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The City of Steamboat Springs is a city in northern Colorado’s Yampa Valley. It’s home to the Howelsen Hill ski area and the Steamboat ski resort. The latter has 6 peaks including Mount Werner. The city’s geothermal hot springs are said to have therapeutic properties. Near the city center, the long-standing Old Town Hot Springs is equipped with swimming and soaking pools, plus water slides. The Steamboat Springs area has a diverse, year-round economy with a variety of strong industry sectors including tourism, mining, location-neutral businesses and employees, outdoor recreation products, creative industries, construction and regional health care.


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People & Housing (2016)

Population 12,336
High School Diploma or more (%Adults 25+) 95.6%
BA Degree or more (%Adults 25+) 51.6%
Households 4,837
Total Housing Units 9,788
% Housing Units Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 33.8%

Employment & Income (2016)

Labor Force 8,037
Unemployment Rate 5.1%
Median Household Income $53,996
Median Family Income $80,998
Poverty Rate 10.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes) 12.1

Population by Age (2016)

  Steamboat Spgs % of Total
Total 12,336 100%
Preschool (0 to 4) 479 3.9%
School Age (5 to 17) 1,687 13.7%
College Age (18 to 24) 1,368 11.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44) 3,960 32.1%
Adult (45 tp 64) 3,567 28.9%
Older Adult (65 plus) 1,275 10.3%
Median Age 37.4  

Population by Race & Hispanic Origin (2016)

  Steamboat Spgs % of Total
Total 12,336 100%
American Indian or Alaskan native alone 60 0.5%
Asian alone 160 1.3%
Black alone 142 1.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Islander alone 0 0.0%
White alone 11,487 93.1%
Two or more race groups 116 0.9%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or Latino 1,051 8.5%
Mexican 653 5.3%
Cuban 5 0.0%
Puerto Rican 0 0.0%
Other 393 3.2%


Educational Attainment (2016)

  Steamboat Spgs % of Total
Total Population 25 yrs and older 8,802 100%
Less than 9th grade 171 1.9%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 216 2.5%
High School Graduate (incl. equivalent) 1,670 19.0%
Some College, no degree 1,537 17.5%
Associats Degree 669 7.6%
Bachelor's Degree 3,087 35.1%
Graduate or professional Degree 1,452 16.5%

Households (2016)

  Steamboat Spgs % of Total
Total Households 4,837 100%
Family Households 2,381 49.2%
Married with Children 1,036 21.4%
Married without Children 942 19.5%
Single Parents 225 4.7%
Other 178 3.7%
Non-family Households 2,456 50.8%
Living Alone 1,797 37.2%
Average Household Size 2.4  
Average Family Household Size 3.1  

Housing Units (2016)

  Steamboat Spgs % of Total
Total Housing Units 9,788 100%
Owner Occupied 2,977 30.4%
Renter Occupied 1,860 19.0%
Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 3,305 33.8%
1-Unit (attached or detatched) 2,772 28.3%
2-9 Units 1,119 11.4%
10-19 Units 302 3.1%
20 or more units 321 3.3%
Built prior to 1940 269 2.7%

Labor Force Averages (2016)

Total Labor Force 8,037
Employed 7,626
Unemployed 411
Unemployment Rate 5.1%

Commuting to Work (2016)

  Steamboat Spgs % of Total
Worker 16 yrs and older 7,393 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 4,986 67.4%
Car, truck or van - carpooled 721 9.8%
Public transportation (includes taxies) 255 3.4%
Walked 417 5.6%
Other means 475 6.4%
Worked at home 539 7.3%
Mean travel time to work 12  

Resident Occupations (2016)

  Steamboat Spgs % of Total
Employed Civilian Pop. 16 yrs and older 7,626 100%
Management, Professional, and related 2,203 28.9%
Service 2,257 29.6%
Sales & Office 1,825 23.9%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry, 37 0.5%
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 737 9.7%
Production, transportation, and material moving 567 7.4%

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