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Kit Carson County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Kit Carson County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded April 11, 1889
Named for Kit Carson
Seat Burlington
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,162 sq mi (5,598 km²)
2,161 sq mi (5,597 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.03%
 - (2000)
 - Density

4/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Kit Carson County is the 18th most extensive of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 8,011 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county was named for Kit Carson. The county seat is Burlington.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,598 km² (2,162 sq mi). 5,597 km² (2,161 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.03%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,011 people, 2,990 households, and 2,081 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (4/sq mi). There were 3,430 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 87.28% White, 1.74% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 9.20% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 13.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,990 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.40% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 27.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 112.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,152, and the median income for a family was $41,867. Males had a median income of $28,700 versus $19,978 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,964. About 9.40% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.60% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[]

National historic landmark[]

  • [[Wikipedia:Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel #6 National Historic Landmark|]]

Historic trail[]

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°19′N 102°36′W / 39.31, -102.60

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