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Crowley County, Colorado

Crowley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of 2000, the population is 5,518. The county seat is Ordway.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,073 km² (800 mi²). 2,043 km² (789 mi²) of it is land and 29 km² (11 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.42% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 5,518 people, 1,358 households, and 957 families residing in the county. The population density is 3/km² (7/mi²). There are 1,542 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 82.95% White, 7.05% African American, 2.59% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.77% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. 22.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,358 households out of which 34.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% are married couples living together, 11.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% are non-families. 25.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.12.

In the county the population is spread out with 18.80% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 39.60% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 205.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 240.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $26,803, and the median income for a family is $32,162. Males have a median income of $20,813 versus $21,920 for females. The per capita income for the county is $12,836. 18.50% of the population and 15.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.60% are under the age of 18 and 13.50% are 65 or older.

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