Basalt, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 4,170 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +55.5%
Males: 2,157  (51.7%)
Females: 2,013  (48.3%)
Median resident age:

44.0 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 81621, 81623.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $98,398 (it was $67,200 in 2000)
Basalt:

$98,398
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $46,466 (it was $30,746 in 2000)

Basalt town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $827,902 (it was $379,900 in 2000)
Basalt:

$827,902
CO:

$348,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $737,111; detached houses: $926,168; townhouses or other attached units: $532,219; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $634,221; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $532,209; mobile homes: $31,349

Median gross rent in 2017: $2,162.

March 2019 cost of living index in Basalt: 111.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.2%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Basalt, CO (2010)
    • 2,93776.1%White alone
    • 78320.3%Hispanic
    • 621.6%Two or more races
    • 491.3%Asian alone
    • 180.5%Black alone
    • 50.1%American Indian alone
    • 30.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Basalt detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Basalt, Colorado as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Basalt is 978 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Basalt by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.9)
2
(51.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.3)
1
(29.9)
0
(0.0)
4
(102.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
13
(424.3)
3
(97.0)
4
(124.1)
0
(0.0)
4
(119.5)
2
(51.0)
10
(257.1)
2
(52.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(47.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(265.3)
4
(130.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(93.1)
17
(514.5)
8
(239.0)
8
(203.9)
4
(102.9)
11
(288.1)
6
(155.5)
2
(51.3)
2
(50.9)
2
(47.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
34
(1,128)
26
(848.6)
7
(226.3)
105
(3,257)
73
(2,209)
50
(1,494)
37
(942.9)
33
(848.5)
50
(1,310)
65
(1,684)
30
(769.2)
19
(483.1)
30
(711.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(298.5)
8
(261.1)
1
(32.3)
2
(62.0)
3
(90.8)
3
(89.6)
1
(25.5)
6
(154.3)
2
(52.4)
7
(181.4)
2
(51.3)
2
(50.9)
1
(23.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)87.6174.931.0166.6140.7116.564.2135.887.2113.579.527.062.1

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City-data.com crime index in Basalt, CO

Crime rate in Basalt detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.61
Colorado average:

2.17
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Ancestries: German (14.0%), European (8.9%), Irish (6.2%), English (5.4%), American (5.3%), Italian (4.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 8/26/1901

Elevation: 6620 feet

Land area: 1.92 square miles.

Population density: 2,169 people per square mile   (low).

Basalt, Colorado map

448 residents are foreign born (9.9% Latin America, 1.3% Asia).

This town:

11.3%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,612 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,325 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Boulder, CO (104.8 miles , pop. 94,673).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (106.2 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (491.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

El Jebel, CO (1.8 miles ),
Mulford, CO (2.5 miles),
Catherine, CO (2.6 miles ),
Carbondale, CO (3.1 miles ),
Woody Creek, CO (3.3 miles ),
Snowmass Village, CO (3.4 miles ),
Cattle Creek, CO (3.7 miles ),
Aspen, CO (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 39.37 N, Longitude: 107.04 W

Area code: 970

Distribution of median household income in Basalt, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Basalt, CO in 2017
Basalt satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.2%
Colorado:

3.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +1,383 (+106.5%).
Most common industries in Basalt, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (20.5%)
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.1%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (24.8%)
  • Construction (19.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.8%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Basalt, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (3.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.3%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.7%)
  • Carpenters (5.2%)
  • Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (4.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.2%)
  • Top executives (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.2%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)

Average climate in Basalt, Colorado

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Basalt, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.0. This is better than average.

City:

59.0
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 4.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.72
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 11.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 5.22. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.22
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Basalt-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 177% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 477.2 miles away from Basalt center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 560.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 338.6 miles away from Basalt center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 223.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 202.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 312.2 miles away from Basalt center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Eagle County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Basalt topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Basalt:

  • HOMECARE OF THE VALLEY (234 CODY LANE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Basalt:

  • HERITAGE PARK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CARBONDALE, CO)

Amtrak station near Basalt:

  • 20 miles: GLENWOOD SPRINGS (413 7TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for car rental service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Basalt:

  • Colorado Mountain College (about 20 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,463)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 58 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 83 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 101 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 104 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (about 105 miles; Boulder, CO; FT enrollment: 28,328)
  • Colorado Christian University (about 107 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 2,959)

Public high school in Basalt:

Public elementary/middle schools in Basalt:

See full list of schools located in Basalt

Library in Basalt:

  • BASALT REGIONAL LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $1,069,220; Location: 99 MIDLAND AVE; 32,000 books; 2,100 e-books; 2,008 audio materials; 1,842 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 1 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 122 print serial subscriptions; 5 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • You do not list KAJX; KCJX - Aspen Public Radio under the FM stations;90.1/88.9 Basalt; 91.5/91.1 Aspen;89.7 Woody Creek; 90.9 Snowmass Village, Thomasville and Redstone; 88.9 Carbondale, Glenwood Springs & Rifle. More at kajx.org.

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Basalt Fire and Rural Fire Protection District Station 41 Downtown Basalt (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Aspen Classic Tours (Tours & Charters; Po Box 368).

Hotel: Aspenwood Lodge (220 Midland Avenue).

Birthplace of: Wally Dallenbach - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: May 23, 1963).

Eagle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Basalt and their reported violations in the past:

BASALT TOWN OF (Address: 101 MIDLAND AVE , Population served: 2,125, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-09-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2008)
  • One minor monitoring violation
ASPEN VILLAGE MD (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-12-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-19-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-12-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-19-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-19-2014)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
BUTTERMILK MD (Population served: 200, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-18-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-25-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2010)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2007), St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-31-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2008)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-08-2007), St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2008)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 211 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
HOMESTEAD PARK (Population served: 30, Purch groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-28-2013)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In APR-01-2008, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-06-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

57.6%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.3%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Banks with branches in Basalt (2011 data):

  • Alpine Bank: Basalt Branch at 145 Midland Avenue, branch established on 1976/07/19; Willits Branch at 711 East Valley Road, branch established on 2004/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,256.5 mil, Deposits: $1,918.7 mil, headquarters in Glenwood Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices, Holding Company: Alpine Banks Of Colorado
  • Bank of Colorado: Basalt Branch at 655 East Valley Road, branch established on 1997/06/10. Info updated 2006/09/15: Bank assets: $2,140.7 mil, Deposits: $1,783.1 mil, headquarters in Fort Collins, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank Midwest, National Association: Basalt Branch at 255 Gold Rivers Road, #140, branch established on 2002/03/18. Info updated 2012/03/19: Bank assets: $6,237.6 mil, Deposits: $5,064.6 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 138 total offices, Holding Company: Nbh Holdings Corp.

For population 15 years and over in Basalt:

Marital status in Basalt, CO
  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 20.1%

For population 25 years and over in Basalt:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 56.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Colorado average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Basalt
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Basalt, CO (based on Eagle County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,3736
Evangelical Protestant2,19918
Mainline Protestant1,6276
Other8826
None36,116-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Here:

2.95 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Eagle County:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
This county:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 121
Here:

23.78 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

3.2%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Basalt:

49.2%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.4%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Basalt:

28.5
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.3%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.1%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.4%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
Basalt:

58.4%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.6%
Colorado:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Basalt, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 10$67,693$81,2320$0
Other Government Administration 9$27,220$36,2930$0
Streets and Highways 5$31,957$76,6970$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$25,967$103,8680$0
Financial Administration 2$17,539$105,2340$0
Water Supply 2$10,538$63,2280$0
Parks and Recreation 2$10,261$61,5660$0
Police - Other 1$5,283$63,3960$0
Other and Unallocable 1$8,622$103,4640$0
Totals for Government 35$205,080$70,3130$0

Basalt government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,965,000 ($471.22)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $526,000 ($126.14)
    Regular Highways: $138,000 ($33.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000 ($15.59)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($1.44)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $1,204,000 ($288.73)
    Police Protection: $1,148,000 ($275.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $562,000 ($134.77)
    Water Utilities: $500,000 ($119.90)
    Regular Highways: $359,000 ($86.09)
    Financial Administration: $247,000 ($59.23)
    General Public Buildings: $203,000 ($48.68)
    General - Other: $181,000 ($43.41)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $97,000 ($23.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000 ($4.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $103,000 ($24.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,307,000 ($313.43)
    Police Protection: $78,000 ($18.71)
    Central Staff Services: $33,000 ($7.91)
    General Public Building: $5,000 ($1.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,457,000 ($589.21)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($6.95)

Basalt government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $207,000 ($49.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $121,000 ($29.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $33,000 ($7.91)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,000 ($0.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $133,000 ($31.89)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $63,000 ($15.11)
    Fines and Forfeits: $27,000 ($6.47)
    Rents: $17,000 ($4.08)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($4.08)
    Royalties: $1,000 ($0.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $647,000 ($155.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $115,000 ($27.58)
    Other: $15,000 ($3.60)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,703,000 ($888.01)
    Property: $647,000 ($155.16)
    Public Utilities Sales: $281,000 ($67.39)
    Other: $164,000 ($39.33)
    Other License: $151,000 ($36.21)
    Other Selective Sales: $28,000 ($6.71)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $18,000 ($4.32)
    Motor Vehicle License: $15,000 ($3.60)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $13,000 ($3.12)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000 ($0.96)

Basalt government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,044,000 ($729.98)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,033,000 ($727.34)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,330,000 ($558.75)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,319,000 ($556.12)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $121,000 ($29.02)

Basalt government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,351,000 ($1523.02)

10.25% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($85,863 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.25%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pitkin County, CO  0.71% ($85,975 average AGI)
from Denver County, CO  0.67% ($74,792)
from Garfield County, CO  0.60% ($53,109)


10.30% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($63,829 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.30%
Colorado average:

9.96%

0.29% of residents moved to foreign countries ($370 average AGI)
Eagle County:

0.29%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Garfield County, CO  0.88% ($68,569 average AGI)
to Denver County, CO  0.77% ($88,206)
to Pitkin County, CO  0.55% ($80,632)
Businesses in Basalt, CO
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Big O Tires1Subway1
FedEx3UPS2
Jones New York1Vans1

Strongest AM radio stations in Basalt:

  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSKE (610 AM; 5 kW; VAIL, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGLN (980 AM; 1 kW; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: COLORADO WEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KRAI (550 AM; 5 kW; CRAIG, CO; Owner: WILD WEST RADIO, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Basalt:

  • KPVW (107.1 FM; ASPEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNFO (106.1 FM; BASALT, CO; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING COLORADO, LLC)
  • KDNK (90.5 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMM. ACCESS RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVG (95.5 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • K247AD (97.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR)
  • KLXV (91.9 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZKS-FM2 (105.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C)
  • KKCH (92.7 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: AGM-ROCKY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING I, L.L.C.)
  • K259AC (99.7 FM; GYPSUM, ETC., CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)
  • KTUN (101.5 FM; EAGLE, CO; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING COLORADO, LLC)
  • KSNO-FM (103.9 FM; SNOWMASS VILLAGE, CO; Owner: COOL RADIO, LLC)
  • KZKS (105.3 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • K256AD (99.1 FM; PALISADE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KSPN-FM (103.1 FM; ASPEN, CO; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING COLORADO, LLC)
  • K205CK (88.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CA (90.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K210CE (89.9 FM; MESA, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K276AI (103.1 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K300AE (107.9 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K202BA (88.3 FM; BASALT, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DEPARTMENT)

TV broadcast stations around Basalt:

  • K07KR (Channel 7; BASALT, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DEPARTMENT)
  • K09AG (Channel 9; BASALT, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DEPARTMENT)
  • K04HO (Channel 4; BASALT, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DEPARTMENT)
  • KREG-TV (Channel 3; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • K07RN (Channel 7; WOODY CREEK, ETC., CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DEPARTMENT)
  • K11LW (Channel 11; WOODY CREEK, ETC., CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DEPARTMENT)
  • K13MT (Channel 13; WOODY CREEK, ETC., CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DEPARTMENT)
Basalt fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Basalt fatal accident list:

Jul 11, 2014 01:50 AM, Sr-82, Lat: 39.371978, Lon: -107.072375, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 11, 2008 10:45 PM, Sr-82, Original Rd, Lat: 39.374720, Lon: -107.075660, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 5, 2002 04:00 PM, Meadow Dr, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 19, 2001 09:51 AM, Sr-82, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 5, 2000 05:00 PM, Sr-82, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jan 31, 1993 02:15 AM, 82, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 131ft / 40.2mTotal length
  • 88,760Total average daily traffic
  • 3,639Total average daily truck traffic
  • 136,003Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Basalt, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Basalt, CO

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 666 Mw Drive (Lat: 39.376083 Lon: -107.060333), Call Sign: KNKN398
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Gregory M RomanoRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Renee Hassle, Crown Mountain Site (Lat: 39.352750 Lon: -107.093083), Type: 18.3, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: Garvey Schubert Barer, Hsolomon@gsblaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 965-7880
  • Renee Hassle, Crown Mountain Site (Lat: 39.352750 Lon: -107.093083), Type: 18.3, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: Garvey Schubert Barer, Hsolomon@gsblaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 965-7880
  • ALAN B GREAGER, Crown Mountain Site (Lat: 39.352750 Lon: -107.093083), Type: 18.3, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: Garvey Schubert Barer, Hsolomon@gsblaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 965-7880
  • John Loyd, Crown Mountain Site (Lat: 39.352750 Lon: -107.093083), Type: 18.3, Structure height: 08097 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: Pitkin County Translator Department, John.Loyd@co.Pitkin.Co.Us, , Aspen, Phone: (970) 920-5211
  • Jeff Pearce, Crown Mountain Site (Lat: 39.352750 Lon: -107.093083), Type: 18.3, Structure height: 08097 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: Pitkin County Translator Department, Jeff.Pearce@pitkincounty.Com, Garden Level, Aspen, Phone: (970) 920-5395

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Basalt, CO)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Basalt)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Basalt)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

31 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 20. The highest number of fire incidents - 27 took place in 2007, and the least - 6 in 2010. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Basalt, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (47.8%), and Structure Fires (34.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Basalt, CO
    • 16347.8%Outside Fires
    • 11634.0%Structure Fires
    • 5014.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 123.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Basalt, CO
Most common first names in Basalt, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1269.2 years
Mary1078.4 years
John874.1 years
James664.8 years
Margaret585.4 years
Richard467.0 years
Eva385.4 years
George372.7 years
Barbara367.3 years
Kenneth376.7 years
Most common last names in Basalt, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith773.6 years
Arbaney583.8 years
Cerise486.3 years
Glassier376.4 years
Lucksinger389.7 years
Vagneur384.3 years
Waterman379.3 years
Williams380.0 years
Kralicek262.5 years
Elmont271.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Basalt, CO
  • 78.0%Utility gas
  • 14.4%Electricity
  • 7.0%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Basalt, CO
  • 79.2%Utility gas
  • 14.7%Electricity
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Wood


Basalt compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 16 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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