Crested Butte

45°F
Current Population
1,764
Elevation Level
8922 ft

About Crested Butte

The Town of Crested Butte, fondly referred to as the Gateway to the Elk Mountains, sits at an elevation of 8,885 feet and is located 28 miles north of the City of Gunnison. It was originally home to the Ute Indians before being incorporated in 1880. 

Today, Crested Butte is one of the few places that can be called a real Colorado ski town. There are no traffic lights, chain stores, nor high-rise buildings. Nor is there a shortage of entertainment or dining options. Crested Butte is home to some of the Western Slope’s best restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and shopping - all run by friendly and welcoming members of the community. 

 People settle in Crested Butte because they love the combination of its welcoming small town atmosphere and world-class outdoor recreation. It’s also home to cultural attractions typically found in larger cities, including the Center for the Arts and signature events like the Crested Butte Arts Festival and Music Festival. 

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About the Community

Crested Butte Community Elementary School

Summary
  • District Gunnison Watershed School District Re1j
  • Phone (970) 641-7720
  • Address 818 RED LADY AVE
  • County Gunnison County
  • Grade KN - 12
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 750
  • Student Teacher Ratio 13

Gunnison High School

Summary
  • District Gunnison Watershed School District Re1j
  • Phone (970) 641-7700
  • Address 800 W OHIO AVE
  • County Gunnison County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -1% to -5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 379
  • Student Teacher Ratio 14

Gunnison Middle School

Summary
  • District Gunnison Watershed School District Re1j
  • Phone (970) 641-7710
  • Address 1099 N 11TH ST
  • County Gunnison County
  • Grade 01 - 08
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct More than +50%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1000
  • Student Teacher Ratio 12

Lake School

Summary
  • District Gunnison Watershed School District Re1j
  • Phone (970) 641-7770
  • Address 800 N BOULEVARD ST
  • County Gunnison County
  • Grade PK - KN
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct More than +50%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 160
  • Student Teacher Ratio 19

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 1,764
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 1,975
Households
  • Total Households 863
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 965
  • Average Size of Household 2.00
  • Households With Children 176

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 23.87
  • Avg Jan Low Temp -6.40
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 38.20
  • Avg Jan High Temp 23.10
  • Avg Jul High Temp 73.80
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 119
  • Air Pollution Index 81
  • Earthquake Index 77
  • Hail Index 0
  • Tornado Index 2
  • Wind Index 22

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1976
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 79
  • Health Care Cost 79
  • Transportation Cost 86