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Mount Crested Butte, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Mount Crested Butte had a population of 842 as of July 1, 2017. 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 38.9085 and longitude -106.9587 in Gunnison County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mount Crested Butte (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 842
Daytime Population: Workers 1,054
Daytime Population: Residents 255
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,309
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.55
Population in Households 842
Population in Familes 458
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 380
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $50,615
Average Household Income $67,405
Per Capita Income $33,543


Total Housing Units 1,510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 226 (15.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 193 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,091 (72.3%)
Median Home Value $441,176
Average Home Value $545,796


Total Households 419
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 175
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 0.69% 0.86%
Households 0.64% 0.84%
Families 0.32% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

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

The table below compares Mount 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 # 231 50th
Population Density # 312 32nd
Diversity Index # 415 10th
Median Household Income # 270 41st
Per Capita Income # 163 65th

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