Telluride, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Telluride, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Telluride had a population of 2,431 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Telluride is located at latitude 37.9397 and longitude -107.8179 in San Miguel County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Telluride (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Miguel County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,793 feet.

The Town of Telluride (GNIS ID: 2413371) 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 Telluride is located within Telluride Division of San Miguel County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Telluride 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 Telluride: Columbia.

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


Total Population 2,431
Daytime Population: Workers 2,306
Daytime Population: Residents 599
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,905
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 2,431
Population in Familes 1,297
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,114
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $64,273
Average Household Income $80,862
Per Capita Income $37,621


Total Housing Units 2,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 485 (22.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 646 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 986 (46.6%)
Median Home Value $725,000
Average Home Value $749,433


Total Households 1,130
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 452
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 1.23% 1.2%
Households 1.08% 1.09%
Families 1.12% 1.0%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.79%

Telluride, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Telluride 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 # 154 67th
Population Density # 168 64th
Diversity Index # 218 53rd
Median Household Income # 156 66th
Per Capita Income # 120 74th

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