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Crested Butte, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Crested Butte had a population of 1,565 as of July 1, 2017. Crested Butte ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Crested Butte is located at latitude 38.8677 and longitude -106.9773 in Gunnison County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Crested Butte (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gunnison County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,924 feet.

The Town of Crested Butte (GNIS ID: 2412385) 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 Crested Butte is located within Crested Butte Division of Gunnison County.

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


Total Population 1,565
Daytime Population: Workers 3,120
Daytime Population: Residents 478
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,598
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.30
Population in Households 1,565
Population in Familes 787
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,859
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $52,372
Average Household Income $72,419
Per Capita Income $35,168


Total Housing Units 1,115 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 360 (32.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 400 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 355 (31.8%)
Median Home Value $718,750
Average Home Value $654,028


Total Households 760
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 289
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 0.71% 0.9%
Households 0.65% 0.9%
Families 0.29% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Crested Butte, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crested Butte 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 # 179 61st
Population Density # 85 82nd
Diversity Index # 383 17th
Median Household Income # 246 47th
Per Capita Income # 141 69th

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