Rio Grande County is located in south-central Colorado. The County Seat is Del Norte and the largest city is Monte Vista. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.riograndecounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 11,607 and the 2010 census population was 11,982. The land area is 911.96 square miles and there are 13.1 persons per square mile.
93.8% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 44.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 3.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 84.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $129,500, there are 4,722 households, an average of 2.46 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,557, the median household income is $38,993, and 19.2% of the persons in Rio Grande County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,791. Retail sales (in $1000) were $110,165, and sales per capita were $9,480. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.6%.
Resources for Rio Grande County are organized below in alphabetical order. Find genealogy information, property records, property sales, and teacher certificates (archival).
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