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Overview

Introduction to Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Located in Garfield county, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, is 113 miles W ofBoulder, Colorado (center to center) and 125 miles W of Denver, Colorado.

Glenwood Springs History

Glenwood was established in the year 1883 as the town of Defiance, Colorado by Isaac Cooper. At that time it comprised of a camp of tents, saloons, brothels, along with prostitutes and gamblers. Its name was changed to Glenwood Springs at the request of the founder of the town's wife, Sarah, who found it difficult to adjust to the negative environment; she named the town after her own hometown Glenwood in Iowa. The town was officially incorporated into the state into the state in 1885.

Glenwood Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Frontier Historical Museum
  • Yampah Spa Vapor Caves
  • Harvey Gap State Park
  • Glenwood Springs Branch Library
  • Sunlight Mountain

Things To Do In Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs offers a variety of things to do, including Glenwood Caverns and Yampah Spa Vapor Caves which are two popular tourist spots. Information on the history of the area can be found at the Frontier Historical Museum. Sunlight Mountain is a well known ski mountain in Glenwood Springs. The Harvey Gap State Park provides facilities for fishing, hiking, boating and picnicking.

Glenwood Springs Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field.

Glenwood Springs Higher Education

Students can pursue a college education at Colorado Mountain College, Mesa State College and Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,806
Male Share of the Population51.1%
Female Share of the Population48.9%
Senior Citizens11%
Employed Population 16+5,774
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married47.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32%
Median Earnings25+$31,996
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,573
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,269

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,264
% Above Poverty Level83.9%
% Below Poverty Level16.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.4%
% Using Public Transportation6.1%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,167
Median House Value$327,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.3%
German15.3%
Irish11%
English8%
Swedish4.5%
Italian3.9%
French Except Basque3.1%
Scottish2.8%
Polish2.3%
Norwegian1.9%
Dutch1.6%
Russian1%
Czech0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Hungarian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Greek0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
US/American0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Turkish0.1%
African0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Glenwood Springs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Garfield County
Standard Zip Codes81601
P.O. Box Zip Codes81602
Phone Area Codes970
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude39.54
Approximate Longitude-107.33

Glenwood Springs 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
Distance1.3 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
Distance22.8 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
StationYAMPA
Distance46.8 miles
Jan Temp4 to 30 F
Apr Temp23 to 50 F
Jul Temp45 to 76 F
Oct Temp26 to 56 F
Annual Precip16.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Basalt3,783$81,375
Carbondale6,571$71,076
Gypsum6,729$86,103
Marble125$83,438
New Castle4,610$100,154
Silt2,996$56,370

Glenwood Springs Hospitals

Valley View Hospital Association
(Non-profit)
1906 Blake Ave
(970) 945-6535

Glenwood Springs Public Schools

Glenwood Springs High School
1521 Grand Avenue
ZIP: 81601
High
Total Enrollment 879
Glenwood Springs Middle School
120 Soccerfield Road
ZIP: 81601
Middle
Total Enrollment 579
Two Rivers Community School
195 Center Drive
ZIP: 81601
Primary
Total Enrollment 172
Yampah Mountain School
695 Red Mountain Drive
ZIP: 81601
Other
Total Enrollment 123
Glenwood Springs Elementary School
915 School Street
ZIP: 81602
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Sopris Elementary School
1150 Mount Sopris Drive
ZIP: 81602
Primary
Total Enrollment 655

Glenwood Springs Private Schools

Columbine Christian School
2314 Blake Ave
ZIP: 81601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
St Stephen's Catholic School
414 Hyland Park Dr
ZIP: 81601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 181
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Historic Glenwood Springs

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Hotel Colorado c1901.

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Hotel Colorado c1901.

Hotel Colorada i.e. Colorado c1899.

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