Sunshine, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sunshine, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Sunshine Census Designated Place had a population of 258 as of July 1, 2017. Sunshine ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sunshine is located at latitude 40.0637 and longitude -105.3696 in Boulder County. The formal boundaries for the Sunshine Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Boulder County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,116 feet.

The Sunshine Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583302) 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 Sunshine Census Designated Place is located within Bald Mountain Division of Boulder County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sunshine 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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Sunshine, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 258
Daytime Population: Workers 63
Daytime Population: Residents 121
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 184
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 258
Population in Familes 192
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 149
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $103,014
Average Household Income $148,737
Per Capita Income $64,484


Total Housing Units 118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $643,382
Average Home Value $717,901


Total Households 111
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 68
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 1.6% 1.58%
Households 1.59% 1.4%
Families 1.28% 1.43%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Sunshine, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunshine 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 # 333 28th
Population Density # 380 17th
Diversity Index # 421 8th
Median Household Income # 54 88th
Per Capita Income # 28 94th

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