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Delta County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Delta County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded February 11, 1883
Named for City of Delta, Colorado
Seat Delta
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,149 sq mi (2,975 km²)
1,142 sq mi (2,958 km²)
6 sq mi (17 km²), 0.56%
 - (2000)
 - Density

24/sq mi (9/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Delta County is the 18th most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 27,834 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is the City of Delta.


Delta County was created by the Colorado legislature on February 11, 1883, out of portions of central Gunnison County. The county was named for the City of Delta, which was named for its location on the delta of the Uncompahgre River.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,975 km² (1,149 sq mi). 2,958 km² (1,142 sq mi) of it is land and 17 km² (6 sq mi) of it (0.56%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census² of 2000, there were 27,834 people, 11,058 households, and 7,939 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (24/sq mi). There were 12,374 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.29% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.25% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. 11.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,058 households out of which 29.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 26.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,785, and the median income for a family was $37,748. Males had a median income of $31,348 versus $19,916 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,152. About 8.50% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.00% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over.

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State parks[]

National forest and wilderness[]

Trails and byways[]

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: 38°52′N 107°52′W / 38.86, -107.86

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