Frisco, Colorado

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Frisco, Colorado
Town of Frisco[1]
Frisco, Colorado
Frisco, Colorado
"Main Street Of The Rockies"
Location of the Town of Frisco in Summit County, Colorado.
Location of the Town of Frisco in Summit County, Colorado.
Frisco is located in the United States
Location of the Town of Frisco in the United States.
Coordinates: 39°34′39″N 106°5′48″W / 39.57750°N 106.09667°W / 39.57750; -106.09667Coordinates: 39°34′39″N 106°5′48″W / 39.57750°N 106.09667°W / 39.57750; -106.09667
Country United States
State Colorado
CountySummit County[2]
IncorporatedDecember 3, 1880<[3]
 • TypeHome rule municipality[1]
 • MayorHunter Mortensen[4]
 • Total1.78 sq mi (4.61 km2)
 • Land1.67 sq mi (4.34 km2)
 • Water0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
Elevation9,097 ft (2,766 m)
 • Total2,683
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,896.06/sq mi (732.14/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code[8]
80443 (PO Box)
Area code(s)970
FIPS code08-28690
GNIS feature ID0176218
WebsiteTown of Frisco

The Town of Frisco is a home rule municipality located in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Frisco is a part of the Breckenridge, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,683 at the 2010 census. It is a popular town among skiers from around the world. Four major ski resorts are located in close proximity to Frisco: Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin.


Frisco was founded by Henry Recen, and was built because of the Colorado Silver Boom, which began in 1879.[9] Frisco was incorporated in 1880.[10] The town's name comes from a popular nickname for the city of San Francisco, California, itself named for St. Francis of Assisi.[11]


Frisco is located at 39°34′39″N 106°05′48″W / 39.577616°N 106.096670°W / 39.577616; -106.096670.[12]

View of Lake Dillon near Frisco, Colorado.
View of Frisco from the highway going south
Panoramic view of Frisco and Dillon Lake in January, 2018

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (5.17%) is water. Frisco is located along the coast Lake Dillon, a reservoir constructed between 1961 and 1963 that now covers the original town of Dillon. Across the water to the east are the new town of Dillon, Silverthorne, and Keystone. To the southeast is Breckenridge.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)3,174[7]18.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

As of the census[14] of 2000, there were 2,443 people, 1,053 households, and 527 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,479.9 people per square mile (571.7/km2). There were 2,727 housing units at an average density of 1,652.0 per square mile (638.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.36% White, 0.08% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.61% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.48% of the population.

There were 1,053 households, out of which 18.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.9% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.66.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 14.2% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 44.9% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 137.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 139.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $62,267, and the median income for a family was $70,556. Males had a median income of $36,989 versus $29,766 for females. The per capita income for the town was $31,232. About 1.7% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 and older.


Intercity transportation is provided by both Bustang and Summit Stage. Frisco is along Bustang's West Line, which goes from Denver to Grand Junction and back.[15] Summit Stage provides free transportation between Silverthorn, Frisco, Breckenridge, and others.[16]

Points of interest[edit]

Frisco Colorado Barbecue Challenge[edit]

Frisco was the location of the first official state BBQ challenge in 1993. The event is held annually, and benefits non-profits. In the last fifteen years, the event has raised over $500,000.[17]

Notable people[edit]

Notable individuals who were born in or have lived in Frisco include:

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Local Government. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  2. ^ "Colorado Counties". State of Colorado, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Local Government. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  3. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02.
  4. ^ "Frisco Town Government". Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  5. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  8. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 4, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2007.
  9. ^ "Frisco History". AllTrips. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  10. ^ "Frisco, Colorado". Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  11. ^ Dawson, John Frank. Place Names in Colorado: Why 700 Communities Were So Named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 23.
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  14. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  15. ^ "Bustang Schedule". RideBustang. CDOT.
  16. ^ "Summit Stage Summer Schedule". Summit Stage. Summit County.
  17. ^ "History". Frisco Colorado. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  18. ^ "Michelle Black". Macmillan Publishers. Retrieved 2016-06-17.
  19. ^ Moylan, Joe (2014-06-12). "Frisco recognizes Jon Kreamelmeyer as one of Frisco's Finest". Summit Daily. Retrieved 2016-06-17.

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