Cheyenne County, Colorado

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Cheyenne County is the fifth least densely populated of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 2,231 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Cheyenne Wells.

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History

Cheyenne County was created with its present borders by the Colorado legislature on March 25, 1889, out of portions of northeastern Bent County and southeastern Elbert County. It was named after the Cheyenne Indians who occupied eastern Colorado.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,781 square miles (4,612.8 km2), all of it land.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,231 people, 880 households, and 602 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 people per square mile (0/km²). There were 1,105 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.87% White, 0.49% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 5.11% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 8.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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