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Steamboat Springs, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The City of Steamboat Springs had a population of 12,467 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Steamboat Springs is located at latitude 40.4756 and longitude -106.8229 in Routt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Steamboat Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Routt County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,732 feet.

The City of Steamboat Springs (GNIS ID: 2411976) 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 City of Steamboat Springs is located within Steamboat Springs Division of Routt County.

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


Total Population 12,467
Population in Households 12,236
Population in Familes 8,320
Population in Group Qrtrs 231
Population Density1 1,229
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 5,422
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 3,018
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,308 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,386 (32.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,036 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,886 (47.4%)
Median Home Value $517,375
Average Home Value $583,380


Median Household Income $65,006
Average Household Income $88,428
Per Capita Income $38,716
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.34%
Households 0.67% 0.41%
Families 1.35% 0.43%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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.

Steamboat Springs, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Steamboat Springs 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 # 55 88th
Population Density1 # 149 68th
Diversity Index2 # 327 29th
Median Household Income # 138 70th
Per Capita Income # 98 79th

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