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Basalt is a town in Eagle County, in the Edwards metro area. (The community straddles Eagle and Pitkin counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community was named for nearby Basalt Mountain.

The latitude of Basalt is 39.368N. The longitude is -107.032W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,611 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,969.


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Median household income
Local
$67,200
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Basalt demographic reports
Basalt is on the Roaring Fork River.
Former and merged names include:
· Aspen Junction
· Frying Pan
The town's popularity with skiers and other vacationers has soared since the recent completion of a new highway between Basalt and Aspen.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • River Days - Aug. 17-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Basalt web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Ruedi Reservoir, Roaring Fork River, Frying Pan River
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Basalt demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Eagle County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 81654 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Basalt residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Basalt ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Basalt was $30,746, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

50% of Basalt residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Basalt, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,159.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,750.


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Eagle County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Basalt political report.

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The average commute time for Basalt workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Basalt include Best Western Aspenalt Lodge, Green Drake.

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