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Glenwood Springs is a city in Garfield County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Glenwood, IA

The latitude of Glenwood Springs is 39.550N. The longitude is -107.324W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,761 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,333.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$43,934
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Glenwood Springs demographic reports
Glenwood Springs is mountain town at the confluence of the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers
Former and merged names include:
· Defiance
· Barlow
· Glenwood Hot Spring
Developed as a health resort in the late 1800s
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 31. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.7 per 1,000 people.
Glenwood Springs received national attention for 1994 deaths of 14 firefighters who died battling a wildfire on Storm King Mountain; June 2002 coal seam fire which damaged more than 20 homes
Filming location for:
· 1999 movie, "For Love of the Game"
Well-known residents have included:
· Doc Holliday, cardshark, gunfighter and dentist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Strawberry Days - June 15-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Glenwood Springs web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Harvey Gap State Park
Glenwood Springs attractions: Yampah Spa Vapor Caves, Glenwood Caverns
Historic sites and museums: Doc Holliday's Grave, Frontier Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Colorado Mountain College

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Glenwood Springs demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Garfield 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 81601 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Glenwood Springs residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Glenwood Springs ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Glenwood Springs was $23,449, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

33% of Glenwood Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Glenwood Springs festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Glenwood Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $641.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,374.


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Libraries in Glenwood Springs include Glenwood Springs Branch Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Glenwood Springs include KREG.

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Politics

Garfield County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Glenwood Springs political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Glenwood Springs workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Glenwood Springs include Affordable Inns, Best Value Glenwood Springs, Best Western Antlers, Caravan Inn, Cedar Lodge Motel, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Homestead Inn, Hotel Colorado, Hotel Denver ... More hotels.

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