As population in Colorado Front Range cities continues to rise, lots of people are looking for a place that’s farther away from the city crowds. Here’s a list of the Colorado counties with the lowest population density according to the latest county census data (2013). You might not have many neighbors in these places, but if you’re looking for a place to really find your own space, here’s where you should go.

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15. Las Animas County

People per square mile: 3.2 people per square mile

County Seat: Trinidad

Total Population: 14,446

14. Moffat County

People per square mile: 2.9 people per square mile

County Seat: Craig

Total Population: 13,103

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13. Costilla County

Culebra Peak - Dave Herrera - OutThere Colorado
Nearby Culebra Peak, CO. Photo Credit: Dave Herrera.

People per square mile: 2.9 people per square mile

County Seat: San Luis

Total Population: 3,518

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12. Lincoln County

Hugo, Colorado. Photo Credit: Ammodramus.

People per square mile: 2.1 people per square mile

County Seat: Hugo

Total Population: 5,430

11. Rio Blanco County

Routt National Forest - OutThere Colorado
Part of Routt National Forest is located within Rio Blanco County.

People per square mile: 2.1 people per square mile

County Seat: Meeker

Total Population: 6,807

10. Dolores County

People per square mile: 1.9 people per square mile

County Seat: Dove Creek

Total Population: 2,029

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9. Saguache County

Gunnison National Forest - OutThere Colorado.
Part of Gunnison National Forest falls in Saguache County.

People per square mile: 1.9 people per square mile

County Seat: Saguache

Total Population: 6,208

8. Washington County

Washington County Golf Club is a popular local destination. Photo Credit: Washington County Golf Club.

People per square mile: 1.9 people per square mile

County Seat: Akron

Total Population: 4,803

7. San Juan County

Million Dollar Highway OutThere Colorado
Part of the Million Dollar Highway overlooking Silverton, Colorado in the autumn.

People per square mile: 1.8 people per square mile

County Seat: Silverton

Total Population: 692

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6. Baca County

Baca County Courthouse - Jeffrey Beall
The Baca County Courthouse in Springfield. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall.

People per square mile: 1.5 people per square mile

County Seat: Springfield

Total Population: 3,682

5. Cheyenne County

Cheyenne Wells - Ichabod
Cheyenne Wells, Colorado. Photo Credit: Ichabod.

People per square mile: 1 person per square mile

County Seat: Cheyenne Wells

Total Population: 1,890

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4. Jackson County

Nohku Crags and Summer Storm over the Rocky Mountains OutThere Colorado
The Nohku Crags of the nearby Never Summer Range.  Photo Credit: Robert Ford

People per square mile: .9 people per square mile

County Seat: Walden

Total Population: 1,365

3. Mineral County

Downtown Creede - OutThere Colorado
Downtown Creede, Colorado.

People per square mile: .8 people per square mile

County Seat: Creede

Total Population: 721

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2. Kiowa County

Eads - Jeffrey Beall
Eads, Colorado. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall.

People per square mile: .8 people per square mile

County Seat: Eads

Total Population: 1,423

1. Hinsdale County

San Juan National Forest - OutThere Colorado.
Part of the San Juan National Forest can be accessed in Hinsdale County.

People per square mile: .8 people per square mile

County Seat: Lake City

Total Population: 813

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