Colorado County, Texas

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Colorado County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 20,390. Its county seat is Columbus[1]. Colorado is named for the Colorado River of Texas. Colorado County was founded in 1836.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 974 square miles (2,522.6 km2), of which 963 square miles (2,494.2 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28.5 km2) (1.09%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 20,390 people, 7,641 households, and 5,402 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 9,431 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 72.79% White, 14.80% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 10.04% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. 19.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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