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

People and Housing (2016)

Population 1,400
High School Diploma or More (% adults 25+) 89.8%
Bachelor's Degree or More (% adults 25+) 38.2%
Households 488
Total Housing Units 1,129
% Total Housing Units Vacant for Seasonal or Recreational Use 51.1%

Employment and Income (2016)

Labor Force 1,023
Unemployment Rate 8.9%
Median Household Income $48,750
Median Family Income $53,125
Poverty Rate 11.5%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 17.5%

Population by Age (2016)

  Fraser % of Toal
Total 1,400 100%
Preschool (0-4) 36 2.6%
School Age (5-17) 295 21.1%
College Age (18-24) 85 6.1%
Young Adult (25-44) 535 38.2%
Adult (45-64) 393 28.1%
Older Adult (65+) 56 4.0%
Median Age 32.2  

Population by Race and Hispanic Origin (2016)

  Fraser % of Total
Total 1,400 100%
American Indian or Alaskan native alone 0 0%
Asian alone 21 1.5%
Black alone 0 0%
Native Hawaiin and Other pacific islander alone 17 1.2%
White alone 1,270 90.7%
Two or more race groups 0 0%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or Latino 280 20.0%
Mexican 255 18.2%
Cuban 0 0%
Puerto Rican 0 0%
Other 25 1.8%

Educational Attainment (2016)

  Fraser % of Total
Total Population 25 yrs + 984 100%
Less than 9th Grade 34 3.5%
9th to 12th Grade, No Diploma 66 6.7%
High School Graduate (incl. equiv.) 264 26.8%
Some College, no degree 221 22.5%
Associates Degree 23 2.3%
Bachelor's Degree 337 34.2%
Graduate or Professional Degree 39 4.0%

Households (2016)

  Fraser % of Total
Total Households 488 100%
Family households 285 58.4%
Married with children 59 12.1%
Married without children 108 22.1%
Single parents 68 13.9%
Other 50 10.2%
Non-family households 203 41.6%
Living alone 104 21.3%
Average household size 2.8  
Average family household size 3.2  

Housing Units (2016)

  Fraser % of Total
Total Housing Units 1,129 100%
Owner occupied 212 18.8%
Renter occupied 276 24.4%
Vacant for seasonal or recreational use 577 51.1%
1-Unit (attached or detached) 249 22.1%
2-9 Units 162 14.3%
10-19 Units 25 2.2%
20+ Units 0 0%
Built prior to 1940 50 4.4%

Labor Force Averages (2016)

Total Labor Force 1,023
Employed 932
Unemployed 91
Unemployment Rate 8.9%

Commuting to Work (2016)

  Fraser % of Total
Workers aged 16 yrs + 930 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 504 54.2%
Car, truck or van - carpooled 143 15.4%
Public transportation 111 11.9%
Walked 72 7.7%
Other means 40 4.3%
Worked at home 60 6.5%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 18  

Resident Occupations (2016)

  Fraser % of Total
Employed civilian Pop. age 16+ 932 100%
Management, Professional, and related 211 22.6%
Service 326 35.0%
Sales and Office 135 14.5%
Farming, fishing and forestry 29 3.1%
Construction, extraction and maintenance 184 19.7%
Production, transportation, and material moving 47 5.0%

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