Crested Butte, Colorado Population 2024

1,660

Crested Butte is a city located in Gunnison County Colorado. Crested Butte has a 2024 population of 1,660. Crested Butte is currently growing at a rate of 0.12% annually and its population has increased by 0.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,651 in 2020.

The average household income in Crested Butte is $105,164 with a poverty rate of 5.72%. The median age in Crested Butte is 41.5 years: 37.8 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.

Crested Butte Demographics

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

  • White: 97.7%
  • Two or more races: 2.09%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,915.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.55% (9)
The current population of Crested Butte, Colorado is 1,660 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,651.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,40197.7%
Two or more races302.09%
Native American30.21%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Crested Butte Population by Race

Crested Butte Population Pyramid 2024

Crested Butte Median Age

41.5

Total

37.8

Male

42.5

Female

Crested Butte Adults

There are 1,144 adults, (130 of whom are seniors) in Crested Butte.

Crested Butte Age Dependency

41.4

Age Dependency Ratio

12.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Crested Butte Sex Ratio

Female63744.42%
Male79755.58%

Crested Butte Population by Age

Crested Butte Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7591.8953.646.4
Non Family4931.2634.565.5
Married2403.0592.17.9
Female162.4437.562.5
Male104.41000

3

Average Family Size

1.89

Average Household Size

53.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Crested Butte Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade80.8%
Associates Degree292.89%
Bachelors Degree58258.08%
Graduate Degree17016.97%
High School Graduate636.29%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College15014.97%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Crested Butte Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Crested Butte Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White945945725
Hispanic574927
2+ Races30220
Native American333

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

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

Crested Butte Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$58,250$86,339$38,782
Graduate Degree$51,094$0$50,990
High School Graduate$29,375$28,580$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$47,115$53,438$41,000
Some College$0$0$0

$47,115

Average Earnings

$53,438

Average Male

$41,000

Average Female

Crested Butte Earnings by Educational Attainment

Crested Butte Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Crested Butte Language

98.65% of Crested Butte residents speak only English, while 1.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.35% of the population.

Crested Butte Language

Crested Butte Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,361745.44%
Multiple30826.67%
Hispanic73810.96%

5.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.03%

Male Poverty Rate

1.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Crested Butte

The race most likely to be in poverty in Crested Butte is Multiple, with 26.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Crested Butte is White, with 5.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 0%.

Crested Butte Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade100%
Bachelors or Greater3.32%
High School0%
Some College0%

Crested Butte Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed15.42%
Female Employed2.36%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Crested Butte Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Crested Butte Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$162,596$177,031
Households$67,625$105,164
Married Families$163,846$-999,999,999
Non Families$51,607$65,290

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Crested Butte Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Crested Butte Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Crested Butte 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 Over 65.

Crested Butte Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Crested Butte Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

45

Number of Veterans

37

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam9
Second Gulf War8
First Gulf War8
Korea0
World War II0

Crested Butte Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6419
65 to 7413
75+13
18 to 340
35 to 540

Crested Butte Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White454.05%

Crested Butte Veterans by Race

Crested Butte Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Crested Butte Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

77.3%

Labor Force Participation

72.5%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Crested Butte Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Crested Butte Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Crested Butte 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

21.76%

Born in Crested Butte

98.74%

Native Born

1.26%

Foreign Born

0.56%

Non Citizen

0.7%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.74% of Crested Butte residents were born in the United States, with 21.76% having been born in Colorado. 0.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Crested Butte Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,67120.12%
20281,66920.12%
20271,66730.18%
20261,66420.12%
20251,66220.12%
20241,66020.12%
20231,65800%
20221,658-12-0.72%
20211,670191.15%
20201,651-3-0.18%
20191,654241.47%
20181,630291.81%
20171,601271.72%
20161,574271.75%
20151,547322.11%
20141,515181.2%
20131,49730.2%
20121,49410.07%
20111,49330.2%
20101,49000%

Crested Butte Population by Year