Baca County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Baca County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded April 16, 1889
Seat Springfield
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,557 sq mi (6,623 km²)
2,556 sq mi (6,619 km²)
1 sq mi (4 km²), 0.05%
 - (2000)
 - Density

1.8/sq mi (0.7/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Baca County is the southeasternmost of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 4,517 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Springfield.


Baca County was created by the Colorado legislature on April 16, 1889 out of the eastern portions of Las Animas County. It was named for the Baca family in Trinidad, one of whom had been the first settler of Two Buttes Creek.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,623 km² (2,557 sq mi). 6,619 km² (2,556 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.05%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


Baca County, Colorado

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 4,517 people, 1,905 households, and 1,268 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 2,364 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.73% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 1.20% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 2.99% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. 7.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,905 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% were non-families. 30.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 22.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 99.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,099, and the median income for a family was $34,018. Males had a median income of $23,169 versus $18,292 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,068. About 12.90% of families and 16.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.60% of those under age 18 and 13.30% of those age 65 or over.

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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

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Coordinates: 37°19′N 102°34′W / 37.32, -102.56

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