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Walsenburg is a city in Huerfano County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Fred Walsen, store owner

The latitude of Walsenburg is 37.624N. The longitude is -104.779W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,171 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,017.


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Median household income
Local
$22,005
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Walsenburg demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· La Plaza de los Leones
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 12. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.9 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lathrop State Park
Historic sites and museums: Walsenburg Mining Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Walsenburg residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Walsenburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Walsenburg was $11,562, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Walsenburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Walsenburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $341.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $616.


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Libraries in Walsenburg include Huerfano County Public Library ... View libraries

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Huerfano County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Walsenburg political report.

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The average commute time for Walsenburg workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Walsenburg include Best Western Rambler, Knights Inn Walensburg, Rio Cucharas Inn by Carefree Inns.

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