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

The community of Lamar is the Seat for Prowers County.

Prowers County was founded April 11, 1889 and was created by taking area from BentCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Prowers had a population of 12,982 people. This is a decrease of 10.36% since the last Census (which gave a population of 14,483 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Prowers represented 0.34% of the total population of Colorado, making it the state's 31st 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
201012,551-13.34%-3.32% since 2009
200812,989-10.32%-0.13% since 2007
200014,483The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Lamar   7,8748,86911.22% decrease  
Holly   9511,0489.26% decrease  
Granada   5776409.84% decrease  
Wiley   4404838.9% decrease  
Hartman   1011119.01% decrease  

Websites for Prowers County

Official Website:   www.prowerscounty.net/

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Footnotes ...

<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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