Gypsum, Colorado

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Gypsum, Colorado

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High Points

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

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Gypsum Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Gypsum Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Gypsum People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Gypsum Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Gypsum, Colorado

Comparing Gypsum 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 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Racial Diversity 8 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Age of the Population 1 2
Female Share of the Population 1 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 9 9
College Educated Adults 8 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 4
Working at Home 6 3
Short Commute Times 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
People Living Alone 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 2

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Gypsum Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 92 miles W of Boulder, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Eagle
Standard Zip Codes 81637
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.646
Longitude -106.951

Gypsum Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station EAGLE AP
Distance 1.8 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 22.2 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 VAIL
Distance 31.2 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 26 F
Apr Temp 22 to 47 F
Jul Temp 40 to 75 F
Oct Temp 23 to 53 F
Annual Precip 20.4 inches
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Gypsum Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,654 100%
Male 1,916 52.4%
Female 1,738 47.6%
Under 18 1,209 33.1%
18+ 2,445 66.9%
65+ 82 2.2%
Median Age 30.3
Average Family Size 3.47
White 2,970 81.3%
African-American 6 0.2%
Asian 8 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 48 1.3%
Other 548 15%
Mixed Race 72 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,144 31.3%

Estimated Gypsum Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,964
Growth 1,310
Growth % 35.9%

Gypsum 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) 36.1%
German 16.2%
US/American 11.6%
English 9%
Irish 7.3%
Norwegian 3.7%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Italian 2.6%
Swedish 1.7%
Scottish 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Dutch 0.9%
Welsh 0.7%
Polish 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Australian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Bulgarian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Dotsero (81637)
Sweetwater (81637)

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)
Gypsum 3,654 $62,384
Basalt 2,681 $73,375
Carbondale 5,196 $55,726
Eagle 3,032 $67,500
Glenwood Springs 7,736 $52,903
Marble 105 $47,292
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Gypsum High Schools (2004)

Serves 614 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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