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Mount Crested Butte, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Mount Crested Butte had a population of 808 as of July 1, 2016. Mount Crested Butte 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 Mount Crested Butte is located at latitude 38.9085 and longitude -106.9587 in Gunnison County. 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. Gunnison County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 9,498 feet.

The Town of Mount Crested Butte (GNIS ID: 2413018) 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 Mount Crested Butte is located within Crested Butte Division of Gunnison County.

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


Total Population 808
Population in Households 808
Population in Familes 443
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 364
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 406
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 171
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 220 (14.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 186 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,104 (73.1%)
Median Home Value $464,706
Average Home Value $570,114


Median Household Income $51,667
Average Household Income $66,375
Per Capita Income $33,352
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.39%
Households 0.24% 0.44%
Families 0.0% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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, 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 # 234 49th
Population Density1 # 315 31st
Diversity Index2 # 410 10th
Median Household Income # 251 45th
Per Capita Income # 145 69th

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