Mount Crested Butte, Colorado

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Mount Crested Butte, Colorado

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 1% trophy Mount Crested Butte Walking and Biking to Work
Public Transportation Use
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Top 2% trophy Mount Crested Butte Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
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Top 3% trophy Mount Crested Butte College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 3% trophy Mount Crested Butte Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
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Top 3% trophy Mount Crested Butte Short Commute Times
Median Family Income
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Top 9% Mount Crested Butte Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Mount Crested Butte, Colorado

Comparing Mount 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 10
Age of the Population 1 3
Racial Diversity 1 1
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 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
People Above Poverty 5 4

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 7 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
People Living Alone 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 4 6
Low Property Crime 3 5

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Mount Crested Butte Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 114 miles SW of Lakewood, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 115 miles W of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Gunnison
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 38.905
Longitude -106.959

Mount 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 0.9 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 19.5 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 32.3 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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Mount Crested Butte Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 707 100%
Male 436 61.7%
Female 271 38.3%
Under 18 66 9.3%
18+ 641 90.7%
65+ 26 3.7%
Median Age 31
Average Family Size 2.55
White 688 97.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 1.6%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 6 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 3.5%

Estimated Mount Crested Butte Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 756
Growth 49
Growth % 6.9%

Mount 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
German 23.4%
Irish 13.1%
English 12.7%
Italian 9%
US/American 7.9%
French (except Basque) 6.2%
Scottish 4.7%
Polish 2.8%
European 1.9%
British 1.9%
Norwegian 1.9%
Hungarian 1.5%
Swedish 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
French Canadian 1.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.3%
Czech 1.1%
Dutch 0.9%
Swiss 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Portuguese 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Australian 0.4%
Slavic 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

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)
Mount Crested Butte 707 $64,167
Aspen 5,914 $70,300
Crested Butte 1,529 $49,118
Gunnison 5,409 $41,761
Snowmass Village 1,822 $86,338
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