Kit Carson County

Kit Carson County, Colorado

PO Box 249
Burlington, CO 80807
Phone: (719) 346-8638
Fax: (719) 346-7242
www.kitcarsoncounty.org

On central eastern border of CO; organized Apr 11, 1889 from Elbert County. Name Origin: For Christopher (Kit) Carson (1809-68), frontiersman, guide, and Indian agent

Area (sq mi):: 2161.56 (land 2160.87; water 0.69) Population per square mile: 3.50
Population 2005: 7,642 State rank: 43 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.60%; 1990-2000 12.20% Population 2000: 8,011 (White 83.40%; Black or African American 1.70%; Hispanic or Latino 13.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 10.60%). Foreign born: 5.80%. Median age: 37.40
Income 2000: per capita $16,964; median household $33,152; Population below poverty level: 12.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,846-$26,637
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 14.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Carson came to be immortalized in statuary and Western place-names: Carson Pass, California; Carson City, Nevada; Kit Carson County, Colorado.
There are approximately 1,100 irrigation wells in Kit Carson County, Colorado, which averaged pumping 500 GPM.
The Kit Carson County Carousel in Burlington, Colorado, is famous for its meticulous detail--not to mention a mighty Wurlitzer Monster Military Band Organ.
This year, the virus first appeared in Kit Carson county and has gradually spread statewide.