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About the City of Glenwood Springs: Millions of years of water carved Glenwood Caverns into Iron Mountain, where today you can tour subterranean passages with amazing cave formations. Above the caverns, there are roller coasters, canyon swings and incredible views of the Roaring Fork Valley. Hundreds of years ago, the Ute Indians used the Yampah Vapor Caves to heal their bodies and minds. Now, you can soak in the healing powers of these natural steam filled caves formed by the mineral hot springs that flow through them.
In addition to the amazing amenities water creates in our community, Glenwood Springs is also home to all the mountain resort experiences you expect when vacationing in the Rockies. Other things to do in Glenwood Springs include hiking, biking, horseback riding, rafting, skiing, skydiving, and zip lining (to name a few).
Something magical happens when you just add water to your Rocky Mountain vacation; from the natural healing powers of Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and Iron Mountain Hot Springs, to the recreational paradise supplied by the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers and the unparalleled beauty of our National Natural Wonder - Hanging Lake. 
 

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People & Housing (2016)

Population 9,806
High School Diploma or more (%Adults 25+) 87.4%
BA Degree or more (%Adults 25+) 32.0%
Households 4,030
Total Housing Units 4,350
% Housing Units Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 4.5%

Employment & Income (2016)

Labor Force 6,150
Unemployment Rate 5.3%
Median Household Income $55,241
Median Family Income $70,264
Poverty Rate 16%
Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes) 22.3

Population by Age (2016)

  Glenwood Sps % of Total
Total 9,806 100%
Preschool (0 to 4) 579 5.9%
School Age (5 to 17) 1,264 12.9%
College Age (18 to 24) 1,224 12.5%
Young Adult (25 to 44) 2,568 26.2%
Adult (45 tp 64) 3,091 31.5%
Older Adult (65 plus) 1,080 11.0%
Median Age 38.8  

Population by Race & Hispanic Origin (2016)

  Glenwood Spgs % of Total
Total 9,806 100%
American Indian or Alaskan native alone 27 0.3%
Asian alone 96 1.0%
Black alone 234 2.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Islander alone 0 0.0%
White alone 8,289 84.5%
Two or more race groups 219 2.2%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or Latino 2,833 28.9%
Mexican 2,363 24.1%
Cuban 25 0.3%
Puerto Rican 16 0.2%
Other 429 4.4%


Educational Attainment (2016)

  Glenwood Spgs % of Total
Total Population 25 yrs and older 6,739 100%
Less than 9th grade 316 4.7%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 533 7.9%
High School Graduate (incl. equivalent) 1,809 26.8%
Some College, no degree 1,386 20.6%
Associats Degree 537 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 1,323 19.6%
Graduate or professional Degree 835 12.4%

Households (2016)

  Glenwood Spgs % of Total
Total Households 4,030 100%
Family Households 2,366 58.7%
Married with Children 676 16.8%
Married without Children 1,000 24.8%
Single Parents 323 8.0%
Other 367 9.1%
Non-family Households 1,664 41.3%
Living Alone 1,196 29.7%
Average Household Size 2.3  
Average Family Household Size 3  

Housing Units (2016)

  Glenwood Spgs % of Total
Total Housing Units 4,350 100%
Owner Occupied 2,080 47.8%
Renter Occupied 1,950 44.8%
Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 196 4.5%
1-Unit (attached or detatched) 2,516 57.8%
2-9 Units 940 21.6%
10-19 Units 171 3.9%
20 or more units 218 5.0%
Built prior to 1940 577 13.3%

Labor Force Averages (2016)

Total Labor Force 6,150
Employed 5,825
Unemployed 325
Unemployment Rate 5.3

Commuting to Work (2016)

  Glenwood Spgs % of Total
Worker 16 yrs and older 5,774 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 3,794 65.7%
Car, truck or van - carpooled 668 11.6%
Public transportation (includes taxies) 352 6.1%
Walked 393 6.8%
Other means 180 3.1%
Worked at home 387 6.7%
Mean travel time to work 22  

Resident Occupations (2016)

  Glenwood Spgs % of Total
Employed Civilian Pop. 16 yrs and older 5,825 100%
Management, Professional, and related 1,687 29.0%
Service 1,353 23.2%
Sales & Office 1,395 23.9%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry, 24 0.4%
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 829 14.2%
Production, transportation, and material moving 537 9.2%


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