Costilla County

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Costilla County, Colorado

PO Box 301
San Luis, CO 81152
Phone: (719) 672-3681
Fax: (719) 672-4493
www.costilla-county.com

On central southern border of CO, southwest of Pueblo; original county, organized Nov 1, 1861 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: Probably for Costilla Creek, which runs through the county; Spanish 'rib' or 'furring timber'; or possibly for a local family of this name

Area (sq mi):: 1230.44 (land 1227.10; water 3.34) Population per square mile: 2.80
Population 2005: 3,424 State rank: 56 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.50%; 1990-2000 14.80% Population 2000: 3,663 (White 28.20%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 67.60%; Asian 1.00%; Other 37.30%). Foreign born: 6.90%. Median age: 42.10
Income 2000: per capita $10,748; median household $19,531; Population below poverty level: 26.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,755-$20,158
Unemployment (2004): 10.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 23.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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