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The City of Steamboat Springs had a population of 13,387 as of July 1, 2021. Steamboat Springs 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 Steamboat Springs is located at latitude 40.485 and longitude -106.8317 in Routt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Steamboat Springs 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 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, 2021)


Total Population 13,387 (100%)
Population in Households 13,125 (98.0%)
Population in Families 8,830 (66.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 262 ( 2.0%)
Population Density 1,354
Diversity Index2 24


Median Household Income $88,821
Average Household Income $121,045
% of Income for Mortgage4 33%
Per Capita Income $52,457
Wealth Index5 136


Total HU (Housing Units) 10,943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,457 (31.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,368 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,118 (46.8%)
Median Home Value $690,476
Average Home Value $798,893
Housing Affordability Index3 81


Total Households 5,825
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 3,194
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.88% 1.16%
Households 0.98% 1.23%
Families 1.22% 1.13%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
Owner Occupied HU   1.62%

Steamboat Springs, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Steamboat Springs to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 55 88th
Population Density # 139 70th
Median Household Income # 108 77th
Housing Affordability Index # 115 25th
Per Capita Income # 78 83rd
Diversity Index # 354 24th

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