Basalt, Colorado

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Basalt, Colorado

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High Points

Basalt strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Colorado):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Basalt Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Basalt Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Basalt Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Basalt College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Basalt Median Family Income
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Basalt Walking and Biking to Work
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Basalt People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Basalt, Colorado

Comparing Basalt to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Colorado (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Racial Diversity 9 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Age of the Population 3 5
Female Share of the Population 1 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 6
Portion of People Married 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 9
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
People Above Poverty 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
People Living Alone 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 6 8
Low Violent Crime 3 4

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Basalt Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,681 100%
Male 1,397 52.1%
Female 1,284 47.9%
Under 18 632 23.6%
18+ 2,049 76.4%
65+ 80 3%
Median Age 34.4
Average Family Size 3
White 2,454 91.5%
African-American 13 0.5%
Asian 34 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.5%
Other 128 4.8%
Mixed Race 35 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 315 11.7%

Estimated Basalt Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,007
Growth 326
Growth % 12.2%

Basalt Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.3%
English 16.9%
German 15.9%
Irish 8%
Italian 7.1%
US/American 4.9%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Norwegian 1.9%
Russian 1.9%
Scottish 1.8%
Swedish 1.7%
European 1.6%
Austrian 1.5%
British 1.4%
Dutch 1.3%
Ukrainian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Czech 1%
Hungarian 0.9%
Polish 0.9%
Yugoslavian 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Northern European 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Brazilian 0.4%
Romanian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Basque 0.3%
Celtic 0.3%
Croatian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
New Zealander 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Basalt 2,681 $73,375
Aspen 5,914 $70,300
Carbondale 5,196 $55,726
Eagle 3,032 $67,500
Gypsum 3,654 $62,384
Marble 105 $47,292
Snowmass Village 1,822 $86,338

Basalt Public Libraries

Basalt Regional Library District
Basalt, Colorado
(970) 927-4311
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Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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