The Town of Basalt is located in both Eagle (76%) and Pitkin (24%) counties.
below data based on US Census, ACS 5-yr estimates; year 2014

People and Housing

Population 3,891
High School Diploma or more (% adults age 25+) 92.1%
Bachelor's Degree or more (% adults age 25+) 57.1%
Households 1,553
Total Housing Units 1,766
Percent Total Housing Units Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 5.7%

Employment and Income


Labor Force 2,580
Unemployment Rate (2014) 9.7
Median Household Income $68,494
Median Family Income $70,938
Poverty Rate 6.1
Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes) 25.3

Population by Age

  Basalt % of Total
Total 3,891 100%
Preschool (0 to 4) 274 7%
School Age (5 to 17) 444 11.4%
College Age (18 to 24) 269 6.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44) 1,172 30.1%
Adult (45 to 64) 2,265 32.5%
Older Adult (65+) 467 12%
Median Age 41.2  

Population by Race and Hispanic Origin

  Basalt % of Total
Total 3,891 100%
American Indian or Alaskan native 0 0%
Asian alone 95 2.4%
Black alone 46 1.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Isl. alone 0 0%
White alone 3,525 90.6%
Two or More Race Groups 131 3.4%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or Latino 629 16.2%
Mexican 462 11.9%
Cuban 0 0%
Puerto Rican 0 0%
Other 167 4.3%

Educational Attainment

  Basalt % of Total
Total Population over 25 yrs 2,904 100%
Less than 9th Grade 114 3.9%
9th to 12th Grade, no diploma 115 4.0%
High School Graduate (incl. equiv.) 249 8.6%
Some College, No Degree 491 16.9%
Associates Degree 277 9.5%
Bachelor's Degree 1,245 42.9%
Graduate or Professional Degree 413 14.2%

Households

  Basalt % of Total
Total Households 1,553 100%
Family Households 1,001 64.5%
Married with Children 371 23.9%
Married without Children 512 33.0%
Single Parents 44 2.8%
Other 74 4.8%
Non-family Households 552 35.5%
Living Alone 420 27.0%
Average Household Size 2.5  
Average Family Size 3  

Housing Units

  Basalt % of Total
Total Housing Units 1,766 100%
Ower Occupied 1,080 61.2%
Renter Occupied 473 26.8%
Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 100 5.7%
1-Unit (attached or detatched) 951 53.9%
2-9 Units 232 13.1%
10-19 Units 239 13.5%
20 or more Units 63 3.6%
Built Prior to 1940 8 0.5%

Labor Force Averages

Total Labor Force 2,580
Employed 2,331
Unemployed 249
Unemployment Rate (2014) 9.7

Commuting to Work

  Basalt % of Total
Workers 16 yrs and over 2,331 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 1,293 55.5%
Car, truck or van - carpooled 502 21.5%
Public Transportation (includes taxies) 231 9.9%
Walked 15 0.6%
Other means 23 1.0%
Worked at home 137 5.9%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25  

Resident Occupations

  Basalt % of Total
Employed civilian population 16 yrs + 2,580 100%
Management, professional, and related 1,145 44.4%
Service 459 17.8%
Sales and Office 362 14.0%
Farming, fishing and forestry 23 0.9%
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 256 9.9%
Production, transportation, and material moving 86 3.3%


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