Chaffee County is located in central Colorado. The County Seat is Salida and the largest city is Salida. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.chaffeecounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 18,363 and the 2010 census population was 17,809. The land area is 1,013.40 square miles and there are 17.6 persons per square mile.
94.5% of the population is White, 1.7% is Black or African American, 10.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 1.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 91.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 33.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $262,300, there are 7,832 households, an average of 2.15 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,182, the median household income is $46,504, and 8% of the persons in Chaffee County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,369. Retail sales (in $1000) were $252,573, and sales per capita were $14,982. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.8%.
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