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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: La Plata County, Colorado

La Plata County is the fourteenth most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county was named for the La Plata River and the La Plata Mountains. "La plata" is the Spanish language word for "silver". The United States Census Bureau estimated that the county population was 47,936 in 2006, a 9.09% increase since U.S. Census 2000. The county seat is Durango, and the Durango Micropolitan Statistical Area comprises La Plata County. The county is home to Durango Rock Shelters, the type site for the Basketmaker II period of Anasazi culture. (from wikipedia)

General Information
Colorado State$153,850 Average House Value (as of 2000)
43,964 Population (as of 2000)$39,646 Average House Income (as of 2000)
47,804 Population (current)1,657.8 Square Miles of Land
2.0 Average Persons Per Household (as of 2000)7.8 Square Miles of Water

Business Information
2,144 Number of Businesses (as of 2003)$113,698,000 Total First Quarter Payroll (as of 2003)
17,787 Number of Employees (as of 2003)$476,435,000 Total Annual Payroll (as of 2003)

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Cities in La Plata County

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