“Live, Work, Play and Be Healthy.” That’s our motto in Gypsum, and we live every word of it. It’s a quality of life we are proudly committed to serving and protecting with strong leadership that has an eye on opportunities for business, recreation and our children. We’re located at the west end of Eagle County, just 30 minutes from Beaver Creek and 45 from Vail. We don’t get as much snow as they do which means there’s more to do here in Spring and Fall. Some folks have been here a long time, some are new, but everyone welcomes you to playful, healthy Gypsum!

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Click here for the 2017 Town of Gypsum Community Profile


People & Housing

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, latest 5-Year Estimates (as reported on statsamerica.org)
Population Estimate (2015) 6,685
H.S. Diploma+ (% adults 25+) 79%
Bachelor's Degree or more (% adults 25+) 28.5%
Households 1,963
Total Housing Units 2,108
% Housing Units for Seasonal/Recreational Use (deemed "Second Homes") 1.7%

Employment & Income

Labor Force (2015) 4,380
Unemployement Rate (2015) 4.7
Median Household Income $88,698
Median Family Income $87,708
Poverty Rate 4.6
Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes) 23.1

Population by Age

  Gypsum % of Total
Total 6,685 100%
Preschool (0-4) 441 6.6%
School Age (5-17) 1,305 19.5%
College Age (18-24) 243 3.6%
Young Adult (25-44) 2,236 33.4%
Adult (45-64) 2,078 31.1%
Older Adult (65+) 382 5.7%
Median Age 36.3  

Population by Race and Hispanic Origin

American Indian or Alaskan Native 193 2.9%
Asian 0 0%
Black 0 0%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pac. Islander 0 0%
White 6,005 89.8%
Two or more race groups 146 2.2%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic/Latino 3,091 46.2%
Mexican 2,648 39.6%
Cuban 43 0.6%
Puerto Rican 0 0%
Other 400 6.0%

Educational Attainment

  Gypsum % of Total
Total Pop: 25 and Older 4,696 100%
Less than 9th grade 398 8.5%
9th to 12th, No Diploma 590 12.6%
High School graduate (incl. equiv) 1,112 23.7%
Some Collge, No Degree 975 20.8%
Associates Degree 281 6.0%
Bachelor's Degree 938 20.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 402 8.6%

Households

  Gypsum % of Total
Total Households 1,963 100%
Family Households 1,492 76.0%
Married with Children 539 27.5%
Married without Children 701 35.7%
Single Parents 69 3.5%
Other 183 9.3%
Non-Family Households 471 24.0%
Living Along 314 16.0%
Average Household Size 3.4  
Average Family Household Size 3.7  

Housing Units

  Gypsum % of Total
Total Housing Units 2,108 100%
Owner Occupied 1,495 71.3%
Renter Occupied 468 18.3%
Vacant for Seasonal / Recreational Use 35 0%
1-Unit (attached or detatched) 1,597 74.8%
2-9 Units 266 11.2%
10-19 Units 14 0.7%
20 or more units 0 0%
Built Prior to 1940 97 2.8%

Labor Force

  Gypsum
Total Labor Force (2015) 4,380
Employed 4,172
Unemployed 208
Unemployment Rate (2015) 4.7%

Commuting to Work

  Gypsum % of Total
Workers 16 years and over 4,187 100%
Car, Truck, or Van - drove alone 3,539 84.5%
Car, Truck or Van - carpooled 358 8.6%
Public Transportation (includes taxicabs) 52 1.2%
Walked 55 1.3%
Other means 72 1.7%
Worked at home 111 2.7%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 23  


Top Occupations

Main Occupations Gypsum % of Total
Employed Civil. Pop 16 yrs + 4,172 100%
Management & Professional 1,296 31.1%
Service 737 17.7%
Sales & Office 895 21.5%
Farming, Fishing & Forestry 208 5%
Construction, Extraction & Maintenance 627 15%
Production, Transportation & Material Moving 409 9.8%

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Contact:

Jeremy Rietmann
Economic Development Director
Town of Gypsum
970.524.1730
jeremy@townofgypsum.com