Teller County

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Teller County, Colorado

PO Box 959
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone: (719) 689-2988
Fax: (719) 686-7900
www.co.teller.co.us

In central CO, west of Colorado Springs; organized Mar 23, 1899, from El Paso and Fremont Counties. Name Origin: For Henry Moore Teller (1830-1914), U.S. senator from CO (1876-82; 1885-1909), and U.S. secretary of the interior (1882-85)

Area (sq mi):: 558.96 (land 557.06; water 1.89) Population per square mile: 39.30
Population 2005: 21,918 State rank: 23 Population change: 2000-20005 6.60%; 1990-2000 64.90% Population 2000: 20,555 (White 92.90%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 3.50%; Asian 0.60%; Other 4.00%). Foreign born: 1.80%. Median age: 39.40
Income 2000: per capita $23,412; median household $50,165; Population below poverty level: 5.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,832-$28,858
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.50% Median travel time to work: 30.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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