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The Town of Winter Park, located in Grand County, Colorado, is situated in a high mountain park at an elevation of 9,100 ft.  The valley Winter Park sits in is surrounded by the Arapaho National Forest and three wilderness areas: Indian Peaks, Byers Peak and Vasquez. Approximately 75% of the land in Grand County is publicly owned. 17,000 acres of public land is owned by the City of Denver Water Board. Nearby Rocky Mountain National Park sets aside 265,727 acres of natural land and wildlife habitat for the public to enjoy. Tourism is the main source of industry in Winter Park. 

The Town of Winter Park is 7.5 square miles, including the base village of Winter Park Resort. The town and ski area have long been popular with Denver Metro residents, though the region is quickly becoming a four-season vacation destination. The Town of Winter Park is only 90 minutes northwest of Denver, 90 minutes from Summit County and two hours from the Vail Valley.
data source: U.S. Census, ACS 5-year data

People and Housing (2016)

Population 585
High School diploma or more (pop. age 25+) 100%
Bachelor's degree or more (pop. age 25+) 51%
Households 303
Total housing units 2,641
% Total Units vacant for seasonal or recreational use 70.2%

Employment & Income (2016)

Labor Force 374
Unemployment Rate 2.4
Median Household Income $80,268
Median Family Income $97,222
Poverty Rate 6.4%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 19.1

Population by Age (2016)

  Winter Park % of Total
Total Population 585 100%
Preschool (0-4) 6 1.0%
School Age (5-17) 63 10.8%
College Age (18-24) 32 5.5%
Young Adult (25-44) 206 35.2%
Adult (45-64) 169 28.9%
Older Adult (65+) 109 18.6%
Median Age 42.3  

Population by Race & Hispanic Origin (2016)

  Winter Park % of Total
Total Population 585 100%
American Indian or Alaskan Native alone 0 0%
Asian alone 16 3.8%
Black alone 12 0%
Native Hawaiin and other Pac. Isl.alone 24 5.2%
White alone 533 91.0%
Two or more races 0 0%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or latino 0 0%
Mexian 0 0%
Cuban 0 0%
Puerto Rican 0 0%
Other 0 0%

Educational Attainment (2016)

  Winter Park % of Total
Total Pop. age 25+ 484 100%
Less than 9th Grade 0 0%
9th to 12th, No diploma 0 0%
High School Graduate (incl. equiv) 131 27.1%
Some college, no degree 103 21.3%
Associates degree 3 0.6%
Bachelor's degree 161 33.3%
Graduate or professional degree 86 17.8%

Households (2016)

  Winter Park % of Total
Total Households 303 100%
Family Households 134 44.2%
Married with Children 20 6.6%
Married without children 91 30.0%
Single parents 23 7.6%
Other 0 0%
Non-family households 169 55.8%
Living alone 117 38.6%
Average Household size 1.9  
Average family household size 2.3  

Housing Units (2016)

  Winter Park % of Total
Total Housing Units 2,641 100%
Owner Occupied 182 6.9%
Renter Occupied 121 4.6%
Vacant for seasonal/recreational use 1,853 70.2%
1-Unit (attached or detached) 196 7.4%
2-9 Units 19 0.7%
10-19 Units 54 2.0%
20 or more units 24 0.9%
Built prior to 1940 31 1.2%

Labor Force (2016) 

Labor Force 374
Employed 365
Unemployed 9
Unemployment Rate 2.4%

Communting to Work (2016)

  Winter Park % of Total
Workers age 16+ 365 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 216 59.2%
Car,truck or van - carpooled 0 0%
Public transportation 22 6.0%
Walked 83 22.7%
Other Means 31 8.5%
Worked at home 13 3.6%
Mean travel time to work 19  

Resident Occupations (2016)

  Winter Park % of Total
Employed civilian pop. age 16+ 365 100%
Management, Professional, and related 72 19.7%
Service 159 43.6%
Sales and office 56 15.3%
Farming, fishing and forestry 0 0%
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 40 11.0%
Production, transportation, and material moving 38 10.4%
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