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Park County, Colorado

Park County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of 2000, the population is 14,523. The county seat is Fairplay.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,726 km² (2,211 mi²). 5,700 km² (2,201 mi²) of it is land and 26 km² (10 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.45% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 14,523 people, 5,894 households, and 4,220 families residing in the county. The population density is 3/km² (7/mi²). There are 10,697 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 95.07% White, 0.50% African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.23% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. 4.32% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,894 households out of which 30.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.10% are married couples living together, 4.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.40% are non-families. 21.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 2.86.

In the county the population is spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 33.40% from 25 to 44, 30.60% from 45 to 64, and 7.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 107.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 107.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $51,899, and the median income for a family is $57,025. Males have a median income of $41,480 versus $27,807 for females. The per capita income for the county is $25,019. 5.60% of the population and 3.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.60% are under the age of 18 and 5.70% are 65 or older.

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