Mountain Village, Colorado

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Town of Mountain Village, Colorado
Town
Welcome Sign to Mountain Village
Welcome Sign to Mountain Village
Location in San Miguel County and the state of Colorado
Location in San Miguel County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 37°56′5″N 107°51′55″W / 37.93472°N 107.86528°W / 37.93472; -107.86528Coordinates: 37°56′5″N 107°51′55″W / 37.93472°N 107.86528°W / 37.93472; -107.86528
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County[1] San Miguel
Incorporated (town) March 10, 1995[2]
Government
 • Type Home Rule Municipality[1]
 • Mayor Dan Jansen
Area
 • Total 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)
 • Land 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[3] 9,545 ft (2,910 m)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,114
 • Density 296.4/sq mi (113.7/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[4] 81435
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-52550
GNIS feature ID 1744606
Website Town of Mountain Village

Mountain Village is a Home Rule Municipality in San Miguel County, Colorado, United States. The population was 978 at the 2000 census.

Mountain Village is just southwest of Telluride. The elevation of the town rises above Telluride to 9,540 feet.

Geography[edit]

Mountain Village is known for its peaceful nature and exciting ski slopes. These slopes go all the way from easy double greens to the treacherous double blacks located at the top of Coonskin Ridge, Gold Hill, and Palmyra Peak.

Mountain Village is located at 37°56′5″N 107°51′55″W / 37.93472°N 107.86528°W / 37.93472; -107.86528 (37.934735, -107.865245)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.6 km²), all land.

Plazas[edit]

  • The Beach - Adjacent to the ski area and lift four, the gondola's Station Mountain Village is located here
  • Conference Center Plaza - Surrounded by the Franz Klammer Lodge, the Telluride Conference Center, and the village pond
  • Heritage Plaza - Located in the heart of the village core, surrounded by shops, restaurants and lodges, adjacent to The Beach
  • Reflection Plaza - Location of the Mountain Village Ice Rink, surrounded by the Hotel Madeline
  • Sunrise Plaza - Located at the northern end of the village core, this plaza is located between the two main buildings of See Forever Village
  • Sunset Plaza - Surrounded by the Inn at Lost Creek, Blue Mesa buildings, and the Chondola top station, the Sunset Concert Series is held here
  • Town Hall Plaza - Local government offices are located here, as well as Station Village Parking and The Market at Mountain Village
  • Village Park Plaza - Located between the Westermere and Palmyra buildings, across the village pond from Conference Center Plaza

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 978 people, 520 households, and 210 families residing in the town. The population density was 295.7 people per square mile (114.1/km²). There were 1,022 housing units at an average density of 309.0 per square mile (119.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.56% White, 0.82% African American, 1.64% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 0.51% Pacific Islander, 9.61% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.43% of the population.

There were 520 households out of which 16.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.2% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 59.6% were non-families. 46.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.88 and the average family size was 2.56.

In the town the population was spread out with 13.3% under the age of 18, 20.3% from 18 to 24, 44.6% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 1.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 139.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 155.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,663, and the median income for a family was $52,750. Males had a median income of $30,099 versus $32,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $39,920. About 10.0% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Mockumentary[edit]

The community was the subject of a mockumentary called The Lost People Of Mountain Village which spoofed the artificial nature of the residential development, noting the lack of residents as well as the lack of basic services such as grocery stores.[7]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved November 25, 2007. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ Carol Black and Neal Marlens, writers, The Lost People Of Mountain Village

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