Yuma County, Colorado

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Yuma County is the 14th most extensive of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 9,841 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Wray.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,369 square miles (6,136 km²), of which, 2,366 square miles (6,127 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (9 km²) of it is water. The total area is 0.14% water.

The point where the Arikaree River flows out of Yuma County and into Cheyenne County, Kansas is the lowest point in the State of Colorado at 1,010 meters (3,315 feet) elevation. This crossing point holds the distinction of being the highest low point of any U.S. state.[2]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 9,841 people, 3,800 households, and 2,644 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 4,295 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.17% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.14% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 12.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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