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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

Population (2014) 554
High School diploma or more (pop. age 25+) 100
Bachelor's degree or more (pop. age 25+) 58.7
Households 248
Total housing units 2,559
% Total Units vacant for seasonal or recreational use 73.1%

Employment & Income

Labor Force (2014) 363
Unemployment Rate 0
Median Household Income $74,167
Median Family Income $102,375
Poverty Rate 7.5%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 16.4

Population by Age

  Winter Park % of Total
Total Population 554 100%
Preschool (0-4) 12 2.2%
School Age (5-17) 69 12.5%
College Age (18-24) 64 11.6%
Young Adult (25-44) 145 26.2%
Adult (45-64) 171 30.9%
Older Adult (65+) 93 16.8%
Median Age 38.7  

Population by Race & Hispanic Origin

  Winter Park % of Total
Total Population 554 100%
American Indian or Alaskan Native alone 0 0%
Asian alone 21 3.8%
Black alone 0 0%
Native Hawaiin and other Pac. Isl.alone 29 5.2%
White alone 504 91.0%
Two or more races 0 0%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or latino 40 7.2%
Mexian 37 6.7%
Cuban 0 0%
Puerto Rican 0 0%
Other 3 0.5%

Educational Attainment

  Winter Park % of Total
Total Pop. age 25+ 409 100%
Less than 9th Grade 0 0%
9th to 12th, No diploma 0 0%
High School Graduate (incl. equiv) 88 21.5%
Some college, no degree 81 19.8%
Associates degree 0 0%
Bachelor's degree 154 37.7%
Graduate or professional degree 86 21%

Households

  Winter Park % of Total
Total Households 248 100%
Family Households 139 56%
Married with Children 24 9.7%
Married without children 83 33.5%
Single parents 32 12.9%
Other 0 0%
Non-family households 109 44%
Living alone 79 31.9%
Average Household size 2.2  
Average family household size 2.3  

Housing Units

  Winter Park % of Total
Total Housing Units 2,559 100%
Owner Occupied 172 6.7%
Renter Occupied 76 3.0%
Vacant for seasonal/recreational use 1,871 73.1%
1-Unit (attached or detached) 162 6.3%
2-9 Units 25 1.0%
10-19 Units 46 1.8%
20 or more units 11 0.4%
Built prior to 1940 28 1.1%

Labor Force

Labor Force (2014) 363
Employed 363
Unemployed 0
Unemployment Rate 0%

Communting to Work

  Winter Park % of Total
Workers age 16+ 363 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 270 74.4%
Car,truck or van - carpooled 7 1.9%
Public transportation 19 5.2%
Walked 42 11.6%
Other Means 13 3.6%
Worked at home 12 3.3%
Mean travel time to work 16  

Resident Occupations

  Winter Park % of Total
Employed civilian pop. age 16+ 363 100%
Management, Professional, and related 110 30.3%
Service 107 29.5%
Sales and office 42 11.6%
Farming, fishing and forestry 0 0%
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 35 9.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving 69 19%
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