Steamboat Springs, CO Profile: Facts & Data


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Steamboat Springs, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Steamboat Springs had a population of 12,989 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Steamboat Springs is located at latitude 40.4756 and longitude -106.8229 in Routt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Steamboat Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Routt County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,732 feet.

The City of Steamboat Springs (GNIS ID: 2411976) 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 City of Steamboat Springs is located within Steamboat Springs Division of Routt County.

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Steamboat Springs, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,989
Population in Households 12,707
Population in Familes 8,657
Population in Group Qrtrs 282
Population Density2 1,280
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $66,982
Average Household Income $88,074
Per Capita Income $38,109


Total Housing Units 10,334 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,214 (31.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,360 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,760 (46.1%)
Median Home Value $559,852
Average Home Value $627,917


Total Households 5,574
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 3,071
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 0.88% 1.01%
Households 0.84% 1.02%
Families 1.24% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

Steamboat Springs, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Steamboat Springs 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 # 56 88th
Population Density # 150 67th
Diversity Index # 324 30th
Median Household Income # 147 68th
Per Capita Income # 119 74th

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