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Fremont County, Colorado

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Fremont County
Cañon City Municipal Building
Flag of Fremont County
Map of Colorado highlighting Fremont County
Location within the U.S. state of Colorado
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Colorado's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°29′N 105°26′W / 38.48°N 105.44°W / 38.48; -105.44
Country United States
State Colorado
FoundedNovember 1, 1861
Named forJohn C. Frémont
SeatCañon City
Largest cityCañon City
Area
 • Total1,534 sq mi (3,970 km2)
 • Land1,533 sq mi (3,970 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2 km2)  0.06%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2020)
48,939
 • Density32/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district5th
Websitewww.fremontco.com

Fremont County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2020 census, the population was 48,939.[1] The county seat is Cañon City.[2] The county is named for 19th-century explorer and presidential candidate John C. Frémont.

Fremont County comprises the Cañon City, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Pueblo-Cañon City, CO Combined Statistical Area.

Rural Fremont County is the location of 15 prisons; most of these are operated by the state. ADX Florence, the only federal Supermax prison in the United States, is in an unincorporated area in Fremont County, south of Florence, and is part of the Federal Correctional Complex, Florence.[3][4] As of March 2015, Fremont County leads the nation among all counties as the one with the largest proportion of persons incarcerated. Prisoners are counted as part of the county population in the census, and 20% of residents are held in the prisons in the county.[5]

History

Fremont County was founded in 1861, in central Colorado. It is named for John C. Frémont.[6]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,534 square miles (3,970 km2), of which 1,533 square miles (3,970 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (0.06%) is water.[7]

Adjacent counties

Major Highways

National protected areas

State protected area

National scenic byway

Bicycle routes

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18701,064
18804,735345.0%
18909,15693.4%
190015,63670.8%
191018,18116.3%
192017,883−1.6%
193018,8965.7%
194019,7424.5%
195018,366−7.0%
196020,19610.0%
197021,9428.6%
198028,67630.7%
199032,27312.5%
200046,14543.0%
201046,8241.5%
202048,9394.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2020[1]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 46,145 people, 15,232 households, and 10,494 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 people per square mile (12/km2). There were 17,145 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 89.52% White, 5.34% Black or African American, 1.53% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.22% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. 10.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,232 households, out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 20.60% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 33.40% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 133.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 143.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,150, and the median income for a family was $42,303. Males had a median income of $30,428 versus $23,112 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,420. About 8.30% of families and 11.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.80% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

Sister cities

Fremont County has two sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International:

Government

Fremont County is governed by a board of county commissioners, one for each of the three separate districts in the county.[13]

The daily operations of the county are controlled centrally from the County Administration Building, located in Cañon City. It houses the offices of both elected and appointed officials, including:

  • Stacey Seifert, assessor
  • Justin D Grantham, clerk and recorder
  • Randy Keller, coroner
  • Kathy Elliott, treasurer/public trustee
  • Allen Cooper, sheriff
  • John Kratz, surveyor
  • Sunny Bryant, county manager
United States presidential election results for Fremont County, Colorado[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 17,517 68.54% 7,369 28.83% 671 2.63%
2016 15,122 68.82% 5,297 24.11% 1,554 7.07%
2012 13,174 64.53% 6,704 32.84% 538 2.64%
2008 12,668 63.60% 6,844 34.36% 407 2.04%
2004 12,313 66.46% 5,933 32.03% 280 1.51%
2000 9,914 61.75% 5,293 32.97% 849 5.29%
1996 7,437 51.24% 5,344 36.82% 1,732 11.93%
1992 5,961 39.40% 5,356 35.40% 3,814 25.21%
1988 7,623 58.24% 5,278 40.33% 187 1.43%
1984 8,250 67.31% 3,895 31.78% 111 0.91%
1980 7,162 59.13% 3,952 32.63% 999 8.25%
1976 5,647 52.44% 4,886 45.38% 235 2.18%
1972 6,701 68.41% 2,813 28.72% 281 2.87%
1968 4,908 53.45% 3,292 35.85% 983 10.70%
1964 3,875 42.64% 5,181 57.01% 32 0.35%
1960 5,690 60.19% 3,730 39.45% 34 0.36%
1956 6,040 67.40% 2,896 32.31% 26 0.29%
1952 5,964 64.83% 3,176 34.53% 59 0.64%
1948 4,421 51.25% 4,077 47.26% 129 1.50%
1944 4,953 60.65% 3,180 38.94% 33 0.40%
1940 5,150 54.82% 4,186 44.56% 58 0.62%
1936 3,631 42.91% 4,471 52.84% 359 4.24%
1932 3,294 41.03% 4,295 53.49% 440 5.48%
1928 5,365 68.79% 2,352 30.16% 82 1.05%
1924 4,433 61.13% 1,550 21.37% 1,269 17.50%
1920 3,027 53.33% 2,339 41.21% 310 5.46%
1916 2,257 37.84% 3,395 56.92% 313 5.25%
1912 1,346 20.88% 2,823 43.80% 2,276 35.31%


Corrections and prisons

Colorado Department of Corrections operates several prisons in the county. The department operates the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility in Cañon City.[15] In addition several correctional facilities near Cañon City are located in unincorporated areas in the county. Colorado State Penitentiary, the location of the state death row and execution chamber,[16] is in Fremont County.[17] Other state prisons in Fremont County include Arrowhead Correctional Center,[18] Centennial Correctional Facility,[19] Fremont Correctional Facility,[20] Four Mile Correctional Center,[21] and Skyline Correctional Center.[22]

The Colorado Women's Correctional Facility, near Cañon City in an unincorporated area, was decommissioned on June 4, 2009.[23][24]

The Federal Bureau of Prisons operates the Federal Correctional Complex, Florence in Fremont County, which consists of several separate Federal prisons, including the only supermax facility in the federal system, home to many convicted terrorists and other notorious criminals.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "USP Florence ADMAX Contact Information." Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved on December 30, 2009.
  4. ^ "Zoning Map." City of Florence, Colorado. Retrieved on December 30, 2009.
  5. ^ "Crime, Inc." The Big Picture with Kal Penn, National Geographic Channel. Aired March 30, 2015.
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 132.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  13. ^ "Board of County Commissioners". Fremont County, Colorado. 2022. Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  15. ^ "Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility Archived August 9, 2014, at the Wayback Machine." Colorado Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 15, 2010. "125 West US 50 Canon City, CO, 81215."
  16. ^ "Death Row FAQ." (Archive) Colorado Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 15, 2010.
  17. ^ "Colorado State Penitentiary Archived August 4, 2014, at the Wayback Machine." Colorado Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 15, 2010. "E US Highway 50 Evans Blvd Cañon City, CO, 81215"
  18. ^ "Arrowhead Correctional Center Archived 2012-08-01 at archive.today." Colorado Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 15, 2010. "E US Highway 50 Evans Blvd Cañon City, CO, 81215"
  19. ^ "Centennial Correctional Facility Archived 2014-08-04 at the Wayback Machine." Colorado Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 15, 2010. "E US Highway 50 Evans Blvd Cañon City, CO, 81215"
  20. ^ "Fremont Correctional Facility Archived 2014-08-04 at the Wayback Machine." Colorado Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 15, 2010. "E US Highway 50 Evans Blvd Cañon City, CO, 81215"
  21. ^ "Four Mile Correctional Center Archived 2014-08-04 at the Wayback Machine." Colorado Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 15, 2010. "E US Highway 50 Evans Blvd Cañon City, CO, 81215"
  22. ^ "Skyline Correctional Center Archived 2014-08-04 at the Wayback Machine." Colorado Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 15, 2010. "E US Highway 50 & Evans Blvd Cañon City, CO, 81215"
  23. ^ Mitchell, Kirk. "Cañon City women's prison closes today." The Denver Post. June 4, 2009. Retrieved on August 15, 2010.
  24. ^ "GDE Testing Centers by City Archived April 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine." Colorado Department of Education. Retrieved on August 15, 2010. "Colorado Women's Correctional Facility 3800 Grandview Ave. | Canon City, CO 81215."
  25. ^ "Ghost Town Wednesday: Whitehorn, Colorado". digging-history.com. March 9, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2018.

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