“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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People & Housing

data soure: 2014 (based on 5-yr estimates, US Census American Community Survey)
Population Estimate 6,587
H.S. Diploma+ (% adults 25+) 85%
Bachelor's Degree or more (% adults 25+) 35%
Households 1,902
Total Housing Units 2,123
% Housing Units for Seasonal/Recreational Use (deemed "Second Homes") 0%

Employment & Income

Labor Force 4,211
Unemployement Rate 5.1
Median Household Income $94,211
Median Family Income $93,684
Poverty Rate 5.4
Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes) 23

Population by Age

  Gypsum % of Total
Total 6,587 100%
Preschool (0-4) 436 6.6%
School Age (5-17) 1,479 22.5%
College Age (18-24) 292 4.4%
Young Adult (25-44) 2,402 36.5%
Adult (45-64) 1,733 26.3%
Older Adult (65+) 245 3.7%
Median Age 34.9  

Population by Race and Hispanic Origin

American Indian or Alaskan Native 172 2.6%
Asian 0 0%
Black 0 0%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pac. Islander 0 0%
White 6,031 91.6%
Two or more race groups 188 2.9%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic/Latino 2,931 44.5%
Mexican 2,425 36.8%
Cuban 54 0.8%
Puerto Rican 0 0%
Other 452 6.9%

Educational Attainment

  Gypsum % of Total
Total Pop: 25 and Older 4,380 100%
Less than 9th grade 318 7.3%
9th to 12th, No Diploma 354 8.1%
High School graduate (incl. equiv) 965 22%
Some Collge, No Degree 907 20.7%
Associates Degree 302 6.9%
Bachelor's Degree 1,064 24.3%
Graduate or Professional Degree 470 10.7%

Households

  Gypsum % of Total
Total Households 1,902 100%
Family Households 1,562 82.1%
Married with Children 636 33.4%
Married without Children 692 36.4%
Single Parents 91 4.8%
Other 143 7.5%
Non-Family Households 340 17.9%
Living Along 227 11.9%
Average Household Size 3.4  
Average Family Household Size 3.7  

Housing Units

  Gypsum % of Total
Total Housing Units 2,123 100%
Owner Occupied 1,513 71.3%
Renter Occupied 389 18.3%
Vacant for Seasonal / Recreational Use 0 0%
1-Unit (attached or detatched) 1,588 74.8%
2-9 Units 238 11.2%
10-19 Units 15 0.7%
20 or more units 0 0%
Built Prior to 1940 59 2.8%

Labor Force

  Gypsum
Total Labor Force 4,211
Employed 3,996
Unemployed 215
Unemployment Rate (2014) 5.1%

Commuting to Work

  Gypsum % of Total
Workers 16 years and over 3,996 100%
Car, Truck, or Van - drove alone 3,437 86%
Car, Truck or Van - carpooled 260 6.5%
Public Transportation (includes taxicabs) 69 1.7%
Walked 45 1.1%
Other means 78 2%
Worked at home 108 2.7%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 23  


Top Occupations

Main Occupations Gypsum % of Total
Management & Professional 1,438 37%
Service 739 17.5%
Sales & Office 798 19%
Farming, Fishing & Forestry 215 5%
Construction, Extraction & Maintenance 482 11.4%
Production, Transportation & Material Moving 324 7.7%

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Contact:

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