Phillips County, Colorado

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Phillips County
Phillips County Courthouse.JPG
Seal of Phillips County, Colorado.png
Seal
Map of Colorado highlighting Phillips County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of Colorado
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Colorado's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°35′N102°21′W / 40.59°N 102.35°W / 40.59; -102.35 Coordinates: 40°35′N102°21′W / 40.59°N 102.35°W / 40.59; -102.35
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Colorado.svg  Colorado
FoundedMarch 27, 1889
Named for R.O. Phillips
Seat Holyoke
Largest cityHolyoke
Area
  Total688 sq mi (1,780 km2)
  Land688 sq mi (1,780 km2)
  Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.02%%
Population
  Estimate 
(2019)
4,265
  Density6.5/sq mi (2.5/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
  Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district 4th
Website www.colorado.gov/phillipscounty

Phillips County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,442. [1] The county seat is Holyoke. [2] The county was named in honor of R.O. Phillips, a secretary of the Lincoln Land Company, who organized several towns in Colorado.

Contents

Geography

Entering Phillips County from the west on U.S. Highway 6. Phillips County, Colorado.JPG
Entering Phillips County from the west on U.S. Highway 6.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 688 square miles (1,780 km2), of which 688 square miles (1,780 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.02%) is water. [3]

Adjacent counties

Major Highways

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1890 2,642
1900 1,583−40.1%
1910 3,179100.8%
1920 5,49973.0%
1930 5,7975.4%
1940 4,948−14.6%
1950 4,924−0.5%
1960 4,440−9.8%
1970 4,131−7.0%
1980 4,5429.9%
1990 4,189−7.8%
2000 4,4806.9%
2010 4,442−0.8%
2019 (est.)4,265 [4] −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]
1790–1960 [6] 1900–1990 [7]
1990–2000 [8] 2010–2015 [1]

At the 2000 census there were 4,480 people, 1,781 households, and 1,239 families living in the county. The population density was 6 people per square mile (3/km2). There were 2,014 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.04% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.71% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 11.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. [9] Of the 1,781 households 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. Of all households 27.50% were one person and 14.30% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.

The age distribution was 26.90% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 19.40% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.

The median household income was $32,177 and the median family income was $38,144. Males had a median income of $30,095 versus $18,682 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,394. About 8.80% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.70% of those under age 18 and 7.20% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

Presidential elections results
Phillips County vote
by party in presidential elections
[10]
Year Republican Democratic Others
2020 78.8%1,95819.6% 4861.7% 41
2016 76.8%1,79118.7% 4364.5% 105
2012 72.3%1,63726.0% 5881.8% 40
2008 71.3%1,61327.5% 6221.2% 26
2004 73.9%1,71725.0% 5821.1% 26
2000 70.9%1,57325.4% 5643.7% 83
1996 58.8%1,28432.3% 7068.9% 195
1992 46.7%1,07530.1% 69223.3% 536
1988 57.8%1,31740.5% 9231.7% 38
1984 71.4%1,68927.5% 6511.1% 27
1980 63.2%1,48827.2% 6409.6% 226
1976 48.1% 1,14249.4%1,1732.4% 58
1972 65.3%1,48030.3% 6874.4% 99
1968 56.9%1,23733.2% 7239.9% 215
1964 44.8% 1,01255.0%1,2430.2% 5
1960 62.8%1,45537.2% 8620.0% 1
1956 63.4%1,53536.6% 8870.0% 1
1952 67.7%1,67032.0% 7890.3% 7
1948 52.5%1,07645.5% 9322.0% 41
1944 65.2%1,45534.1% 7610.8% 17
1940 54.3%1,16842.7% 9193.0% 64
1936 36.2% 94161.5%1,6022.3% 60
1932 34.8% 90356.1%1,4539.1% 236
1928 65.2%1,44031.9% 7052.9% 65
1924 49.6%1,07618.3% 39732.1% 696
1920 66.8%1,19126.9% 4806.3% 112
1916 38.2% 53257.0%7954.8% 67
1912 22.4% 26637.7%44840.0% 475 [lower-alpha 1]

Like all the High Plains, Phillips County is overwhelmingly Republican. It has not been carried by a Democratic presidential nominee since Jimmy Carter in 1976, and Michael Dukakis in 1988 during a major drought has been the only Democrat since to receive over one-third of the county's ballots.

Communities

City

Towns

Census-designated place

See also

Notes

  1. The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 393 votes, Socialist Eugene Debs received 46 votes, Prohibition Party candidate Eugene Chafin received 36 votes, and Socialist Labor candidate Arthur Reimer was on the ballot but received zero votes in the county.

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