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Washington County, Colorado

Washington County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the United States highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded February 9, 1887
Named for George Washington
Seat Akron
Largest town Akron
 • Total 2,524 sq mi (6,537 km2)
 • Land 2,518 sq mi (6,522 km2)
 • Water 5.9 sq mi (15 km2), 0.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2014) 4,780
 • Density 1.9/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Washington County is one of the George Washington.


  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties 1.1
    • Trails and byways 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Education 3
  • Communities 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,524 square miles (6,540 km2), of which 2,518 square miles (6,520 km2) is land and 5.9 square miles (15 km2) (0.2%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties

Trails and byways


As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 4,926 people, 1,989 households, and 1,408 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 2,307 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.39% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.03% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 6.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,989 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,431, and the median income for a family was $37,287. Males had a median income of $26,225 versus $21,558 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,788. About 8.60% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.


There are 5 school districts in Washington County:[10]

  • Akron R-1
  • Arickaree R-2
  • Lone Star 101
  • Otis R-3
  • Woodlin R-104.

Akron R-1 includes:[11]

  • Akron High School

Arickaree R-2 includes:[12]

  • Arickaree School (all grades K-12)

Lone Star 101 includes:[13]

  • Lone Star School (all grades K-12)

Otis R-3 includes:[14]

  • Otis Elementary School
  • Otis Jr.-Sr. High School.


See also


  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 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".  
  10. ^ Education, Colorado Department of (2008–2009). "2008-2009 Colorado Education & Library Directory" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  11. ^ School, Akron High. "Contacts". Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  12. ^ School, Arickaree. "Home of the Indians". Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  13. ^ School, Lone Star. "Lone Star School » About". Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  14. ^ School District R-3, Otis (2004-09). "Otis School District R-3 - Schools". Archived from the original on October 1, 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 

External links

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

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