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Yuma County, Colorado
Map

Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the USA highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 15, 1889
Seat Wray
Largest City Yuma
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,369 sq mi (6,136 km²)
2,364 sq mi (6,123 km²)
4.3 sq mi (11 km²), 0.2%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

10,146
4.2/sq mi (2/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website: www.yumacounty.net
FeldermanFarm
Old Yuma County farmhouse near Clarkville, Colorado

Yuma County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,043. The county seat is Wray.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,369 square miles (6,140 km2), of which 2,364 square miles (6,120 km2) is land and 4.3 square miles (11 km2) (0.2%) is water.

The point where the Arikaree River flows out of Yuma County and into Cheyenne County, Kansas is the lowest point in the State of Colorado at 1,010 meters (3,315 feet) elevation. This crossing point holds the distinction of being the highest low point of any U.S. state.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 2,596
1900 1,729 −33.4%
1910 8,499 391.6%
1920 13,897 63.5%
1930 13,613 −2.0%
1940 12,102 −11.1%
1950 10,827 −10.5%
1960 8,912 −17.7%
1970 8,544 −4.1%
1980 9,682 13.3%
1990 8,954 −7.5%
2000 9,841 9.9%
2010 10,043 2.1%
Est. 2015 10,146 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the census of 2000, there were 9,841 people, 3,800 households, and 2,644 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 4,295 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.17% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.14% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 12.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,800 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 27.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,169, and the median income for a family was $39,814. Males had a median income of $26,124 versus $18,578 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,005. About 8.80% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.50% of those under age 18 and 10.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Town

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated community

Ghost towns

  • Abarr
  • Alvin
  • Arlene
  • Armel
  • Arnold
  • Avoca
  • Beecher
  • Bolton
  • Bryant
  • Clarkville
  • Condon
  • Ford
  • Fox
  • Friend
  • Gurney
  • Happyville
  • Heartstrong
  • Hermes
  • Hughes
  • Ladlum
  • Lansing
  • Leslie
  • Logan
  • Mildred
  • Newton
  • Robb
  • Rogers
  • Schramm
  • Shields
  • Steffens
  • Wages
  • Wauneta
  • Waverly
  • Weld City
  • Witherbee

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