Basalt, Colorado Population 2020

4,658

Basalt is a city located in Colorado. With a 2020 population of 4,658, it is the 86th largest city in Colorado and the 4964th largest city in the United States. Basalt is currently growing at a rate of 5.58% annually and its population has increased by 20.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,857 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Basalt has a population density of 2,333 people per square mile.

The average household income in Basalt is $93,252 with a poverty rate of 8.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,124 per month, and the median house value is $603,200. The median age in Basalt is 43.9 years, 46.3 years for males, and 42.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 108.8 males.

Basalt Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Basalt was:

  • White: 96.38%
  • Other race: 1.21%
  • Black or African American: 1.01%
  • Two or more races: 0.86%
  • Native American: 0.53%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Basalt, Colorado is 4,658, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,166.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,857.

Basalt, Colorado Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,81296.38%
Some Other Race481.21%
Black or African American401.01%
Two or More Races340.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native210.53%

Basalt Population Pyramid 2020

Basalt Median Age

43.9


Total

46.3


Male

42.3


Female

Basalt Adults

There are 3,204 adults, (644 of whom are seniors) in Basalt.

Basalt Age Dependency

54.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Basalt Sex Ratio

Female

1,894

47.89%

Male

2,061

52.11%

Basalt Households and Families

Basalt Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Basalt Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.3%15.7%
All67%33%
Male55%45%
Non Family54.5%45.5%
Female32.3%67.7%

67.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8102.1967
Non Family8981.2654.5
Married8072.9384.3
Female653.7232.3
Male405.3855

3.09

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

8.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Basalt Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade943.14%
9th to 12th Grade1153.84%
High School Graduate59920.01%
Some College61420.51%
Associates Degree531.77%
Bachelors Degree1,13237.81%
Graduate Degree38712.93%

Basalt Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,5732,5401,496
Hispanic39922320
Other Race30
Native American21
Black1111
Multiple Races11113

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 58.14%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,343$54,275$36,034
Less Than High School$20,083$53,833$13,576
High School Grad$$$30,777
Some College$30,107$$28,348
Bachelors Degree$54,934$60,230$54,375
Graduate Degree$74,149$87,969$73,490

$50,343

Average Earnings

$54,275

Average Male

$36,034

Average Female

Basalt Language

Basalt Language by Age

Basalt Language

80.83% of Basalt residents speak only English, while 19.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.78% of the population.

Basalt Poverty

Basalt Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,2171976.12%
Hispanic67714721.71%
Native2121100.00%

8.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.06%

Male Poverty Rate

14.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Basalt

The race most likely to be in poverty in Basalt is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Basalt is White, with 6.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.02%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.50%
Some College11.09%
High School5.84%
Bachelors or Greater5.79%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.33%
Female Employed9.64%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Basalt Income

Basalt Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$72,167$93,252
Families$88,289$112,949
Married Families$110,703-
Non Families$47,355$73,127

Basalt Marital Status

Basalt Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

52.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Basalt Married by Age and Sex

Basalt Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Basalt Marital Status by Race

Basalt Veterans

81

Number of Veterans

81

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Korea54
Vietnam12
Second Gulf War8
World War II
First Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
75+61
18 to 348
65 to 746
55 to 646
35 to 54
Name Veterans % of Total
White732.35%
2 or More872.73%

$Basalt Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Basalt Employment Status

77.7%

Labor Force Participation

74.9%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Basalt Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

31.30%

Born in Colorado

91.88%

Native Born

8.12%

Foreign Born

6.02%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.88% of Basalt residents were born in the United States, with 31.30% having been born in Colorado. 6.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,6582465.58%
20194,4122465.90%
20184,166-13-0.31%
20174,1792466.25%
20163,933330.85%
20153,900-2-0.05%
20143,902220.57%
20133,880240.62%
20123,856200.52%
20113,836-9-0.23%
20103,8451,1643.67%
20002,6810.00%