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Eagle, Colorado | Driving Tour of Eagle
Eagle, Colorado | Driving Tour of Eagle
Published: 2013/03/26
Channel: Andrew Martineau
Eagle, Colorado
Eagle, Colorado
Published: 2016/06/26
Channel: Phenom 300 Pilot
Big Mountain Enduro | Eagle, Colorado MTB
Big Mountain Enduro | Eagle, Colorado MTB
Published: 2017/06/09
Channel: Nate Hills
Eagle Ranch Colorado Community Video
Eagle Ranch Colorado Community Video
Published: 2012/04/16
Channel: vailoriginal
Citation Landing Eagle Colorado: Snow and ATC Audio
Citation Landing Eagle Colorado: Snow and ATC Audio
Published: 2014/02/20
Channel: captmoonbeam
542 Eagle Colorado
542 Eagle Colorado
Published: 2015/09/06
Channel: JBG TRAVELS
FAST, FUN, FLOWING SINGLETRACK - Eagle, Colorado
FAST, FUN, FLOWING SINGLETRACK - Eagle, Colorado's Greatest Hits
Published: 2017/11/07
Channel: Vital MTB
Mountain Bike Eagle, CO Pool & Ice Rink
Mountain Bike Eagle, CO Pool & Ice Rink
Published: 2014/04/19
Channel: Brian Seeley
VLOG: Eagle, Colorado // Meganalicols
VLOG: Eagle, Colorado // Meganalicols
Published: 2016/07/22
Channel: Meganalicols
Columbia 400 Flight from Dallas to Eagle, Colorado
Columbia 400 Flight from Dallas to Eagle, Colorado
Published: 2016/04/05
Channel: Stephen McClung
Eagle Colorado:  Beautiful terrain
Eagle Colorado: Beautiful terrain
Published: 2015/08/22
Channel: geographyuberalles
Rodeo- Eagle Colorado
Rodeo- Eagle Colorado
Published: 2016/07/28
Channel: Keaton Jones
Sylvan Lake, Eagle, Colorado
Sylvan Lake, Eagle, Colorado
Published: 2010/09/30
Channel: TheParentsHandbook
FSX Flight Simulator fly from Eagle, Colorado to Aspen,  Colorado
FSX Flight Simulator fly from Eagle, Colorado to Aspen, Colorado
Published: 2011/06/09
Channel: Richard
Mountain Bike Eagle, CO Worlds Greatest
Mountain Bike Eagle, CO Worlds Greatest
Published: 2014/05/03
Channel: Brian Seeley
Eagle Colorado, Pilot Vlog 49
Eagle Colorado, Pilot Vlog 49
Published: 2016/04/29
Channel: captmoonbeam
American Airlines  Boeing 757 Landing Eagle Colorado
American Airlines Boeing 757 Landing Eagle Colorado
Published: 2012/01/08
Channel: exceljet
Fly Fishing the Eagle River, Colorado  - WYFFC 2015
Fly Fishing the Eagle River, Colorado - WYFFC 2015
Published: 2015/09/02
Channel: Eoin Curtin
CLN 15-21: Eagle Colorado Rodeo 2015 Highlights
CLN 15-21: Eagle Colorado Rodeo 2015 Highlights
Published: 2015/08/11
Channel: cowboylifestyle
Flying the Cessna Citation XLS, Eagle Colorado Takeoff with ATC, Pilot Vlog 125
Flying the Cessna Citation XLS, Eagle Colorado Takeoff with ATC, Pilot Vlog 125
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: captmoonbeam
4200 Salt Creek Road | Eagle, Colorado
4200 Salt Creek Road | Eagle, Colorado
Published: 2015/06/30
Channel: Tommy Wessel
Eagle Colorado To Beaver Creek Colorado
Eagle Colorado To Beaver Creek Colorado
Published: 2015/08/16
Channel: Some Guy In His Basement
King Air 350 Takeoff Eagle Colorado, Dangerous Airports
King Air 350 Takeoff Eagle Colorado, Dangerous Airports
Published: 2013/03/25
Channel: captmoonbeam
Bailey Trail - Eagle, CO
Bailey Trail - Eagle, CO
Published: 2015/08/31
Channel: Robert Tadlock
Snow Shoes and Eagle Colorado, Pilot Vlog 44
Snow Shoes and Eagle Colorado, Pilot Vlog 44
Published: 2016/04/23
Channel: captmoonbeam
1111 eagle Colorado
1111 eagle Colorado
Published: 2014/04/14
Channel: JBG TRAVELS
Landing Eagle Colorado, ATC Radio: Cessna Citation
Landing Eagle Colorado, ATC Radio: Cessna Citation
Published: 2014/06/09
Channel: captmoonbeam
VFR Eagle, Co. to Aspen, Co.
VFR Eagle, Co. to Aspen, Co.
Published: 2016/12/02
Channel: kiki92154
Our Skid and a Cessna Citation Flight to Eagle Colorado, Pilot Vlog 123
Our Skid and a Cessna Citation Flight to Eagle Colorado, Pilot Vlog 123
Published: 2017/03/26
Channel: captmoonbeam
Serving in Eagle, Colorado
Serving in Eagle, Colorado
Published: 2015/11/03
Channel: Prepare to Serve!
Take off from Eagle Colorado
Take off from Eagle Colorado
Published: 2008/02/09
Channel: Jared Louviere
Gavin Wheeler First Ever MotoCross Race - Eagle, CO 6-10-17
Gavin Wheeler First Ever MotoCross Race - Eagle, CO 6-10-17
Published: 2017/06/11
Channel: Jason Wheeler
STOP THE CATERING! Citation Flight Eagle Co to Tucson AZ, Pilot Vlog 141
STOP THE CATERING! Citation Flight Eagle Co to Tucson AZ, Pilot Vlog 141
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: captmoonbeam
Emergency Brakes and a Citation Flight to Eagle Colorado, Pilot Vlog 117
Emergency Brakes and a Citation Flight to Eagle Colorado, Pilot Vlog 117
Published: 2017/02/11
Channel: captmoonbeam
Fly Fishing on Eagle River near Eagle, Colorado
Fly Fishing on Eagle River near Eagle, Colorado
Published: 2012/01/29
Channel: Don Olsen
Colin & Tommy at the Eagle Colorado BMX track drone footage
Colin & Tommy at the Eagle Colorado BMX track drone footage
Published: 2014/10/29
Channel: Go Higher Aerial Photography & Video
Eagle, Colorado Landing in a Premier-multiple cameras
Eagle, Colorado Landing in a Premier-multiple cameras
Published: 2014/08/30
Channel: Premier 1 Driver
Visual Approach into Eagle Colorado (KEGE)
Visual Approach into Eagle Colorado (KEGE)
Published: 2017/01/02
Channel: Clint Goff
Mountain Biking on Pipeline - Eagle, CO
Mountain Biking on Pipeline - Eagle, CO
Published: 2009/06/28
Channel: Shmooove
Boneyard - Eagle, CO
Boneyard - Eagle, CO
Published: 2015/07/10
Channel: michaelthenomad
Hawker 800 Eagle, Colorado
Hawker 800 Eagle, Colorado
Published: 2013/08/09
Channel: cessnapilot05
Snow in Eagle Colorado, Pilot Vlog 43
Snow in Eagle Colorado, Pilot Vlog 43
Published: 2016/04/22
Channel: captmoonbeam
Plumbing - Vail Avon & Eagle Colorado - Plumber
Plumbing - Vail Avon & Eagle Colorado - Plumber
Published: 2010/08/25
Channel: vailads
Holiday Inn Express Eagle - Eagle, Colorado
Holiday Inn Express Eagle - Eagle, Colorado
Published: 2011/03/31
Channel: photowebhd
Final approach to Eagle, Colorado
Final approach to Eagle, Colorado
Published: 2007/02/02
Channel: pdm767
Mountain Bike Eagle, CO Star Wars
Mountain Bike Eagle, CO Star Wars
Published: 2014/04/22
Channel: Brian Seeley
Kim Bradley, Vail Real Estate Broker in Eagle Colorado
Kim Bradley, Vail Real Estate Broker in Eagle Colorado
Published: 2010/06/21
Channel: vailoriginal
Haymaker (1st loop) - Eagle, CO
Haymaker (1st loop) - Eagle, CO
Published: 2015/09/01
Channel: Robert Tadlock
Piper Navajo PA31 Landing Eagle, Colorado.
Piper Navajo PA31 Landing Eagle, Colorado.
Published: 2015/01/03
Channel: Daniel Prieto
Hwy6 flood in vail/eagle colorado
Hwy6 flood in vail/eagle colorado
Published: 2013/09/13
Channel: VEGASSTUNTER
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Eagle, Colorado
Statutory Town
Motto: "Classic Colorado"
Location of Eagle in Eagle County, Colorado.
Location of Eagle in Eagle County, Colorado.
Coordinates: 39°38′04″N 106°48′59″W / 39.634496°N 106.816402°W / 39.634496; -106.816402Coordinates: 39°38′04″N 106°48′59″W / 39.634496°N 106.816402°W / 39.634496; -106.816402[1]
Country United States
State  Colorado
County Eagle[2]
Incorporated (town) April 5, 1905[3]
Government
 • Type Statutory Town[2]
 • Mayor Anne Mckibbin
 • Acting Town Manager Tom Boni
Area[5]
 • Total 4.61 sq mi (11.95 km2)
 • Land 4.59 sq mi (11.89 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation[6] 6,601 ft (2,012 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,508
 • Estimate (2016)[7] 6,739
 • Density 1,467.23/sq mi (566.54/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[8] 81631 (PO Box)
Area code(s) 970
INCITS place code 0822200
GNIS feature ID 0204664
FIPS code 08-22200
Website www.townofeagle.org

Eagle is a statutory town that is the county seat of Eagle County, Colorado, United States.[9] The population was 6,508 at the 2010 census,[10] up from 3,032 at the 2000 census.

The town is gaining recognition for its extensive trail system for mountain biking, hiking and trail running. Located just 30 miles (48 km) west of the resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek, the town of Eagle and its residents enjoy an abundance of year-round recreational opportunities.[11][11][12]

History[edit]

A post office called Eagle has been in operation since 1891.[13] The town takes its name from Eagle County.[14] Eagle was incorporated in 1905.[3]

Downtown Eagle Colorado (2005)

Geography[edit]

Eagle is located west of the center of Eagle County in the valley of the Eagle River, a west-flowing tributary of the Colorado River. The town limits extend southward up the valley of Brush Creek. U.S. Route 6 passes through the center of town, and Interstate 70 passes through the northern side, with access from Exit 147. Vail is 30 miles (48 km) to the east, and Glenwood Springs is 31 miles (50 km) to the west.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.6 square miles (11.9 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.44%, is water.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 124
1910 186 50.0%
1920 358 92.5%
1930 341 −4.7%
1940 518 51.9%
1950 445 −14.1%
1960 546 22.7%
1970 790 44.7%
1980 950 20.3%
1990 1,580 66.3%
2000 3,032 91.9%
2010 6,508 114.6%
Est. 2016 6,739 [7] 3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[15]

As of the 2010 census, there were 6,508 people, 2,183 households, and 1,666 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,417.9 people per square mile (547.5/km²). There were 2,416 housing units at an average density of 526.4 per square mile (203.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.3% white, 0.4% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 7.9% some other race, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.3% of the population.[16]

There were 2,183 households, out of which 49.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were headed by married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.1% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.33.[16]

In the town, the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 35.8% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.8 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.9 males.[16]

For the period 2010–14, the estimated median annual income for a household in the town was $81,571, and the median income for a family was $94,875. Male full-time workers had a median income of $65,156 versus $47,902 for females. The per capita income for the town was $35,426. About 2.0% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 28.2% of those age 65 or over.[17]

Community activism[edit]

The Eagle community has an involved community, especially when big issues come up for review. In just three years, there were three referendums. In January 2010, voters defeated a 582,000-square-foot (54,100 m2) lifestyle center project called Eagle River Station. In January 2012, voters approved allowing the medical marijuana dispensary to stay in business. (The Board of Trustees originally allowed the business to open but then the new Board of Trustees decided to withdraw that permit. The owners of the marijuana dispensary then took it to the vote of the people and the business was allowed to stay open.) In May 2012, voters approved the second vote on the now 732,000-square-foot (68,000 m2) lifestyle center project still called Eagle River Station.

Climate[edit]

Eagle experiences a semi-arid climate with cold winters and hot summers. Due to the high elevation, temperatures drop sharply after sunset.

Climate data for Eagle County Regional Airport, Colorado (1981–2010 normals, extremes 1904–present)[18]
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 58
(14)
65
(18)
73
(23)
82
(28)
90
(32)
100
(38)
99
(37)
96
(36)
93
(34)
84
(29)
73
(23)
61
(16)
100
(38)
Average high °F (°C) 32.4
(0.2)
37.9
(3.3)
47.2
(8.4)
56.6
(13.7)
67.3
(19.6)
77.6
(25.3)
83.1
(28.4)
81.5
(27.5)
72.7
(22.6)
60.3
(15.7)
44.4
(6.9)
32.8
(0.4)
57.82
(14.33)
Average low °F (°C) 10.1
(−12.2)
16.8
(−8.4)
25.8
(−3.4)
31.0
(−0.6)
38.3
(3.5)
44.3
(6.8)
51.3
(10.7)
50.5
(10.3)
42.1
(5.6)
31.8
(−0.1)
21.9
(−5.6)
12.5
(−10.8)
31.37
(−0.35)
Record low °F (°C) −51
(−46)
−46
(−43)
−20
(−29)
−15
(−26)
5
(−15)
12
(−11)
29
(−2)
26
(−3)
14
(−10)
2
(−17)
−29
(−34)
−33
(−36)
−51
(−46)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.45
(11.4)
0.54
(13.7)
0.78
(19.8)
1.17
(29.7)
0.97
(24.6)
0.74
(18.8)
1.49
(37.8)
0.82
(20.8)
1.43
(36.3)
1.24
(31.5)
0.90
(22.9)
0.78
(19.8)
11.31
(287.3)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 6.5
(16.5)
7.3
(18.5)
5.4
(13.7)
3.6
(9.1)
1.1
(2.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.8)
2.8
(7.1)
8.0
(20.3)
11.7
(29.7)
46.7
(118.6)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 5.6 6.9 8.2 7.5 8.9 5.9 10.8 8.9 8.3 7.2 8.1 7.6 93.9
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 5.4 6.3 5.9 3.2 0.6 0 0 0 0.1 1.4 5.7 7.4 36.0
Source: NOAA,[19][20] Western Regional Climate Center[21]

Transportation[edit]

Eagle County Regional Airport (IATA:EGE, ICAO:KEGE) is 5 miles (8 km) to the west, located between Eagle and the town of Gypsum. Many airlines provide services from Eagle to various destinations during the ski season months, although in the low season months the airport just has services to Dallas and Denver. ECO Transit provides local transportation from Eagle to Dotsero, Gypsum, Edwards, Avon and Vail.

Union Pacific Railroad's tracks cross Eagle, linking the town to Denver, Grand Junction, and Pueblo. The closest Amtrak station is located in Glenwood Springs, 31 miles (50 km) to the west, with daily service of the California Zephyr.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Places". United States Census Bureau. July 1, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Archived from the original on 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  4. ^ "Administration". Town of Eagle, Colorado. Retrieved 2007-09-08. 
  5. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 25, 2017. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 23, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  10. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Eagle town, Colorado". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Profile for Eagle, Colorado, CO". ePodunk. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  12. ^ "Eagle, Colorado". City-Data.com. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  13. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  14. ^ Dawson, John Frank. Place names in Colorado: why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 19. 
  15. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (DP-1): Eagle town, Colorado". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP03): Eagle town, Colorado". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  18. ^ Large swaths of data are missing; in particular, precipitation and snow data from July 1994 onward is largely missing. For more information, consult either the WRCC or NOAA source provided.
  19. ^ "National Weather Service Climate". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  20. ^ "Station Name: CO EAGLE FAA AP". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  21. ^ "Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Information". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 

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