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Mineral County is one of the 64 counties in the state of Colorado. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 712, making it the second-least populous county in Colorado. The county seat and only incorporated municipality in the county is Creede. Mineral County was created on March 27, 1893 from Hinsdale County, Rio Grande County and Saguache County. The county is named for the many valuable minerals found in the mountains and streams of the area.
Mineral County is named from the significant mineral deposits found within the county.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Mineral County was created in 1893 from parts of Hinsdale, Rio Grande, and Saguache Counties.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 878 square miles (2,273 km2), of which, 876 square miles (2,268 km2) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km2) of it (0.23%) is water.
Mineral County is located in the Rocky Mountains of Southern
Colorado. Featuring 95% public lands. Creede, the county seat is located
in Southwest Colorado at the headwaters of the Rio Grande River.
Bordering counties are as follows: