Phillips County, Colorado

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Phillips County, Colorado
Phillips County Courthouse.JPG
Seal of Phillips County, Colorado
Seal
Map of Colorado highlighting Phillips County
Location in the U.S. state of Colorado
Map of the United States highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded March 27, 1889
Named for R.O. Phillips
Seat Holyoke
Largest city Holyoke
Area
 • Total 688 sq mi (1,782 km2)
 • Land 688 sq mi (1,782 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 0.02%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 4,349
 • Density 6.5/sq mi (2.5/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Mountain: UTC−7/−6
Website www.colorado.gov/phillipscounty

Phillips County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,442.[1] The county seat is Holyoke.[2] The county was named in honor of R.O. Phillips, a secretary of the Lincoln Land Company, who organized several towns in Colorado.

Geography

Entering Phillips County from the west on U.S. Highway 6.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 688 square miles (1,780 km2), of which 688 square miles (1,780 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.02%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 2,642
1900 1,583 −40.1%
1910 3,179 100.8%
1920 5,499 73.0%
1930 5,797 5.4%
1940 4,948 −14.6%
1950 4,924 −0.5%
1960 4,440 −9.8%
1970 4,131 −7.0%
1980 4,542 9.9%
1990 4,189 −7.8%
2000 4,480 6.9%
2010 4,442 −0.8%
Est. 2016 4,288 [4] −3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2015[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 4,480 people, 1,781 households, and 1,239 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,014 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.04% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.71% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 11.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,781 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% 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 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 19.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,177, and the median income for a family was $38,144. Males had a median income of $30,095 versus $18,682 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,394. About 8.80% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.70% of those under age 18 and 7.20% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

Presidential elections results
Phillips County vote
by party in presidential elections
[10]
Year Republican Democratic Others
2016 76.8% 1,791 18.7% 436 4.5% 105
2012 72.3% 1,637 26.0% 588 1.8% 40
2008 71.3% 1,613 27.5% 622 1.2% 26
2004 73.9% 1,717 25.0% 582 1.1% 26
2000 70.9% 1,573 25.4% 564 3.7% 83
1996 58.8% 1,284 32.3% 706 8.9% 195
1992 46.7% 1,075 30.1% 692 23.3% 536
1988 57.8% 1,317 40.5% 923 1.7% 38
1984 71.4% 1,689 27.5% 651 1.1% 27
1980 63.2% 1,488 27.2% 640 9.6% 226
1976 48.1% 1,142 49.4% 1,173 2.4% 58
1972 65.3% 1,480 30.3% 687 4.4% 99
1968 56.9% 1,237 33.2% 723 9.9% 215
1964 44.8% 1,012 55.0% 1,243 0.2% 5
1960 62.8% 1,455 37.2% 862 0.0% 1
1956 63.4% 1,535 36.6% 887 0.0% 1
1952 67.7% 1,670 32.0% 789 0.3% 7
1948 52.5% 1,076 45.5% 932 2.0% 41
1944 65.2% 1,455 34.1% 761 0.8% 17
1940 54.3% 1,168 42.7% 919 3.0% 64
1936 36.2% 941 61.5% 1,602 2.3% 60
1932 34.8% 903 56.1% 1,453 9.1% 236
1928 65.2% 1,440 31.9% 705 2.9% 65
1924 49.6% 1,076 18.3% 397 32.1% 696
1920 66.8% 1,191 26.9% 480 6.3% 112
1916 38.2% 532 57.0% 795 4.8% 67
1912 22.4% 266 37.7% 448 40.0% 475

Communities

City

Towns

Census-designated place

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved May 26, 2017.

External links

  • Phillips County Government
  • Phillips County Economic Development Corporation website
  • Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck
  • Colorado Historical Society

Coordinates: 40°35′N 102°21′W / 40.59°N 102.35°W / 40.59; -102.35

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