Copper Mountain, CO Profile: Facts & Data


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Copper Mountain, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Copper Mountain Census Designated Place had a population of 422 as of July 1, 2020. Copper Mountain ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Copper Mountain is located at latitude 39.5067 and longitude -106.1422 in Summit County. The formal boundaries for the Copper Mountain Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 32.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Summit County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 9,695 feet.

The Copper Mountain Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583226) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Copper Mountain Census Designated Place is located within Breckenridge Division of Summit County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Copper Mountain: Wheeler, Wheeler Junction.


Copper Mountain, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 422 (100%)
Population in Households 354 (83.9%)
Population in Families 191 (45.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 68 (16.1%)
Population Density 13
Diversity Index2 33


Median Household Income $63,577
Average Household Income $87,494
% of Income for Mortgage4 43%
Per Capita Income $42,486
Wealth Index5 76


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,909 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 122 ( 6.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 ( 4.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,707 (89.4%)
Median Home Value $655,172
Average Home Value $613,115
Housing Affordability Index3 61


Total Households 202
Average Household Size 1.75
Family Households 75
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.9% 1.11%
Households 1.08% 1.16%
Families 0.82% 1.04%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
Owner Occupied HU   1.43%


Copper Mountain, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Copper Mountain to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 299 35th
Population Density # 452 2nd
Median Household Income # 206 55th
Housing Affordability Index # 88 19th
Per Capita Income # 118 75th
Diversity Index # 254 45th

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