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America's Loneliest Counties

Stories and Stats from The Least Populated Most Remote Rural Counties in the US


See the full list Updated April 2014

Mineral County, Colorado
Seat: Creede

The population of Mineral County, Colorado increased by 9 in 2013 bringing the total to just 721 people living in 1210 homes and apartments spread across 876 square miles. The new estimate moves Mineral County to number 17 in our list of least populated counties in the US.


People who live in Mineral County have an annual income of $42539 which is $11500 more than the statewide average for Colorado. The average per capita income nationwide is $28051. Mineral County ranks number 2 for highest income in sparsely populated counties.


Homes are expensive here with the median value of a home being $273600 compared to $181400 nationwide. 84% of housing units in Mineral County are occupied by their owners.


 The US Census Bureau reports 2% of the county's residents are foreign immigrants who have settled in one of the most remote places in America.

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Data Sources:

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National Association of Counties



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