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Cripple Creek, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Cripple Creek is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Teller County at latitude 38.7461 and longitude -105.184. Teller County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 9,455 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Cripple Creek, but most people and references simply refer to it as Cripple Creek, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Cripple Creek indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Cripple Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cripple Creek: Fremont.

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Cripple Creek, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,229
Population in Households 1,202
Population in Familes 880
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 791
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 579
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 341
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 763 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 399 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 180 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 184 (24.1%)
Median Home Value $211,667
Average Home Value $245,415


Median Household Income $44,103
Average Household Income $55,371
Per Capita Income $25,757
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.78% 0.5%
Households 1.13% 0.75%
Families 5.19% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.91%
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.


Cripple Creek, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cripple Creek to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 194 58th
Population Density1 # 219 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 279 40th
Median Household Income # 306 33rd
Per Capita Income # 239 48th

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