Telluride, Colorado

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Telluride, Colorado

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High Points

Telluride 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 Telluride Walking and Biking to Work
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Telluride College Educated Adults
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Telluride Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Telluride Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Telluride Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Telluride Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Telluride Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Telluride, Colorado

Comparing Telluride 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
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Racial Diversity 7 5
Age of the Population 1 3
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 8 8
People Above Poverty 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 9
People Living Alone 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 6 8
Low Property Crime 2 3

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Telluride Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 173 miles W of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County San Miguel
P.O. Box Zip Codes 81435
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.937
Longitude -107.811

Telluride Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.1 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
Distance 13.8 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 27.5 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 35 F
Apr Temp 22 to 55 F
Jul Temp 44 to 77 F
Oct Temp 26 to 61 F
Annual Precip 14.2 inches
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Telluride Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,221 100%
Male 1,224 55.1%
Female 997 44.9%
Under 18 318 14.3%
18+ 1,903 85.7%
65+ 42 1.9%
Median Age 31
Average Family Size 2.79
White 2,056 92.6%
African-American 9 0.4%
Asian 16 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 18 0.8%
Other 92 4.1%
Mixed Race 30 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 160 7.2%

Estimated Telluride Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,303
Growth 82
Growth % 3.7%

Telluride 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
English 12.5%
German 12.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11%
Irish 10.9%
US/American 10.1%
Italian 8.1%
European 5.3%
Scottish 4.3%
Swedish 3.6%
Russian 3.6%
Norwegian 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
French Canadian 1.4%
Polish 1.1%
Dutch 1.1%
Lithuanian 1%
British 1%
Romanian 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Northern European 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Finnish 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Slovene 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Pandora (81435)

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)
Telluride 2,221 $66,136
Mountain Village 978 $52,750
Ouray 813 $45,313
Rico 205 $55,625
Ridgway 713 $45,208
Silverton 531 $39,375

Telluride Public Libraries

San Miguel Library District # 1/telluride
Telluride, Colorado
(970) 728-4519

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Telluride High Schools (2004)

Serves 151 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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1. Breckenridge, Colorado 94.2   28.3% 2.1% 55.5% 11 $52,212 3% 4.4% 2,408 8.8% 41.5 68.1% 0.8
2. Vail, Colorado 91.9   33.6% 4.7% 60.9% 17 $66,389 3.4% 5.9% 4,531 6.6% 85.4 53.6% 1.1
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