Pitkin County CO Information


Pitkin County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 18,452
Daytime Population: Workers 18,375
Daytime Population: Residents 7,546
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,921
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 18,380
Population in Familes 11,634
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density2 19
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $78,095
Average Household Income $111,853
Per Capita Income $52,802


Total Housing Units 13,680 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,927 (36.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,770 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,983 (36.4%)
Median Home Value $635,406
Average Home Value $698,224


Total Households 8,697
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 4,143
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 1.02% 1.0%
Households 0.9% 0.92%
Families 0.82% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.33%


Pitkin County CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pitkin County to the other 64 counties and county equivalents 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 # 28 58th
Population Density # 25 61st
Diversity Index # 50 23rd
Median Household Income # 5 94th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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