La Plata County

La Plata County, Colorado

1060 E 2nd Ave Suite 134
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 382-6280
Fax: (970) 382-6285
www.co.laplata.co.us

On southwestern border of CO; organized Feb 10, 1874, from Conejos and Lake counties (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For La Plata River, which runs through the county; from Spanish 'silver,' for the mines in the area

Area (sq mi):: 1699.93 (land 1692.15; water 7.78) Population per square mile: 28.00
Population 2005: 47,452 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 8.00%; 1990-2000 36.10% Population 2000: 43,941 (White 82.30%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 10.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 12.10%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 35.60
Income 2000: per capita $21,534; median household $40,159; Population below poverty level: 11.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,408-$29,807
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 20.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 5.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Durango County seat (15,020)

  • See other counties in .
    References in periodicals archive ?
    Crossfire Aggregate Services has applied to open a gravel mine and concrete factory at Durango, in La Plata County, Colo.
    Partnership with the Town, La Plata County and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.
    is currently working with the Regional Housing Alliance of La Plata County in an effort to provide more residents with Energy Star certified homes at an affordable price.
    If an eventual sale of Frontier Airlines means the carrier drops Durango, Roger Zalneraitis, executive director of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance, says the airport is approaching 200,000 enplanements, and those numbers are starting to draw interest from several other airlines.
    Durango Area Tourism Office, a US-based non-profit organisation that promotes tourism attractions in Durango and La Plata County, in Colorado, has announced a list of events to be held in the neighbourhood.
    Sherrod has worked untiringly to develop innovative approaches to preventive care for underserved and low income children of rural southwest Colorado, including Montezuma and LaPlata counties Several years ago she wrote an initial grant to begin a small school based clinic at the alternative school in Cortez Through her vision, creativity, leadership, and unstoppable effort this program emerged and continues to sustain services for an important at risk population within Montezuma County Having developed this initial program, she then shifted her focus to La Plata County, and wrote grants for the 9R Durango School System to provide physical, mental, and dental health services to High School Students This program is now expanding to include the elementary school population.
    The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) first contracted the La Plata West Water Authority (LPWWA) to create a distribution system from the new lake to arid areas of La Plata County.
    The LWVs of Arlington Heights (IL), Berea and Madison Counties (KY), Duluth (MN), Elmhurst (IL), the Hamptons (NY), Highland Park (IL), Jackson County (IL), Kalamazoo (MI), La Plata County (CO), LaGrange (IL), Montezuma County (CO), Salt Lake City (UT), San Jose/Santa Clara (CA), Snohomish County (WA), Sumter County (SC) and Tyler/Smith County (TX) are participating.
    Judge Doug Walker heard the evidence in La Plata County Small Claims Court.
    WHEN BOB WOLFF LANDED IN DURANGO IN THE MID 1970s FRESH OUT OF COLLEGE, HE FOUND AN OUT-OF-THE WAY COLLEGE/RESORT TOWN WHERE REAL COWBOYS STILL DROVE CATTLE ON HORSEBACK, NATIVE AMERICAN TRADING POSTS DOTTED THE TOWN'S OUTSKIRTS, AND THE BIGGEST SOCIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR WAS THE LA PLATA COUNTY FAIR.
    More than 200 La Plata County high school students participate in the dual-credit program, Webb said.