Upper Bear Creek, Colorado

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Population in 2010: 1,059.
Males: 547  (51.7%)
Females: 512  (48.3%)
Median resident age:

54.6 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $71,506
Upper Bear Creek:

$71,506
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $42,102

Upper Bear Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $434,830
Upper Bear Creek:

$434,830
CO:

$394,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $757,177; detached houses: $751,856

Median gross rent in 2019: $3,102.

March 2019 cost of living index in Upper Bear Creek: 98.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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  • Races in Upper Bear Creek, CO (2019)
    • 88493.2%White alone
    • 384.0%Hispanic
    • 131.4%Two or more races
    • 70.7%Asian alone

Races in Upper Bear Creek detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: English (47.3%), German (16.0%), Scottish (11.5%), British (9.2%), Norwegian (5.9%), European (3.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

7 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.7%
Colorado:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,036 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,161 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, CO (17.2 miles , pop. 144,126).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (18.1 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (560.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Evergreen, CO (2.0 miles ),
Central Jefferson, CO (2.2 miles ),
Kittredge, CO (2.5 miles ),
Floyd Hill, CO (2.6 miles ),
Indian Hills, CO (2.8 miles ),
Aspen Park, CO (2.9 miles ),
Genesee, CO (3.0 miles ),
Idledale, CO (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 39.63 N, Longitude: 105.41 W

Distribution of median household income in Upper Bear Creek, CO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Upper Bear Creek, CO in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.6%
Colorado:

6.2%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 103. This is worse than average.

City:

103
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.407. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.407
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.585. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.585
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 38.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2014 was 27.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.11
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00502. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00502
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Upper Bear Creek-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 12% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.5 miles away from the Upper Bear Creek place center injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/18/1975, a category F3 tornado 38.1 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Upper Bear Creek-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 767% 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 434.8 miles away from Upper Bear Creek center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 191.7 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 530.3 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 181.4 miles away from Upper Bear Creek 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 404.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 188.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clear Creek County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Upper Bear Creek:

  • MT EVANS HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; EVERGREEN, CO)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF EVERGREEN (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; EVERGREEN, CO)
  • BEAR CREEK CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MORRISON, CO)
  • ATLAS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; GOLDEN, CO)
  • CAREMERIDIAN LLC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LITTLETON, CO)
  • EMERITUS AT GREEN MOUNTAIN LONG TERM CARE COMMUNIT (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LAKEWOOD, CO)
  • KIDNEY CENTER OF BEAR CREEK (ARA) (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; LAKEWOOD, CO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Upper Bear Creek:

  • Colorado School of Mines (about 13 miles; Golden, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,507)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 16 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)
  • Colorado Christian University (about 18 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • Arapahoe Community College (about 21 miles; Littleton, CO; FT enrollment: 6,619)
  • Community College of Denver (about 24 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 7,329)
  • Regis University (about 24 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 6,975)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (about 24 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 17,242)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Upper Bear Creek: Brookvale Ranch (A), Evergreen Fire / Rescue Station 5 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Corral Creek (A), Yankee Creek (B), Vance Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Upper Bear Creek: Mount Evans Elk Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

2.4 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.8%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.9%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Upper Bear Creek:

Marital status in Upper Bear Creek, CO
  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 68.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 3.8%

For population 25 years and over in Upper Bear Creek:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 60.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.6%
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

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Upper Bear Creek, CO (based on Clear Creek County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7083
Mainline Protestant3535
Other2372
Evangelical Protestant1132
None7,677-
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
Clear Creek County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Clear Creek County:

11.19 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

25.75 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

5.3%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Clear Creek County:

20.4%
State:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

6.2%
Colorado:

9.6%

11.73% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,416 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.73%
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 Jefferson County, CO  3.19% ($57,943 average AGI)
from Denver County, CO  1.48% ($89,825)
from Arapahoe County, CO  0.80% ($52,839)


11.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($77,660 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.23%
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 Jefferson County, CO  3.05% ($72,795 average AGI)
to Denver County, CO  0.89% ($60,735)
to Adams County, CO  0.63% ($31,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Upper Bear Creek:

  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KADZ (1550 AM; 10 kW; ARVADA, CO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KDDZ (1690 AM; 10 kW; ARVADA, CO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KEZW (1430 AM; 10 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KLZ (560 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KCKK (1600 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KNRC (1150 AM; 10 kW; ENGLEWOOD, CO; Owner: NRC BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Upper Bear Creek:

  • KYGO-FM (98.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KXPK (96.5 FM; EVERGREEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBPI (106.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KALC (105.9 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOSI (101.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFMD (95.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRFX (103.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KXKL-FM (105.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KLDV (91.1 FM; MORRISON, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KIMN (100.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KVOD (90.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KUVO (89.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: DENVER EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KQKS (107.5 FM; LAKEWOOD, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • K209DE (89.7 FM; GOLDEN, CO; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KQMT (99.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBCO-FM (97.3 FM; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRKS-FM (94.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC)
  • K300AE (107.9 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K207CK (89.3 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: SUMMIT PUBLIC RADIOSUMMIT FOUNDATION)
  • K202CV (88.3 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)

TV broadcast stations around Upper Bear Creek:

  • KUSA-TV (Channel 9; DENVER, CO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KTVD (Channel 20; DENVER, CO; Owner: TWENVER BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KCNC-TV (Channel 4; DENVER, CO; Owner: CBS TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KWGN-TV (Channel 2; DENVER, CO; Owner: KWGN INC.)
  • KMAS-LP (Channel 63; DENVER, CO; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS COLO. LIC. CORP.)
  • KMGH-TV (Channel 7; DENVER, CO; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDVR (Channel 31; DENVER, CO; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPXC-TV (Channel 59; DENVER, CO; Owner: PAXSON DENVER LICENSE, INC.)
  • KRMA-TV (Channel 6; DENVER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K48FW (Channel 48; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KBDI-TV (Channel 12; BROOMFIELD, CO; Owner: FRONT RANGE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP.)
  • KDEN (Channel 25; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: LONGMONT CHANNEL 25, INC.)
  • KRMT (Channel 41; DENVER, CO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KDVT-LP (Channel 36; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KDEO-LP (Channel 38; AURORA, CO; Owner: PETER B. VAN DE SANDE)
  • KCEC (Channel 50; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K08IV (Channel 8; PINEWOOD SPRINGS,ETC, CO; Owner: CHANNEL 20 TV COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 2.5mTotal length
  • 2,351Total average daily traffic
  • 106Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,398Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Upper Bear Creek, CO
  • 67.7%Utility gas
  • 18.1%Electricity
  • 9.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Upper Bear Creek, CO
  • 75.0%Solar energy
  • 25.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Upper Bear Creek compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value above 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Upper Bear Creek on our top lists:

  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Brazil (population 500+)"
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