Mineral County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of 2000, the population is 831. The county seat is Creede.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,273 km˛ (878 mi˛). 2,268 km˛ (876 mi˛) of it is land and 5 km˛ (2 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.23% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 831 people, 377 households, and 251 families residing in the county. The population density is 0/km˛ (1/mi˛). There are 1,119 housing units at an average density of 0/km˛ (1/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 96.87% White, 0.00% Black or African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. 2.05% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 377 households out of which 22.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% are married couples living together, 5.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% are non-families. 28.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.20 and the average family size is 2.70.
In the county the population is spread out with 20.50% under the age of 18, 4.70% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 32.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 45 years. For every 100 females there are 104.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $34,844, and the median income for a family is $40,833. Males have a median income of $28,750 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the county is $24,475. 10.20% of the population and 9.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.70% of those under the age of 18 and 10.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
|Regions of Colorado || |
|Eastern Plains | Denver metropolitan area | Front Range | Mineral Belt | San Luis Valley | Western Slope |
|Largest Cities |
|Arvada | Aurora | Boulder | Broomfield | Colorado Springs | Denver | Englewood | Fort Collins | Grand Junction | Greeley | Lafayette | Lakewood | Littleton | Longmont | Loveland | Northglenn | Parker | Pueblo | Westminster | Wheat Ridge |
|Adams | Alamosa | Arapahoe | Archuleta | Baca | Bent | Boulder | Broomfield | Chaffee | Cheyenne | Clear Creek | Conejos | Costilla | Crowley | Custer | Delta | Denver | Dolores | Douglas | Eagle | El Paso | Elbert | Fremont | Garfield | Gilpin | Grand | Gunnison | Hinsdale | Huerfano | Jackson | Jefferson | Kiowa | Kit Carson | La Plata | Lake | Larimer | Las Animas | Lincoln | Logan | Mesa | Mineral | Moffat | Montezuma | Montrose | Morgan | Otero | Ouray | Park | Phillips | Pitkin | Prowers | Pueblo | Rio Blanco | Rio Grande | Routt | Saguache | San Juan | San Miguel | Sedgwick | Summit | Teller | Washington | Weld | Yuma |