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Vail, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The Town of Vail had a population of 5,697 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Vail is located at latitude 39.6375 and longitude -106.3645 in Eagle County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Vail (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Eagle County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,189 feet.

The Town of Vail (GNIS ID: 2413415) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Vail is located within Minturn-Red Cliff Division of Eagle County.

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


Total Population 5,697
Daytime Population: Workers 9,981
Daytime Population: Residents 1,494
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,475
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.01
Population in Households 5,696
Population in Familes 2,597
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,220
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $78,588
Average Household Income $110,810
Per Capita Income $53,585


Total Housing Units 7,412 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,247 (16.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,533 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,632 (62.5%)
Median Home Value $694,444
Average Home Value $729,507


Total Households 2,780
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 990
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 0.99% 1.16%
Households 0.91% 1.06%
Families 1.08% 1.01%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Vail, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vail 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 # 104 78th
Population Density # 152 67th
Diversity Index # 311 32nd
Median Household Income # 102 78th
Per Capita Income # 53 89th

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