Frisco, Colorado

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Frisco, Colorado
—  Town  —
Motto: "Main Street Of The Rockies"
Location in Summit County and the State of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°34′39″N 106°5′48″W / 39.5775°N 106.09667°W / 39.5775; -106.09667Coordinates: 39°34′39″N 106°5′48″W / 39.5775°N 106.09667°W / 39.5775; -106.09667
Country United States
State State of Colorado
CountySummit County[1]
IncorporatedDecember 3, 1880[2]
Government
 • TypeHome Rule Municipality[1]
 • MayorBernie Zurbriggen[3]
Area
 • Total1.8 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Land1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[4]9,075 ft (2,766 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total2,443
 • Density1,357.2/sq mi (542.9/km2)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[5]80443 (PO Box)
Area code(s)970
FIPS code08-28690
GNIS feature ID0176218
WebsiteTown of Frisco
 
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Frisco, Colorado
—  Town  —
Motto: "Main Street Of The Rockies"
Location in Summit County and the State of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°34′39″N 106°5′48″W / 39.5775°N 106.09667°W / 39.5775; -106.09667Coordinates: 39°34′39″N 106°5′48″W / 39.5775°N 106.09667°W / 39.5775; -106.09667
Country United States
State State of Colorado
CountySummit County[1]
IncorporatedDecember 3, 1880[2]
Government
 • TypeHome Rule Municipality[1]
 • MayorBernie Zurbriggen[3]
Area
 • Total1.8 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Land1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[4]9,075 ft (2,766 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total2,443
 • Density1,357.2/sq mi (542.9/km2)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[5]80443 (PO Box)
Area code(s)970
FIPS code08-28690
GNIS feature ID0176218
WebsiteTown of Frisco

Frisco is a home rule municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. The population was 2,443 at the 2000 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.

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History

Frisco was founded by Henry Recen, and was built because of the mining boom in the area.[6] Frisco was named After two railroads. FR from Francisco and IS from St.LouIS and co from COmpany. Quoted from Frisco Historic Park and Museum brochure. |title=Profile for Frisco, Colorado, CO|publisher=ePodunk|accessdate=July 12, 2012}}</ref> The town was incorporated in 1880.[7]

Geography

Frisco is located at 39°34′39″N 106°05′48″W / 39.577616°N 106.096670°W / 39.577616; -106.096670.[8]

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 populations
CensusPop.
188048
18907760.4%
19009118.2%
191081−11.0%
1920810%
194060
19508745.0%
1960316263.2%
197047149.1%
19801,221159.2%
19901,60131.1%
20002,44352.6%
Est. 20072,652
source:[9][10]

As of the census[11] 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 even has raised over $500,000.[12]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. http://www.dola.state.co.us/dlg/local_governments/municipalities.html. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/muninc.html. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  3. ^ "Frisco Town Council". The Town of Frisco, Colorado. Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. http://web.archive.org/web/20070808214950/http://www.townoffrisco.com/government/town-council/index.html. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/citytown.jsp. Retrieved September 22, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Frisco History". AllTrips. http://www.allsummitcounty.com/frisco_colorado/history.php. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Frisco, Colorado". City-Data.com. http://www.city-data.com/city/Frisco-Colorado.html. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 71.
  10. ^ "Subcounty population estimates: Colorado 2000-2007" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2009-03-18. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/files/SUB-EST2007-8.csv. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ "History". Frisco Colorado. http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/bbq-challenge/history/. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 

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