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Cripple Creek is a city in Teller County, in the Colorado Springs metro area.

It is the county seat.

Possibly named because cows had become lame after stumbling in a local stream.

The latitude of Cripple Creek is 38.746N. The longitude is -105.177W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 9,455 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,084.


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Median household income
Local
$39,261
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cripple Creek demographic reports
Cripple Creek is in the Rocky Mountains.
Former and merged names include:
· Fremont
Gold-mining boom town. Leveled twice by fire before brick structures were built in the 1890s.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Pike National Forest, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Mueller State Park
Cripple Creek attractions: Casinos, Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Historic sites and museums: Cripple Creek District Museum, Old Homestead Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
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The Cripple Creek area, following the gold rush, looked like a miniature Europe, divided into 'dukedoms' and 'fiefs' that were the larger and smaller mining claims. And it was a real adventure to walk the seven miles from Victor, where I lived, to the town of Cripple Creek.
-- Book of the High Mountains
Lowell Thomas

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20% of Cripple Creek residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cripple Creek ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cripple Creek was $19,607, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Cripple Creek residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Cripple Creek include Cripple Creek Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Cripple Creek, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $588.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $883.


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Libraries in Cripple Creek include Franklin Ferguson Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Teller County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cripple Creek political report.

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The average commute time for Cripple Creek workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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“ The Cripple Creek area, following the gold rush, looked like a miniature Europe, divided into 'dukedoms' and 'fiefs' that were the larger and smaller mining claims. And it was a real adventure to walk the seven miles from Victor, where I lived, to the town of Cripple Creek. ”
~ Book of the High Mountains
Lowell Thomas

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