Rio Grande County

Rio Grande County, Colorado

965 6th St PO Box 160
Del Norte, CO 81132
Phone: (719) 657-3334
Fax: (719) 657-2621

In south-central CO; organized Feb 10, 1874, from Conejos Co unty. Name Origin: For the Rio Grande, which flows through the county; shortened from Spanish Rio Grande del Norte 'Great River of the North.'

Area (sq mi):: 912.14 (land 911.60; water 0.53) Population per square mile: 13.40
Population 2005: 12,227 State rank: 36 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.50%; 1990-2000 15.30% Population 2000: 12,413 (White 56.60%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 41.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 25.50%). Foreign born: 6.00%. Median age: 37.30
Income 2000: per capita $15,650; median household $31,836; Population below poverty level: 14.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,272-$25,580
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.10% Median travel time to work: 19.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Contamination of soil and water at the 1,400-acre Summitville site in Rio Grande County ranks among Colorado's worst environmental disasters.
The mission of SLVGo is to help diversify and try to attract visitors to our area," says Karla Shriver, Rio Grande County commissioner and a third-generation potato farmer.
In 1986, Summitville, another Canadian mining company, opened a gold mine in Rio Grande County, Colorado.
They should tell that to the people of Rio Grande County in Colorado.