Pitkin, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pitkin, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Pitkin had a population of 70 as of July 1, 2017. Pitkin ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Pitkin is located at latitude 38.6086 and longitude -106.5165 in Gunnison County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pitkin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gunnison County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 9,216 feet.

The Town of Pitkin (GNIS ID: 2413138) 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 Pitkin is located within Gunnison Division of Gunnison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pitkin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pitkin: Quartzville.

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Pitkin, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 70
Daytime Population: Workers 22
Daytime Population: Residents 45
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 67
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 68
Population in Familes 55
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 259
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $51,445
Average Household Income $74,662
Per Capita Income $38,031


Total Housing Units 220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30 (13.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 ( 2.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 184 (83.6%)
Median Home Value $268,750
Average Home Value $354,310


Total Households 36
Average Household Size 1.89
Family Households 24
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.81% 1.12%
Households 0.79% 1.09%
Families 1.21% 0.82%
Median Household Income   0.4%
Per Capita Income   0.57%

Pitkin, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pitkin 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 # 420 9th
Population Density # 343 25th
Diversity Index # 419 9th
Median Household Income # 258 44th
Per Capita Income # 113 76th

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