The Town of Basalt is located in both Eagle (76%) and Pitkin (24%) counties.
below data based on US Census, ACS 5-yr estimates

People and Housing (2016)

Population 3,783
High School Diploma or more (% adults age 25+) 92.3%
Bachelor's Degree or more (% adults age 25+) 56.8%
Households 1,692
Total Housing Units 1,893
Percent Total Housing Units Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 7.3%

Employment and Income (2016)

Labor Force 2,681
Unemployment Rate (2014) 5.0
Median Household Income $71,885
Median Family Income $81,375
Poverty Rate 6.1
Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes) 25.3

Population by Age (2016)

  Basalt % of Total
Total 3,783 100%
Preschool (0 to 4) 177 4.7%
School Age (5 to 17) 502 13.3%
College Age (18 to 24) 207 5.5%
Young Adult (25 to 44) 1,072 28.3%
Adult (45 to 64) 1,430 37.8%
Older Adult (65+) 395 10.4%
Median Age 43.2  

Population by Race and Hispanic Origin (2016)

  Basalt % of Total
Total 3,783 100%
American Indian or Alaskan native 16 0.4%
Asian alone 0 0%
Black alone 29 0.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Isl. alone 0 0%
White alone 3,597 95.1%
Two or More Race Groups 24 0.6%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or Latino 710 18.8%
Mexican 436 11.5%
Cuban 0 0%
Puerto Rican 24 0.6%
Other 250 6.6%

Educational Attainment (2016)

  Basalt % of Total
Total Population over 25 yrs 2,897 100%
Less than 9th Grade 94 3.2%
9th to 12th Grade, no diploma 129 4.5%
High School Graduate (incl. equiv.) 455 15.7%
Some College, No Degree 509 17.6%
Associates Degree 64 2.2%
Bachelor's Degree 1,175 40.6%
Graduate or Professional Degree 471 16.3%

Households (2016)

  Basalt % of Total
Total Households 1,692 100%
Family Households 850 50.2%
Married with Children 375 22.2%
Married without Children 349 20.6%
Single Parents 83 4.9%
Other 43 2.5%
Non-family Households 842 49.8%
Living Alone 642 37.9%
Average Household Size 2.2  
Average Family Size 3.1  

Housing Units (2016)

  Basalt % of Total
Total Housing Units 1,893 100%
Ower Occupied 1,135 60.0%
Renter Occupied 557 29.4%
Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 138 7.3%
1-Unit (attached or detatched) 1,047 55.3%
2-9 Units 281 14.8%
10-19 Units 140 7.4%
20 or more Units 138 7.3%
Built Prior to 1940 8 0.4%

Labor Force Averages (2016)

Total Labor Force 2,681
Employed 2,546
Unemployed 135
Unemployment Rate (2014) 5.0

Commuting to Work (2016)

  Basalt % of Total
Workers 16 yrs and over 2,501 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 1,671 66.8%
Car, truck or van - carpooled 242 9.7%
Public Transportation (includes taxies) 211 8.4%
Walked 22 0.9%
Other means 23 0.9%
Worked at home 332 13.9%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25  

Resident Occupations (2016)

  Basalt % of Total
Employed civilian population 16 yrs + 2,546 100%
Management, professional, and related 1,169 45.9%
Service 300 11.8%
Sales and Office 489 19.2%
Farming, fishing and forestry 0 0.0%
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 365 14.3%
Production, transportation, and material moving 223 8.8%


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