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La Plata County, CO Public Records

Combined Courts
1060 E 2nd Ave #106
Durango, CO 81301 www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Cou...
Hours: 8AM-4PM MST
P: 970-247-2304
F: 970-247-4348
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Juvenile, Traffic, Domestic
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed, juvenile, mental health or expunged cases released

La Plata County, CO Vital Records

Contact the La Plata County Office of the County Clerk & Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

La Plata County
County Clerk & Recorder
www.co.laplata.co.us/government/e...
8AM-5PM (recording/elections) MST
Phone: 970-382-6281
Fax: 970-259-5413
Recorded Documents

La Plata County Vital Certificates

La Plata County Vital Certificates

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La Plata County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 1,692.15 sq mi
Population (2009): 51,464
  • Females: 49.1%
  • White: 89.8%
  • Black/African American: 0.6%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 11.1%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 80.3%
Population Change (2000-2009): 7,515
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.7%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 9.4%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 10.9%
High School Graduates (2000): 91.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 36.4%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.43
Housing Units (2000): 20,765
Homeownership Rate (2000): 68.4%
Migration Flow to La Plata County, CO from (2007-2008):

La Plata County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $1,420,977
  • Construction: $191,971
  • Retail Trade: $110,591
  • Professional and Technical Services: $118,263
  • Healthcare: $146,610
  • Banking: $71,506
  • Retail Trade: $110,591
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $67,731
  • Manufacturing: $23,621
  • Farms: $-3,935
  • Government: $288,531
Employed (2000): 22,990
Unemployed (2000): 1,396
Unemployment Rate (2009): 5.7%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $38,263
Local Government Employment (2007): 3,852
Local Government Revenue (2007): $130,803 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $74,336 (thou. dol.)

La Plata County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 634
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.8
Deaths (2007): 281
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.7
Infant Deaths (2007): 0
  • Per 1,000 population: 0.0

La Plata County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 175
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 30
  • Robbery: 14
  • Aggravated Assault: 130
Property Crimes (2008): 1,340
  • Burglary: 307
  • Larceny-Theft: 927
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 106

La Plata County Genealogy Records