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Walsenburg is a city in Huerfano County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Fred Walsen, store owner
The latitude of Walsenburg is 37.624N. The longitude is -104.779W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,171 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,017.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Walsenburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Huerfano 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 81089 ZIP code.
6% of Walsenburg residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Walsenburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Walsenburg was $11,562, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Walsenburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Walsenburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $341. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $616.
Libraries in Walsenburg include Huerfano County Public Library ... View libraries
Huerfano County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Walsenburg political report.
The average commute time for Walsenburg workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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