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Cripple Creek
Teller County, Colorado


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Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Cripple Creek is approximately 1,125 (2008), 1189 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 743 (2000), 552 (2010).
The amount of land area in Cripple Creek is 2.643 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Cripple Creek is 1.13 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cripple Creek to Washington DC is 1597 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 72 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cripple Creek is positioned 38.74 degrees north of the equator and 105.17 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Cripple Creek elevation is 9,508 feet above sea level.
Cripple Creek per capita income is $ 26,486 (2008).
Cripple Creek median income is $ 55,191 (2008).
The Cripple Creek median home price is $ 150,734 (2008).


in the mountains of central Colorado about 22 miles from Colorado Springs. Other nearby communities include Victor, Pikes Peak, Green Mountain Falls, Cascade-Chipita Park, Divide, Manitou Springs, Cheyenne Mountain and Woodland Park.

Here is a map page for Cripple Creek.
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History & History Related Items

In 1890, Poverty Gulch had to change its name when cowboy, Bob Womack, discovered a huge gold lode there beginning the town of Cripple Creek. The area became known as the world's greatest gold campe between 1890 and 1910. There were as many as 50,000 people living there in the heyday of the strike. With the gold came many people, businesses, industries and more.
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Cripple Creek Heritage Center
9283 S. Highway 67
Cripple Creek, CO 80813

Visit Cripple Creek - official online guide

Mollie Kathleen Mine Tour
This tour takes you down 1,000 feet under the ground on a guided tour of the mine. You'll learn how ore is found, where it is found and all the phases used to get the gold out!
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Cripple Creek City Government

Cripple Creek official website
337 E. Bennett Ave.
P.O. Box 430
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone: 719-689-2502

Cripple Creek Schools

Cresson Elementary School
412 North C Street
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone: 719-689-9230
Cripple Creek-Victor Junior/Senior High School
410 North B Street
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone: 719-689-2661 Cripple Creek


The population of Cripple Creek was:
1900 - 10,147
1910 - 6,206
1920 - 2,325
1930 - 1,427
1940 - 2,358
1950 - 853
1960 - 614
1970 - 425
1980 - 655
1990 - 584
2000 - 1115
2009 - 1,025

Median age:
2000 - 38.7 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 543
2000 - 743

Population density:
2000 - 988.7 persons per square mile

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 89,900
2008 - $ 150,734

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 39,261
2008 - $ 55,191

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 19,607
2008 - $ 26,486

Cripple Creek is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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