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Kit Carson County
Burlington State Armory in Burlington, Colorado.
Map of Colorado highlighting Kit Carson 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 11, 1889
Named for Kit Carson
Seat Burlington
Largest city Burlington
Area
 • Total 2,162 sq mi (5,600 km2)
 • Land 2,161 sq mi (5,600 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2 km2)  0.04%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2020)
7,087
 • Density 3.3/sq mi (1.3/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district 4th

Kit Carson County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2020 census, the population was 7,087. The county seat is Burlington. The county was established in 1889 and named for American frontiersman and Indian fighter Kit Carson.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,162 square miles (5,600 km2), of which 2,161 square miles (5,600 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (0.04%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • US 24
  • I-70
  • US 385
  • SH 59

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 2,472
1900 1,580 −36.1%
1910 7,483 373.6%
1920 8,915 19.1%
1930 9,725 9.1%
1940 7,512 −22.8%
1950 8,600 14.5%
1960 6,957 −19.1%
1970 7,530 8.2%
1980 7,599 0.9%
1990 7,140 −6.0%
2000 8,011 12.2%
2010 8,270 3.2%
2020 7,087 −14.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2020

At the 2000 census there were 8,011 people, 2,990 households, and 2,081 families living in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km2). There were 3,430 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 87.28% White, 1.74% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 9.20% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 13.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 2,990 households 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.40% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 27.20% of households were one person and 12.50% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.07.

The age distribution was 26.70% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% 65 or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 112.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.10 males.

The median household income was $33,152 and the median family income was $41,867. Males had a median income of $28,700 versus $19,978 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,964. About 9.40% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.60% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over.

Recreation

National historic landmark

Historic trail

  • Smoky Hill Trail

Communities

See also

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