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Huerfano County, CO pronunciation
'Huerfano' translates to mean 'orphan' in Spanish. The county was named for the Huerfano River, which takes its name from the Huerfano Butte, an isolated cone shaped butte at the bottom of the river.

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Huerfano County is one of 64 counties in Colorado. The estimated population in 2004 was 7,755. This was a decrease of  -1.36% from the 2000 census.
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Median household income
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$25,775
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Huerfano County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Huerfano County was $18,486. This was an increase of 21.8% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 60% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Walsenburg
Huerfano County was one of the 17 original divisions of the Colorado Territory.
Pronunciations: WARE-fuh-noh

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14% of Huerfano County residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Huerfano County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries in Huerfano County include Bustos Cemetery, Butte Cemetery, Chama Cemetery, Chavez Cemetery, Cisneros Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Gardner Cemetery, Gonzales Cemetery, La Veta Cemetery, Laguna Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Huerfano County include Cuchara, Delcarbon, Gardner, La Veta, Walsenburg ... View communities

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School districts in Huerfano County include Huerfano RE-1, La Veta RE-2 ... View school districts

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Libraries in Huerfano County include Huerfano County Public Library, La Veta Public Library District ... View libraries

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

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Hotels in Huerfano County include Best Western Rambler, Knights Inn Walensburg, Rio Cucharas Inn by Carefree Inns

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