The Town of Carbondale sits at the base of Mt. Sopris, near the confluence of the Crystal and Roaring Fork Rivers. Carbondale is a family centered community featuring a diverse offering of outdoor recreational experiences, artistic and cultural events, ranching and local agriculture, restaurants and retail shops, and small business opportunities. Founded in 1888, Carbondale is an historic community with unique architectural characteristics, a historic downtown district, and an authentic and culturally rich artistic identity embodied within its Creative Arts District.

 

 

People & Housing (2016)

Population 6,571
High School Diploma or more (%Adults 25+) 78.4%
BA Degree or more (%Adults 25+) 43.9%
Households 2,324
Total Housing Units 2,514
% Housing Units Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 3.6%

Employment & Income (2016)

Labor Force 3,766
Unemployment Rate 4.5%
Median Household Income $64,250
Median Family Income $71,076
Poverty Rate 9.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes) 29.1

Population by Age (2016)

  Carbondale % of Total
Total 6,571 100%
Preschool (0 to 4) 608 9.3%
School Age (5 to 17) 1,051 16.0%
College Age (18 to 24) 388 5.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44) 2,402 36.6%
Adult (45 tp 64) 1,393 21.2%
Older Adult (65 plus) 729 11.1%
Median Age 33.4  

Population by Race & Hispanic Origin (2016)

  Carbondale % of Total
Total 6,571 100%
American Indian or Alaskan native alone 158 2.4%
Asian alone 26 0.4%
Black alone 37 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Islander alone 0 0.0%
White alone 5,039 76.7%
Two or more race groups 45 0.7%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or Latino 2,888 44.0%
Mexican 2,402 36.6%
Cuban 0 0.0%
Puerto Rican 0 0.0%
Other 486 7.4%


Educational Attainment (2016)

  Carbondalew % of Total
Total Population 25 yrs and older 4,524 100%
Less than 9th grade 625 13.8%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 350 7.7%
High School Graduate (incl. equivalent) 818 18.1%
Some College, no degree 507 11.2%
Associates Degree 238 5.3%
Bachelor's Degree 1,187 26.2%
Graduate or professional Degree 799 17.7%

Households (2016)

  Carbondale % of Total
Total Households 2,324 100%
Family Households 1,665 71.6%
Married with Children 537 23.1%
Married without Children 724 31.2%
Single Parents 218 9.4%
Other 186 8.0%
Non-family Households 659 28.4%
Living Alone 452 19.4%
Average Household Size 2.7  
Average Family Household Size 3.2  

Housing Units (2016)

  Carbondale % of Total
Total Housing Units 2,514 100%
Owner Occupied 1,420 56.5%
Renter Occupied 904 36.0%
Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 90 3.6%
1-Unit (attached or detatched) 1,584 63.0%
2-9 Units 608 24.2%
10-19 Units 88 3.5%
20 or more units 11 0.4%
Built prior to 1940 120 4.8%

Labor Force Averages (2016)

Total Labor Force 3,766
Employed 3,598
Unemployed 168
Unemployment Rate 4.5%

Commuting to Work (2016)

  Carbondale % of Total
Worker 16 yrs and older 3,578 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 2,020 56.5%
Car, truck or van - carpooled 388 10.8%
Public transportation (includes taxies) 317 8.9%
Walked 151 4.2%
Other means 314 8.8%
Worked at home 388 10.8%
Mean travel time to work 29  

Resident Occupations (2016)

  Carbondale % of Total
Employed Civilian Pop. 16 yrs and older 3,598 100%
Management, Professional, and related 1,343 37.3%
Service 672 18.7%
Sales & Office 732 20.3%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry, 40 1.1%
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 640 17.8%
Production, transportation, and material moving 171 4.8%



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