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

The community of Trinidad is the Seat for Las Animas County.

Las Animas County was founded February 9, 1866 and was created by taking area from HuerfanoCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Las Animas had a population of 16,020 people. This is an increase of 5.35% since the last Census (which gave a population of 15,207 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Las Animas represented 0.35% of the total population of Colorado, making it the state's 27th 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201015,507+1.97%-3.2% since 2009
200916,020+5.35%+0.75% since 2008
200815,901+4.56%+0.54% since 2007
200015,207The Last Census

More information can be found on the Las Animas County Census Page for Las Animas County.


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Trinidad   9,0719,078  
Aguilar   5685934.22% decrease  
Cokedale   1331394.32% decrease  
Starkville   --128 
Branson   --77 

Websites for Las Animas County

Official Website:   www.tlac.net/county/

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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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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