Boasting a population of just over 15,000, Las Animas county is located in the southeastern portion of Colorado. The county takes its name from the Mexican Spanish name of the Purgatoire River, originally called El Río de las Ánimas Perdidas en el Purgatorio, which means “River of the Lost Souls in Purgatory.” The county seat is located in Trinidad.
County Economic Profiles
2017 Las Animas County Profile
2020 Chaffee County Profile (Coming soon)