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Cheyenne County, Colorado

Cheyenne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of 2000, the population is 2,231. The county seat is Cheyenne Wells.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,614 km² (1,781 mi²). 4,614 km² (1,781 mi²) of it is land and 0 km² (0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.00% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 2,231 people, 880 households, and 602 families residing in the county. The population density is 0/km² (1/mi²). There are 1,105 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 92.87% White, 0.49% African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 5.11% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 8.11% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 880 households out of which 34.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% are married couples living together, 5.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% are non-families. 29.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.12.

In the county the population is spread out with 28.80% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $37,054, and the median income for a family is $44,394. Males have a median income of $32,250 versus $19,286 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,850. 11.10% of the population and 8.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.90% are under the age of 18 and 10.90% are 65 or older.

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