Huerfano County

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Huerfano County, Colorado

401 Main St Suite 201
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Phone: (719) 738-2370
Fax: (719) 738-3996

In south-central CO, south of Pueblo; original county, organized Nov 1, 1861 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Huerfano River, Spanish 'orphan,' referring to an isolated butte in the river

Area (sq mi):: 1593.24 (land 1590.87; water 2.38) Population per square mile: 4.90
Population 2005: 7,771 State rank: 41 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.20%; 1990-2000 30.80% Population 2000: 7,862 (White 58.40%; Black or African American 2.70%; Hispanic or Latino 35.10%; Asian 0.40%; Other 15.90%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 41.70
Income 2000: per capita $15,242; median household $25,775; Population below poverty level: 18.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,733-$18,067
Unemployment (2004): 8.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.50% Median travel time to work: 24.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Upon approval by the Colorado PUC, the wind project will be constructed in Huerfano County, Colorado, just south of Pueblo.
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The targeted acquisition controls Colorado's largest private on-stream water storage vessel, the Cucharas Reservoir, located in Huerfano County, Colorado.