Kiowa County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,398, making it the fifth-least populous county in Colorado. The county seat is Eads. The county was named for the Kiowa Nation of Native Americans.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,786 square miles (4,630 km), of which 1,768 square miles (4,580 km) is land and 18 square miles (47 km) (1.0%) is water.
Significant drainage basins in the county are Adobe-Johns Creek and Mustang Creek which drain the county’s
western part, Rush Creek and Big Sandy Creek in the central part and Wildhorse,
Buffalo, and White Woman Creeks in the eastern part. The draws tend to be
intermittent, however Adobe-Johns, Rush and Big Sandy Creeks have small continuous flows during
wetter years. Each of these creeks ultimately drain to the Arkansas River.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,622 people, 665 households, and 452 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 people per square mile (2.59/km²). There were 817 housing units at an average density of 0.457 per square mile (0.177/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.12% White, 0.49% Black or African American, 1.11% Native American, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 3.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 665 households out of which 28.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 29.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 17.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,494, and the median income for a family was $35,536. Males had a median income of $26,136 versus $18,897 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,382. About 9.60% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.50% of those under age 18 and 13.80% of those age 65 or over.
Over six percent of the population were Quakers – one of the highest percentages in the country.
Kiowa County Colorado neighborhoods include: Forest Ridge, Kiowa West, Pine Meadows, Ute Village, Wolf Creek Trail, Woodlands of Kiowa