Prowers County

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Prowers County, Colorado

301 S Main St Suite 210
Lamar, CO 81052
Phone: (719) 336-8011
Fax: (719) 336-5306
www.prowerscounty.net

On southeastern border of CO; organized Apr 11, 1889, from Bent County. Name Origin: For John Wesley Prowers (1839-84), a member of CO General Assembly who married Amanche, daughter of a Cheyenne chief, and worked with Indian agent Col. William Bent

Area (sq mi):: 1644.35 (land 1640.38; water 3.97) Population per square mile: 8.50
Population 2005: 13,892 State rank: 33 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.10%; 1990-2000 8.50% Population 2000: 14,483 (White 65.10%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 32.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 20.70%). Foreign born: 10.60%. Median age: 32.40
Income 2000: per capita $14,150; median household $29,935; Population below poverty level: 19.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,109-$24,406
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 15.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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