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Crested Butte, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Crested Butte had a population of 1,498 as of July 1, 2016. Crested Butte ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Crested Butte is located at latitude 38.8677 and longitude -106.9773 in Gunnison County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Crested Butte (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gunnison County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,924 feet.

The Town of Crested Butte (GNIS ID: 2412385) 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 Crested Butte is located within Crested Butte Division of Gunnison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Crested Butte 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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Crested Butte, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,498
Population in Households 1,498
Population in Familes 760
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,780
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 736
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 283
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,090 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 350 (32.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 386 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 354 (32.5%)
Median Home Value $714,286
Average Home Value $665,643


Median Household Income $52,331
Average Household Income $68,936
Per Capita Income $33,870
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.4%
Households 0.24% 0.43%
Families 0.0% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.

Crested Butte, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crested Butte 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 # 180 61st
Population Density1 # 93 80th
Diversity Index2 # 390 15th
Median Household Income # 239 48th
Per Capita Income # 143 69th

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