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Glenwood Springs, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Glenwood Springs had a population of 10,394 as of July 1, 2017. Glenwood Springs 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 Glenwood Springs is located at latitude 39.5506 and longitude -107.3243 in Garfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Glenwood Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Garfield County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,761 feet.

The City of Glenwood Springs (GNIS ID: 2410605) 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 City of Glenwood Springs is located within Glenwood Springs Division of Garfield County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Glenwood Springs: Defiance, Glenwood Hot Springs.

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


Total Population 10,394
Daytime Population: Workers 10,191
Daytime Population: Residents 4,748
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,939
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.44
Population in Households 10,215
Population in Familes 7,600
Population in Group Qrtrs 179
Population Density2 1,829
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $58,558
Average Household Income $75,898
Per Capita Income $29,513


Total Housing Units 4,287 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,019 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,991 (46.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 276 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $385,200
Average Home Value $398,279


Total Households 4,011
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 2,393
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 1.08% 1.12%
Households 0.83% 0.97%
Families 0.74% 0.96%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Glenwood Springs, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glenwood Springs 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 # 63 86th
Population Density # 90 81st
Diversity Index # 83 82nd
Median Household Income # 199 57th
Per Capita Income # 214 53rd

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