“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 (2016)

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, latest 5-Year Estimates (as reported on statsamerica.org)
Population Estimate 6,729
H.S. Diploma+ (% adults 25+) 81.2%
Bachelor's Degree or more (% adults 25+) 29.1%
Households 2,190
Total Housing Units 2,292
% Housing Units for Seasonal/Recreational Use (deemed "Second Homes") 1.4%

Employment & Income (2016)

Labor Force 4,505
Unemployement Rate 2.2
Median Household Income $79,286
Median Family Income $86,103
Poverty Rate 8.1
Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes) 24.2

Population by Age (2016)

  Gypsum % of Total
Total 6,729 100%
Preschool (0-4) 374 5.6%
School Age (5-17) 1,076 16.0%
College Age (18-24) 340 5.1%
Young Adult (25-44) 2,151 32.0%
Adult (45-64) 2,303 34.2%
Older Adult (65+) 485 7.2%
Median Age 39.9  

Population by Race and Hispanic Origin (2016)

Total Population 6,729 100%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 163 2.4%
Asian 0 0%
Black 0 0%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pac. Islander 0 0%
White 6,241 92.7%
Two or more race groups 113 1.7%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic/Latino 2,747 40.8%
Mexican 2,282 33.9%
Cuban 0 0.0%
Puerto Rican 0 0.0%
Other 465 6.9%
 

Educational Attainment (2016)

  Gypsum % of Total
Total Pop: 25 and Older 4,939 100%
Less than 9th grade 279 5.8%
9th to 12th, No Diploma 651 13.2%
High School graduate (incl. equiv) 1,234 25.0%
Some Collge, No Degree 940 19.0%
Associates Degree 397 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 977 19.8%
Graduate or Professional Degree 461 9.3%

Households (2016)

  Gypsum % of Total
Total Households 2,190 100%
Family Households 1,528 69.8%
Married with Children 476 21.7%
Married without Children 789 36.0%
Single Parents 101 4.6%
Other 162 7.4%
Non-Family Households 662 30.2%
Living Along 373 17.0%
Average Household Size 3  
Average Family Household Size 3.3  

Housing Units (2016)

  Gypsum % of Total
Total Housing Units 2,292 100%
Owner Occupied 1,650 72.0%
Renter Occupied 540 23.6%
Vacant for Seasonal / Recreational Use 33 1.4%
1-Unit (attached or detatched) 1,792 78.2%
2-9 Units 248 10.8%
10-19 Units 84 3.7%
20 or more units 0 0%
Built Prior to 1940 158 6.9%

Labor Force (2016)

  Gypsum
Total Labor Force 4,505
Employed 4,408
Unemployed 97
Unemployment Rate 2.2%

Commuting to Work (2016)

  Gypsum % of Total
Workers 16 years and over 4,369 100%
Car, Truck, or Van - drove alone 3,839 87.9%
Car, Truck or Van - carpooled 318 7.3%
Public Transportation (includes taxicabs) 0 0.0%
Walked 39 0.9%
Other means 92 2.1%
Worked at home 81 1.9%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 24  


Top Occupations (2016)

Main Occupations Gypsum % of Total
Employed Civil. Pop 16 yrs + 4,408 100%
Management & Professional 1,247 28.3%
Service 877 19.9%
Sales & Office 1,001 22.7%
Farming, Fishing & Forestry 108 2.5%
Construction, Extraction & Maintenance 701 15.9%
Production, Transportation & Material Moving 474 10.8%

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Contact:

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