Copper Mountain, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Copper Mountain, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The Copper Mountain Census Designated Place had a population of 389 as of July 1, 2016. Copper Mountain ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Copper Mountain is located at latitude 39.4769 and longitude -106.2011 in Summit County. The formal boundaries for the Copper Mountain Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 32.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Summit County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 9,695 feet.

The Copper Mountain Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583226) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Copper Mountain Census Designated Place is located within Breckenridge Division of Summit County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Copper Mountain 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 Copper Mountain: Wheeler, Wheeler Junction.

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


Total Population 389
Population in Households 321
Population in Familes 175
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 12
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 185
Average Household Size 1.74
Family Households 70
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,780 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 119 ( 6.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 ( 3.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,595 (89.6%)
Median Home Value $343,750
Average Home Value $408,750


Median Household Income $55,758
Average Household Income $76,007
Per Capita Income $40,365
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.2%
Households 0.35% 0.43%
Families 0.23% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.41%
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.

Copper Mountain, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Copper Mountain 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 # 302 34th
Population Density1 # 453 1st
Diversity Index2 # 276 40th
Median Household Income # 199 57th
Per Capita Income # 86 81st

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