Garfield County (Colorado)

The Garfield County [ gɑ ː ː ld ɹfi ] is a county in the west of the U.S. state of Colorado. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Glenwood Springs.


Garfield County is located in western Colorado is bordered on the west by Utah itself - in the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau - includes a mountain landscape around the river Colorado. It is bordered by the Rio Blanco County in the north, Routt in the northeast, Eagle in the east, in the southeast of Pitkin and Mesa in the south.


The county was after James A. Garfield, 20th U.S. president, named. It was created in 1883 from the majority of the district Summit in 1889 and received its present borders, as developed in the north -west of the Rio Blanco County.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000 2010

According to the census of 2000, there were 43,791 people in the county. There were 16,229 households, and 11,279 families. The population density was 6 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 89.96 percent White, 0.45 percent African American, 0.71 percent Native American, 0.44 percent Asian, 0.08 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 6.53 percent from other races groups; 1.84 percent were descended from two or more races. 16.67 percent of the total population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 16,229 households out of which 37.2 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 57.6 percent were married couples living together, 7.8 percent were single mothers. 30.5 percent were non-families. 22.8 percent of all households and 6.3 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.11.

Based on the county the population was spread from 27.1 percent population under 18 years, 9.0 percent between 18 and 24 years, 33.0 percent between 25 and 44 years, 22.1 percent between 45 and 64 years and 8.8 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 105.6 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.

The median income for a household was $ 47,016, and the median income for a family was $ 53,840. Males have a median income of $ 37,554, women $ 27,280. The per capita income was $ 21,341. 7.5 percent of the population and 4.6 percent of families are below the poverty line. Among them were 8.1 percent of the population under the age of 18 and 5.5 percent of the population aged 65 and over.

Places in District

Not independent cities, but only officially established locations for the census ( census -designated place ) are shown in italics.