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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Pitkin County, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 3,179

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 204

Female householder, no husband present : 288

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 2,812

Householder not living alone : 669


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Pitkin County, Colorado)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 299

Female householder and female partner : 5

Female householder and male partner : 131

All other households : 6,717


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Pitkin County, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,414

Renter-occupied housing units : 765

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 147

Renter-occupied housing units : 57

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 179

Renter-occupied housing units : 109

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,544

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,937


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Pitkin County, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 367

$10,000 to $14,999 : 292

$15,000 to $19,999 : 198

$20,000 to $24,999 : 234

$25,000 to $29,999 : 298

$30,000 to $34,999 : 409

$35,000 to $39,999 : 381

$40,000 to $44,999 : 325

$45,000 to $49,999 : 163

$50,000 to $59,999 : 807

$60,000 to $74,999 : 633

$75,000 to $99,999 : 676

$100,000 to $124,999 : 600

$125,000 to $149,999 : 201

$150,000 to $199,999 : 555

$200,000 or more : 1,013


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Pitkin County, Colorado)

Total : 11,220


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Pitkin County, Colorado)

Occupied : 7,152

Vacant : 4,068


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Pitkin County, Colorado)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Pitkin County, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : 192

Built 2000 to 2004 : 813

Built 1990 to 1999 : 2,485

Built 1980 to 1989 : 1,643

Built 1970 to 1979 : 3,630

Built 1960 to 1969 : 1,328

Built 1950 to 1959 : 329

Built 1940 to 1949 : 106

Built 1939 or earlier : 694


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Pitkin County, Colorado)

Utility gas : 3,704

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 533

Electricity : 2,419

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 28

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 422

Solar energy : 27

Other fuel : 19

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Pitkin County, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 21

$10,000 to $14,999 : 26

$15,000 to $19,999 : 8

$20,000 to $24,999 : 5

$25,000 to $29,999 : 0

$30,000 to $34,999 : 0

$35,000 to $39,999 : 0

$40,000 to $49,999 : 9

$50,000 to $59,999 : 16

$60,000 to $69,999 : 16

$70,000 to $79,999 : 39

$80,000 to $89,999 : 0

$90,000 to $99,999 : 7

$100,000 to $124,999 : 34

$125,000 to $149,999 : 62

$150,000 to $174,999 : 131

$175,000 to $199,999 : 226

$200,000 to $249,999 : 397

$250,000 to $299,999 : 247

$300,000 to $399,999 : 265

$400,000 to $499,999 : 87

$500,000 to $749,999 : 627

$750,000 to $999,999 : 350

$1,000,000 or more : 1,711


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Pitkin County, Colorado)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 73

Home equity loan only : 571

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 38

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 2,166

Housing units without a mortgage : 1,436


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Pitkin County, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : $1,000,001

Built 2000 to 2004 : $1,000,001

Built 1990 to 1999 : $969,200

Built 1980 to 1989 : $690,700

Built 1970 to 1979 : $596,200

Built 1960 to 1969 : $1,000,001

Built 1950 to 1959 : $285,000

Built 1940 to 1949 : $261,000

Built 1939 or earlier : $1,000,001


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Pitkin County, Colorado: 47.9%

Percentage of Family Households in Colorado: 63.9%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Pitkin County, Colorado

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 130 130 $102,694,265
  Two Family 6 12 $1,689,760
  Three and Four Family 10 37 $6,440,590
  Five or More Family 3 55 $7,655,700
  Total

149 234 $118,480,315
2000        
  Single Family 199 199 $124,143,671
  Two Family 14 28 $5,542,224
  Three and Four Family 7 23 $5,316,000
  Five or More Family 2 24 $3,514,000
  Total

222 274 $138,515,895
2001        
  Single Family 70 70 $77,034,873
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

70 70 $77,034,873
2002        
  Single Family 104 104 $113,601,849
  Two Family 5 10 $8,435,590
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 13 $2,666,500
  Total

110 127 $124,703,939
2003        
  Single Family 57 57 $70,186,219
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 8 $1,399,000
  Total

58 65 $71,585,219
2004        
  Single Family 71 71 $65,862,901
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

71 71 $65,862,901
2005        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2006        
  Single Family 14 14 $26,242,929
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 3 75 $21,203,367
  Total

17 89 $47,446,296


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Pitkin County, CO): $59,375
Median Household Income In 2000 (Colorado): $47,203


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Pitkin County): $497,000
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Colorado): $160,100


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Pitkin County, Colorado

Utility Gas: 51.8%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 10.6%
Electricity: 33.7%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.1%
Coal Or Coke: 0.1%
Wood: 2.9%
Solar Energy: 0.3%
Other Fuel: 0.4%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Pitkin County, Colorado

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 23.61%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 5.56%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 70.83%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Pitkin County): $947
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Colorado): $671
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Pitkin County): $1508


(updated 2010)



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