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Eagle County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Eagle County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the United States highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded February 11, 1883
Named for Eagle River
Seat Eagle
Largest community Edwards
Area
 • Total 1,692 sq mi (4,382 km2)
 • Land 1,685 sq mi (4,364 km2)
 • Water 7.3 sq mi (19 km2), 0.4%
Population
 • (2010) 52,197
 • Density 31/sq mi (12/km²)
Congressional districts 2nd, 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.eaglecounty.us

Eagle County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,197.[1] The county seat is the Town of Eagle.[2] The county is named for the Eagle River.

Eagle County comprises the Edwards, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Eagle County was created by the Colorado legislature on February 11, 1883, from portions of Summit County. It was named after the Eagle River, which runs through the county. The county seat was originally set in Red Cliff, Colorado, but was moved to the town of Eagle in 1921.

The Ground Hog Mine, near Red Cliff, produced gold and silver in two vertical veins in 1887. One vein, or "chimney", contained gold in crystalline form, cemented by iron, while the other contained wire gold in the form of "ram's horns". One of these ram's horns is now on display in the Harvard Mineralogical Museum.[3]:59

Geography[edit]

A map of Eagle County. Green is White River National Forest, yellow is Bureau of Land Management land. The reddish line from east to west is Interstate 70, running along Eagle River.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,692 square miles (4,380 km2), of which 1,685 square miles (4,360 km2) is land and 7.3 square miles (19 km2) (0.4%) is water.[4]

Much of the county is taken up by White River National Forest, and much of the rest is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Interstate 70 crosses the county from east to west.

The Eagle River rises in the southeastern part of the county. It receives Gore Creek at Dowds Junction, and joins the Colorado River in the west. Fryingpan River and the Roaring Fork River intersect the southwest corner of the county.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

State protected area[edit]

Trails[edit]

Scenic byways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 3,725
1900 3,008 −19.2%
1910 2,985 −0.8%
1920 3,385 13.4%
1930 3,924 15.9%
1940 5,361 36.6%
1950 4,488 −16.3%
1960 4,677 4.2%
1970 7,498 60.3%
1980 13,320 77.6%
1990 21,928 64.6%
2000 41,659 90.0%
2010 52,197 25.3%
Est. 2013 52,460 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 41,659 people, 15,148 households, and 9,013 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 22,111 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 85.35% White, 0.34% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 10.80% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. 23.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,148 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.00% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.50% were non-families. 20.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 11.40% from 18 to 24, 42.10% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 3.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 121.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $62,682, and the median income for a family was $68,226. Males had a median income of $37,603 versus $30,579 for females. The per capita income for the county was $32,011. About 3.90% of families and 7.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.80% of those under age 18 and 7.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Voynick, S.M., 1992, Colorado Gold, Missoula: Mountain Press Publishing Company, ISBN 0878424555
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°37′N 106°42′W / 39.62°N 106.70°W / 39.62; -106.70


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