Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County is the 18th most extensive of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 8,011 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county was named for Kit Carson. The county seat is Burlington.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,162 square miles (5,598 km²), of which 2,161 square miles (5,597 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2 km²) (0.03%) is water.

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Kit Carson County was established in 1889.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 8,011 people, 2,990 households, and 2,081 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 3,430 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.28% White, 1.74% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 9.20% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 13.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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