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ZIP Code 81131

Post Office City:Crestone, CO (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Saguache County
Timezone: Mountain (3:42am)
Area code: 719 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:37.95, -105.72
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 81131

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Primary/preferred city:
Crestone, CO

Stats and Demographics for the 81131 ZIP Code

ZIP code 81131 is located in southern Colorado and covers a large land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 81131 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 81131 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,189
Population Density 4 people per sq mi
Housing Units 979
Median Home Value $220,500
Land Area 313.69 sq mi
Water Area 0.24 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 664
Median Household Income $38,568

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 54Male Median Age: 55Female Median Age: 52

Under 5263056
85 Plus369


 Male 610 51%
 Female 579 49%


 White 1,083 91.1%
 Black Or African American 2 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 19 1.6%
 Asian 37 3.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.1%
 Other Race 17 1.4%
 Two Or More Races 30 2.5%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus606

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 214 32%
 Single Guardian 75 11%
 Singles 317 48%
 Singles With Roommate 58 9%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 543 82%
 Households with Kids 121 18%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 81131 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 81131 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 81131 real estate data, the median home value of $220,500 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 81131. Rentals in 81131 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 81131 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,189 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 278 28%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 214 22%
 Renter Occupied Households 172 18%
 Households Vacant 315 32%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 14 4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 1%
 For Sale Only 43 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 193 61%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 59 19%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 5 3%
 1 Bedroom 7 4%
 2 Bedroom 64 37%
 3+ Bedroom 99 57%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $38,568 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 81131 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 81131 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. A higher percentage of people in 81131 than almost anywhere in the country avoid a commute altogether by working at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 81131 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

For more information, see Crestone, CO poverty.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 229 24%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 414 43%
 No Earnings 321 33%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 229 24%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 414 43%
 No Earnings 321 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 302 56%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 16 3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 73 13%
 Worked at Home 152 28%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 81131 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 32 3%
 High School Graduate 354 38%
 Associate's degree 43 5%
 Bachelor's degree 310 33%
 Master's degree 153 16%
 Professional school degree 33 4%
 Doctorate degree 15 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 178 76%
 Enrolled in Private School 15 6%
 Not Enrolled in School 41 18%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 81131

ZIP Code 81131 is in the Moffat School District No. 2 in the County of Saguache and. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 81131.

Crestone Charter School
330 Lime Avenue
Crestone, CO 81131
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Moffat School District No. 2 in the County of Saguache and

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