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Sedgwick County, Colorado

Sedgwick County, Colorado
Sedgwick County Courthouse, Julesburg
Map of Colorado highlighting Sedgwick County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the United States highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded April 9, 1889
Named for John Sedgwick
Seat Julesburg
Largest town Julesburg
Area
 • Total 549 sq mi (1,422 km2)
 • Land 548 sq mi (1,419 km2)
 • Water 1.4 sq mi (4 km2), 0.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2014) 2,348
 • Density 4.3/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website .net.sedgwickcountygovwww

Sedgwick County is the northeasternmost of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,379.[1] The county seat is Julesburg.[2] The county was named for Fort Sedgwick, a military post along the Platte Trail, which was named for General John Sedgwick.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
    • Trails and byways 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Sedgwick County was named after John Sedgwick, who was a Major General in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 549 square miles (1,420 km2), of which 548 square miles (1,420 km2) is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) (0.2%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties

Trails and byways

Demographics

As of the census[9] 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.

Communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Sedgwick County Government website
  • Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck
  • Colorado Historical Society

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