Ouray, Colorado

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Ouray, Colorado

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Ouray College Educated Adults
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Ouray Short Commute Times
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Ouray Low Violent Crime
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Ouray Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Ouray, Colorado

Comparing Ouray 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
Age of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Racial Diversity 7 4
Senior Citizens 5 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 6
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 7 6
People Above Poverty 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
People Living Alone 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Housing Recently Built 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3
Affordability of Rents 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 4 7

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Ouray Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 164 miles W of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Ouray
P.O. Box Zip Codes 81427
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.022
Longitude -107.67

Ouray Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station OURAY
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 31 to 51 F
Jul Temp 51 to 76 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 24.1 inches
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 38 F
Apr Temp 26 to 56 F
Jul Temp 46 to 81 F
Oct Temp 27 to 62 F
Annual Precip 16.5 inches
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 37 F
Apr Temp 22 to 51 F
Jul Temp 41 to 77 F
Oct Temp 23 to 59 F
Annual Precip 23.4 inches
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Ouray Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 813 100%
Male 414 50.9%
Female 399 49.1%
Under 18 172 21.2%
18+ 641 78.8%
65+ 119 14.6%
Median Age 42
Average Family Size 2.76
White 793 97.5%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 5 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 4 0.5%
Mixed Race 6 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 52 6.4%

Estimated Ouray Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 877
Growth 64
Growth % 7.9%

Ouray 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 20.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.4%
English 11.8%
Irish 9.9%
US/American 9.1%
Italian 7.4%
Swedish 3.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Norwegian 2.8%
Austrian 2.5%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Polish 1.8%
Dutch 1.6%
Scottish 1.6%
Russian 1.6%
European 1.6%
British 1.5%
Czech 1.2%
Scandinavian 1.2%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Israeli 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Red Mountain (81427)

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)
Ouray 813 $45,313
Lake City 375 $39,583
Mountain Village 978 $52,750
Ridgway 713 $45,208
Silverton 531 $39,375
Telluride 2,221 $66,136

Ouray Public Libraries

Ouray Library District
320 6TH AVE
Ouray, Colorado
(970) 325-4616

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Ouray High Schools (2004)

Serves 66 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.5

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Historic Ouray


Red Mountain (Ouray, Silverton Stage Road) c1901.

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Red Mountain (Ouray, Silverton Stage Road) c1901.

Marshall Pass and Mt. Ouray. c1890.

Ouray (from Blow-out Canyon) c1901.

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