Delta County, Colorado

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Delta County is the 17th most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 27,834 in the 2000 U.S. Census.[1] The county seat is the City of Delta. There are two other Delta Counties in the United States: Delta County, Texas, and Delta County, Michigan.



Delta County was created by the Colorado legislature on February 11, 1883, out of portions of central Gunnison County. The county was named for the City of Delta.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,149 square miles (2,975.9 km2), of which 1,142 square miles (2,957.8 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km2) (0.56%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Delta County borders only three adjacent counties (only the City and County of Denver borders so few):

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 27,834 people, 11,058 households, and 7,939 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 12,374 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.29% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.25% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. 11.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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