Marble, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 130 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +23.8%
Males: 53  (41.1%)
Females: 77  (58.9%)
Median resident age:  48.3 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip code: 81623

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,268 (it was $46,094 in 2000)
Marble:

$47,268
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,322 (it was $18,509 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $265,354 (it was $220,500 in 2000)
Marble:

$265,354
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $416,175; Detached houses: $416,175

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,563.

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  • White alone - 120 (91.6%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (5.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (3.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Marble: 102.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (16.0%), German (12.6%), English (9.2%), Irish (9.2%), United States (7.6%), Danish (5.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7960 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 349 people per square mile   (very low).

Marble, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Marble:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 46.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marble town:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

3 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe).

This town:  3.1%
Colorado:  9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $850 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,357 (0.5%)

Marble satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, CO (119.9 miles , pop. 144,126).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (120.6 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (470.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Redstone, CO (2.8 miles) , Somerset, CO (3.1 miles ), Snowmass Village, CO (4.0 miles ), Mount Crested Butte, CO (4.1 miles ), Crested Butte, CO (4.2 miles ), Aspen, CO (4.6 miles ), Woody Creek, CO (4.6 miles ), Basalt, CO (4.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $130,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.07 N, Longitude: 107.19 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 970

Marble household income distribution Marble home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +45 (+75.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (38%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (35%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Information (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (22%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other financial specialists (8%)
  • Engineers (8%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Art and design workers (15%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (15%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (12%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)

Average climate in Marble, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Marble, Colorado average temperatures Marble, Colorado average precipitation Marble, Colorado humidity Marble, Colorado wind speed Marble, Colorado snowfall Marble, Colorado sunshine Marble, Colorado clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Marble-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 189% 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 486.4 miles away from the city 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 556.5 miles away from Marble 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 344.2 miles away from the city 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 245.0 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 213.5 miles away from Marble center
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.6 miles away from the city 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 Gunnison County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Landslides: 2, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Marble topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marble:

  • Colorado Mountain College (about 34 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,463)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 40 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 73 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 115 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 118 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)
  • Colorado Christian University (about 121 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (about 122 miles; Boulder, CO; FT enrollment: 28,328)

Public elementary/middle school in Marble:

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Notable locations in Marble: Marble Museum (A), Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District Station 8300 Marble (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Marble: Marble Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Beaver Lake Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Carbonate Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Gunnison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 40.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

40.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 37.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 6.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.36
U.S.:

9.14

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

MARBLE WC (Population served: 93, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-06-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-08-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2007)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Marble that have no violations reported:

  • TREASURE MOUNTAIN BIBLE CAMP (Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.7%
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.4%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Marble compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Marble travel time to work - commute Marble mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Wood (27%)
  • Utility gas (15%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Marble town (based on Gunnison County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.36%
Here: 38.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchInternational Council of Community ChurchesSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Church of ChristBaptist General Conference
Adherents59.8%11.4%8.6%4.2%3.6%
Congregations13.3%6.7%20.0%6.7%6.7%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.3%2.2%1.8%2.8%
Congregations6.7%6.7%6.7%6.7%20.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Gunnison County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Gunnison County:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Gunnison County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Here:

30.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.7%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Gunnison County:

15.2%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.7%
State:

9.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,008
Totals for Government 0$0 1$1,008

9.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,772 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.38%
Colorado average:

9.68%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Denver County, CO  0.60% ($32,879 average AGI)
from El Paso County, CO  0.38% ($15,286)
from Boulder County, CO  0.31% ($26,824)


10.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.58%
Colorado average:

9.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Denver County, CO  0.50% ($32,357 average AGI)
to Mesa County, CO  0.41% ($48,391)
to Boulder County, CO  0.39% ($100,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Marble:

  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • KSKE (610 AM; 5 kW; VAIL, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGLN (980 AM; 1 kW; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: COLORADO WEST BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marble:

  • KDNK (90.5 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMM. ACCESS RADIO, INC.)
  • K247AD (97.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR)
  • KRVG (95.5 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KPVW (107.1 FM; ASPEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K256AD (99.1 FM; PALISADE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • K259AC (99.7 FM; GYPSUM, ETC., CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)
  • KTUN (101.5 FM; EAGLE, CO; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING COLORADO, LLC)
  • K210CE (89.9 FM; MESA, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZKS (105.3 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KKXK (94.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KWGL (105.7 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • K276AI (103.1 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPRH (88.3 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • KBNG (103.7 FM; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KNFO (106.1 FM; BASALT, CO; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING COLORADO, LLC)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $42,000
Total average daily traffic: 310
Total average daily truck traffic: 5
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 470


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC A-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-360-A1D (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 541AM , Serial Number: 2153, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 05/25/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel Roy Szmiot, 888 Prospector Trl, Marble, CO 81623

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 1
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