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Frisco, Colorado
Home rule municipality
Town of Frisco
Frisco, Colorado
Frisco, Colorado
Motto(s): 
"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, Colorado is located in the United States
Frisco, Colorado
Frisco, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Summit County
Incorporated December 3, 1880<
Area
 • Total 1.780 sq mi (4.609 km2)
 • Land 1.672 sq mi (4.331 km2)
 • Water 0.107 sq mi (0.278 km2)
Elevation
9,097 ft (2,766 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,913
 • Density 1,742/sq mi (673/km2)
 • Metro
31,055
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP code
80443 (PO Box)
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-28690
GNIS feature ID 0176218
Website Town of Frisco

Frisco is a home rule municipality located in Summit County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 2,913 at the 2020 United States Census. Frisco is a part of the Breckenridge, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area. 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.

History

Frisco was founded by Henry Recen, and was built because of the mining boom in the area. Frisco was incorporated in 1880.

Geography

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

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.

View of Lake Dillon near Frisco, Colorado.
View of Frisco from the highway going south

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 48
1930 18
1940 60 233.3%
1950 87 45.0%
1960 316 263.2%
1970 471 49.1%
1980 1,221 159.2%
1990 1,601 31.1%
2000 2,443 52.6%
2010 2,683 9.8%
2020 2,913 8.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census 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.

Points of interest

Frisco Colorado Barbecue Challenge

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.

Infrastructure

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. Summit Stage provides free transportation between Silverthorn, Frisco, Breckenridge, and others.

Notable people

  • Michelle Black, novelist
  • Jon Kreamelmeyer (1947- ), skier, coach
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