Morgan County, Colorado

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Morgan County is the 18th most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county was named after old Fort Morgan, which in turn was named in honor of Colonel Christopher A. Morgan. The county population was 27,171 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is the City of Fort Morgan. The Fort Morgan Micropolitan Statistical Area comprises Morgan County.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,294 square miles (3,351 km²), of which 1,285 square miles (3,329 km²) is land and 9 square miles (22 km²) (0.66%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 27,171 people, 9,539 households, and 6,973 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 10,410 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.65% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 16.37% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. 31.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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