Chaffee County

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Chaffee County, Colorado

PO Box 699
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-4004
Fax: (719) 539-8588
www.chaffeecounty.org

In central CO; organized as Lake County Nov 1, 1861 (prior to statehood); name changed Feb 10, 1879. Name Origin: For Jerome Bounty Chaffee (1825-86), CO territorial legislator and U.S. senator (1876-79); one of the founders of Denver

Area (sq mi):: 1015.01 (land 1013.45; water 1.55) Population per square mile: 16.70
Population 2005: 16,968 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 4.50%; 1990-2000 28.10% Population 2000: 16,242 (White 87.30%; Black or African American 1.60%; Hispanic or Latino 8.60%; Asian 0.40%; Other 7.00%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 41.80
Income 2000: per capita $19,430; median household $34,368; Population below poverty level: 11.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,649-$22,536
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.70% Median travel time to work: 14.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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