Ouray, Colorado

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Population in 2019: 1,034 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +27.2%
Males: 490  (47.5%)
Females: 544  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

46.5 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years

Zip codes: 81427.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $72,716 (it was $36,094 in 2000)
Ouray:

$72,716
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $43,325 (it was $23,127 in 2000)

Ouray city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $430,117 (it was $211,800 in 2000)
Ouray:

$430,117
CO:

$394,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $579,665; detached houses: $648,880; townhouses or other attached units: $482,886; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $419,661; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $400,243; mobile homes: $97,660

Median gross rent in 2019: $931.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ouray: 95.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.0%
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  • Races in Ouray, CO (2019)
    • 97294.9%White alone
    • 363.5%Asian alone
    • 60.6%Two or more races
    • 20.2%Hispanic

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

Crime rates in Ouray by year

Type

2008

2009

2011

2012

2014

2015

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)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(219.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(98.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(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)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(109.5)
1
(105.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(100.4)
2
(197.0)
8
(780.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(657.2)
4
(422.8)
2
(196.7)
2
(200.8)
4
(394.1)
2
(195.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(289.0)
1
(98.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
16
(1,752)
21
(2,220)
29
(2,852)
23
(2,309)
8
(788.2)
23
(2,244)
19
(1,885)
16
(1,541)
11
(1,084)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(198.4)
2
(192.7)
1
(98.5)
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)
City-Data.com crime index313.3139.5127.8126.5177.3259.591.397.358.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Ouray, CO

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.95
Colorado average:

2.16
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Ancestries: German (18.9%), English (16.8%), Irish (11.9%), European (11.0%), Czech (8.9%), Swedish (7.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 3/24/1884

Elevation: 7811 feet

Land area: 0.84 square miles.

Population density: 1,228 people per square mile   (low).

Ouray, Colorado map

14 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Colorado:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,324 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,502 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (166.5 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (397.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Portland, CO (2.1 miles),
Telluride, CO (3.1 miles ),
Ridgway, CO (3.2 miles ),
Mountain Village, CO (3.5 miles ),
Loghill Village, CO (3.7 miles ),
Ophir, CO (3.8 miles),
Silverton, CO (3.8 miles ),
Sawpit, CO (4.2 miles)

Latitude: 38.02 N, Longitude: 107.67 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Switzerland of America

Area code: 970

Distribution of median household income in Ouray, CO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ouray, CO in 2019
Ouray satellite photo by USGS

Ouray tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.7%
Colorado:

6.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +163 (+25.1%).
Most common industries in Ouray, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (21.7%)
  • Construction (12.8%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.1%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Health care (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (19.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.2%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (24.9%)
  • Educational services (12.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.5%)
  • Public administration (7.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.9%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Ouray, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (13.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.6%)
  • Carpenters (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Lawyers (5.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)

Average climate in Ouray, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 25.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

25.6
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 14.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Ouray-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 1192% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 478.3 miles away from Ouray center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 553.1 miles away from Ouray 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 561.5 miles away from the city 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 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 526.5 miles away from Ouray center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 545.3 miles away from Ouray 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 18.8 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 Ouray County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Heliports located in Ouray:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ouray:

  • Fort Lewis College (about 53 miles; Durango, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,631)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 55 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 87 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • San Juan College (about 91 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Adams State University (about 105 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 108 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Colorado College (about 165 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)

Public high school in Ouray:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ouray:

See full list of schools located in Ouray

Library in Ouray:

  • OURAY LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $104,000; Location: 320 6TH AVE; 19,868 books; 939 audio materials; 1,607 video materials; 23 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ouray: Silvershield Mill (A), Elkhorn Ranch (B), Radium Springs Swimming Pool (C), Ouray Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Canyon Creek (A), Cascade Creek (B), Oak Creek (C), Bridalveil Creek (D), Skyrocket Creek (E), Portland Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Ouray County Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 420 6 Avenue), Colorado West Jeep Rentals (Tours & Charters; 701 Main).

Hotels: Comfort Inn Ouray (191 5th Avenue), Antlers Motel (407 Main), High Peak Resources Inc (513 Main), Damn Yankee Country Inn (100 6 Avenue), Hot Springs Lodge (1400 Main), Alpine Inn of Ouray LLC (645 Main Street), Bonton (426 Main), Comfort Inn (191 5th Avenue), Box Canyon Lodge (45 3 Avenue).

Court: Colorado State Government - Courts- Ouray County Combined Court (541 4 Street).

Birthplace of: Jeff Russel - Football player, William Lee Knous - (1889-1959), Colorado governor, CO Supreme Court justice, district judge, CO state legislator.

Ouray County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.9%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.3%
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: 1.1% of all households
10 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

Banks with branches in Ouray (2011 data):

  • Alpine Bank: Ouray Mobile Branch, Ouray Mobile Branch, Ouray Branch. 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
  • The Citizens State Bank of Ouray: The Citizens State Bank Of Ouray at 600 Main Street, branch established on 1913/08/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $86.3 mil, Deposits: $75.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Harry A. Lowe Agency, Inc., The

For population 15 years and over in Ouray:

Marital status in Ouray, CO
  • Never married: 33.9%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

For population 25 years and over in Ouray:

  • High school or higher: 97.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Colorado average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ouray
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ouray, CO (based on Ouray County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4991
Evangelical Protestant2404
Mainline Protestant1864
Other1-
None3,510-
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: 2
This county:

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Here:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

43.39 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ouray County:

6.6%
State:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Ouray County:

17.3%
Colorado:

18.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ouray:

50.3%
Colorado:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ouray:

51.5%
State:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.3
Colorado:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.8%
Colorado:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.1%
State:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

43.7%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Ouray:

57.2%
Colorado:

57.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.9%
State:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ouray, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 8$26,812$40,21821$21,107
Other Government Administration 5$26,966$64,7188$6,340
Police Protection - Officers 5$26,095$62,6281$4,168
Streets and Highways 4$13,673$41,0190$0
Other and Unallocable 3$9,441$37,7641$1,559
Financial Administration 3$12,429$49,7161$2,583
Water Supply 1$7,725$92,7000$0
Sewerage 1$7,725$92,7000$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$783
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,081
Totals for Government 30$130,866$52,34635$37,621

Ouray government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $280,000 ($270.79)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $1,410,000 ($1363.64)
    Police Protection: $519,000 ($501.93)
    Sewerage: $460,000 ($444.87)
    Regular Highways: $375,000 ($362.67)
    General - Other: $296,000 ($286.27)
    Water Utilities: $255,000 ($246.62)
    Central Staff Services: $219,000 ($211.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $189,000 ($182.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $144,000 ($139.26)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $119,000 ($115.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $72,000 ($69.63)
    Financial Administration: $53,000 ($51.26)
    General Public Buildings: $36,000 ($34.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($12.57)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($8.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $126,000 ($121.86)
    Regular Highways: $29,000 ($28.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($21.28)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($14.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,335,000 ($1291.10)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $32,000 ($30.95)

Ouray government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $1,360,000 ($1315.28)
    Sewerage: $404,000 ($390.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $161,000 ($155.71)
    Other: $81,000 ($78.34)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $33,000 ($31.91)
    General Local Government Support: $21,000 ($20.31)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($1.93)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $43,000 ($41.59)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($15.47)
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,000 ($8.70)
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000 ($6.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $395,000 ($382.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $111,000 ($107.35)
    Highways: $50,000 ($48.36)
    Other: $29,000 ($28.05)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($3.87)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $956,000 ($924.56)
    Property: $571,000 ($552.22)
    Other Selective Sales: $261,000 ($252.42)
    Other License: $53,000 ($51.26)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $9,000 ($8.70)
    Motor Vehicle License: $6,000 ($5.80)

Ouray government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,030,000 ($996.13)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $787,000 ($761.12)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $243,000 ($235.01)

Ouray government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,836,000 ($1775.63)

13.07% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($93,573 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.07%
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 Montrose County, CO  1.38% ($34,724 average AGI)
from San Miguel County, CO  1.14% ($39,208)
Businesses in Ouray, CO
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1True Value1
Comfort Inn1UPS1
FedEx1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ouray:

  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KAVP (1450 AM; 1 kW; COLONA, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ouray:

  • KURA-LP (98.9 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: OURAY SCHOOL DISTRICT R1)
  • KOTO (91.7 FM; TELLURIDE, CO; Owner: SAN MIGUEL EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC.)
  • K211BH (90.1 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K218BE (91.5 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KKXK (94.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KWGL (105.7 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KPRH (88.3 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • KBNG (103.7 FM; RIDGWAY, 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.)
  • KIQX (101.3 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTINGS, LLC)
  • KUTE (90.1 FM; IGNACIO, CO; Owner: KUTE, 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.)
  • KRSJ (100.5 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K210BA (89.9 FM; PURGATORY, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • K233AH (94.5 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Ouray:

  • K05JC (Channel 5; OURAY, CO; Owner: CITY OF OURAY)
  • K07BV (Channel 7; OURAY, CO; Owner: CITY OF OURAY)
  • K09PJ (Channel 9; OURAY, ETC., CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Ouray fatal accident list:

Dec 30, 1991 09:05 AM, 550, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 3, 1979 00:45 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 18.7mTotal length
  • $402,000Total costs
  • 4,297Total average daily traffic
  • 307Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,874Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ouray, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ouray, CO

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ouray)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Ouray Clinic (Lat: 38.011389 Lon: -107.667278), Call Sign: KIC362,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.295 MHz, 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 05/22/2013, Expiration Date: 08/04/2023, Registrant: State Of Colorado, 601 East 18th Avenue, Suite 250, Denver, CO 80203, Phone: (303) 764-7700, Fax: (303) 764-7764, Email:
  • Pleasant Pt Subd Tank (Lat: 38.169722 Lon: -107.827000), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPEU814, Licensee ID: L00038825,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.337 MHz, Grant Date: 02/19/2014, Expiration Date: 05/04/2024, Registrant: Tri County Water Conservancy District, 647 N 7th St, Montrose, CO 81401, Phone: (970) 249-3369
  • Lat: 38.022778 Lon: -107.669778, Call Sign: WQAE910,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.250 MHz, Grant Date: 05/18/2004, Expiration Date: 05/18/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/19/2014, Certifier: Mark D Young, Registrant: Communication Coordinator, Montrose, CO 81402, Phone: (970) 249-5339, Fax: (970) 249-7933, Email:
  • RIDGWAY TOWN HALL, Lat: 39.150139 Lon: -107.758889, Call Sign: WQAF446,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.090 MHz, Grant Date: 05/20/2004, Expiration Date: 05/20/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/26/2014, Certifier: Mark D Young, Registrant: Communications Coordinator, Montrose, CO 81402, Phone: (970) 249-5339, Fax: (970) 249-7933, Email:
  • Lat: 38.030028 Lon: -107.673444, Call Sign: WQRB657,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.050 MHz, Grant Date: 04/10/2013, Expiration Date: 04/10/2023, Certifier: Dennis Erickson, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Lat: 38.023167 Lon: -107.670750, Call Sign: WRFJ914,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.687 MHz, Grant Date: 03/17/2020, Expiration Date: 03/17/2030, Certifier: Jose D Mena, Registrant: Kamstrup Water Metering, LLC, 245 Hembree Park Drive, Ste. 110, Roswell, GA 30076, Phone: (404) 835-6716

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • Studio, 400 7th Avenue (Lat: 38.024167 Lon: -107.669167), Type: Building, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQCJ977,
    Assigned Frequencies: 949.250 MHz, Grant Date: 03/22/2005, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Certifier: Nancy G Nixon, Registrant: Ouray School District R1, 400 7th Avenue, Ouray, CO 81427, Phone: (970) 325-4505, Fax: (970) 325-7343, Email:
  • FM Transmit, "blow Out" Radio Site Above Lake Lenore (Lat: 38.039722 Lon: -107.672778), Type: Mast, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQCJ977, Grant Date: 03/22/2005, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Certifier: Nancy G Nixon, Registrant: Ouray School District R1, 400 7th Avenue, Ouray, CO 81427, Phone: (970) 325-4505, Fax: (970) 325-7343, Email:
  • CO6 Ouray, 1.5 Mi N Of Ouray (Lat: 38.042222 Lon: -107.673389), Type: Pole, Structure height: 7.6 m, Overall height: 8.2 m, Call Sign: WQDR659,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/11/2015, Expiration Date: 10/14/2025, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:
  • Ouray, Cell Tower On Blowout (Lat: 38.042250 Lon: -107.673778), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3.6 m, Overall height: 3.9 m, Call Sign: WQIH433,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/2018, Expiration Date: 02/12/2028, Certifier: Ryan Levine, Registrant: Rini O\'Neil, Pc, 2101 L Street, Nw Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 955-3931, Fax: (202) 296-2014, Email:
  • GOLDEN CRYST, Atop Of Golden Crystal Mountain (Lat: 38.015083 Lon: -107.666361), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 3.7 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WQWI600,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11115.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/01/2015, Expiration Date: 09/01/2025, Cancellation Date: 02/21/2019, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S. Akard St. Rm. 1016, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • GOLDEN CRYST, Million Dollar Highway (Lat: 38.014972 Lon: -107.666111), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WRDH341,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/29/2019, Expiration Date: 04/29/2029, Certifier: Robert P Walters, Registrant: 208 S Akard St, Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • OURAY, Fifth Avenue (Lat: 38.021389 Lon: -107.672278), Type: Bant, Structure height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WCT976,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, 11445.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/14/2020, Expiration Date: 08/01/2030, Registrant: Lumen Technologies, Inc., 100 Centurylink Dr. 3tcw088.2, Monroe, LA 71203, Phone: (318) 330-6883, Fax: (303) 707-9624, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ouray)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ouray)

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ouray, Colorado:

  • ST Elmo Hotel Inc, 426 Main St, Ouray, Colorado 81427 , Phone: (970) 325-4951, Fax: (970) 325-0348
  • Ouray Comfort Inn, 191 5TH Ave, Ouray, Colorado 81427 , Phone: (970) 325-7203, Fax: (970) 325-4840
  • Box Canyon Lodge And Hot Springs, 45 Third Ave, Ouray, Colorado 81427 , Phone: (970) 325-4981, Fax: (970) 325-0223
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ouray, Colorado
Most common first names in Ouray, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John975.8 years
Mary880.2 years
William571.2 years
Robert561.0 years
Evelyn576.0 years
Helen484.3 years
Harold469.2 years
Edward381.3 years
Harry386.7 years
Dorothy383.7 years
Most common last names in Ouray, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fedel489.0 years
Johnson372.7 years
Martin380.7 years
Merling370.6 years
Spangler380.3 years
Flor286.0 years
Harvey248.6 years
Cockle271.1 years
Montano292.0 years
Ford274.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ouray, CO
  • 52.0%Utility gas
  • 22.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.0%Electricity
  • 7.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ouray, CO
  • 38.4%Utility gas
  • 37.0%Electricity
  • 18.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.8%Wood


Ouray 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Ouray on our top lists:

  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 1,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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