A Little More About Crested Butte

(St. Louis is only at 538 or so.)
[Ric did not know this and did NOT wear sun block the first day of golf. Irish/red-heads don’t mix well with bright sun. He came home nice and CRISPY! OUCH, it STILL looks painful. He even has lots of blisters. Guess he learned his lesson!]

Crested Butte, Colorado

Crested Butte, Colorado is 116 miles W of Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is in Gunnison county. The population of the town is 1,529.

The People and Families of Crested Butte

In Crested Butte, about 30% of adults are married. There are a lot of singles in Crested Butte.
[Maybe Brother could meet a NICE girl there!! haha]

It’s notable that men are disproportionately common in the town.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Crested Butte had a median family income of $49,118. The people of Crested Butte can point with pride to the large number of college graduates in the the town.

Political Inclinations

Among Crested Butte political contributors, John Kerry was favored among Presidential candidates in 2004, with $4,250. The Democratic party attracted the largest share of donations from the town.

Crime and Safety

Crime is quite low in Crested Butte.

Crested Butte Housing

Of the housing in Crested Butte, approximately 48% is occupied by their owners. A good bit of the housing in the town is used seasonally or for leisure or vacation purposes. Newer housing units are not uncommon in Crested Butte. The town offers a good supply of small apartments. Real estate taxes per home are higher in Crested Butte than most places in Colorado.


In Crested Butte, 41% of commuters drive to work. The layout of the town makes walking and bicycling easier than most places. Crested Butte offers good access to public transportation. The town features shorter commuting times than most similar places.

And some more interesting photos I found on-line.

Its such an ADORABLE little town.

Winter views.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Katie
    Jul 11, 2008 @ 18:12:59

    Do you watch The Hills? (shows what kind of tv junkie I am doesn’t it?) Heidi’s parents live in Crested Butte and there was a whole episode filmed there.


  2. julia
    Jul 12, 2008 @ 00:06:12

    I love all of CO. Such a gorgeous state, I once lived in Denver and would love to move back someday. Gorgeous pictures!


  3. ceecee smitty
    May 11, 2010 @ 02:02:31

    I visited Crested Butte from Denver for a family wedding. Gorgeous!


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