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Teller County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,350. The county seat is Cripple Creek, and the most populous city is Woodland Park. Teller County is included in the Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

A few years after gold was discovered in Cripple Creek, political differences between area miners and mine owners, many of whom lived in Colorado Springs, resulted in the division of El Paso County.Elizabeth Jameson, ''All That Glitters—Class, Conflict, and Community in Cripple Creek'', 1998, page 168. Created in 1899, Teller County was carved from the western slope of Pikes Peak, and was named after United States Senator Henry M. Teller. Within five years of its formation, Teller County became the scene of a dramatic labor struggle called the Colorado Labor Wars.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of , of which is land and (0.3%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Douglas County - north *Jefferson County - north *El Paso County - east *Fremont County - south *Park County - west

Major Highways

* U.S. Highway 24 * State Highway 67

National protected areas

*Cripple Creek National Historic District *Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument *Pike National Forest

State protected area

*Mueller State Park

Trails and byways

*American Discovery Trail *Gold Belt Tour National Scenic and Historic Byway


Historic places


* See List of National Register of Historic Places Listings in Teller County

Demographics

At the 2000 census there were 20,555 people in 7,993 households, including 5,922 families, in the county. The population density was 37 people per square mile (14/km2). There were 10,362 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 94.92% White, 0.55% Black or African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. 3.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 7,993 households 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.20% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 19.60% of households were one person and 4.00% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.94. The age distribution was 25.90% under the age of 18, 5.60% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 29.80% from 45 to 64, and 7.50% 65 or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $50,165, and the median family income was $57,071. Males had a median income of $37,194 versus $26,934 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,412. About 3.40% of families and 5.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.90% of those under age 18 and 4.20% of those age 65 or over.

Politics



Communities



Cities

*Cripple Creek *Victor *Woodland Park

Town

*Green Mountain Falls (partly in El Paso County)

Census-designated places

*Divide *Florissant *Goldfield *Midland


Unincorporated communities


* Crystola (Partly in El Paso county)

Gallery

Image:Microcline-20436.jpg|Amazonite crystal, from Crystal Peak area near Florissant Image:Teller County Colorado Mountains 18.jpg|Mountains in Teller County Image:Teller County Colorado Mountains 4.jpg|A ranch home with an airplane in the county Image:Downtown Cripple Creek Colorado.jpg|Casinos in Cripple Creek Image:Dome rock meuller.jpg|Dome Rock, Mueller State Park

See also

*Outline of Colorado *Index of Colorado-related articles *Colorado census statistical areas *Front Range Urban Corridor *National Register of Historic Places listings in Teller County, Colorado

References



External links


Teller County Profile & Community Bulletin BoardTeller County Government websiteTeller County Information & LinksTeller County Online Yellow PagesTeller County Real Estate InformationColorado Historical Society
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