Vacationing all year long

The tourists and second home owners of Colorado’s mountain communities have decided to increase their stake in the mountains. From 1990 to 2000, U.S. Census Bureau figures for eight Colorado resort counties show that primary residences became the dominant housing type – growing from 53 percent of the market to 62 percent. They also accounted for more than 90 percent of the increase in the housing stock in that time.

This trend is one of the factors leading the State Demographer’s Office to project that the combined population of Eagle, Grand, Garfield, Summit, Pitkin and Routt counties will more than double from 192,000 to 389,000 by 2030.

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