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Also known as North Park, Jackson County is an amazing sub-alpine valley in Northern Colorado. Walden is the county seat, and the only incorporated municipality in the county.Most of Jackson County is a high relatively broad intermontane basin known as North Park, which covers 1,613 square miles (4,180 km2). This basin opens north into Wyoming and is rimmed on the west by the Park Range, on the south by the Rabbit Ears Range and the Never Summer Mountains, and on the east by the Medicine Bow Mountains. Elevations range from 7,800 to 12,953 feet (3,948 m) above sea level and is home to the head waters of the North Platte River.
Jackson County Government Website

Jackson County Quickfacts

Population (2016) 1,357
Population Change (since 2010 Census) -2.7%
Square Miles 1,621
Population Density 0.8
Median Age (2016) 51.2
% Population 25-44 (2016) 18.2%
% Population 65+ (2016) 22.5%
Median Household Income (2016) $46,671
Labor Force (Oct. 2017) 1,052
Unemployment Rate (Oct. 2017) 1.6%
Jobs (Q2 2017) 556
Average Annual Wage (Q2 2017) $31,824
Hispanic/Latino Population (2016) 17.3%
Housing Units (2016) 1,288
% Housing Units used for seasonal/recreational use (2016) 32.0%
Residential Building Permits (2016) 7
High School Graduate Degree or higher (2016) 87.8%
BA Degree or higher (2016) 19.1%
Poverty Rate 14.1%
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