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Prowers County, Colorado

Prowers County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of 2000, the population is 14,483. The county seat is Lamar.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,259 km² (1,644 mi²). 4,249 km² (1,640 mi²) of it is land and 10 km² (4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.24% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 14,483 people, 5,307 households, and 3,725 families residing in the county. The population density is 3/km² (9/mi²). There are 5,977 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 78.57% White, 0.30% African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 17.17% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. 32.91% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,307 households out of which 37.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% are married couples living together, 10.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% are non-families. 25.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.67 and the average family size is 3.21.

In the county the population is spread out with 30.00% under the age of 18, 10.70% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 101.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $29,935, and the median income for a family is $34,202. Males have a median income of $24,971 versus $20,526 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,150. 19.50% of the population and 14.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 27.10% are under the age of 18 and 13.90% are 65 or older.

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