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Coal Creek, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Coal Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 2,462 as of July 1, 2016. Coal Creek ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Coal Creek is located at latitude 39.9047 and longitude -105.3721 in Boulder County. The formal boundaries for the Coal Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Boulder County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,599 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Coal Creek Census Designated Place are located in Boulder County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Gilpin County, and Jefferson County.

The Coal Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: ) has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Coal Creek Census Designated Place is located within Golden Division of Boulder County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Coal Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Coal Creek, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,462
Population in Households 2,458
Population in Familes 1,949
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 262
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 1,120
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 740
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,338 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 958 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 218 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $382,134
Average Home Value $410,193


Median Household Income $95,091
Average Household Income $116,781
Per Capita Income $52,715
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.84%
Households 0.42% 0.79%
Families 0.37% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Coal Creek, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coal Creek to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 154 67th
Population Density1 # 342 26th
Diversity Index2 # 400 13th
Median Household Income # 58 88th
Per Capita Income # 43 91st

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