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Mount Crested Butte, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Mount Crested Butte had a population of 851 as of July 1, 2020. Mount Crested Butte 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 Mount Crested Butte is located at latitude 38.9086 and longitude -106.9695 in Gunnison County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mount Crested Butte encompass a land area of 2.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gunnison County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 9,498 feet.

The Town of Mount Crested Butte (GNIS ID: 2413018) 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 Mount Crested Butte is located within Crested Butte Division of Gunnison County.


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Mount Crested Butte, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 851 (100%)
Population in Households 851 (100.0%)
Population in Families 467 (54.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 416
Diversity Index2 16
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,738
Average Household Income $87,337
% of Income for Mortgage4 31%
Per Capita Income $43,617
Wealth Index5 74
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,515 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 247 (16.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 178 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,090 (71.9%)
Median Home Value $440,141
Average Home Value $576,215
Housing Affordability Index3 87
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 425
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 178
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

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.59% 0.72%
Households 0.59% 0.74%
Families 0.39% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
Owner Occupied HU   0.24%

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Mount Crested Butte, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Crested Butte to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 233 49th
Population Density # 306 34th
Median Household Income # 235 49th
Housing Affordability Index # 110 24th
Per Capita Income # 113 76th
Diversity Index # 416 10th

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