Garfield County, Colorado

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Garfield County is the eighth most extensive and the twelfth most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 43,791 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county is named in honor of United States President James A. Garfield. The county seat is Glenwood Springs.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,956 square miles (7,656.0 km2), of which 2,947 square miles (7,632.7 km2) is land and 9 square miles (23.3 km2) (0.29%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 43,791 people, 16,229 households, and 11,279 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 17,336 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.96% White, 0.45% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 6.53% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. 16.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.1% were of German, 11.1% English, 11.0% Irish, 7.1% American and 5.6% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

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