Alamosa County, Colorado

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Alamosa County is one of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county name is the Spanish language word for a "grove of cottonwood trees." The county population was 14,966 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is the City of Alamosa.

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History

Alamosa County was created by the Colorado legislature on March 8, 1913 out of northwestern Costilla County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 724 square miles (1,880 km2), of which 723 square miles (1,870 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.11%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 14,966 people, 5,467 households, and 3,651 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 6,088 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 71.19% White, 0.97% Black or African American, 2.34% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 20.34% from other races, and 4.16% from two or more races. 41.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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