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Vail is a town in Eagle County, in the Edwards metro area.

The community was named for nearby Vail Pass.

The latitude of Vail is 39.640N. The longitude is -106.373W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 8,189 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,603.


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Median household income
Local
$56,680
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Vail demographic reports
Vail is in the White River National Forest.
Sheep-ranching region developed as a ski resort in the 1960s.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 13. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Toby Dawson, 2006 Olympics bronze medal winner (freestyle skiing - moguls)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Vail International Dance Festival - July 29- Aug. 12, 2007
  • Vail Snow Daze - Dec. 3-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Vail web sites and events links in the sections below.
Vail attractions: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Colorado Ski Museum & Ski Hall of Fame
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Vail demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Eagle 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 81657 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Vail residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Vail ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Vail was $42,390, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

61% of Vail residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Vail, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $904.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,901.


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Libraries in Vail include Vail Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Vail include Vail Daily

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Politics

Eagle County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Vail political report.

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Restaurants

Vail restaurants taking online reservations include Billy's Island Grill, Cucina Rustica at the Lodge at Vail, Kelly Liken, La Tour, Larkspur Restaurant & Bar, Ludwig's Restaurant at Sonnenalp Resort of Vail, Pepi's Restaurant & Bar, Sapphire Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Sweet Basil, Terra Bistro ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Vail workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Vail include 9 Vail Road, Austria Haus Hotel, Breakaway West, Eagle Point, Evergreen Lodge at Vail, Homestake Condominiums, Lion Square Lodge, Lodge at Lionshead, Lodge at Vail, Lodge Tower Vail ... More hotels.

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