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Prowers County, Colorado

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Named for  John W. Prowers
Largest city  Lamar
Time zone  Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Area  4,258 km²
Population  12,291 (2013)
University  Lamar Community College
Seat  Lamar
Congressional district  4th
Website  www.prowerscounty.net
Founded  1889
Unemployment rate  4.6% (Apr 2015)
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Cities  Lamar, Holly, Granada, Wiley, Hartman
Rivers  Cheyenne Creek, Wild Horse Creek

Prowers County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,551. The county seat is Lamar. The county is named in honor of John W. Prowers, a leading pioneer in the lower Arkansas valley region.


Map of Prowers County, CO, USA


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,644 square miles (4,260 km2), of which 1,638 square miles (4,240 km2) is land and 5.9 square miles (15 km2) (0.4%) is water.

Adjacent counties

  • Kiowa County - north
  • Greeley County, Kansas - northeast
  • Hamilton County, Kansas - east
  • Stanton County, Kansas - southeast
  • Baca County - south
  • Bent County - west
  • Trails and byways

  • American Discovery Trail
  • Santa Fe Trail National Scenic Byway
  • Antipode

    Prowers County is home of the Antipode of La Roche Godon making it one of the few places in the continental United States with a non-oceanic antipode.


    As of the census of 2000, there were 14,483 people, 5,307 households, and 3,725 families residing in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 5,977 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.57% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 17.17% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. 32.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

    There were 5,307 households out of which 37.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.21.

    In the county, the population was spread out with 30.00% under the age of 18, 10.70% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 101.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.70 males.

    The median income for a household in the county was $29,935, and the median income for a family was $34,202. Males had a median income of $24,971 versus $20,526 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,150. About 14.50% of families and 19.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.10% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over.


  • Granada
  • Hartman
  • Holly
  • Lamar
  • Wiley
  • Bristol
  • Historic sites

  • Granada Relocation Center National Historic District
  • Santa Fe National Historic Trail
  • Camp Amache
  • References

    Prowers County, Colorado Wikipedia