The Town of Fraser is located in southeastern Grand County at an elevation of 8,574 feet (2,613 m) above sea level.It is bordered to the south by the town of Winter Park and to the north by unincorporated Tabernash. U.S. Route 40 leads south and east across Berthoud Pass 71 miles (114 km) to Denver, and northwest 15 miles (24 km) to the Town of Granby.    The town is in Middle Park in the valley of the Fraser River along U.S. Highway 40. Its location northwest of Winter Park, the location of a popular ski resort, has provided growth in recent years with new condominium and other real estate developments.
source of data: US Census, ACS 5-year estimates, 2015

People and Housing

Population (2015) 1,102
High School Diploma or More (% adults 25+) (2015) 91%
Bachelor's Degree or More (% adults 25+) (2015) 40%
Households (2015) 403
Total Housing Units (2015) 1,027
% Total Housing Units Vacant for Seasonal or Recreational Use 52.1%

Employment and Income

Labor Force (2015) 804
Unemployment Rate (2015) 9.6%
Median Household Income (2015) $45,938
Median Family Income (2015) $47,841
Poverty Rate (2015) 11.4%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) (2015) 18.9%

Population by Age (2015)

  Fraser % of Toal
Total 1,102 100%
Preschool (0-4) 37 3.4%
School Age (5-17) 145 13.2%
College Age (18-24) 65 5.9%
Young Adult (25-44) 398 36.1%
Adult (45-64) 353 32.0%
Older Adult (65+) 104 9.4%
Median Age 34.6  

Population by Race and Hispanic Origin (2015)

  Fraser % of Total
Total 1,102 100%
American Indian or Alaskan native alone 0 0%
Asian alone 9 0.8%
Black alone 0 0%
Native Hawaiin and Other pacific islander alone 0 0%
White alone 1,077 97.7%
Two or more race groups 0 0%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or Latino 104 9.4%
Mexican 76 6.9%
Cuban 0 0%
Puerto Rican 0 0%
Other 28 2.5%

Educational Attainment (2015)

  Fraser % of Total
Total Population 25 yrs + 855 100%
Less than 9th Grade 19 2.2%
9th to 12th Grade, No Diploma 58 6.8%
High School Graduate (incl. equiv.) 199 23.3%
Some College, no degree 200 23.4%
Associates Degree 42 4.9%
Bachelor's Degree 279 32.6%
Graduate or Professional Degree 58 6.8%

Households (2015)

  Fraser % of Total
Total Households 403 100%
Family households 231 57.3%
Married with children 39 9.7%
Married without children 107 26.6%
Single parents 57 14.1%
Other 28 6.9%
Non-family households 172 42.7%
Living alone 99 24.6%
Average household size 2.7  
Average family household size 2.8  

Housing Units (2015)

  Fraser % of Total
Total Housing Units 1,027 100%
Owner occupied 210 20.4%
Renter occupied 193 18.8%
Vacant for seasonal or recreational use 535 52.1%
1-Unit (attached or detached) 226 22.0%
2-9 Units 145 14.1%
10-19 Units 4 0.4%
20+ Units 0 0%
Built prior to 1940 79 7.7%

Labor Force Averages (2015)

Total Labor Force 804
Employed 727
Unemployed 77
Unemployment Rate 9.6%

Commuting to Work (2015)

  Fraser % of Total
Workers aged 16 yrs + 726 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 457 62.9%
Car, truck or van - carpooled 89 12.3%
Public transportation 73 10.1%
Walked 27 3.7%
Other means 26 3.6%
Worked at home 54 7.4%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 19  

Resident Occupations (2015)

  Fraser % of Total
Employed civilian Pop. age 16+ 727 100%
Management, Professional, and related 187 25.7%
Service 294 40.4%
Sales and Office 90 12.4%
Farming, fishing and forestry 26 3.6%
Construction, extraction and maintenance 57 7.8%
Production, transportation, and material moving 73 10.0%

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