Mount Crested Butte, CO Profile: Facts & Data


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Mount Crested Butte, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Mount Crested Butte had a population of 878 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Mount Crested Butte, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 878
Population in Households 878
Population in Familes 491
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 396
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $53,774
Average Household Income $69,562
Per Capita Income $34,226


Total Housing Units 1,534 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 244 (15.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 188 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,102 (71.8%)
Median Home Value $451,724
Average Home Value $580,020


Total Households 432
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 183
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.12% 1.4%
Households 0.94% 1.4%
Families 0.83% 1.28%
Median Household Income   0.18%
Per Capita Income   0.64%

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, 2018 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 # 309 33rd
Diversity Index # 417 9th
Median Household Income # 244 47th
Per Capita Income # 157 66th

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