Cripple Creek, Colorado

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Cripple Creek, Colorado

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Cripple Creek Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Cripple Creek Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Cripple Creek Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 12% Cripple Creek Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Cripple Creek Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Cripple Creek, Colorado

Comparing Cripple Creek 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 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Racial Diversity 7 5
Age of the Population 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 3
Senior Citizens 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 3
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
College Educated Adults 6 4
Median Family Income 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
People Living Alone 7 7
Affordability of Rents 1 3
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 1 1
Low Violent Crime 1 1

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Cripple Creek Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 20 miles W of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Teller
Standard Zip Codes 80813
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.746
Longitude -105.177

Cripple Creek Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 39 F
Apr Temp 21 to 53 F
Jul Temp 41 to 78 F
Oct Temp 22 to 60 F
Annual Precip 14.4 inches
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 32 F
Apr Temp 19 to 44 F
Jul Temp 40 to 70 F
Oct Temp 23 to 52 F
Annual Precip 24 inches
Distance 29.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 38 F
Apr Temp 29 to 56 F
Jul Temp 52 to 81 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 22.1 inches
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Cripple Creek Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,115 100%
Male 569 51%
Female 546 49%
Under 18 247 22.2%
18+ 868 77.8%
65+ 89 8%
Median Age 38.7
Average Family Size 2.82
White 1,029 92.3%
African-American 10 0.9%
Asian 9 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 24 2.2%
Other 16 1.4%
Mixed Race 27 2.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 67 6%

Estimated Cripple Creek Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,065
Growth -50
Growth % -4.5%

Cripple Creek 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
German 22.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15%
Irish 14.8%
English 11.4%
French (except Basque) 4%
Italian 3.8%
Dutch 3.2%
US/American 3.2%
Palestinian 2.8%
Scottish 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Swedish 1.8%
Canadian 1.6%
Polish 1.4%
Norwegian 1.2%
European 0.9%
Arab/Arabic 0.9%
Romanian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
Portuguese 0.7%
Swiss 0.6%
British 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Slavic 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cripple Creek 1,115 $41,685
Canon City 15,431 $42,917
Colorado Springs 360,890 $53,478
Green Mountain Falls 773 $55,268
Manitou Springs 4,980 $57,260
Victor 445 $34,375
Woodland Park 6,515 $59,583

Cripple Creek Public Libraries

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Starbucks in Cripple Creek

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Double Eagle Casino
442 East Bennett Ave
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Cripple Creek High Schools (2004)

Serves 275 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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