Cripple Creek, Colorado

According to deluxesurveillance, Cripple Creek, Colorado is a small mountain city located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The city was founded in 1891 and has a rich history as one of the most successful gold mining towns in the United States. Today, Cripple Creek is best known for its historic downtown area, which is filled with charming Victorian-style buildings and an array of shops, restaurants, hotels, and entertainment venues.

The city sits at an elevation of 9,494 feet above sea level and has a population of just over 1,400 people. The surrounding area offers stunning views of the nearby mountains and valleys as well as plenty of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, skiing and snowmobiling.

To get to Cripple Creek you can take US Highway 24 from Colorado Springs or take US Highway 50 from Pueblo. Once there you will find yourself surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Colorado. There are several popular attractions including the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine Tour which takes visitors to depths over 1,000 feet underground to explore a real gold mine; The Cripple Creek District Museum which showcases artifacts from the city’s rich history; and The Butte Theater which hosts live music performances throughout the year.

According to electronicsmatter, the historic downtown area is also home to many casinos offering slots, table games and poker tournaments. These casinos have helped revitalize Cripple Creek’s economy since gambling was legalized in 1991. In addition to these gaming establishments there are also several restaurants serving up delicious local cuisine such as steakhouse favorites like prime rib or bison burgers; cozy coffee shops offering fresh pastries; bars serving up craft beer selections; and unique boutiques selling souvenirs from around town or handmade jewelry from local artisans.

No matter what time of year you visit Cripple Creek there are plenty of things to do that will keep you entertained throughout your stay. Whether it’s taking a tour through an old gold mine or hitting up one of the casinos for some gaming fun – this tiny mountain town has something for everyone.

Population: 1,115. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,065 (-4.5% change)
Males: 569 (51.0%), Females: 546 (49.0%)

Teller County

Zip code: 80813

Median resident age: 38.7 years
Median household income: $39,261
Median house value: $95,700

Races in Cripple Creek:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.0%)
  • Hispanic (6.0%)
  • American Indian (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
  • Black (0.9%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (21.9%), Irish (18.5%), English (14.6%), French (5.3%), Italian (3.7%), Dutch (3.3%).

Elevation: 9508 feet

Land area: 1.1 square miles

Cripple Creek, Colorado

Population

For population 25 years and over in Cripple Creek

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 10.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cripple Creek city

  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 19.9%

1.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +532 (+91.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Cripple Creek:

  • CENTURA HLTH-ST THOMAS MORE HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; CANON CITY, CO)
  • CEDAR SPRINGS BEH HLTH SYSTEM INC (about 25 miles; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • SEMPERCARE HOSPITAL OF COLO SPRINGS (about 26 miles; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Cripple Creek:

  • CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS MUNI (about 34 miles; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Abbreviation: COS)
  • PUEBLO MEMORIAL (about 58 miles; PUEBLO, CO; Abbreviation: PUB)
  • BUCKLEY AFB (about 72 miles; AURORA, CO; Abbreviation: BKF)

Other public-use airports nearest to Cripple Creek:

  • FREMONT COUNTY (about 24 miles; CANON CITY, CO; Abbreviation: 1V6)
  • MEADOW LAKE (about 45 miles; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Abbreviation: 00V)
  • SILVER WEST (about 53 miles; WESTCLIFFE, CO; Abbreviation: C08)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cripple Creek:

  • UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT COLORADO SPRINGS (about 18 miles; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,953)
  • PIKES PEAK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,307)
  • UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY (about 30 miles; USAFA, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,330)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN COLORADO (about 53 miles; PUEBLO, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,275)
  • PUEBLO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; PUEBLO, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,587)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-COLORADO CAMPUS (about 59 miles; LONE TREE, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,098)
  • RED ROCKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; LAKEWOOD, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,835)

Schools

Public high school in Cripple Creek:

  • CRIPPLE CREEK-VICTOR JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 275; Location: 410 NORTH B STREET; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Cripple Creek:

  • CRESSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 344; Location: 412 NORTH C STREET; Grades: PK – 06)

Libraries

Library in Cripple Creek:

  • SOUTHERN TELLER COUNTY SCHOOL/PUBLIC LIB DIST (Operating income: $91,410; Location: 410 B STREET; 19,955 books; 402 audio materials; 1,288 video materials; 30 serial subscriptions)