Mount Crested Butte, Colorado

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Population in 2014: 809 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.4%
 
Males: 469  (58.1%)
Females: 340  (41.9%)
Median resident age:  39.6 years
Colorado median age:  36.7 years

Zip codes: 81225.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,956 (it was $48,864 in 2000)
Mount Crested Butte:

$54,956
CO:

$65,685

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $33,719 (it was $35,657 in 2000)

Mount Crested Butte town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $476,050 (it was $213,200 in 2000)
Mount Crested Butte:

$476,050
CO:

$314,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $510,270; Detached houses: $566,218; Townhouses or other attached units: $404,735; In 2-unit structures: $605,659; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $389,308; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $291,311; Mobile homes: $74,675

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,405.

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  • Races in Mount Crested Butte, CO (2010)

    Mount Crested Butte races chart
    • 75594.3%White alone
    • 243.0%Hispanic
    • 101.2%Two or more races
    • 70.9%American Indian alone
    • 50.6%Asian alone

Races in Mount Crested Butte detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mount Crested Butte: 104.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.4%), Scottish (13.9%), English (8.7%), Norwegian (8.3%), Irish (6.9%), Scandinavian (4.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 9960 feet

Land area: 1.54 square miles.

Population density: 525 people per square mile   (low).

Mount Crested Butte,CO real estate house value index trend

Mount Crested Butte, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Mount Crested Butte:

  • High school or higher: 99.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 71.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Crested Butte town:

  • Never married: 41.1%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 2.4%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

21 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 1.1% Latin America).

This town:

2.3%
Colorado:

9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,280 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,862 (0.6%)

Mount Crested Butte satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, CO (114.3 miles , pop. 144,126).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (115.4 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (468.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Crested Butte, CO (1.5 miles ), Marble, CO (4.1 miles) , Somerset, CO (4.5 miles ), Aspen, CO (4.6 miles ), Snowmass Village, CO (4.7 miles ), Redstone, CO (4.9 miles) , Gunnison, CO (5.0 miles ), Woody Creek, CO (5.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $250,200
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $276,400
  • 1999: 37 buildings, average cost: $315,500
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $326,100
  • 2001: 22 buildings, average cost: $337,100
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $290,200
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $217,800
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $234,200
  • 2005: 31 buildings, average cost: $234,200
  • 2006: 52 buildings, average cost: $514,000
  • 2007: 28 buildings, average cost: $542,900
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $619,700
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $356,200
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $779,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $1,592,400
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $1,757,600
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $810,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.90 N, Longitude: 106.97 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 970

Mount Crested Butte household income distribution Mount Crested Butte home values distribution

Crime rates in Mount Crested Butte by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000011000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0115.7115.50.00.00.00.00.0120.0
Robberies 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 2442751361121
per 100,000 264.9528.4519.5259.1824.5578.7115.5368.1734.4125.2124.4246.3120.0
Burglaries 5123364210114
per 100,000 662.3132.1259.7388.6353.4694.4461.9245.4122.40.0124.4123.2480.2
Theft 243131472530926510122819
per 100,000 3,178.84,095.14,026.06,088.12,944.63,472.21,039.33,190.2612.01,251.61,492.53,448.32,280.9
Auto thefts 1120331800110
per 100,000 132.5132.1259.70.0353.4347.2115.5981.60.00.0124.4123.20.0
Arson 0000100000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0117.80.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 273.6) 55.9289.3303.9322.5335.7423.6198.6296.9179.975.1103.2205.7244.9

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Crime rate in Mount Crested Butte detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

9.60
Colorado average:

1.78
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +370 (+109.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (39%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (18%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (49%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (38%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Mount Crested Butte: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mount Crested Butte, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Mount Crested Butte-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 180% 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 503.2 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 570.9 miles away from Mount Crested Butte 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 360.8 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 252.5 miles away from the city 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 75.3 miles away from Mount Crested Butte 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 230.1 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 (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Crested Butte:

  • Western State Colorado University (about 25 miles; Gunnison, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 49 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 86 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 111 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 113 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 5,088)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 113 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)
  • Colorado Christian University (about 115 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 2,959)

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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 2013 was 35.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

35.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 45.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

45.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 6.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.36
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 6.9%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  42.8%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.8%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.2
Colorado average:

11.3

Mount Crested Butte travel time to work - commute Mount Crested Butte mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Mount Crested Butte town (based on Gunnison County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,1572
Evangelical Protestant1,12112
Mainline Protestant4914
Other3263
None9,229-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Mount Crested Butte:

49.8%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.7%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Mount Crested Butte:

28.5
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.2%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.4%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

27.5%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

61.6%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Mount Crested Butte:

82.4%
Colorado:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mount Crested Butte, CO Residents
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
Financial Administration 1$6,257$75,0840$0
Other Government Administration 6$25,910$51,82014$3,000
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$900
Police Protection - Officers 6$31,501$63,0020$0
Streets and Highways 6$23,608$47,2161$1,213
Parks and Recreation 1$609$7,3080$0
Other and Unallocable 2$1,661$9,9660$0
Totals for Government 22$89,546$48,84316$5,113

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 Mount Crested Butte:

  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSKE (610 AM; 5 kW; VAIL, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KPKE (1490 AM; 1 kW; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: JOHN HARVEY REES)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Crested Butte:

  • K202AC (88.3 FM; MT. CRESTED BUTTE/CR, CO; Owner: CRESTED BUTTE MTN EDUCAL. RADIO INC.)
  • KBUT (90.3 FM; CRESTED BUTTE, CO; Owner: CRESTED BUTTE MTN EDUC. RADIO, INC.)
  • K228BX (93.5 FM; CRESTED BUTTE, ETC., CO; Owner: PASSWORD, INC.)
  • K255AF (98.9 FM; CRESTED BUTTE, CO; Owner: JAY J. O'NEAL)
  • K296AL (107.1 FM; CRESTED BUTTE, CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY MTERO. REC. DISTRICT)
  • 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.)
  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K208DP (89.5 FM; NATHROP, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MTN PUBLIC B/CAST HOUSE INC)
  • KSBV (93.7 FM; SALIDA, CO; Owner: ARKANSAS VALLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K259AC (99.7 FM; GYPSUM, ETC., CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)
  • 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.)
  • KTUN (101.5 FM; EAGLE, CO; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING COLORADO, LLC)
  • KKXK (94.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Crested Butte:

  • K04GS (Channel 4; CRESTED BUTTE, ETC., CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
  • K41AH (Channel 41; CRESTED BUTTE, ETC., CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
  • K43AH (Channel 43; CRESTED BUTTE, ETC., CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
  • K10AK (Channel 10; CRESTED BUTTE, ETC., CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
  • K12AK (Channel 12; CRESTED BUTTE, ETC., CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
  • K33EL (Channel 33; CRESTED BUTTE, CO; Owner: TOWN OF CRESTED BUTTE)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 5,220Total average daily traffic
  • 208Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 38.898389 Lon: -106.967417, Call Sign: WQHK440
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.050 MHz, 461.300 MHz, 462.200 MHz, 462.400 MHzGrant Date: 08/21/2007, Expiration Date: 08/21/2017, Certifier: Richard M MaresRegistrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0%)

Businesses in Mount Crested Butte, CO

  • FedEx: 1

Mount Crested Butte compared to Colorado state average:

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

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  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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