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Time Zone: Kit Carson County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Burlington is the Seat for Kit Carson County.

Kit Carson County was founded April 11, 1889 and was created by taking area from ElbertCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Kit Carson had a population of 8,402 people. This is an increase of 4.88% since the last Census (which gave a population of 8,011 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Kit Carson represented 0.19% of the total population of Colorado, making it the state's 40th most populous county (out of 64 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20108,270+3.23%-1.57% since 2009
20098,402+4.88%+3.37% since 2008
20088,128+1.46%+3.27% since 2007
20077,871-1.75% 
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20008,011The Last Census

More information can be found on the Kit Carson County Census Page for Kit Carson County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Kit Carson County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Kit Carson County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Burlington   4,3973,67819.55% increase  
Stratton   6136698.37% decrease  
Flagler   5756126.05% decrease  
Bethune   2152254.44% decrease  
Seibert   1671807.22% decrease  

Websites for Kit Carson County

Official Website:   www.kitcarsoncounty.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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