Basalt, Colorado Population 2024

4,034

Basalt is a city located in Eagle County and Pitkin County Colorado. Basalt has a 2024 population of 4,034. Basalt is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually but its population has increased by 1.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,985 in 2020.

The average household income in Basalt is $126,466 with a poverty rate of 5.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Basalt is 46.2 years, 46 years for males, and 47.3 years for females.

Basalt Demographics

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

  • White: 90.04%
  • Two or more races: 8.89%
  • Asian: 0.55%
  • Black or African American: 0.26%
  • Other race: 0.26%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,020.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.23% (49)
The current population of Basalt, Colorado is 4,034 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,985.

Basalt, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,43590.04%
Two or more races3398.89%
Asian210.55%
Black or African American100.26%
Other race100.26%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Basalt Population by Race

Basalt Population Pyramid 2024

Basalt Median Age

46.2

Total

46

Male

47.3

Female

Basalt Adults

There are 3,171 adults, (979 of whom are seniors) in Basalt.

Basalt Age Dependency

74

Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Basalt Sex Ratio

Female1,85548.62%
Male1,96051.38%

Basalt Population by Age

Basalt Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,7222.2261.338.7
Married1,0762.6667.832.2
Non Family5731.2548.251.8
Male513.2556.943.1
Female223.51000
showing: 5 rows

2.68

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

61.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Basalt Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Basalt Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Basalt Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Basalt Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$58,558

Average Earnings

$73,971

Average Male

$48,077

Average Female

Basalt Earnings by Educational Attainment

Basalt Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Basalt Language

86.17% of Basalt residents speak only English, while 13.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.87% of the population.

Basalt Language

Basalt Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,2921875.68%
Hispanic260207.69%
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5.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.04%

Male Poverty Rate

9%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Basalt

The race most likely to be in poverty in Basalt is Hispanic, with 7.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Basalt is White, with 5.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.22%.

Basalt Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.17%
High School12.36%
Bachelors or Greater6.29%
Some College3.69%
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Basalt Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed53.97%
Female Employed6.34%
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
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Basalt Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Basalt Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Basalt Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

67.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.3%

Male Marriage Rate

70.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Basalt Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Basalt Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Basalt Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Basalt Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

126

Number of Veterans

112

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

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Basalt Veterans by War

count

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Basalt Veterans by Age

count

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Basalt Veterans by Race

Basalt Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

Veteran Disability Rate

Basalt Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

75.9%

Labor Force Participation

73.5%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Basalt Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Basalt Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Basalt Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

25.03%

Born in Basalt

97.3%

Native Born

2.7%

Foreign Born

1.76%

Non Citizen

0.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.3% of Basalt residents were born in the United States, with 25.03% having been born in Colorado. 1.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Basalt Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,964-14-0.35%
20283,978-14-0.35%
20273,992-14-0.35%
20264,006-14-0.35%
20254,020-14-0.35%
20244,034-14-0.35%
20234,048-14-0.34%
20224,062-14-0.34%
20214,076912.28%
20203,985-207-4.94%
20194,1921313.23%
20184,061521.3%
20174,0091162.98%
20163,893180.46%
20153,875150.39%
20143,860340.89%
20133,826320.84%
20123,794190.5%
20113,775-1-0.03%
20103,7761,09540.84%
20002,681
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Basalt Population by Year