Huerfano County, Colorado

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Huerfano County is one of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county was named for the Huerfano Butte, a local landmark. The county population was 7,862 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Walsenburg.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,593 square miles (4,125.9 km2), of which 1,591 square miles (4,120.7 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.15%) is water on the Heurfano Mesa.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,862 people, 3,082 households, and 1,920 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 4,599 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 80.96% White, 2.75% Black or African American, 2.70% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 9.41% from other races, and 3.71% from two or more races. 35.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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