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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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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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Basalt was $30,746, compared with $21,587 nationally.
50% of Basalt residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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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.
The average commute time for Basalt workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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