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Town of Hayden, Colorado
—  Town  —
Location in Routt County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 40°29′34″N 107°15′19″W / 40.49278°N 107.25528°W / 40.49278; -107.25528
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County[1] Routt
Established 1894
Incorporated (town) May 5, 1906[2]
 - Type Statutory Town[1]
 - Total 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 - Land 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation [3] 6,434 ft (1,961 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,634
 - Density 653.6/sq mi (255.3/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[4] 81639
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-35070
GNIS feature ID 0201992
Website Town of Hayden
Hayden, Colorado, in 1942.

Hayden is a Statutory Town in Routt County, Colorado, United States. The population was 1,634 at the 2000 census. The town sits along U.S. Highway 40 in the Yampa River Valley between Craig and Steamboat Springs. Historically a center of coal mining and agriculture, it consists today of a small cluster of homes and businesses. The town is named for Ferdinand Hayden, a surveyor who explored western Colorado during the late 19th century.



Hayden is located at 40°29′34″N 107°15′19″W / 40.49278°N 107.25528°W / 40.49278; -107.25528 (40.492731, -107.255186)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,634 people, 618 households, and 443 families residing in the town. The population density was 664.1 people per square mile (256.5/km²). There were 658 housing units at an average density of 267.4/sq mi (103.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.02% White, 0.12% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.96% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.69% of the population.

There were 618 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $42,147, and the median income for a family was $45,962. Males had a median income of $38,150 versus $23,359 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,574. About 5.4% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.


The area was first settled in 1875, with the town established in 1894 and incorporated in 1906. Hayden was named for F.V. Hayden, head of a survey party for the U.S. Geological & Geographic Survey in the late 1860s.

Notable natives and residents

  • Earl Bascom, Hollywood actor, artist, sculptor, inventor, rodeo pioneer who lived and cowboyed in Hayden in the 1930s.


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