Pitkin County CO Information


Pitkin County Subdivisions

Pitkin County CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 17,587
Population in Households 17,515
Population in Familes 11,106
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density1 18
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 8,404
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 4,004
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,477 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,698 (34.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,706 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,073 (37.6%)
Median Home Value $505,672
Average Home Value $655,007


Median Household Income $66,009
Average Household Income $112,053
Per Capita Income $53,581
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.61%
Households 0.58% 0.66%
Families 0.48% 0.6%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   3.0%
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.


Pitkin County CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pitkin County to the other 64 counties and county equivalents in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 28 58th
Population Density1 # 27 59th
Diversity Index2 # 49 25th
Median Household Income # 9 88th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.