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About Summit County Summit County is located among the high peaks of the Colorado Rockies, immediately west of the Continental Divide. Our elevation ranges from a low of 7,947 feet above sea level at Green Mountain Reservoir to a 14,270 feet at Gray’s Peak. Our dry, high-alpine climate yields long, snowy winters that have attracted world-class ski resorts. We have pleasantly warm summers that are ideal for hiking, biking, fishing, backpacking, kayaking and other forms of recreation. Summit County is centrally located in Colorado, only an hour’s drive from the Denver metropolitan area via Interstate 70, the state’s main east-west transportation corridor.
Summit County Government website

Summit County Quickfacts

Population (2016) 30,374
Population Change (since 2010 Census) +8.5%
Land Area 619 sq. Miles
Population Density 49.0
Median Age (2015) 37.1
% Population 25-44 yrs 34.7%
% Population 65+ 9.7%
Median Household Income 92015) $69,633
Labor Force (April 2017) 21,589
Unemployment Rate (April 2017) 1.3%
Jobs (Q4 2016) 20,898
Average Annual Wage (Q4 2016) $40,664
Hispanic/Latino Population (2015) 14.7%
Housing Units (2015) 30,238
% Housing Units used for seasonal/recreational use 57%
Median Gross Rent (ACS 2011-15) $1,200
High School Graduate or more (2015) 95%
BA degree or more (2015) 49%
Persons without health insurance 11.9%
Mean travel time to work 16.9 mins
Poverty Rate (2015) 8.7%


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