Colorado County

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Colorado County, Texas

PO Box 68
Columbus, TX 78934
Phone: (979) 732-2155
Fax: (979) 732-8852
www.co.colorado.tx.us

In east-central TX, west of Houston; original county; organized Mar 17, 1836 (prior to statehood) from Old Mexican Municipality. Name Origin: For the Colorado River, which flows through it; Spanish 'reddish brown' for the color of its waters from the soil and rocks on its banks

Area (sq mi):: 973.59 (land 962.95; water 10.64) Population per square mile: 21.50
Population 2005: 20,736 State rank: 111 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 10.90% Population 2000: 20,390 (White 64.60%; Black or African American 14.80%; Hispanic or Latino 19.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 12.20%). Foreign born: 7.90%. Median age: 39.30
Income 2000: per capita $16,910; median household $32,425; Population below poverty level: 16.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,550-$24,243
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 26.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Copano will gather gas into its recently completed 36-mile, 24-inch DK Pipeline in DeWitt and Karnes counties and will provide fully integrated services for both natural gas and natural gas liquids at its Houston Central Complex located in Colorado County, TX.

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