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People

Total Population 3,791
Male Share of the Population 54.8%
Female Share of the Population 45.2%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,400
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 50.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 61.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $95,089
% Above Poverty Level 93.6%
% Below Poverty Level 6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 12.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 8.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 37%
Median Gross Rent $1,792
Median House Value $480,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.4%
US/American 0%
English 14.4%
Irish 12.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Basalt Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 103 miles SW of Boulder, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Eagle
Standard Zip Codes 81621
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.368
Longitude -107.032

Basalt Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MEREDITH
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 33 F
Apr Temp 21 to 49 F
Jul Temp 40 to 79 F
Oct Temp 23 to 59 F
Annual Precip 16.3 inches
Station EAGLE AP
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 35 F
Apr Temp 27 to 59 F
Jul Temp 47 to 86 F
Oct Temp 27 to 64 F
Annual Precip 10.7 inches
Station TWIN LAKES RES
Distance 41 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 32 F
Apr Temp 19 to 46 F
Jul Temp 42 to 72 F
Oct Temp 25 to 53 F
Annual Precip 9.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Basalt, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Ruedi (81621)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aspen 6,740 $100,594
Carbondale 6,516 $71,267
Eagle 6,553 $79,961
Gypsum 6,685 $87,708
Marble 150 $83,000
Snowmass Village 2,865 $109,417

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Basalt Public Libraries

Library
Basalt Regional Library District
99 MIDLAND AVE
Basalt, Colorado
(970) 927-4311
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Basalt High Schools

BASALT HIGH SCHOOL
600 SOUTHSIDE DRIVE
970-384-5959
Serves 405 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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