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Basalt, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The Town of Basalt had a population of 4,040 as of July 1, 2017. Basalt ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Basalt is located at latitude 39.3582 and longitude -107.0186 in Eagle County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Basalt (see map below) encompass a land area of 2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Eagle County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,611 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Basalt are located in Eagle County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Pitkin County.

The Town of Basalt (GNIS ID: 2411665) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Basalt is located within Snowmass Village Division of Eagle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Basalt population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Basalt: Aspen Junction, Eagle, Frying Pan City.

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Basalt, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,040
Daytime Population: Workers 3,104
Daytime Population: Residents 1,755
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,859
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 4,040
Population in Familes 2,982
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,021
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $66,194
Average Household Income $86,479
Per Capita Income $32,663


Total Housing Units 1,940 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,047 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 619 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 274 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $591,697
Average Home Value $619,222


Total Households 1,666
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,030
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.64% 0.81%
Households 0.56% 0.72%
Families 1.55% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Basalt, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Basalt to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 124 73rd
Population Density # 75 84th
Diversity Index # 73 84th
Median Household Income # 146 68th
Per Capita Income # 171 63rd

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