Place:Rio Grande, Colorado, United States

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Rio Grande County is one of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county is named for the Rio Grande (Spanish language for "Big River"), which flows through the county. The county population was 12,413 at U.S. Census 2000. The county seat is Del Norte.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1874 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1874 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1898 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1880 1,944
1890 3,451
1900 4,080
1910 6,563
1920 7,855
1930 9,953
1940 12,404
1950 12,832
1960 11,160
1970 10,494
1980 10,511
1990 10,770

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