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Las Animas is a city in Bent County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Purgatoire River, known in Spanish as R?o de las ?nimas Perdidas en Purgatorio

The latitude of Las Animas is 38.066N. The longitude is -103.222W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,898 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,575.


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Median household income
Local
$26,157
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Las Animas demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 23. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 8.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Kit Carson, frontiersman
Local festivals include:
  • Santa Fe Trail Days - April 27-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Las Animas web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Kit Carson Museum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Las Animas demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bent County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 81054 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Las Animas residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Las Animas ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Las Animas was $13,893, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

12% of Las Animas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Las Animas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $352.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $594.


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Libraries in Las Animas 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 Las Animas political report.

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The average commute time for Las Animas workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Las Animas include Best Western.

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