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Contact Us

  • 800-225-6136 toll free
    970-328-8600

    P.O. Box 850
    500 Broadway
    Eagle, Colorado 81631-0850

    info@eaglecounty.us


Quick Facts

 

Main Phone Number   Average Temperatures  

970-328-8600
800-225-6136

Summer - 73 degrees F
Winter - 34 degrees F
Eagle County Area   Annual Precipitation  
1,694 square miles County Seat (Eagle) - 11 inches rain; 54 inches snow
Town of Vail - 300 inches snow
Population* Number of Occupied Household Units*  

52,197
*Source: 2010 U.S. Census

19,236
*Source: 2010 U.S. Census

Dwelling Units Built/Year*   Number of Housing Units*  

2013 -   81
2012 -   89
2011 - 108
2010 - 192
2009 - 206
2008 - 428
*Source: Assessor

31,312
*Source: 2010 U.S. Census
Assessed Valuation   County Building Permits  
2013 - $2,874,632,270
2012 - $3,017,601,680
2011 - $3,020,132,890
2010 - $3,624,891,290
2009 - $3,614,440,890
2008 - $3,187,469,090
2007 - $3,155,583,110
2006 - $2,286,020,240
2005 - $2,207,327,250
2004 - $2,008,920,160
2003 - $1,987,096,880
2002 - $2,042,993,630

2014 - 472*
2013 - 430
2012 - 393
2011 - 368
2010 - 414
2009 - 369
2008 - 551
2007 - 576
2006 - 640
2005 - 643
2004 - 710
*Through month end November

  Data reflects building permit activity in unincorporated Eagle County only. For permit activity in the incorporated towns, please contact the town directly.
Permit Value   Sales Tax  

2014 - $  94,864,469.30*
2013 - $  69,211,424.93
2012 - $  54,536,535.27
2011 - $  67,040,528.57
2010 - $  64,922,858.98
2009 - $  78,523,433.06
2008 - $114,536,538.36
2007 - $190,179,625.11
2006 - $195,304,749.02
2005 - $208,919,298.28
2004 - $216,470,469.47
*Through month end November

State - 2.9%
County - 1.5%
Towns: Avon 4%; Basalt 3%; Eagle 4%; Gypsum 3%; Minturn 4%; Red Cliff 3%; Vail 4%
Sales tax trends charts

Active Registered Voters

Number of Licensed Vehicles  

2014 - 26,015*
2013 - 25,306
2012 - 23,456
2011 - 18,487
2010 - 15,165
2009 - 23,271
2008 - 20,503
2007 - 19,080
2006 - 22,881
2005 - 20,872
2004 - 20,791
*Through month end November

2013 - 54,360
2012 - 52,251
2011 - 51,830
2010 - 50,669
2009 - 51,945
2008 - 52,883
2007 - 51,755
2006 - 49,516
2005 - 49,268
2004 - 47,505
2003 - 45,583
2002 - 45,504

Ski Resort Information   Eagle County Regional Airport  
Vail Resorts fact sheet                                                        Airlines - American, United
Airport Statistics  
Additional Information
Economic Impact of Fishing on Fryingpan River (Roaring Fork Conservancy)
Economic Impact by River (rafting, guided fishing trips, kayaking, etc.) (Colorado River Outfitters Associations)
Economic Impact of Colorado Airports (Colorado Division of Aeronautics)
Economic Impact of Second Homes (NWCCOG)
History
The Ute Indians claimed Eagle County for summer hunting and fishing grounds long before Europeans explored the area. The first reliable account of European presence in the Eagle River Valley was in 1840 when Kit Carson guided the Fremont party through the region. Fortune hunters and settlers scoured the state, striking lead carbonate ore in Leadville in 1874. By 1879 a permanent camp was established and the town of Red Cliff was born. Eagle County was carved from Summit County in 1883 and Red Cliff, named for the surrounding red quartzite cliffs, was the first county seat. The county seat was moved to Eagle in 1921 and the Eagle County Courthouse was built in 1932.