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Telluride, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Telluride had a population of 2,325 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Telluride is located at latitude 37.9397 and longitude -107.8179 in San Miguel County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Telluride (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Miguel County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,793 feet.

The Town of Telluride (GNIS ID: 2413371) 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 Telluride is located within Telluride Division of San Miguel County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Telluride population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Telluride: Columbia.

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Telluride, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,325
Population in Households 2,325
Population in Familes 1,243
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,065
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 1,080
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 433
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 464 (21.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 616 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,065 (49.7%)
Median Home Value $759,434
Average Home Value $763,739


Median Household Income $64,508
Average Household Income $77,936
Per Capita Income $36,237
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 1.15%
Households 0.53% 1.05%
Families 0.6% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Telluride, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Telluride 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 # 158 66th
Population Density1 # 176 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 228 50th
Median Household Income # 141 69th
Per Capita Income # 117 75th

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