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Pitkin County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2016: 18,354 (56% urban, 44% rural); it was 14,872 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,451
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,453
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,021
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,248 (it was 2,786 in 2000)
% of renters here:

41%
State:

34%

Land area: 970 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Pitkin County: 109.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (22.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.3%), Educational, health and social services (15.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Pitkin County, CO (2017)
    • 15,617105.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,83312.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2471.7%Asian alone
    • 2361.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1861.3%Two or more races
    • 800.5%Some other race alone
    • 360.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

43.7 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years
Males: 9,654  (52.6%)
Females: 8,700  (47.4%)
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Average household size:
Pitkin County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $77,153 ($59,375 in 1999)
This county:

$77,153
Colorado:

$69,117

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $1,460 (lower quartile is $956, upper quartile is $2,134)
This county:

$1460
State:

$1125


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $1,083,094 (it was $497,000 in 2000)
Pitkin:

$1,083,094
Colorado:

$348,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $597,792 - Over $2,077,808

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $2,411,496
Here:

$2,411,496
State:

$425,440

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,283,288
Here:

$1,283,288
State:

$344,412

In 2-unit structures: $1,410,949
Here:

$1,410,949
State:

$378,437

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,380,443
Here:

$1,380,443
State:

$275,556

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $846,557
Here:

$846,557
State:

$310,089

Mobile homes: $281,322
Here:

$281,322
State:

$80,946

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,077
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $693

Institutionalized population: 17

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 16
  • Thefts: 109
  • Auto thefts: 9

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 15
  • Thefts: 108
  • Auto thefts: 17
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 120 buildings, average cost: $674,900
  • 1998: 104 buildings, average cost: $946,000
  • 1999: 159 buildings, average cost: $862,700
  • 2000: 199 buildings, average cost: $623,800
  • 2001: 105 buildings, average cost: $779,900
  • 2002: 104 buildings, average cost: $1,092,300
  • 2003: 94 buildings, average cost: $1,152,900
  • 2004: 112 buildings, average cost: $972,400
  • 2005: 142 buildings, average cost: $932,400
  • 2006: 137 buildings, average cost: $957,600
  • 2007: 101 buildings, average cost: $1,175,500
  • 2008: 80 buildings, average cost: $923,000
  • 2009: 27 buildings, average cost: $1,277,900
  • 2010: 44 buildings, average cost: $1,611,500
  • 2011: 29 buildings, average cost: $1,989,300
  • 2012: 23 buildings, average cost: $1,988,600
  • 2013: 45 buildings, average cost: $2,377,500
  • 2014: 64 buildings, average cost: $3,111,400
  • 2015: 73 buildings, average cost: $1,249,400
  • 2016: 48 buildings, average cost: $2,549,300
  • 2017: 45 buildings, average cost: $4,288,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Pitkin, CO residents
Average permit cost in Pitkin, CO
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,605 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,908 (0.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Pitkin, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pitkin, CO in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Pitkin, CO in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.3%
Pitkin County:

7.3%
Colorado:

10.3%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.5% for Black residents, 5.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 43.7 years old
(Males: 43.6 years old, Females: 43.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.2 years old, Black residents: 25.0 years old, American Indian residents: 58.1 years old, Asian residents: 23.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.6 years old, Other race residents: 30.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pitkin County is $996 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1311 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1821 a month.

Cities in this county include: Aspen, Snowmass Village, Woody Creek, Redstone, Norrie.

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

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Neighboring counties: Boone County, Kentucky , Chester County, Pennsylvania , Jersey County, Illinois , Ritchie County, West Virginia , St. Charles County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
Colorado:

3.0%

Unemployment by year in Pitkin, CO
County total employment by year in Pitkin, CO
County average yearly wages by year in Pitkin, CO

Current college students: 659
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 98.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 64.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,398 (36.7% naturalized citizens)

Pitkin County:

13.1%
Whole state:

9.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 7572010 or later
  • 6852000 to 2009
  • 6581990 to 1999
  • 2941980 to 1989
  • 1561970 to 1979
  • 416Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.1%

Pitkin County marital status for males Pitkin County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,724
  • One, attached: 1,080
  • Two: 229
  • 3 or 4: 798
  • 5 to 9: 1,619
  • 10 to 19: 1,633
  • 20 to 49: 1,560
  • 50 or more: 201
  • Mobile homes: 637

Housing units in Pitkin County with a mortgage: 3,080 (97 second mortgage, 347 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,997

Here:

75.0% with mortgage
State:

71.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Pitkin County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,2342
Other9056
Mainline Protestant5754
Evangelical Protestant4094
None14,025-
Pitkin 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 grocery stores: 5
Pitkin County:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Pitkin County:

3.99 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 55
This county:

36.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Pitkin County:

4.5%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Pitkin County:

13.5%
State:

18.4%

Agriculture in Pitkin County:

Average size of farms: 284 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $8,975
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $78.04
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 71.12%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $37,791
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.69%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 89.07%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $70,356
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 70.24%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.12
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.78%

Earthquake activity:

Pitkin County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 172% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 488.9 miles away from Pitkin County center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 569.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 350.0 miles away from the county center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 229.1 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 214.5 miles away from Pitkin 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 324.0 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:

  • Colorado Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3224: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3224, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Colorado Wildfires, Incident Period: April 23, 2002 to August 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1421: June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 1421, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Colorado SEVERE STORMS, MUDSLIDES, LANDSLIDES, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 27, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-719: July 27, 1984, FEMA Id: 719, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Drought, Incident Period: January 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3025: January 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3025, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Pitkin County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pitkin

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,473 (54.1%)
  • Carpooled: 2,078 (10.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,666 (13.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 204 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 584 (3.0%)
  • Walked: 1,310 (6.8%)
  • Worked at home: 1,690 (8.7%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (17%)
  • El Salvador (15%)
  • Australia (7%)
  • Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (6%)
  • Brazil (5%)
  • Ethiopia (5%)
  • Philippines (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Pitkin County


  • German (10%)
  • European (10%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (9%)
  • American (7%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Norwegian (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Pitkin County, Colorado in 2000:

  • 227 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 47 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 20 people in other group homes
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Pitkin County, Colorado in 2010:

  • 27 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 19 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 17 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 4 people in college/university student housing
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $154,193.

9.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($85,642 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.97%
Colorado average:

10.99%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.38% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($28,753 average AGI)
5.59% relocated from other states ($56,890 average AGI)
Pitkin County:

5.59%
Colorado average:

4.99%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Eagle County, CO  1.51% ($80,632 average AGI)
from Garfield County, CO  1.17% ($71,289)


11.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($103,706 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.27%
Colorado average:

9.96%


0.37% of residents moved to foreign countries ($925 average AGI)
Pitkin County:

0.37%
Colorado average:

0.10%

5.95% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($41,678 average AGI)
4.95% relocated to other states ($61,103 average AGI)
Pitkin County:

4.95%
Colorado average:

3.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Garfield County, CO  2.11% ($62,966 average AGI)
to Eagle County, CO  1.94% ($85,975)
to Denver County, CO  0.57% ($71,688)
to Boulder County, CO  0.37% ($56,581)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.29% ($53,125)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Pitkin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 2.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 2.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 2.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Pitkin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Pitkin County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Pitkin County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Pitkin County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pitkin County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pitkin County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pitkin County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Pitkin County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,399 (1,335 aged, 64 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 359 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Pitkin County, Colorado in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (33)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (25)
  • Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge (21)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (20)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (19)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (18)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (17)
  • Intentional self-harm by hanging, strangulation and suffocation (14)
  • Person injured in unspecified motor-vehicle accident, traffic (14)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (13)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,354
  • In family households: 11,985 (2,078 male householders, 1,857 female householders)
    2,951 spouses, 3,905 children (3,806 natural, 26 adopted, 72 stepchildren), 154 grandchildren, 62 brothers or sisters, 259 parents, 133 other relatives, 571 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,355 (2,341 male householders (1,536 living alone)), 1,669 female householders (1,288 living alone)), 2,398 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 123

Size of family households: 2,181 2-persons, 945 3-persons, 640 4-persons, 107 5-persons, 54 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,825 1-person, 860 2-persons, 255 3-persons, 83 4-persons.

1,859 married couples with children.
802 single-parent households (249 men, 553 women).

84.6% of residents of Pitkin speak English at home.
9.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (36% speak English very well, 52% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $38,859,000 ($2,643 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $893,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $15,875,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $3,935,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,000
Federal grants: $11,841,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,610,000 ($128,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,591,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,486,000
Federal Government insurance: $37,483,000

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

Births: 855
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 220
Here:

15 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +443
Here:

+30 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,010
Here -68 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Pitkin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.22 millions of gallons per day (7% from ground, 93% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.5
State:

4.1

Year house built in Pitkin County, Colorado
  • Year house built in Pitkin County, Colorado
  • 2552014 or later
  • 2142010 to 2013
  • 2,6692000 to 2009
  • 2,4771990 to 1999
  • 2,2731980 to 1989
  • 3,2831970 to 1979
  • 1,2101960 to 1969
  • 2731950 to 1959
  • 1081940 to 1949
  • 6111939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pitkin County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pitkin County, Colorado
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pitkin County, Colorado
  • 241 room
  • 2802 rooms
  • 5133 rooms
  • 7574 rooms
  • 1,0775 rooms
  • 8356 rooms
  • 4207 rooms
  • 3398 rooms
  • 7899+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pitkin County, Colorado
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pitkin County, Colorado
  • 6651 room
  • 4032 rooms
  • 5073 rooms
  • 6774 rooms
  • 2695 rooms
  • 3406 rooms
  • 437 rooms
  • 308 rooms
  • 909+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pitkin County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pitkin County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pitkin County, Colorado
  • 72no bedroom
  • 4421 bedroom
  • 1,0672 bedrooms
  • 1,8563 bedrooms
  • 1,1314 bedrooms
  • 4325+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pitkin County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pitkin County, Colorado
  • 652no bedroom
  • 6061 bedroom
  • 1,0142 bedrooms
  • 2993 bedrooms
  • 3374 bedrooms
  • 855+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Pitkin County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Pitkin County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pitkin County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 153no vehicle
  • 1,3581 vehicle
  • 2,3632 vehicles
  • 7043 vehicles
  • 3394 vehicles
  • 785+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Pitkin County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pitkin County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 195no vehicle
  • 1,4191 vehicle
  • 8692 vehicles
  • 2323 vehicles
  • 1234 vehicles
  • 365+ vehicles

84.6% of Pitkin County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in Colorado.

Pitkin County:

84.6%
State average:

82.0%

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

  • This state: 4,827
  • Other state: 10,993
  • Northeast: 2,888
  • Midwest: 3,237
  • South: 2,397
  • West: 2,448
Year householders moved into unit in Pitkin County, CO
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pitkin County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 60.9%Utility gas
  • 25.2%Electricity
  • 8.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 0.7%Solar energy
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 50.3%Electricity
  • 41.5%Utility gas
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 169
Here:

15.1%
Colorado:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 216
Here:

20.2%
Colorado:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 113
Here:

23.4%
Colorado:

13.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Pitkin County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $10,639,000
    Air Transportation: $8,960,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,147,000
    Regular Highways: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Air Transportation: $13,220,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,887,000
    Regular Highways: $9,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,369,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,105,000
    Police Protection: $7,116,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,555,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,394,000
    Libraries: $1,456,000
    Health - Other: $1,343,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,158,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,098,000
    General - Other: $1,062,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $930,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $730,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $3,995,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,113,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $49,750,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $49,750,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,051,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,108,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,943,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,894,000
    Special Assessments: $1,645,000
    General Revenue - Other: $908,000
    Sale of Property: $277,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $70,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $703,000
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $98,278,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,583,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,438,000
    Other: $1,826,000
    Public Welfare: $1,471,000
    Highways: $1,423,000
  • Tax - Property: $34,242,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,134,000
    Other License: $1,327,000

Pitkin County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $10,639,000
    Air Transportation: $8,960,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,147,000
    Regular Highways: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Air Transportation: $13,220,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,887,000
    Regular Highways: $9,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,369,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,105,000
    Police Protection: $7,116,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,555,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,394,000
    Libraries: $1,456,000
    Health - Other: $1,343,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,158,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,098,000
    General - Other: $1,062,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $930,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $730,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $3,995,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,113,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $49,750,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $49,750,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,051,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,108,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,943,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,894,000
    Special Assessments: $1,645,000
    General Revenue - Other: $908,000
    Sale of Property: $277,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $70,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $703,000
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $98,278,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,583,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,438,000
    Other: $1,826,000
    Public Welfare: $1,471,000
    Highways: $1,423,000
  • Tax - Property: $34,242,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,134,000
    Other License: $1,327,000

Pitkin County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $10,639,000
    Air Transportation: $8,960,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,147,000
    Regular Highways: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Air Transportation: $13,220,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,887,000
    Regular Highways: $9,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,369,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,105,000
    Police Protection: $7,116,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,555,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,394,000
    Libraries: $1,456,000
    Health - Other: $1,343,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,158,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,098,000
    General - Other: $1,062,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $930,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $730,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $3,995,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,113,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $49,750,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $49,750,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,051,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,108,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,943,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,894,000
    Special Assessments: $1,645,000
    General Revenue - Other: $908,000
    Sale of Property: $277,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $70,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $703,000
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $98,278,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,583,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,438,000
    Other: $1,826,000
    Public Welfare: $1,471,000
    Highways: $1,423,000
  • Tax - Property: $34,242,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,134,000
    Other License: $1,327,000

Pitkin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $10,639,000
    Air Transportation: $8,960,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,147,000
    Regular Highways: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Air Transportation: $13,220,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,887,000
    Regular Highways: $9,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,369,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,105,000
    Police Protection: $7,116,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,555,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,394,000
    Libraries: $1,456,000
    Health - Other: $1,343,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,158,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,098,000
    General - Other: $1,062,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $930,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $730,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $3,995,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,113,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $49,750,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $49,750,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,051,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,108,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,943,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,894,000
    Special Assessments: $1,645,000
    General Revenue - Other: $908,000
    Sale of Property: $277,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $70,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $703,000
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $98,278,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,583,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,438,000
    Other: $1,826,000
    Public Welfare: $1,471,000
    Highways: $1,423,000
  • Tax - Property: $34,242,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,134,000
    Other License: $1,327,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 23
  • Number of aged recipients: 5
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 18
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 15
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 7
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 9
Most common first names in Pitkin County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2772.3 years
Robert1972.2 years
Mary1883.1 years
William1171.3 years
James969.9 years
Helen980.7 years
Arthur784.4 years
George773.4 years
David779.6 years
Ethel684.7 years
Most common last names in Pitkin County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith679.7 years
Cohen467.7 years
Marolt477.5 years
Anderson381.7 years
Taylor374.0 years
Moore388.0 years
Hall363.7 years
Conner389.0 years
Jones371.7 years
Allen354.7 years
Businesses in Pitkin County, CO
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Kroger1
Budget Car Rental1McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1New Balance1
FedEx14Nike1
Gap1Papa John's Pizza1
H&R Block1Starbucks1
Hyatt1True Value1
J.Crew1UPS6
Jones New York1Vans3

Pitkin County on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"