Alamosa County is located in southern Colorado. The County Seat is Alamosa and the largest city is Alamosa. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.alamosacounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,177 and the 2010 census population was 15,445. The land area is 722.64 square miles and there are 21.4 persons per square mile.
88% of the population is White, 1.8% is Black or African American, 45.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.5% is Asian, 5.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3% is two or more races. 84.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 24.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $137,300, there are 5,891 households, an average of 2.51 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,487, the median household income is $34,520, and 26.5% of the persons in Alamosa County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,341. Retail sales (in $1000) were $262,997, and sales per capita were $17,193. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.4%.
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