Carbondale

With a lack of just seasonal visitors that ski towns like Aspen and Snowmass boast.

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Overview for Carbondale, CO

6,464 people live in Carbondale, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $45,416. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

6,464

Total Population

42 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$45,416

Average individual Income

Head Northwest on Hwy 82 from Aspen and Basalt (toward Glenwood Springs), and you will come across some favorites amongst locals, the town of Carbondale. With a lack of just seasonal visitors that ski towns like Aspen and Snowmass boast, Carbondale has the advantage of creating a tight community of “full-time,” local residents and also second homeowners, making it a popular choice for families and long-term settlers.

Similar to Basalt, downtown Carbondale features both a cute Old Towne neighborhood, as well as modern conveniences and new-builds, but it exceeds Basalt in size, overall.

In Carbondale, residents appreciate easy access to the Rio Grande Trail (a popular, stunning bike and walking path that connects Aspen to Glenwood Springs), many impeccably groomed golf courses, as well as downtown culture, dining, and retail shops.

The areas offer a variety of home styles, but most commonly boast beautiful single-family homes, ranchettes, and expansive, larger ranches, nestled in the Roaring Fork Valley.

In comparison to Aspen and Snowmass, homebuyers in Carbondale can also take comfort in the warmer temperatures and longer spring/summer seasons that their lower elevations allow.

Key Features:

  • A blend of a classic, mountain town with modern conveniences and culture
  • Abundance of single-family homes, ranchettes, and ranches
  • Quaint, downtown areas with unique, local dining and retail shops
  • In the middle of natural surroundings, attracting active residents and mountain-sports enthusiasts
  • Lower elevation for warmer climates than the ski towns
  • Often more affordable housing selections than Aspen and Snowmass
  • Carbondale schools are a part of the Roaring Fork School District

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Demographics and Employment Data for Carbondale, CO

Carbondale has 2,633 households, with an average household size of 2.41. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Carbondale do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,464 people call Carbondale home. The population density is 3,196.92 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

6,464

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42

Median Age

58.62 / 41.38%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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  • High School Degree
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2,633

Total Households

2.41

Average Household Size

$45,416

Average individual Income

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Schools in Carbondale, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Carbondale. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Roaring Fork High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Carbondale Community Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Crystal River Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
1/5
Ross Montessori School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Carbondale Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available

Around Carbondale, CO

There's plenty to do around Carbondale, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

64
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
85
Very Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Tonic Juicery, Marble Distilling, and Granetta Panini.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 0.44 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.52 miles 52 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.48 miles 12 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.76 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.77 miles 9 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 2.68 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars

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