Telluride, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 2,426 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.2%
 
Males: 1,200  (49.5%)
Females: 1,226  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

36.9 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 81435.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $76,050 (it was $51,938 in 2000)
Telluride:

$76,050
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $58,686 (it was $38,832 in 2000)

Telluride town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: over $1,000,000 (it was $485,600 in 2000)
Telluride:

over $1,000,000
CO:

$348,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $974,460; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: $447,743; in 2-unit structures: $527,884; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $837,648; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $820,569; mobile homes: $180,013

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,540.

March 2019 cost of living index in Telluride: 114.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.0%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Telluride, CO (2010)
    • 2,02987.3%White alone
    • 2199.4%Hispanic
    • 321.4%Two or more races
    • 261.1%Asian alone
    • 100.4%American Indian alone
    • 70.3%Black alone
    • 20.09%Other race alone

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

Crime rates in Telluride 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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.0)
2
(84.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.2)
2
(85.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.1)
1
(42.1)
1
(42.0)
1
(42.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(81.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(128.8)
12
(511.3)
7
(307.8)
10
(420.5)
5
(210.3)
4
(168.1)
5
(211.4)
6
(249.9)
4
(172.9)
7
(298.8)
2
(82.2)
1
(40.3)
2
(81.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
10
(429.4)
20
(852.2)
13
(571.7)
10
(420.5)
14
(589.0)
22
(924.4)
8
(338.3)
8
(333.2)
9
(389.1)
8
(341.4)
4
(164.3)
0
(0.0)
9
(366.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
179
(7,686)
145
(6,178)
155
(6,816)
147
(6,182)
87
(3,660)
144
(6,050)
148
(6,258)
105
(4,373)
96
(4,150)
65
(2,774)
49
(2,013)
58
(2,338)
43
(1,751)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(42.9)
6
(255.6)
6
(263.9)
11
(462.6)
6
(252.4)
4
(168.1)
6
(253.7)
2
(83.3)
2
(86.5)
1
(42.7)
1
(41.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)366.7429.5395.3410.4262.5400.0416.9254.9282.3266.3111.8101.6139.7

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City-data.com crime index in Telluride, CO

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 16 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.48
Colorado average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (18.2%), Irish (14.2%), English (8.2%), Italian (5.8%), German (5.2%), European (4.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 2/10/1887

Elevation: 8792 feet

Land area: 0.71 square miles.

Population density: 3,433 people per square mile   (average).

Telluride, Colorado map

259 residents are foreign born (8.8% Latin America).

This town:

12.6%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,773 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (175.4 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (176.0 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (387.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Mountain Village, CO (1.6 miles ),
Ophir, CO (2.4 miles),
Ouray, CO (3.1 miles ),
Sawpit, CO (3.3 miles),
Portland, CO (3.4 miles),
Silverton, CO (3.5 miles ),
Ridgway, CO (3.9 miles ),
Loghill Village, CO (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 37.94 N, Longitude: 107.82 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): To-hell-you-ride

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,361 (+66.0%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 984 (70.8%)

Area code: 970

Distribution of median household income in Telluride, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Telluride, CO in 2017
Telluride satellite photo by USGS

Telluride tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.0%
Colorado:

3.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +850 (+62.0%).
Most common industries in Telluride, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (24.9%)
  • Construction (9.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (9.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.2%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, hobby & toy stores (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (23.9%)
  • Construction (13.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (9.3%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, hobby & toy stores (6.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (26.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (9.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.8%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Telluride, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (13.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.2%)
  • Top executives (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (14.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Top executives (4.1%)

Average climate in Telluride, Colorado

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Telluride, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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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 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Telluride-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 232% 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 548.0 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 551.9 miles away from Telluride 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 535.7 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 526.8 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 17.0 miles away from Telluride 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 316.7 miles away from Telluride 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).
Telluride topographic map

Airports and heliports located in Telluride:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Telluride:

  • Fort Lewis College (about 46 miles; Durango, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,631)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 65 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • San Juan College (about 84 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 88 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Adams State University (about 111 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 115 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Colorado College (about 174 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)

Public high school in Telluride:

Private high school in Telluride:

  • TELLURIDE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL (Students: 104, Location: 200 SAN MIGUEL RIVER DR, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Telluride:

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Library in Telluride:

  • SAN MIGUEL LIBRARY DISTRICT # 1/TELLURIDE (Operating income: $2,292,807; Location: 100 W. PACIFIC AVE.; 50,001 books; 2,664 e-books; 9,528 audio materials; 5,817 video materials; 19 local licensed databases; 1 state licensed databases; 9 other licensed databases; 344 print serial subscriptions; 25 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Should have included this in the previous... would you please list the Telluride Medical Center as a Medical Center in the Telluride area. TMC is a Level V Trauma Center and is open 24/7 as well as a Primary Care Practice. It seems logical to list it. Thanks

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Telluride: San Miguel County Court House (A), Wilkinson Public Library (B), Rebekah Hall - Town Hall Annex (C), Telluride Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services Station 1 (D), Telluride Town Hall (E), Telluride Community Center (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Telluride include: Christ Church (A), Telluride Christian Fellowship (B), Telluride Baptist Chapel (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Lone Tree Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Parks in Telluride include: Telluride Historic District (1), Judy Long Memorial Park (2), Town Park (3), Francis Warner Field (4), Telluride Community Pool (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Telluride Helitrax (Ski & Helicopter Tours; 300 West Colorado Avenue), Rocky Mountain Airlines (Ski & Helicopter Tours; P.O.Box 3042), Telluride & the San Juans Pocket Guide (300 South Mahoney Drive), Bush & Associates (300 South Mahoney Drive).

Hotels: Camel's Garden (250 West San Juan), Accommodations in Telluride (100 West Colorado Avenue Suite STE), Alpine Lodging & Rentals (210 South Oak), Alpine Lodging & Real Estate (210 South Oak), Elevation Vacations LLC (624 Mountain Village Blv Suite 6), Hotel Telluride (199 Cornet), Inn at Lost Creek (119 Lost Creek Lane), Ice House Hotel (310 South Fir), Hotel Columbia (300 West San Juan Avenue).

Courts: Mountain Village Town - Municipal Court (411 Mountain Village Blv), Colorado State Government - Courts- San Miguel County Combined Court (305 Colorado Avenue).

Birthplace of: David Lavender - (1910-2003), Western writer and historian.

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

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

TELLURIDE REGIONAL AIRPORT (Population served: 467, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ILIUM VALLEY WS (Population served: 165, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-06-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-06-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-17-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2008)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
TELLURIDE SKI LIFT 5 (Population served: 106, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PLACERVILLE PARK (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
ALDASORO RANCH HOC (Population served: 73, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
LAST DOLLAR PUD (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

40.1%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.0%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Telluride (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Telluride Branch at 238 East Colorado Avenue, branch established on 1969/07/01; Mountain Village Office at 646 Mountain Village Blvd. #101a, branch established on 2006/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank Midwest, National Association: Telluride Branch at 100 West Colorado Avenue, Unit C, branch established on 2007/05/22. 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.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Telluride Branch at 620 Mountain Village Boulevard, Po Box 11, branch established on 1996/09/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Vectra Bank Colorado, National Association: Telluride Branch at 126 West Colorado Avenue, Suite 108, branch established on 1992/10/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,356.9 mil, Deposits: $2,003.6 mil, headquarters in Farmington, NM, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • ANB Bank: Mnb Telluride Branch at 101 East Colorado Avenue, Unit A, branch established on 1997/06/05. 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.
  • Alpine Bank: Telluride Branch at 120 South Pine Street, branch established on 1992/09/25. 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

For population 15 years and over in Telluride:

Marital status in Telluride, CO
  • Never married: 50.2%
  • Now married: 33.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

For population 25 years and over in Telluride:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 68.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Colorado average:

11.3

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

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Neighborhoods in Telluride:

(Telluride, Colorado Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Telluride, CO (based on San Miguel County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
Colorado:

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

37.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

4.2%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Miguel County:

14.9%
State:

18.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.9%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.2%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Telluride:

27.7
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Telluride:

17.9%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Telluride:

8.4%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Telluride:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

28.7%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
Telluride:

61.0%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.8%
Colorado:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Telluride, 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
Other Government Administration 13$71,790$66,2687$6,300
Streets and Highways 13$63,764$58,8590$0
Parks and Recreation 11$46,036$50,2212$5,056
Police Protection - Officers 9$55,606$74,1410$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$16,070$48,2100$0
Sewerage 4$19,622$58,8660$0
Police - Other 4$13,746$41,2380$0
Financial Administration 3$14,676$58,7041$2,472
Judicial and Legal 2$13,942$83,6522$1,165
Transit 2$9,896$59,37615$43,966
Water Supply 1$5,652$67,8240$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 66$330,800$60,14527$58,959

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,961,000 ($1220.53)
    Regular Highways: $1,296,000 ($534.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $204,000 ($84.09)
    Natural Resources - Other: $36,000 ($14.84)
    Sewerage: $35,000 ($14.43)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,196,000 ($905.19)
    Central Staff Services: $1,446,000 ($596.04)
    General - Other: $1,440,000 ($593.57)
    Police Protection: $1,228,000 ($506.18)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,151,000 ($474.44)
    Transit Utilities: $811,000 ($334.30)
    Sewerage: $706,000 ($291.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $440,000 ($181.37)
    Water Utilities: $337,000 ($138.91)
    General Public Buildings: $315,000 ($129.84)
    Financial Administration: $310,000 ($127.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $299,000 ($123.25)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $241,000 ($99.34)
    Natural Resources - Other: $241,000 ($99.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $211,000 ($86.97)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $168,000 ($69.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,799,000 ($741.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parking Facilities: $308,000 ($126.96)
    General - Other: $202,000 ($83.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $153,000 ($63.07)
    Central Staff Services: $53,000 ($21.85)
    Transit Utilities: $27,000 ($11.13)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($6.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,685,000 ($1518.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $447,000 ($184.25)

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

  • Charges - Housing and Community Development: $2,493,000 ($1027.62)
    Sewerage: $1,310,000 ($539.98)
    Other: $442,000 ($182.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $327,000 ($134.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $273,000 ($112.53)
    Parking Facilities: $83,000 ($34.21)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($7.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $64,000 ($26.38)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $265,000 ($109.23)
    Other: $240,000 ($98.93)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $399,000 ($164.47)
    Fines and Forfeits: $139,000 ($57.30)
    Donations From Private Sources: $138,000 ($56.88)
    Sale of Property: $51,000 ($21.02)
    Interest Earnings: $25,000 ($10.31)
    Rents: $19,000 ($7.83)
    Special Assessments: $9,000 ($3.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $929,000 ($382.93)
    Transit Utilities: $36,000 ($14.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $308,000 ($126.96)
    General Local Government Support: $111,000 ($45.75)
    Highways: $63,000 ($25.97)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($6.18)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,240,000 ($1747.73)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,804,000 ($1155.81)
    Property: $1,748,000 ($720.53)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,012,000 ($417.15)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $479,000 ($197.44)
    Public Utilities Sales: $215,000 ($88.62)
    Amusements Sales: $159,000 ($65.54)
    Other: $159,000 ($65.54)
    Other License: $142,000 ($58.53)
    Motor Vehicle License: $108,000 ($44.52)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $18,000 ($7.42)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,796,000 ($18464.96)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,816,000 ($17648.80)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,980,000 ($816.16)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,665,000 ($1510.72)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,931,000 ($2444.77)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,717,000 ($1119.95)

10.89% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($121,639 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.89%
Colorado average:

10.99%

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

10.43% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($65,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.43%
Colorado average:

9.96%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Montrose County, CO  1.06% ($23,811 average AGI)
to Denver County, CO  0.74% ($63,731)
to Ouray County, CO  0.69% ($39,208)
Businesses in Telluride, CO
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike1
Budget Car Rental1UPS7
FedEx5Vans1
MasterBrand Cabinets1

Strongest AM radio stations in Telluride:

  • 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.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLLV (550 AM; daytime; 2 kW; BREEN, CO; Owner: DAYSTAR RADIO, LTD.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Telluride:

  • KOTO (91.7 FM; TELLURIDE, CO; Owner: SAN MIGUEL EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC.)
  • K207AS (89.3 FM; PANDORA, CO; Owner: SAN MIGUEL EDUCATIONAL FUND)
  • K232BW (94.3 FM; TELLURIDE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • 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)
  • KVMT (89.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • K280AE (103.9 FM; TELLURIDE, CO; Owner: PROFESSIONAL ANTENNA, TWR TRANS SEV.)
  • KRYD (104.9 FM; NORWOOD, CO; Owner: ROCKY III INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KBNG (103.7 FM; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K232DA (94.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K237CR (95.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
Telluride fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Telluride fatal accident list:

Sep 10, 1998 10:00 PM, Sr-145, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 8.2mTotal length
  • 10,323Total average daily traffic
  • 433Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,274Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Telluride)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Telluride, CO)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Telluride)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Telluride)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 8. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 15 took place in 2013, and the least - 3 in 2017. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Telluride, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.5%), and Outside Fires (43.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Telluride, CO
    • 5743.5%Structure Fires
    • 5743.5%Outside Fires
    • 118.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 64.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Telluride, CO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Telluride, Colorado:

  • Mountain Lodge at Telluride, 457 Mtn Village Blvd, Telluride, Colorado 81435 , Phone: (970) 369-5000, Fax: (970) 369-4317
  • Camel's Garden Hotel, 250 West San Juan Ave, Telluride, Colorado 81435 , Phone: (970) 728-9300, Fax: (970) 728-0433
  • Hotel Madeline Telluride, 568 Mtn Village Blvd, Telluride, Colorado 81435 , Phone: (970) 369-0880, Fax: (970) 369-8945
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Telluride, Colorado
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Telluride, CO
  • 58.9%Utility gas
  • 32.6%Electricity
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Telluride, CO
  • 71.4%Electricity
  • 27.8%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Telluride compared to Colorado state average:

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

Telluride on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (population 500+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Australia and New Zealand Subregion (population 500+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #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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