Eagle County, Colorado

The Eagle County [i ː gl] (English for eagle) is a county in the central and northwestern part of the U.S. state of Colorado. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Eagle.


Eagle County is named after the Eagle River - an eastern tributary of the Colorado River - named, which flows through the district from west to south-east and are most housing estates in its catchment area. South of the Eagle is the Sawatchkette, a dichtbewaldeter ridge of the Rocky Mountains, which was declared a White River National Forest. In the east, the highest peak in the Gore Range form the natural border with Summit County.

The County is clockwise from the Grand County (northeast ), Summit, Lake, Pitkin, Garfield and Routt enclosed.


The administrative unit was created in 1883 from the western region of the district Summit, west of Eagle only covers a very small district today, but at that time reached up to the state line into Utah, where the areas are now under the management of Rio Blanco and Garfield.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000 2010

According to the census of 2000, there were 41 659 people in the county. There were 15,148 households, and 9,013 families. The population density was 10 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 85.35 percent White, 0.34 percent African American, 0.71 percent Native American, 0.82 percent Asian, 0.07 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 10.80 percent from other races groups; 1.90 percent were descended from two or more races. 23.24 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 15,148 households out of which 32.7 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 50.0 percent were married couples living together, 5.6 percent were single mothers. 40.5 percent were non-families. 20.9 percent of all households and 1.9 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.17.

Based on the county the population was spread from 23.5 percent population under 18 years, 11.4 percent between 18 and 24 years, 42.1 percent between 25 and 44 years, 20.0 percent between 45 and 64 years and 3.0 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 121.0 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.8 males.

The median income for a household was $ 62,682, and the median income for a family was $ 68,226. Males have a median income of $ 37,603, women $ 30,579. The per capita income was $ 32,011. 7.8 percent of the population and 3.9 percent of families are below the poverty line. Among them were 6.8 percent of the population under the age of 18 and 7.6 percent of the population aged 65 and over.

Places in Eagle County

Residential areas that do not have municipal law, but only officially established settlements for the census ( census -designated place ) are are shown in italics.

  • Avon
  • Basalt
  • Belden
  • Bighorn
  • Bond
  • Burns
  • Cartersville
  • Copper track
  • Dell
  • Derby Junction
  • Dotsero
  • Dowds Junction
  • Eagle
  • Eagles Nest
  • Eagle - Vail
  • Edwards
  • El Jebel
  • Fulford
  • Gilman
  • Gypsum
  • Hooks
  • Leon
  • McCoy
  • Mid Vail
  • Minturn
  • Mitchell
  • Pando
  • Red Cliff
  • Sheep Horn
  • State Bridge
  • Thomasville
  • Vail
  • West Vail
  • Wolcott
  • Colorado River
  • Eagle River