Overview

Introduction to Craig, Colorado

Craig, Colorado, in Moffat county, is 125 miles W of Boulder, Colorado (center to center) and 145 miles W of Denver, Colorado. About 9,189 people people live in Craig.

Craig History

Founded in 1889 by William H. Tucker and named after Rev. William Bayard Craig, Craig was officially incorporated in 1908. Covering an area of about 4.9 square miles, it is replete with natural resources. This city, which is the commercial as well as industrial center of northwest Colorado, is the second largest in Colorado.

Craig and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Northwest Colorado
  • Craig/Moffat County Public Library
  • Yampa Valley Golf Course
  • Brown's Park National Wildlife Refuge
  • Vega State Park
  • Fort Steele State Historic Site

Things To Do In Craig

Craig, which offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, is dotted with parks and wildlife sanctuaries, like the Brown's Park National Wildlife Refuge, the Dinosaur National Monument, as well as historical sites such as Fort Steele State Historic Site. The 18-hole Yampa Valley Golf Course along the scenic Yampa River is another great attraction, particularly for golf enthusiasts. History buffs can pay a visit to the Museum of Northwest Colorado to learn more about the regional history and culture. One of the local festivals, the Grand Olde West Days is celebrated in Craig during the month of May.

Craig Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at the Yampa Valley Airport.

Craig Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available at Colorado Mountain College, Mesa State College, and Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,888
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens14%
Employed Population 16+4,367
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married54.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12%
Median Earnings25+$31,973
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,847
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,913

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,400
% Above Poverty Level87.6%
% Below Poverty Level12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone29.4%
Median Gross Rent$765
Median House Value$162,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.7%
German17.1%
Irish14.1%
English10.2%
Scottish4.5%
French Except Basque4.1%
Italian3.2%
Swedish1.7%
Dutch1.7%
Austrian1.4%
Norwegian1.2%
Polish1%
Welsh0.9%
Greek0.7%
Danishn0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
Czech0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Basque0.1%
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Craig Almanac

CategoryValue
County Moffat County
Standard Zip Codes81625
P.O. Box Zip Codes81626
Phone Area Codes970
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.52
Approximate Longitude-107.55

Craig Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCRAIG 4 SW
Distance4.9 miles
Jan Temp6 to 30 F
Apr Temp28 to 55 F
Jul Temp50 to 84 F
Oct Temp29 to 61 F
Annual Precip15.8 inches
StationHAYDEN
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp7 to 30 F
Apr Temp29 to 57 F
Jul Temp49 to 85 F
Oct Temp29 to 62 F
Annual Precip17.3 inches
StationBAGGS
Distance36.2 miles
Jan Temp6 to 32 F
Apr Temp28 to 58 F
Jul Temp48 to 86 F
Oct Temp29 to 61 F
Annual Precip10.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hayden1,791$75,521

Craig Public Libraries

Moffat County Library
570 GREEN STREET
Craig, Colorado
(970) 824-5116

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Craig Hospitals

Memorial Hospital, The
(Government - Local)
750 Hospital Loop
(970) 824-9411

Craig Public Schools

Craig Middle School
915 Yampa Avenue
ZIP: 81625
Middle
Total Enrollment 470
Early Childhood Center
775 Yampa Avenue
ZIP: 81625
Primary
Total Enrollment 43
East Elementary School
600 Texas Avenue
ZIP: 81625
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Moffat County High School
900 Finley Lane
ZIP: 81625
High
Total Enrollment 529
Ridgeview Elementary School
600 Westridge Road
ZIP: 81625
Primary
Total Enrollment 301
Sandrock Elementary
201 East 9th
ZIP: 81625
Primary
Total Enrollment 273
Sunset Elementary School
800 West 7th Street
ZIP: 81625
Primary
Total Enrollment 285
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