Gilpin County, Colorado

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Gilpin County, Colorado
Seal of Gilpin County, Colorado
Seal
Map of Colorado highlighting Gilpin County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
FoundedNovember 1, 1861
Named forWilliam Gilpin
SeatCentral City
Largest cityCentral City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

150.25 sq mi (389 km²)
149.87 sq mi (388 km²)
0.39 sq mi (1 km²), 0.26%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

4,757
32/sq mi (12/km²)
Time zoneMountain: UTC-7/-6
Websitewww.co.gilpin.co.us
 
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Gilpin County, Colorado
Seal of Gilpin County, Colorado
Seal
Map of Colorado highlighting Gilpin County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
FoundedNovember 1, 1861
Named forWilliam Gilpin
SeatCentral City
Largest cityCentral City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

150.25 sq mi (389 km²)
149.87 sq mi (388 km²)
0.39 sq mi (1 km²), 0.26%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

4,757
32/sq mi (12/km²)
Time zoneMountain: UTC-7/-6
Websitewww.co.gilpin.co.us

Gilpin County is the second least extensive of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. Gilpin County was named after Colonel William Gilpin, the first Governor of the Territory of Colorado. The county population was 4,757 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Central City. Despite its location in the Rocky Mountains, Gilpin County is part of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area. Gilpin County was formed in 1861, while Colorado was still a Territory.

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Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 150.25 square miles (389.1 km2), of which 149.87 square miles (388.2 km2) (or 99.75%) is land and 0.39 square miles (1.0 km2) (or 0.26%) is water.[2]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,757 people, 2,043 households, and 1,264 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 2,929 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.37% White, 0.53% Black or African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 1.53% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. 4.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,043 households out of which 26.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.10% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.10% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 37.40% from 25 to 44, 30.00% from 45 to 64, and 5.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 112.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $51,942, and the median income for a family was $61,859. Males had a median income of $38,560 versus $30,820 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,148. About 1.00% of families and 4.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.40% of those under age 18 and 6.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Historic district

State park

National forest and wilderness

Scenic trail and byway

See also

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Coordinates: 39°52′N 105°31′W / 39.86°N 105.52°W / 39.86; -105.52