Kit Carson County

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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.