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Gilpin County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Gilpin County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded November 1, 1861
Named for William Gilpin
Seat Central City
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

150 sq mi (389 km²)
150 sq mi (388 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.26%
 - (2000)
 - Density

32/sq mi (12/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Gilpin County is the second least extensive of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. Gilpin County was named after Colonel William Gilpin, the first Governor of the Territory of Colorado. The county population was 4,757 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Central City. Despite its location in the Rocky Mountains, Gilpin County is part of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 389 km² (150 sq mi). 388 km² (150 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.26%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 4,757 people, 2,043 households, and 1,264 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (32/sq mi). There were 2,929 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.37% White, 0.53% Black or African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 1.53% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. 4.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,043 households out of which 26.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.10% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.10% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 37.40% from 25 to 44, 30.00% from 45 to 64, and 5.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 112.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $51,942, and the median income for a family was $61,859. Males had a median income of $38,560 versus $30,820 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,148. About 1.00% of families and 4.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.40% of those under age 18 and 6.10% of those age 65 or over.

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Historic district[]

State park[]

National forest and wilderness[]

Scenic trail and byway[]

See also[]

External links[]


  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: 39°52′N 105°31′W / 39.86, -105.52

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