Gunbarrel, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gunbarrel, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Gunbarrel Census Designated Place had a population of 9,699 as of July 1, 2017. Gunbarrel ranks in the upper 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 Gunbarrel is located at latitude 40.064 and longitude -105.1711 in Boulder County. The formal boundaries for the Gunbarrel Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Boulder County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,207 feet.

The Gunbarrel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408343) 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 Gunbarrel Census Designated Place is located within Boulder Division of Boulder County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gunbarrel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Gunbarrel, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,699
Daytime Population: Workers 1,348
Daytime Population: Residents 4,406
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,754
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 9,699
Population in Familes 7,172
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,552
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $88,147
Average Household Income $126,519
Per Capita Income $57,072


Total Housing Units 4,474 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,101 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,308 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 ( 1.5%)
Median Home Value $439,047
Average Home Value $491,277


Total Households 4,409
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 2,578
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.64% 0.94%
Households 0.54% 0.94%
Families 0.56% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Gunbarrel, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gunbarrel to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 66 86th
Population Density # 114 75th
Diversity Index # 328 29th
Median Household Income # 76 84th
Per Capita Income # 41 91st

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