Mesa County

County in Colorado, United States

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Mesa County
Mesa County Courthouse
Mesa County Courthouse
Map of Colorado highlighting Mesa County
Location within the U.S. state of Colorado
Map of the United States highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°01′N 108°28′W / 39.02°N 108.47°W / 39.02; -108.47
Country United States
State Colorado
FoundedFebruary 14, 1883
Named formesas in the area
SeatGrand Junction
Largest cityGrand Junction
 • Total3,341 sq mi (8,650 km2)
 • Land3,329 sq mi (8,620 km2)
 • Water12 sq mi (30 km2)  0.4%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density44/sq mi (17/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district3rd
Mesa State Park.jpg

Mesa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 146,723.[1] The county seat is Grand Junction.[2] The county was named for the many large mesas in the area, including Grand Mesa.

Mesa County comprises the Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.[3][4] In 2011 it ranked as the 269th most populous metropolitan area in the United States.[5] It is the only metropolitan area in Colorado not located on the Front Range of Colorado.

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "OMB Bulletin No. 10-02: Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses" (PDF). United States Office of Management and Budget. December 1, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 16, 2012. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
  4. ^ See the Colorado census statistical areas.
  5. ^ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01)". 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Archived from the original (CSV) on March 26, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-29.

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