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Overview

Introduction to Craig, Colorado

Craig, Colorado, in Moffat county, is 125 miles W of Boulder, Colorado (center to center) and 145 miles W of Denver, Colorado. About 9,189 people people live in Craig.

Craig History

Founded in 1889 by William H. Tucker and named after Rev. William Bayard Craig, Craig was officially incorporated in 1908. Covering an area of about 4.9 square miles, it is replete with natural resources. This city, which is the commercial as well as industrial center of northwest Colorado, is the second largest in Colorado.

Craig and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Northwest Colorado
  • Craig/Moffat County Public Library
  • Yampa Valley Golf Course
  • Brown's Park National Wildlife Refuge
  • Vega State Park
  • Fort Steele State Historic Site

Things To Do In Craig

Craig, which offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, is dotted with parks and wildlife sanctuaries, like the Brown's Park National Wildlife Refuge, the Dinosaur National Monument, as well as historical sites such as Fort Steele State Historic Site. The 18-hole Yampa Valley Golf Course along the scenic Yampa River is another great attraction, particularly for golf enthusiasts. History buffs can pay a visit to the Museum of Northwest Colorado to learn more about the regional history and culture. One of the local festivals, the Grand Olde West Days is celebrated in Craig during the month of May.

Craig Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at the Yampa Valley Airport.

Craig Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available at Colorado Mountain College, Mesa State College, and Colorado Northwestern Community College.

People

Total Population 8,983
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 10%
Employed Population 16+ 4,241
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 50.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,750
% Above Poverty Level 87.4%
% Below Poverty Level 12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.7%
Median Gross Rent $711
Median House Value $172,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.4%
US/American 0%
English 8.6%
Irish 11.7%

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

Craig Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 125 miles W of Boulder, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 145 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Moffat
Standard Zip Codes 81625
P.O. Box Zip Codes 81626
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.515
Longitude -107.545

Craig 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 CRAIG 4 SW
Distance 4.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 30 F
Apr Temp 28 to 55 F
Jul Temp 50 to 84 F
Oct Temp 29 to 61 F
Annual Precip 15.8 inches
Station HAYDEN
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 30 F
Apr Temp 29 to 57 F
Jul Temp 49 to 85 F
Oct Temp 29 to 62 F
Annual Precip 17.3 inches
Station BAGGS
Distance 36.2 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 32 F
Apr Temp 28 to 58 F
Jul Temp 48 to 86 F
Oct Temp 29 to 61 F
Annual Precip 10.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lay (81625)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hayden 1,819 $65,000

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

Craig Public Libraries

Library
Craig-moffat County Library
570 GREEN STREET
Craig, Colorado
(970) 824-5116

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Craig Hospitals

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL THE - CAH
(Government - Local)
785 RUSSELL ST
(970) 824-9411
Emergency Service: Yes

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Craig High Schools

MOFFAT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
900 FINLEY LANE
970-824-7036
Serves 746 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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