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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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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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Las Animas was $13,893, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Las Animas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Las Animas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $352. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $594.
Libraries in Las Animas include Las Animas/Bent County Library ... View libraries
Bent County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Las Animas political report.
The average commute time for Las Animas workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Las Animas include Best Western.
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