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Archuleta County
Archuleta County Courthouse
Archuleta County Courthouse
Map of Colorado highlighting Archuleta County
Location within the U.S. state of Colorado
Map of the United States highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Colorado
Founded April 14, 1885
Named for Antonio D. Archuleta
Seat Pagosa Springs
Largest town Pagosa Springs
 • Total 1,356 sq mi (3,510 km2)
 • Land 1,350 sq mi (3,500 km2)
 • Water 5.3 sq mi (14 km2)  0.4%%
 • Total 13,359
 • Density 9.9/sq mi (3.8/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district 3rd
Archuleta County Sheriff's Department and Detention Facility in Pagosa Springs

Archuleta County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2020 census, the population was 13,359. The county seat and the only incorporated municipality in the county is Pagosa Springs.


Archuleta County was created by the Colorado legislature on April 14, 1885, out of western Conejos County. It was named for J. M. Archuleta, "head of one of the old Spanish families of New Mexico", and in honor of Antonio D. Archuleta, who was the Senator from Conejos County at the time.


Map of Archuleta County, Colorado
Archuleta County, Colorado

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,356 square miles (3,510 km2), of which 1,350 square miles (3,500 km2) is land and 5.3 square miles (14 km2) (0.4%) is water.

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At the 2000 census there were 9,898 people, 3,980 households, and 2,873 families living in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km2). There were 6,212 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 88.33% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 1.40% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.97% from other races, and 2.60% from two or more races. 16.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 3,980 households 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.80% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 22.10% of households were one person and 6.00% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.89.

The age distribution was 25.30% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 30.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% 65 or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.50 males.

The median household income was $37,901 and the median family income was $43,259. Males had a median income of $29,521 versus $21,851 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,683. About 9.00% of families and 11.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.00% of those under age 18 and 6.60% of those age 65 or over.


Archuleta County Sheriff's Department and Detention Facility in Pagosa Springs


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Other unincorporated places

See also

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