Chaffee County

Chaffee County, Colorado

PO Box 699
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-4004
Fax: (719) 539-8588

In central CO; organized as Lake County Nov 1, 1861 (prior to statehood); name changed Feb 10, 1879. Name Origin: For Jerome Bounty Chaffee (1825-86), CO territorial legislator and U.S. senator (1876-79); one of the founders of Denver

Area (sq mi):: 1015.01 (land 1013.45; water 1.55) Population per square mile: 16.70
Population 2005: 16,968 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 4.50%; 1990-2000 28.10% Population 2000: 16,242 (White 87.30%; Black or African American 1.60%; Hispanic or Latino 8.60%; Asian 0.40%; Other 7.00%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 41.80
Income 2000: per capita $19,430; median household $34,368; Population below poverty level: 11.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,649-$22,536
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.70% Median travel time to work: 14.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Scott Peterson, marketing director for the Chaffee County Visitors Bureau, says lodging tax receipts increased 15 percent in 2018 and 50 percent since 2014.
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"We get one to two calls a month from people who have come on vacation and decided they want to live here," said Wendell Pryor, director of the Chaffee County Economic Development Corp., which has been working with Buena Vista to increase commercial activity in the town's core.
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