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The Upper Bear Creek CDP(1) had a population of 1,068 as of July 1, 2021. Upper Bear Creek 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 is located at latitude 39.6319 and longitude -105.4154 in Clear Creek County. The formal boundaries for the Upper Bear Creek Census Designated Place 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 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.


  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Upper Bear Creek, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,068 (100%)
Population in Households 1,060 (99.3%)
Population in Families 860 (80.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 8 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 282
Diversity Index2 19
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $109,937
Average Household Income $141,597
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $62,394
Wealth Index5 243
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 523 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 384 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $609,266
Average Home Value $695,170
Housing Affordability Index3 117
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 459
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 317
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.08% 0.21%
Households 0.18% 0.22%
Families -0.65% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
Owner Occupied HU   0.36%

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

The table below compares Upper Bear Creek to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 213 54th
Population Density # 337 27th
Median Household Income # 54 88th
Housing Affordability Index # 259 56th
Per Capita Income # 39 92nd
Diversity Index # 397 14th

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