Alamosa County

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Alamosa County, Colorado

PO Box 178
Alamosa, CO 81101
Phone: (719) 589-4848
Fax: (719) 589-1900
www.ccionline.org/counties/alamosa.html

In south-central CO, southwest of Pueblo; organized Mar 8, 1913 from Costilla County. Name Origin: Spanish 'cottonwood trees.'

Area (sq mi):: 723.53 (land 722.74; water 0.78) Population per square mile: 21.10
Population 2005: 15,282 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 2.10%; 1990-2000 9.90% Population 2000: 14,966 (White 54.00%; Black or African American 1.00%; Hispanic or Latino 41.40%; Asian 0.80%; Other 27.00%). Foreign born: 4.70%. Median age: 30.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,037; median household $29,447; Population below poverty level: 21.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,568-$23,216
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 13.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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