Gilpin County, Colorado (CO)

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County population in 2012: 5,491 (all rural); it was 4,757 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,524
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 370
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,603
Renter-occupied apartments: 566 (it was 440 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

34%

Land area: 150 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 36 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Gilpin County: 95.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (33.2%), Retail trade (19.8%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Gilpin County, Colorado:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Asian alone (1.4%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Colorado median age:  36.0 years
Males: 2,883  (46.3%)
Females: 2,558  (53.7%)

Gilpin County,CO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Gilpin County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $64,311 ($51,942 in 1999)

This county:

$64311
Colorado:

$58823

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $938 (lower quartile is $745, upper quartile is $1,163)
This county:

$938
State:

$858


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $286,828 (it was $187,600 in 2000)
Gilpin:

$286,828
Colorado:

$240,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $209,183 - $376,303
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,528
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $343

Institutionalized population: 31

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 74 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2005: 82 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2006: 77 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2007: 42 buildings, average cost: $184,800
  • 2008: 39 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $274,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $873 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $637 (0.3%)

Gilpin County household income distribution in 2009 Gilpin County home values distribution Gilpin County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.8%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.6% for other race residents, 15.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.6%
Gilpin County:

10.6%
Colorado:

13.0%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.5% for other race residents, 14.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 73 years old, Asian residents: 49 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 37 years old, Other race residents: 59 years old)

Area name: Denver-Aurora, CO MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gilpin County is $702 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $889 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1262 a month.

Cities in this county include: Central City, Rollinsville, Black Hawk.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Gilpin County: Bootleg Bottom Picnic Area (A), Columbine Campground (B), Jumbo Mountain Picnic Area (C), Rollinsville Work Center (D), Fritz Peak Observatory (E), Cold Springs Campground (F), Reverends Ridge Campground (G), Rimrock Campground (H), Ralston Roost Picnic Area (I), Round the Bend Picnic Area (J), Pickle Gulch Campground (K), Ole Barn Knoll Picnic Area (L), Gilpin County School (M), Colorado Sierra Fire Protection District Station 1 (N), Gilpin County Community Center (O), Gilpin County Justice Center - Courthouse (P), High Country Fire Protection District Station 3 (Q), Gilpin County Library (R), Fritz Peak Aeronomy Observatory - NOAA (S), High Country Fire Protection District Station 2 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Masonic Cemetery (1), Russell Gulch Cemetery (2), Rocky Mountain Independent Order of Oddfellows Lodge Number 2 Cemetery (3), Bald Mountain Cemetery (4), Dory Hill Cemetery (5), Knights of Pythias Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: James Peak Lake (A), Dory Lake (B), Heart Lake (C), Thorn Lake (D), Forest Lakes (E), Iceberg Lakes (F), Clayton Lake (G), Crater Lakes (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lake Fork (A), Horse Creek (B), Pine Creek (C), Missouri Creek (D), Silver Creek (E), Elk Creek (F), Mosquito Creek (G), Montana Creek (H), South Beaver Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Gilpin County: Golden Gate Canyon State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Boulder County , Clear Creek County , Grand County , Jefferson County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 210
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 161 (67% naturalized citizens)

Gilpin County:

3.4%
Whole state:

8.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 14
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 46
  • 1980 to 1984: 9
  • 1975 to 1979: 17
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1965 to 1969: 62

Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 40.7%

Gilpin County marital status for males Gilpin County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Gilpin County with a mortgage: 1,098 (195 second mortgage, 151 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 265

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Gilpin County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1572
Catholic1261
Other2-
None5,156-
Gilpin County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:




Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Gilpin County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

3.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Gilpin County:

4.9%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Gilpin County:

16.8%
State:

18.4%

Agriculture in Gilpin County:

Average size of farms: 233 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $8,202
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $13,401
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $24,773
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 76.92%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years

Earthquake activity:

Gilpin County-area historical earthquake activity is near Colorado state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 176.6 miles away from Gilpin County center
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 517.6 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 394.3 miles away from the county 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 246.7 miles away from the county center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 349.1 miles away from Gilpin County center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 205.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Gilpin County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (27%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Sweden (8%)
  • Other Northern Europe (7%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Gilpin County (%):

  • German (21%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (4%)

Gilpin County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,189 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 465 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 23 (1%)
  • Taxi: 13 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 1 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 122 (4%)
  • Other means: 24 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 157 (5%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

24 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
31 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
18 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,859.

11.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,108 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.81%
Colorado average:

9.68%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.68% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($31,677 average AGI)
4.12% relocated from other states ($14,435 average AGI)
Gilpin County:

4.12%
Colorado average:

4.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, CO  2.24% ($58,727 average AGI)
from Boulder County, CO  1.27% ($53,960)
from Denver County, CO  1.07% ($43,048)
from Arapahoe County, CO  0.81% ($46,688)
from Adams County, CO  0.71% ($40,071)


12.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,246 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.52%
Colorado average:

9.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
8.18% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($23,980 average AGI)
4.34% relocated to other states ($19,266 average AGI)
Gilpin County:

4.34%
Colorado average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, CO  3.28% ($38,677 average AGI)
to Boulder County, CO  2.07% ($31,463)
to Adams County, CO  0.71% ($48,571)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.61% ($35,917)
to Denver County, CO  0.50% ($52,900)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3

Births per 1000 population in Gilpin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 5.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Gilpin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 2.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Gilpin County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 202 (154 aged, 48 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,392

Size of family households: 850 2-persons, 318 3-persons, 213 4-persons, 71 5-persons, 32 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 713 1-person, 220 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 1 6-persons.

734 married couples with children.
203 single-parent households (56 men, 147 women).

95.3% of residents of Gilpin County speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $17,400,000 ($3563 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $398,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $5,233,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,152,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,000
Federal grants: $10,349,000
Federal procurement contracts: $289,000 ($31,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $377,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,193,000
Federal Government insurance: $8,227,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 284
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 129
Here:

26 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +26
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Gilpin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.11 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 24
  • 2000 to 2004: 504
  • 1990 to 1999: 986
  • 1980 to 1989: 375
  • 1970 to 1979: 655
  • 1960 to 1969: 345
  • 1950 to 1959: 127
  • 1940 to 1949: 0
  • 1939 or earlier: 523
Rooms in houses/apartments in Gilpin County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 82
  • 3 rooms: 130
  • 4 rooms: 229
  • 5 rooms: 292
  • 6 rooms: 306
  • 7 rooms: 188
  • 8 rooms: 164
  • 9+ rooms: 204
  • 1 room: 35
  • 2 rooms: 19
  • 3 rooms: 95
  • 4 rooms: 86
  • 5 rooms: 102
  • 6 rooms: 61
  • 7 rooms: 34
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gilpin County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 47
  • 1 bedroom: 200
  • 2 bedrooms: 466
  • 3 bedrooms: 644
  • 4 bedrooms: 217
  • 5+ bedrooms: 29
  • no bedroom: 44
  • 1 bedroom: 107
  • 2 bedrooms: 173
  • 3 bedrooms: 98
  • 4 bedrooms: 10
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Gilpin County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 31
  • 1 vehicle: 326
  • 2 vehicles: 658
  • 3 vehicles: 387
  • 4 vehicles: 143
  • 5+ vehicles: 58
  • no vehicle: 23
  • 1 vehicle: 186
  • 2 vehicles: 176
  • 3 vehicles: 38
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5+ vehicles: 9

44% of Gilpin County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Colorado.

Gilpin County:

43.8%
State average:

45.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $137,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 13%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 12%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gilpin County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54.3%)
  • Electricity (15.0%)
  • Wood (15.0%)
  • Utility gas (11.6%)
  • Solar energy (2.1%)
  • Other fuel (2.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40.0%)
  • Utility gas (32.5%)
  • Wood (14.5%)
  • Electricity (10.0%)
  • Solar energy (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 50
Here:

10.8%
Colorado:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 12
Here:

5.2%
Colorado:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 36
Here:

23.5%
Colorado:

16.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Gilpin County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,757,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,677,000
    Corrections - Other: $962,000
    Police Protection: $960,000
    Welfare - Other: $829,000
    General - Other: $581,000
    General Public Buildings: $435,000
    Financial Administration: $375,000
    Health Services - Other: $289,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $284,000
    Parks & Recreation: $235,000
    Libraries: $229,000
    Solid Waste Management: $125,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $68,000
    Fire Protection: $22,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $6,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $29,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $316,000
    Police Protection: $126,000
    Corrections - Other: $41,000
    General Public Building: $37,000
    Central Staff: $6,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,231,000

Gilpin County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $63,000
    Solid Waste Management: $60,000
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $74,000
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $800,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $268,000
    Interest Earnings: $245,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,404,000
    Public Welfare: $703,000
    Highways: $462,000
    Health & Hospitals: $54,000
    All Other: $1,000
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $5,000,000
    Property: $2,541,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $167,000
    NEC: $151,000

Gilpin County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $390,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $355,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $35,000

Gilpin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,679,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Gilpin County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Gilpin County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Gilpin County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John673.7 years
William480.5 years
David363.0 years
Henry370.0 years
Marie377.3 years
Edward274.0 years
Harry271.0 years
George265.5 years
Joe253.4 years
Bernard278.9 years
Most common last names in Gilpin County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith375.6 years
Gray282.0 years
Duling274.0 years
Lewis283.5 years
Knoll283.4 years
Hayne275.0 years
Begg277.5 years
Dietz259.0 years
Bishop276.5 years
Ress274.0 years
Businesses in Gilpin County, CO
NameCountNameCount
Carl\s Jr.1Quiznos1
Cricket Wireless1Starbucks1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1Vons1
McDonald's1

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