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Bent County, CO
The county was named for Bent's Old Fort, a trading post on the Arkansas River, and its founders, Charles and William Bent

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Bent County is one of 64 counties in Colorado. The estimated population in 2004 was 5,610. This was a decrease of  -6.47% from the 2000 census.
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Median household income
Local
$28,125
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bent County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Bent County was $18,168. This was an increase of 4.7% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 59% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Las Animas
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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21% of Bent County residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bent County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Bent County include Bethel Cemetery, Fort Lyon Cemetery, Hight Cemetery, Indian Rock Cemetery, Las Animas Cemetery, Little Kansas Cemetery, Pruett Cemetery, The Home Cemetery, Union Valley Cemetery, Wiley Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Bent County include Las Animas, Ninaview ... View communities

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School districts in Bent County include Las Animas RE-1, Mc Clave RE-2 ... View school districts

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Libraries in Bent County include Las Animas/Bent County Library ... View libraries

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Bent County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bent County political report.

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Hotels in Bent County include Best Western

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