Mesa County, Colorado

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Mesa County is the fourth most extensive and the eleventh most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado in the United States. The county was named for the many large mesas in the area, including Grand Mesa, the most extensive mesa on Earth. The county population was 116,255 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Grand Junction. The Grand Junction Metropolitan Statistical Area comprises Mesa County.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,341 square miles (8,653 km²), of which 3,328 square miles (8,619 km²) is land and 13 square miles (35 km²) (0.40%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 116,255 people, 45,823 households, and 31,572 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 48,427 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.34% White, 0.46% Black or African American, 0.91% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 3.67% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. 10.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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