Morgan County, Colorado facts for kids
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Morgan County Courthouse and Jail
Location within the U.S. state of Colorado
Colorado's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 19, 1889|
|Named for||Christopher A. Morgan|
|Largest city||Fort Morgan|
|• Total||1,294 sq mi (3,350 km2)|
|• Land||1,280 sq mi (3,300 km2)|
|• Water||13 sq mi (30 km2) 1.0%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||22/sq mi (8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (Mountain)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
Morgan County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,159. The county seat is Fort Morgan. The county was named after old Fort Morgan, which in turn was named in honor of Colonel Christopher A. Morgan.
Morgan County comprises the Fort Morgan, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,294 square miles (3,350 km2), of which 1,280 square miles (3,300 km2) is land and 13 square miles (34 km2) (1.0%) is water.
- Logan County - northeast
- Washington County - east, southeast
- Adams County - southwest
- Weld County - west
State protected area
- Jackson Lake State Park
Trails and byways
- American Discovery Trail
- Pawnee Pioneer Trails
- South Platte Trail
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 27,171 people, 9,539 households, and 6,973 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 10,410 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.65% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 16.37% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. 31.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 19,539 households out of which 37.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the county, the population was spread out with 30.40% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 19.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $34,568, and the median income for a family was $39,102. Males had a median income of $27,361 versus $21,524 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,492. About 8.50% of families and 12.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.30% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.
Other unincorporated communities
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