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Overview

Introduction to Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Located in Routt county, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is 88 miles W of Boulder, Colorado (center to center) and 110 miles NW of Denver, Colorado.

Steamboat Springs History

The original inhabitants of the land now known as Steamboat Springs were the Yampatikas Utes tribe. At the start of the 19th century, fur trappers moved into the area, who were followed by ranchers. The native Utes were evicted from the land by the U.S. Army during 1879. The area was officially incorporated into the state in 1900. The city is referred to as the "Steamboat," "The Boat," and "Ski Town USA."

Steamboat Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Tread of Pioneers Museum
  • Stagecoach State Park
  • Strawberry Park Hot Springs
  • Wyoming Territorial Prison State Park

Things To Do In Steamboat Springs

The Tread of Pioneers Museum, the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Park, and the Stagecoach State Park are located in the town. The residents of the city also celebrate the Routt County Fair and the Winter Carnival every year.

Steamboat Springs Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the Yampa Valley Airport.

Steamboat Springs Higher Education

Higher education is available at the Colorado Mountain College, and the University of Wyoming.

People

Total Population 12,148
Male Share of the Population 52.1%
Female Share of the Population 47.9%
Senior Citizens 9.9%
Employed Population 16+ 7,401
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 40.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 53.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,442
% Above Poverty Level 89.1%
% Below Poverty Level 10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 13.3%
% Using Public Transportation 4.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,160
Median House Value $456,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.5%
US/American 0%
English 14.8%
Irish 13.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Steamboat Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 88 miles W of Boulder, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Routt
Standard Zip Codes 80487
P.O. Box Zip Codes 80477, 80488
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.485
Longitude -106.831

Steamboat 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)

Station STEAMBOAT SPRINGS
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 28 F
Apr Temp 24 to 53 F
Jul Temp 42 to 82 F
Oct Temp 24 to 59 F
Annual Precip 24.1 inches
Station HAYDEN
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 30 F
Apr Temp 29 to 57 F
Jul Temp 49 to 85 F
Oct Temp 29 to 62 F
Annual Precip 17.3 inches
Station YAMPA
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 30 F
Apr Temp 23 to 50 F
Jul Temp 45 to 76 F
Oct Temp 26 to 56 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Steamboat (80477, 80487, 80488)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hayden 1,819 $65,000
Oak Creek 836 $70,179
Yampa 417 $61,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Steamboat Springs Public Libraries

Library
East Routt Library District
1289 LINCOLN AVE.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
(970) 879-0240
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Steamboat Springs Hospitals

YAMPA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1024 CENTRAL PARK DR
(970) 879-1322
Emergency Service: Yes

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