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Ouray is a city in Ouray County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Ute chief.

The latitude of Ouray is 38.022N. The longitude is -107.67W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 7,792 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 832.


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Median household income
Local
$36,094
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ouray demographic reports
Ouray is in the San Juan Range of the Rockies.
Former and merged names include:
· Uncompahgre City
· Uncompahgre
Irish immigrant Tom Walsh made such a large fortune from gold mining here that his daughter bought the Hope Diamond.
Ranked No. 14 on 50 Best Places to Live list by Men's Journal magazine, 2002
Filming location for:
· 1969 movie, "True Grit"
Local festivals include:
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 6, 2007
  • Ice Festival - Jan. 9-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ouray web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Ouray Ice Park, Box Canyon Falls Park, Yankee Boy Basin
Historic sites and museums: Ouray County 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.)
Pronunciations: YOO-ray

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Ouray residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ouray ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ouray was $23,127, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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37% of Ouray residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Ouray include Ouray Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Ouray, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $564.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,292.


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Libraries in Ouray include Ouray Library District ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Ouray workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Ouray include Best Western Twin Peaks Motel, Comfort Inn.

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