Archuleta County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Archuleta County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded April 14, 1885
Named for Antonio D. Archuleta
Seat Pagosa Springs
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,355 sq mi (3,511 km²)
1,350 sq mi (3,497 km²)
5 sq mi (14 km²), 0.39%
 - (2000)
 - Density

7.3/sq mi (2.8/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Archuleta County is one of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the county population was 12,386 in 2006, a 25.14% increase since U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Pagosa Springs.


Archuleta County was created by the Colorado legislature on April 14, 1885 out of western Conejos County. It was named in honor of Antonio D. Archuleta, who was the Senator from Conejos County at the time.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,511 km² (1,355 sq mi). 3,497 km² (1,350 sq mi) of it is land and 14 km² (5 sq mi) of it (0.39%) is water.

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Archuleta County, Colorado


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,898 people, 3,980 households, and 2,873 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (7/sq mi). There were 6,212 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 88.33% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 1.40% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.97% from other races, and 2.60% from two or more races. 16.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,980 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.80% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 22.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 30.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,901, and the median income for a family was $43,259. Males had a median income of $29,521 versus $21,851 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,683. About 9.00% of families and 11.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.00% of those under age 18 and 6.60% of those age 65 or over.

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State park[]

National forests and wilderness[]

Scenic and historic trails[]

See also[]

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  1. ^ {{cite web | url = | title = Annual County Population Estimates and Estimated Components of Change: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (CO-EST2006-alldata) | format = CSV | work = 2006 Population Estimates | publisher = United States Census Bureau

Coordinates: 37°11′N 107°03′W / 37.19, -107.05

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