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About Yuma County Colorado...

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Although we are a small rural community, Yuma County has a strong track record for strong economic sustainability and innovative thinking. Agriculture is at the heart of our economy, around which a diverse range of both ag-related and non-ag related industries emerge.

 

Yuma County covers an area of 2,370 square miles and is located on the plains of Northeastern Colorado. Bordered on the east by Kansas and Nebraska and on the west by the Front Range Denver metropolitan area, Yuma County is an accessible trade corridor within this tri-state region.

 

Located Just 168 miles from Downtown Denver and a 2 hour drive to the Denver International Airport, Yuma County is strategically-positioned between I-76 to the north and I-70 to the south – each less than one hour away. With Highway 34 providing direct access from the east and west, and Highway 385 providing access from the north and south, Yuma County centrally accessible from all directions.

Population

 

County and Places
2000
2010
       
County Total 9,841 10,043  
Town of Yuma 3,285 3,524  
Town of Wray 2,187 2,342  
Town of Eckley 278 257  
Unincorporated Area 4091 3920  
 
Source: Colorado Demography Office, Colorado Department of Local Affairs

 

Population Characteristics
Percent
Population
Ethnic Distribution      
White 77.9% 7,823  
Hispanic 20.8% 2,088  
Other 1.3% 132  
       
Age Distribution (estimates)      
Male 49.6% 4,982  
Female 50.4% 5,061  
Under 18 26.4% 2,651  
65+ 16.2% 1,626  
 
Source: State of Colorado, US Census, Demography Office