Crested Butte, Colorado

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Crested Butte, Colorado

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Crested Butte Walking and Biking to Work
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Crested Butte Public Transportation Use
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Crested Butte Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Crested Butte College Educated Adults
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Crested Butte Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 8% Crested Butte Low Property Crime
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Crested Butte Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Crested Butte, Colorado

Comparing Crested Butte 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Racial Diversity 6 2
Age of the Population 1 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 2
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 8 7
People Above Poverty 5 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Housing Recently Built 9 8
People Living Alone 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 8 10

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Crested Butte Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 116 miles W of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Gunnison
Standard Zip Codes 81224
P.O. Box Zip Codes 81225
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.869
Longitude -106.987

Crested Butte Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp -6 to 23 F
Apr Temp 18 to 44 F
Jul Temp 38 to 74 F
Oct Temp 22 to 54 F
Annual Precip 23.8 inches
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp -11 to 27 F
Apr Temp 13 to 45 F
Jul Temp 40 to 71 F
Oct Temp 23 to 53 F
Annual Precip 16.9 inches
Distance 29.5 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 27 F
Apr Temp 25 to 55 F
Jul Temp 47 to 82 F
Oct Temp 28 to 61 F
Annual Precip 9.2 inches
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Crested Butte Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,529 100%
Male 848 55.5%
Female 681 44.5%
Under 18 207 13.5%
18+ 1,322 86.5%
65+ 29 1.9%
Median Age 30.6
Average Family Size 2.69
White 1,486 97.2%
African-American 4 0.3%
Asian 11 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.9%
Other 7 0.5%
Mixed Race 7 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 42 2.7%

Estimated Crested Butte Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,546
Growth 17
Growth % 1.1%

Crested Butte 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
Irish 15.7%
English 14.6%
German 13.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.1%
Italian 4.5%
Swedish 4.4%
Scotch-Irish 4%
US/American 3.4%
Dutch 3.3%
European 3.1%
Scottish 2.9%
Polish 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Russian 2.1%
Norwegian 2%
French Canadian 1.4%
Danish 1.3%
Scandinavian 1.3%
Croatian 1.1%
Australian 1%
British 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Swiss 0.8%
Slovene 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Slavic 0.5%
Romanian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Austrian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Celtic 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cement Creek (81224)
Meridian Lake (81225)
Riverbend (81225)
Skyland (81225)

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)
Crested Butte 1,529 $49,118
Aspen 5,914 $70,300
Gunnison 5,409 $41,761
Mount Crested Butte 707 $64,167
Snowmass Village 1,822 $86,338
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Serves 384 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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