Yuma County, Colorado

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Yuma County
Yuma County, Colorado Court-House.JPG
The Yuma County Court-House in Wray.
Map of Colorado highlighting Yuma County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of Colorado
Colorado in United States.svg
Colorado's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°00′N102°25′W / 40°N 102.42°W / 40; -102.42
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Colorado.svg  Colorado
FoundedMarch 15, 1889
Seat Wray
Largest city Yuma
Area
  Total2,369 sq mi (6,140 km2)
  Land2,364 sq mi (6,120 km2)
  Water4.3 sq mi (11 km2)  0.2%%
Population
  Estimate 
(2019)
10,019
  Density4.2/sq mi (1.6/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
  Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district 4th
Website www.yumacounty.net
Old Yuma County farmhouse near Clarkville, Colorado FeldermanFarm.jpg
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]

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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 is the highest low point of any U.S. state. [4]

Adjacent counties

Major Highways

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1890 2,596
1900 1,729−33.4%
1910 8,499391.6%
1920 13,89763.5%
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 9,68213.3%
1990 8,954−7.5%
2000 9,8419.9%
2010 10,0432.1%
2019 (est.)10,019 [5] −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790-1960 [7] 1900-1990 [8]
1990-2000 [9] 2010-2015 [1]

At the 2000 census there were 9,841 people, 3,800 households, and 2,644 families living 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. [10] Of the 3,800 households 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 households were one person and 13.30% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.13.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $33,169 and the median family income 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 is a Republican Party stronghold in presidential elections. Only nine presidential elections from 1892 to the present day have seen the county fail to back the Republican candidate, the most recent being 1964 during Lyndon B. Johnson's statewide & national landslide.

Presidential election results
Yuma County vote
by party in presidential elections
[11]
Year Republican Democratic Others
2020 82.5%4,10715.8% 7851.8% 89
2016 80.4%3,85015.2% 7264.5% 215
2012 76.3%3,49021.6% 9872.2% 100
2008 73.3%3,28624.9% 1,1171.8% 80
2004 75.8%3,45623.3% 1,0640.9% 39
2000 72.4%3,15624.8% 1,0822.8% 120
1996 58.7%2,58932.6% 1,4398.7% 381
1992 44.8%2,01928.2% 1,26927.0% 1,217
1988 56.9%2,51341.6% 1,8351.5% 66
1984 74.3%3,39424.6% 1,1211.1% 52
1980 68.9%3,22022.3% 1,0438.8% 411
1976 52.2%2,35045.0% 2,0252.8% 127
1972 71.0%2,87326.4% 1,0662.6% 106
1968 62.7%2,52929.1% 1,1758.2% 331
1964 48.1% 2,00751.4%2,1450.5% 19
1960 65.2%2,80634.6% 1,4890.2% 10
1956 64.3%2,78235.7% 1,5440.1% 3
1952 71.9%3,40427.3% 1,2920.8% 37
1948 54.1%2,27745.3% 1,9070.7% 29
1944 67.5%2,84732.6% 1,3740.0% 0
1940 64.1%3,53134.8% 1,9171.1% 60
1936 45.3% 2,46252.9%2,8781.8% 100
1932 37.3% 2,12956.5%3,2206.2% 352
1928 69.1%3,40128.1% 1,3832.8% 140
1924 57.9%2,78918.0% 86524.1% 1,162
1920 63.4%2,67329.8% 1,2546.8% 288
1916 34.5% 1,43659.3%2,4666.2% 259
1912 14.4% 46636.2% 1,17049.4%1,596

Communities

Cities

Town

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated community

Ghost towns

See also

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Coordinates: 40°00′N102°25′W / 40.00°N 102.42°W / 40.00; -102.42