Mountain Village, Colorado

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Population in 2014: 1,387 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +41.8%
Males: 734  (53.0%)
Females: 653  (47.0%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Colorado median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 81435.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $37,492 (it was $30,663 in 2000)
Mountain Village:

$37,492
CO:

$63,909

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $45,618 (it was $39,920 in 2000)

Mountain Village town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: over $1,000,000 (it was $796,900 in 2000)
Mountain Village:

over $1,000,000
CO:

$283,800

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: over $1,000,000; Detached houses: over $1,000,000; Townhouses or other attached units: $396,948; In 2-unit structures: $400,550; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $402,982; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $576,741; Mobile homes: $177,488

Median gross rent in 2015: $926.

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  • Races in Mountain Village, CO (2015)

    Mountain Village races chart
    • 1,04071.6%White alone
    • 30020.7%Hispanic
    • 342.3%Other race alone
    • 302.1%Two or more races
    • 231.6%Asian alone
    • 161.1%Black alone
    • 120.8%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mountain Village: 125.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (23.0%), German (13.4%), Irish (4.1%), English (3.4%), Northern European (2.1%), European (2.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 9600 feet

Land area: 3.31 square miles.

Population density: 419 people per square mile   (low).

Mountain Village,CO real estate house value index trend

Mountain Village, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Mountain Village:

  • High school or higher: 97.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 57.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mountain Village town:

  • Never married: 46.5%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 0.3%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

257 residents are foreign born (13.5% Latin America).

This town:

17.7%
Colorado:

9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Mountain Village town:  0.7% ($5,682)
Colorado:  0.7% ($1,132)
Mountain Village satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (178.1 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (178.5 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (385.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Telluride, CO (1.6 miles ), Ophir, CO (2.4 miles) , Sawpit, CO (2.9 miles) , Ouray, CO (3.5 miles ), Portland, CO (3.7 miles) , Silverton, CO (3.7 miles ), Ridgway, CO (4.0 miles ), Loghill Village, CO (4.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $349,600
  • 1998: 55 buildings, average cost: $773,900
  • 1999: 47 buildings, average cost: $1,086,900
  • 2000: 70 buildings, average cost: $1,218,900
  • 2001: 41 buildings, average cost: $1,528,800
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $2,197,200
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $1,878,900
  • 2004: 33 buildings, average cost: $1,742,900
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $1,654,400
  • 2006: 32 buildings, average cost: $1,654,400
  • 2007: 29 buildings, average cost: $1,654,400
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $1,654,400
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $3,347,200
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $2,985,900
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $957,500
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $957,500
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $7,541,200
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $7,541,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.93 N, Longitude: 107.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 970

Mountain Village household income distribution Mountain Village home values distribution

Crime rates in Mountain Village (2014):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 assault (72.5 per 100,000)
  • 2 burglaries (144.9 per 100,000)
  • 14 thefts (1,014.5 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (72.5 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 71.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 234.1)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 9 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.27
Colorado average:

2.17
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.3%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +917 (+1503.3%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)

Work and jobs in Mountain Village: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mountain Village, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Mountain Village-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 235% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 545.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 549.3 miles away from Mountain Village center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 533.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 525.5 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 16.1 miles away from Mountain Village center
On 9/2/1992 at 10:26:20, a magnitude 5.9 (5.7 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 314.0 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 San Miguel County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 2, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mountain Village topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mountain Village:

  • Fort Lewis College (about 46 miles; Durango, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,631)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 67 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • San Juan College (about 83 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 88 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Adams State University (about 114 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 116 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Colorado College (about 177 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)

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Notable locations in Mountain Village: Telluride Ski Area (A), Telluride Fire Department Mountain Village Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

San Miguel 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 20.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 4.12. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.12
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.2%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.8% for other race residents, 58.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  1.8 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  31.2%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Mountain Village (2011 data):

  • ANB Bank: Mountain Village Branch at 119 Lost Creek Lane, Unit 11-A, branch established on 1999/02/16. Info updated 2012/01/03: Bank assets: $1,746.7 mil, Deposits: $1,394.3 mil, headquarters in Denver, CO, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 35 total offices, Holding Company: Sturm Financial Group, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Colorado average:

11.3

Mountain Village travel time to work - commute Mountain Village mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mountain Village town (based on San Miguel County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,6511
Evangelical Protestant4135
Mainline Protestant1051
Other21
None5,188-
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: 4
San Miguel County:

5.33 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
San Miguel County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

37.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.2%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Miguel County:

14.9%
Colorado:

18.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.3%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Mountain Village:

45.3%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.0
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Mountain Village:

19.5%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Mountain Village:

8.5%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

28.1%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
Mountain Village:

58.2%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Mountain Village:

81.9%
Colorado:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mountain Village, 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 3$17,407$69,6281$3,212
Other Government Administration 6$61,524$123,0488$4,566
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$836
Police Protection - Officers 6$59,596$119,1920$0
Police - Other 3$10,058$40,2320$0
Streets and Highways 4$28,755$86,2650$0
Sewerage 3$23,457$93,8280$0
Parks and Recreation 4$25,489$76,4674$6,172
Water Supply 3$12,689$50,7560$0
Other and Unallocable 4$24,478$73,4340$0
Totals for Government 36$263,453$87,81814$14,786

12.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,204 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.54%
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 Montrose County, CO  1.00% ($38,667 average AGI)
from Ouray County, CO  0.63% ($51,529)
from Boulder County, CO  0.37% ($20,000)


11.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,509 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.89%
Colorado average:

9.12%

0.45% of residents moved to foreign countries ($355 average AGI)
San Miguel County:

0.45%
Colorado average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montrose County, CO  0.79% ($22,381 average AGI)
to Denver County, CO  0.75% ($34,900)
to Mesa County, CO  0.56% ($38,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mountain Village:

  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, 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.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLLV (550 AM; daytime; 2 kW; BREEN, CO; Owner: DAYSTAR RADIO, LTD.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mountain Village:

  • KOTO (91.7 FM; TELLURIDE, CO; Owner: SAN MIGUEL EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC.)
  • KKXK (94.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KVMT (89.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • KRYD (104.9 FM; NORWOOD, CO; Owner: ROCKY III INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KWGL (105.7 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KPRH (88.3 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • K232DA (94.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K237CR (95.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K248AB (97.5 FM; TELLURIDE, CO; Owner: CIMARRON COMMUNICATIONS CO. L.L.C.)
  • KBNG (103.7 FM; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KIQX (101.3 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTINGS, LLC)
  • KUTE (90.1 FM; IGNACIO, CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • KRSJ (100.5 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K210BA (89.9 FM; PURGATORY, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • K232BW (94.3 FM; TELLURIDE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • K265DC (100.9 FM; CORTEZ, ETC., CO; Owner: NAVAJO MISSIONS, INC.)
  • K281AC (104.1 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • K242AJ (96.3 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • K280AE (103.9 FM; TELLURIDE, CO; Owner: PROFESSIONAL ANTENNA, TWR TRANS SEV.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 29m95ftTotal length
  • 12,467Total average daily traffic
  • 499Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21980-1989
  • 141990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Mountain Village, CO

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Utility gas (38%)
  • No fuel used (3%)

Businesses in Mountain Village, CO

  • FedEx: 1

Mountain Village compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Mountain Village on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 1,000+"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #61 (81435) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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