%
1920 3,5908.7%
1930 3,204−10.8%
1940 3,80618.8%
1950 3,030−20.4%
1960 2,629−13.2%
1970 2,7334.0%
1980 3,66434.1%
1990 5,34545.9%
2000 9,89885.2%
2010 12,08422.1%
2019 (est.)14,029 [6] 16.1%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1790-1960 [8] 1900-1990 [9]
1990-2000 [10] 2010-2019 [2]

State protected area

Scenic and historic trails

Demographics

At the 2000 census there were 9,898 people, 3,980 households, and 2,873 families living in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km2). There were 6,212 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 88.33% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 1.40% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.97% from other races, and 2.60% from two or more races. 16.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. [11] Of the 3,980 households 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.80% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 22.10% of households were one person and 6.00% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.89.

The age distribution was 25.30% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 30.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% 65 or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.50 males.

The median household income was $37,901 and the median family income was $43,259. Males had a median income of $29,521 versus $21,851 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,683. About 9.00% of families and 11.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.00% of those under age 18 and 6.60% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

Presidential elections results
Archuleta County vote
by party in presidential elections
[12]
Year Republican Democratic Others
2020 56.8%5,18940.9% 3,7382.4% 217
2016 58.1%4,26434.1% 2,5007.8% 575
2012 57.5%3,87239.8% 2,6792.7% 183
2008 54.9%3,63842.8% 2,8362.3% 151
2004 61.7%3,60136.7% 2,1411.7% 97
2000 62.8%2,98830.1% 1,4327.1% 338
1996 57.1%1,96329.0% 99713.9% 477
1992 44.1%1,24229.1% 81926.8% 755
1988 63.7%1,44035.2% 7951.2% 27
1984 72.0%1,55727.0% 5841.0% 22
1980 65.9%1,25228.0% 5326.1% 116
1976 53.6%76844.1% 6322.2% 32
1972 64.5%60631.9% 3003.6% 34
1968 49.7%48641.8% 4098.5% 83
1964 36.7% 37062.7%6320.6% 6
1960 46.3% 48953.6%5670.1% 1
1956 59.9%63539.9% 4230.2% 2
1952 64.6%69135.2% 3770.2% 2
1948 55.1%59744.2% 4790.7% 8
1944 58.5%60241.5% 4270.1% 1
1940 53.7%86946.0% 7440.3% 5
1936 40.6% 54157.1%7612.3% 31
1932 32.8% 46265.8%9281.4% 20
1928 56.5%61041.4% 4472.1% 23
1924 43.1%45125.7% 26931.2% 326
1920 63.1%70034.2% 3792.7% 30
1916 35.7% 47362.6%8301.7% 22
1912 33.6% 45245.2%60937.4% 504

Communities

Town

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated places

See also

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