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Mount Crested Butte, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Mount Crested Butte had a population of 899 as of July 1, 2019. 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Mount Crested Butte, CO Housing Affordability Index is 68
State of Colorado Housing Affordability Index is 97
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Mount Crested Butte, CO Wealth Index is 62
State of Colorado Wealth Index is 111
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 899
Population in Households 899
Population in Families 497
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 405
Diversity Index1 16
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,175
Average Household Income $73,760
Per Capita Income $36,675
Wealth Index3 62

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,584 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 257 (16.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 190 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,137 (71.8%)
Median Home Value $434,932
Housing Affordability Index2 68
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 447
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 189
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.26% 1.26%
Households 1.21% 1.22%
Families 1.09% 1.14%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.54%

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, 2019 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 # 229 50th
Population Density # 306 33rd
Diversity Index # 418 9th
Median Household Income # 270 41st
Per Capita Income # 154 67th

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