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Overview

Introduction to Estes Park, Colorado

Estes Park, Colorado, in Larimer county, is 23 miles W of Loveland, Colorado (center to center) and 52 miles NW of Denver, Colorado. The town is in the Fort Collins - Loveland area.

Estes Park History

Estes Park, a town located in Larimer County, was established in 1859. The community was named in honor of Joel Estes, who was the founder of the town. Larimer County was named after William Larimer, Jr., who established Denver. The county was formed in 1861. The town of Estes Park, which houses the headquarters for the Rocky Mountain National Park, was also the location for the Credit Union National Association. It was a significant milestone in the history of credit unions in America. The town received great damage due to a flood in 1982.

Estes Park and nearby Attractions

  • Barbour Ponds State Park
  • Boulder History Museum
  • Golden Gate Canyon State Park
  • Discovery Center Science Museum
  • Eldorado Canyon State Park
  • Great Stupa at Rocky Mountain Shambhala Center

Things To Do In Estes Park

History buffs will find museums such as the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, the Great Stupa at Rocky Mountain Shambhala Center, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the University of Colorado Museum, which all provide insights into the history of the area. There are numerous parks such as Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Eldorado Canyon State Park, and Barbour Ponds State Park. These offer ample recreational opportunities. Saint Bartholomew Church is also located nearby. The festivals celebrated in the town include the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in June, Jazz Fest in May, and the Heritage Festival in August.

Estes Park Transportation

The closest major international airport is Denver International Airport.

Estes Park Higher Education

Higher educational facilities include Red Rocks Community College, Colorado Schools of Mines, and Colorado State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,230
Male Share of the Population45.8%
Female Share of the Population54.2%
Senior Citizens32.6%
Employed Population 16+2,793
Age of the Population59

Families

% of people married62.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.8%
Median Earnings25+$27,808
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,219
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,904
% Above Poverty Level87.4%
% Below Poverty Level12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home12.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work10.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone33.9%
Median Gross Rent$917
Median House Value$342,000

Ancestry

German29.9%
English18.2%
Irish13.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.7%
Scottish6.5%
Swedish5%
Italian4.1%
French Except Basque2.8%
Polish2.6%
Dutch2.2%
Norwegian1.8%
Romanian1.5%
Russian1.2%
Ukrainian1.2%
Danishn1.2%
Welsh1.2%
Swiss1%
Greek0.8%
Czech0.8%
Belgian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Basque0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Estes Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Larimer County
Standard Zip Codes80517
P.O. Box Zip Codes80511
Phone Area Codes970
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.34
Approximate Longitude-105.57

Estes Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationESTES PARK
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp27 to 53 F
Jul Temp47 to 79 F
Oct Temp31 to 59 F
Annual Precip13.9 inches
StationHOURGLASS RESERVOIR
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp11 to 30 F
Apr Temp20 to 45 F
Jul Temp44 to 75 F
Oct Temp27 to 54 F
Annual Precip14.9 inches
StationFORT COLLINS
Distance27.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 42 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 86 F
Oct Temp35 to 64 F
Annual Precip15.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berthoud5,766$73,734
Grand Lake205$63,333
Jamestown219$113,750
Loveland73,360$72,922
Lyons2,027$94,554

Estes Park Public Libraries

Estes Valley Public Library District
335 EAST ELKHORN AVENUE
Estes Park, Colorado
(970) 586-8116

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Estes Park Hospitals

Estes Park Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
555 Prospect Avenue
(970) 586-2317

Estes Park Public Schools

Estes Park Options School
1575 South St. Vrain Avenue
ZIP: 80157
Other
Total Enrollment 34
Estes Park High School
1600 Manford Avenue
ZIP: 80517
High
Total Enrollment 322
Estes Park K-5 School
1505 Brodie Avenue
ZIP: 80517
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Estes Park Middle School
1500 Manford Avenue
ZIP: 80517
Middle
Total Enrollment 248

Estes Park Private Schools

Eagle Rock School
2750 Notaiah Rd
ZIP: 80517
Secondary
Total Enrollment 80
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