Upper Bear Creek CDP, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Upper Bear Creek CDP, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Upper Bear Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 1,058 as of July 1, 2017. Upper Bear Creek CDP ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Upper Bear Creek CDP is located at latitude 39.6269 and longitude -105.4095 in Clear Creek County. The formal boundaries for the Upper Bear Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

The Upper Bear Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583309) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 Upper Bear Creek Census Designated Place is located within Idaho Springs Division of Clear Creek County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Upper Bear Creek CDP 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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Upper Bear Creek CDP, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,058
Daytime Population: Workers 119
Daytime Population: Residents 479
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 598
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 1,049
Population in Familes 853
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 280
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $94,154
Average Household Income $122,728
Per Capita Income $53,678


Total Housing Units 517 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 389 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $483,108
Average Home Value $589,846


Total Households 449
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 311
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 -0.01% 0.21%
Households -0.03% 0.13%
Families -1.26% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

Upper Bear Creek CDP, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Upper Bear Creek CDP 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 # 207 55th
Population Density # 337 27th
Diversity Index # 404 12th
Median Household Income # 66 86th
Per Capita Income # 52 89th

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