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The Horne Family  hiking to Teocalli
The Horne Family hiking to Teocalli
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Crested Butte is a town in Gunnison County.

The community was named for the local peak.

The latitude of Crested Butte is 38.869N. The longitude is -106.987W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 8,924 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,505.


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Median household income
Local
$41,250
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Crested Butte demographic reports
Crested Butte is on the Slate River.
The community began as a gold-mining town. The local economy shifted to coal in the late 1870s and later to skiing.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 4 on 50 Best Places to Live list by Men's Journal magazine, 2002
Local festivals include:
  • Wild Mushroom Festival - Aug. 16-19, 2007
  • Crested Butte Music Festival - July 1-31, 2007
  • Wildflower Festival - July 9-15, 2007
  • Festival of the Arts - Aug. 4-5, 2007
  • Reel Fest - Aug. 8-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Crested Butte web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and Museum

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Crested Butte residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Crested Butte ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Crested Butte was $26,789, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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59% of Crested Butte residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Crested Butte include Town of Crested Butte ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Crested Butte, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $763.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,440.


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Libraries in Crested Butte include Crested Butte Branch Library ... View libraries

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Gunnison County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Crested Butte political report.

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The average commute time for Crested Butte workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Crested Butte include Chateaux by Resortquest, Elk Mountain Lodge.

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