Prowers County, Colorado

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Prowers County is one of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county is named in honor of John W. Prowers, a leading pioneer in the lower Arkansas valley region. The county population was 14,483 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Lamar.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,644 square miles (4,259 km²), of which 1,640 square miles (4,249 km²) is land and 4 square miles (10 km²) (0.24%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 14,483 people, 5,307 households, and 3,725 families residing in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 5,977 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.57% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 17.17% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. 32.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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