Washington County, Colorado facts for kids
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Location within the U.S. state of Colorado
Colorado's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 9, 1887|
|Named for||George Washington|
|• Total||2,524 sq mi (6,540 km2)|
|• Land||2,518 sq mi (6,520 km2)|
|• Water||5.9 sq mi (15 km2) 0.2%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1.9/sq mi (0.7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (Mountain)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2020 census, the population was 4,817. The county seat is Akron. The county was named in honor of the United States President George Washington.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,524 square miles (6,540 km2), of which 2,518 square miles (6,520 km2) is land and 5.9 square miles (15 km2) (0.2%) is water.
- Logan County - northeast
- Yuma County - east
- Kit Carson County - southeast
- Lincoln County - southwest
- Adams County - west
- Arapahoe County - west
- Morgan County - west
Trails and byways
- American Discovery Trail
- South Platte Trail
|U.S. Decennial Census
At the 2000 census there were 4,926 people in 1,989 households, including 1,408 families, in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km2). There were 2,307 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.39% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.03% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 6.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 1,989 households 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 26.20% of households were one person and 11.60% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.97.
The age distribution was 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.10 males.
The median household income was $32,431 and the median family income was $37,287. Males had a median income of $26,225 versus $21,558 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,788. About 8.60% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.
There are 5 school districts in Washington County:
- Akron R-1
- Arickaree R-2
- Lone Star 101
- Otis R-3
- Woodlin R-104.
Akron R-1 includes:
- Akron High School
Arickaree R-2 includes:
- Arickaree School (all grades K-12)
Lone Star 101 includes:
- Lone Star School (all grades K-12)
Otis R-3 includes:
- Otis Elementary School
- Otis Jr.-Sr. High School
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