Carbondale, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Carbondale Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Carbondale Content

Also See: Carbondale, CO ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Carbondale, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Carbondale had a population of 6,970 as of July 1, 2017. Carbondale ranks in the upper 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 Carbondale is located at latitude 39.3946 and longitude -107.2145 in Garfield County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Carbondale (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Garfield County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,171 feet.

The Town of Carbondale (GNIS ID: 2413166) 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 Carbondale is located within Glenwood Springs Division of Garfield County.

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

EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting demographic data.


Town of Carbondale, CO Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | CO Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Glenwood Springs Division | Garfield County | Colorado Counties

Search the map for:

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


Total Population 6,970
Daytime Population: Workers 3,319
Daytime Population: Residents 3,352
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,671
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 6,782
Population in Familes 5,096
Population in Group Qrtrs 188
Population Density2 3,410
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $67,161
Average Household Income $89,134
Per Capita Income $31,742


Total Housing Units 2,571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,369 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,051 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $512,776
Average Home Value $570,496


Total Households 2,420
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 1,537
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 1.13% 1.2%
Households 1.0% 1.12%
Families 1.19% 1.08%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

Carbondale, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carbondale 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 # 91 80th
Population Density # 33 93rd
Diversity Index # 63 86th
Median Household Income # 143 69th
Per Capita Income # 182 60th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.

Colorado Research Tools

Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Colorado Census Data
Highest or Lowest: