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Mount Crested Butte, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Mount Crested Butte is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Gunnison County at latitude 38.9085 and longitude -106.9587. Gunnison County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 9,498 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Mount Crested Butte, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mount Crested Butte, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Mount Crested Butte indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Mount Crested Butte (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Mount Crested Butte, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 790
Population in Households 790
Population in Familes 435
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 356
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 401
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 168
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 215 (14.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 186 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,109 (73.4%)
Median Home Value $690,104
Average Home Value $717,209


Median Household Income $50,744
Average Household Income $67,643
Per Capita Income $34,335
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.32% -0.03%
Households 0.06% 0.1%
Families -0.42% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   3.01%
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.


Mount Crested Butte, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Crested Butte to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 233 49th
Population Density1 # 316 31st
Diversity Index2 # 408 11th
Median Household Income # 238 48th
Per Capita Income # 125 73rd

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