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Overview

Introduction to Carbondale, Colorado

Carbondale, Colorado is 111 miles W of Boulder, Colorado (center to center) and 121 miles W of Denver, Colorado. It is located in Garfield County.

Carbondale History

The Town of Carbondale was named after Carbondale, Pennsylvania. The economy was formerly based on agriculture. The ranchers and farmers capitalized on open land around the town in order to supply food for the miners in nearby Aspen, which was then a flourishing center of silver mining activity. In the early twentieth century, the primary agricultural product of Carbondale was potatoes. In 1981, many miners were killed due to a methane gas explosion. By the year 1991, all the mines were closed down permanently.

Carbondale and nearby Attractions

  • Rifle Gap State Park
  • Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Vega State Park
  • Pioneer Town
  • Paonia State Park
  • Frontier Historical Museum

Things To Do In Carbondale

History buffs may visit museums like Frontier Historical Museum, Pioneer Town, the Aspen Art Museum, and the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and Museum. Popular shopping destinations include Crystal Village Plaza Shopping Center and Sopris Shopping Center. There are a number of well equpped golf courses in the community such as Glenwood Springs Golf Club and Aspen Glen Club, which offer ample opportunities for the golf enthusiasts. One may also visit places like Vintage Ski World, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, and Snowmass Arts and Crafts Fair. The community celebrates festivals such as Oktoberfest in October, Mountain Fair in July, and Potato Day also in October.

Carbondale Transportation

Eagle County Regional Airport is nearby.

Carbondale Higher Education

The students can pursue higher studies at Mesa State College, Red Rocks Community College, and Colorado State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,571
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens11.1%
Employed Population 16+3,578
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married55.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.9%
Median Earnings25+$38,760
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,358
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,076
% Above Poverty Level90.4%
% Below Poverty Level9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home10.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work12.9%
% Using Public Transportation8.9%

Housing

People Living Alone19.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,359
Median House Value$448,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.8%
German12.1%
Irish9.1%
English8.7%
Italian5.3%
Scottish3.7%
Swedish3.1%
Norwegian2.6%
Dutch1.6%
French Except Basque1.3%
Polish1%
Swiss0.8%
Greek0.7%
Russian0.4%
Turkish0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Ukrainian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Carbondale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Garfield County
Standard Zip Codes81623
Phone Area Codes970
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude39.39
Approximate Longitude-107.21

Carbondale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationGLENWOOD SPGS #2
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 36 F
Apr Temp31 to 63 F
Jul Temp52 to 89 F
Oct Temp33 to 67 F
Annual Precip17.9 inches
StationEAGLE AP
Distance23.2 miles
Jan Temp6 to 35 F
Apr Temp27 to 59 F
Jul Temp47 to 86 F
Oct Temp27 to 64 F
Annual Precip10.7 inches
StationPAONIA 1 SW
Distance44 miles
Jan Temp15 to 39 F
Apr Temp34 to 63 F
Jul Temp57 to 90 F
Oct Temp38 to 67 F
Annual Precip15 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Basalt3,783$81,375
Glenwood Springs9,806$70,264
Gypsum6,729$86,103
Marble125$83,438
New Castle4,610$100,154
Snowmass Village2,883$95,997

Carbondale Public Schools

Bridges
455 South 3rd Street
ZIP: 81623
High
Total Enrollment 85
Carbondale Community Charter School
1505 Satank Road
ZIP: 81623
Primary
Total Enrollment 135
Carbondale Middle School
180 Snowmass Drive
ZIP: 81623
Middle
Total Enrollment 352
Crystal River Elementary School
160 Snowmass Drive
ZIP: 81623
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Roaring Fork High School
2270 Highway 133
ZIP: 81623
High
Total Enrollment 347
Ross Montessori School
407 Merrill Avenue
ZIP: 81623
Primary
Total Enrollment 235

Carbondale Private Schools

Colorado Rocky Mountain School
1493 County Road 106
ZIP: 81623
Secondary
Total Enrollment 151
Waldorf School On The Roaring Fork
16543 Old Highway 82
ZIP: 81623
Elementary
Total Enrollment 145
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