Oak Creek, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oak Creek, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The Town of Oak Creek had a population of 863 as of July 1, 2017. Oak Creek ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Oak Creek is located at latitude 40.274 and longitude -106.9571 in Routt County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oak Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Routt County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,428 feet.

The Town of Oak Creek (GNIS ID: 2413061) 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 Oak Creek is located within Oak Creek Division of Routt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oak Creek 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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Oak Creek, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 863
Daytime Population: Workers 194
Daytime Population: Residents 318
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 512
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 863
Population in Familes 674
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,507
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $58,580
Average Household Income $79,559
Per Capita Income $33,723


Total Housing Units 516 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 281 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 (25.8%)
Median Home Value $290,341
Average Home Value $464,680


Total Households 383
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 242
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 -0.33% -0.07%
Households -0.35% -0.16%
Families 1.84% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Oak Creek, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oak Creek 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 # 229 50th
Population Density # 51 89th
Diversity Index # 357 22nd
Median Household Income # 198 57th
Per Capita Income # 160 65th

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