Hayden, CO: The Heart of the Yampa Valley

About Hayden

Community Quick Facts
(Source: State Demography Office U.S. Census Bureau)

Population (2015) 1,849 residents
Population Change (2010-2015) 9 residents
Place Median Household Income (ACS 10-15) $54,013
State Median Household Income (ACS 11-15) $60,629
Employment (County in 2015) 18,908
County Cost of Living Index (State = 100) 110.61, Very High


Coordinates 40⁰.29’42.68”N, 107⁰.15’30.48”W
Located in Northwest Colorado along the Yampa River
South of the Elkhead Mountains with the distinctive Bears Ears peaks
North of the scenic Flat Tops Wilderness.
Hayden is on Colorado State Highway 40, 17 miles East of Craig and 25 miles West of Steamboat Springs.

Elevation and Climate

Hayden Elevation – 6,337 feet
Coldest Month: January (average 5-31 degrees F)
Warmest Month: July (average 48-86 degrees F) (source Western Regional Climate Center for details).
Average annual water-equivalent precipitation:  17 inches
Average annual snowfall: 108 inches.

Taxes in Hayden:

Town of Hayden sales tax: 4.0% (Hayden also has a 2.0 % use tax rate on building materials only)
Routt County: 1.0%
State of Colorado: 2.9%
Total Tax: 7.9%