The Town of Dillon, Colorado is a small mountain community that is big on fun. Located in the heart of Summit County along the shores of beautiful Dillon Reservoir,(commonly referred to as Lake Dillon) and home to multiple, breathtaking outdoor amenities. The town is known for the having the highest deep-water Marina in North America, the Dillon Amphitheater and for it's events line-up including free weekend concerts as well as for hosting the best Farmers Market in Summit County.

data source: US Census, ACS 5-yr estmimates

People and Housing (2016)

Population 992
High School Diploma or More (% Adults age 25+) 98.4%
Bachelor's Degree or More (% Adults age 25+) 54.5%
Households 493
Total Housing Units 1,412
% Total Units Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 57.4%

Employment and Income (2016)

Labor Force 623
Unemployment Rate 9.3%
Median Household Income $56,181
Median Family Income $82,750
Poverty Rate 5.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes) 16.4

Population by Age (2016)

  Dillon % of Total
Total Population 992 100%
Preschool (0-4) 65 6.6%
School Age (5-17) 88 8.9%
College Age (18-24) 4 0.4%
Young Adult (25-44) 331 33.4%
Adult (45-64) 326 32.9%
Older Adult (65+) 178 17.9%
Median Age 45.7  

Population by Race and Hispanic Origin (2016)

  Dillon % of Total
Total Population 992 100%
American Indian or Alaskan native alone 3 0.3%
Asian alone 6 0.6%
Black alone 0 0.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pac. Isl. alone 17 1.7%
White alone 877 88.4%
Two or more races 28 2.8%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or Latino 227 22.9%
Mexican 102 10.3%
Cuban 0 0.0%
Puerto Rican 27 2.7%
Other 98 9.9%

Educational Attainment (2016)

  Dillon % of Total
Total Pop. Age 25+ 835 100%
Less than 9th grade 0 0.0%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 13 1.6%
High School Graduate (incl. equiv) 95 11.4%
Some College, no degree 171 20.5%
Associates Degree 101 12.1%
Bachelor's Degree 331 39.6%
Graduate or Professional Degree 124 14.9%

Households (2016)

  Dillon % of Total
Total Households 493 100%
Family Households 251 50.9%
Married with Children 50 10.1%
Married without Children 159 32.3%
Single Parents 34 6.9%
Other 8 1.6%
Non-family households 242 49.1%
Living alone 186 37.7%
Average Household size 2.0  
Average Family Household size 2.7  

Housing Units (2016)

  Dillon % of Total
Total Housing Units 1,412 100%
Owner occupied 248 17.6%
Renter occupied 245 17.4%
Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 811 57.4%
1-Unit (attached or detached) 182 12.9%
2-9 Units 76 5.4%
10-19 Units 92 6.5%
20 or more units 140 9.9%
Built Prior to 1940 20 1.4%

Labor Force (2016)

Total Labor Force 623
Employed 565
Unemployed 58
Unemployment Rate 9.3%


Commuting to Work (2016)

  Dillon % of Total
Workers age 16 yrs + 565 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 410 72.6%
Car, truck or van - carpooled 21 3.7%
Public transportation 0 0%
Walked 25 4.4%
Other means 10 1.8%
Worked at home 99 17.5%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 16  

Resident Occupations (2016)

  Dillon % of Total
Employed Civilian Pop. 16 years + 565 100%
Management, professional and related 291 51.5%
Service 83 14.7%
Sales and Office 92 16.3%
Farming, fishing and forestry 17 3.0%
Construction, extraction and maintenance 53 9.4%
Production, transportation and material moving 29 5.1%

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