Photos: The Ten Colorado Counties With the Lowest Average Income
Last week, we counted down the ten Colorado counties with the highest average income, based on data collected by the Colorado Springs Gazette. Today, we're look at the subject from a different angle: the ten Colorado counties with the lowest average income. Continue for the photo-illustrated roster, featuring Gazette data and more information about each location.
Number 10: Sedgwick County
Median Household Income: $40,221
Sedgwick County is the northeasternmost of the 64 counties in the U.S state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,379. The county seat is Julesburg. The county was named for Fort Sedgwick, a military post along the Platte Trail, which was named for General John Sedgwick.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,747 people, 1,165 households, and 802 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,387 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.50% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 5.97% from other races, and 2.04% from two or more races. 11.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Number 9: San Juan County
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Median Household Income: $39,583
San Juan County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 699, making it the least populous county in Colorado. The county seat and the only incorporated municipality in the county is Silverton. The county name is the Spanish language name for "Saint John", the name Spanish explorers gave to a river and the mountain range in the area. With a mean elevation of 11,240 feet (3426 meters), San Juan County is the highest county in the United States.
As of the census of 2000, there were 558 people, 269 households, and 157 families residing in the county. The population density was one person per square mile (1/km²). There were 632 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.13% White, 0.72% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.36% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 7.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
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