Conejos County

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Conejos County, Colorado

PO Box 157
Conejos, CO 81129
Phone: (719) 376-5565
Fax: (719) 376-5661

On central southern border, east of Durango; original county, organized as Guadalupe County Nov 1, 1861 (prior to statehood); name changed Nov 7, 1861. Name Origin: For the river (which runs through the county) and town called Conejos, from the Spanish meaning 'rabbits,' for the local abundance of the animals

Area (sq mi):: 1290.87 (land 1287.22; water 3.65) Population per square mile: 6.60
Population 2005: 8,512 State rank: 40 Population change: 2000-20005 1.30%; 1990-2000 12.70% Population 2000: 8,400 (White 39.30%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 58.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 26.90%). Foreign born: 3.00%. Median age: 34.20
Income 2000: per capita $12,050; median household $24,744; Population below poverty level: 23.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,649-$17,724
Unemployment (2004): 8.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 22.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 36.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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