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Frisco, Colorado

Coordinates: 39°34′45″N 106°05′29″W / 39.57917°N 106.09139°W / 39.57917; -106.09139
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Frisco, Colorado[1]
Frisco, Colorado
Frisco, Colorado
"Main Street of the Rockies"
Location of the Town of Frisco in Summit County, Colorado
Location of the Town of Frisco in Summit County, Colorado
Coordinates: 39°34′45″N 106°05′29″W / 39.57917°N 106.09139°W / 39.57917; -106.09139
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedDecember 3, 1880[2]
 • MayorHunter Mortensen
 • Home rule municipality1.777 sq mi (4.602 km2)
 • Land1.670 sq mi (4.326 km2)
 • Water0.107 sq mi (0.278 km2)
Elevation9,026 ft (2,751 m)
 • Home rule municipality2,913
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,679/sq mi (648.2/km2)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC–7 (Central (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC–6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
Area code970
FIPS code08-28690
GNIS feature ID2412661[4]

Frisco is a home rule municipality located in Summit County, Colorado, United States. The population was 2,913 at the 2020 census.[5] Frisco is a part of the Breckenridge, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area. 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.


Founded in 1873 (and officially chartered in 1879) by Henry Recen,[7] Frisco was built because of the Colorado Silver Boom, which began in 1879.[8] Frisco was incorporated on December 3, 1880.[2] The town's name does not come from the popular nickname for the city of San Francisco, California, but is rather named after the popular Frisco Lines Railroad in hopes of it bringing the rail line to the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.777 square miles (4.60 km2), of which 1.670 square miles (4.33 km2) is land and 0.107 square miles (0.28 km2), is water.[3]

Frisco is located along the coast Lake Dillon, a reservoir constructed between 1961 and 1963 that now covers the original town of Dillon. Across the water to the east are the new town of Dillon, Silverthorne, and Keystone. To the southeast is Breckenridge.


Historical population
2022 (est.)2,804[6]−3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2020 Census[5]

2020 census[edit]

As of the 2020 census, there were 2,913 people, 1,380 households, and 733 families residing in the town.[10] There were 3,349 housing units.

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 census, there were 2,443 people, 1,053 households, and 527 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,479.9 inhabitants per square mile (571.4/km2). There were 2,727 housing units at an average density of 1,652.0 per square mile (637.8/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.

Arts and culture[edit]

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 (to 2012), the event has raised over $500,000. The event moved to Copper Mountain in 2023 and will not continue.[11]


Intercity transportation is provided by both Bustang and Summit Stage. Frisco is along Bustang's West Line, which goes from Denver to Grand Junction and back.[12] Summit Stage provides free transportation between Silverthorne, Frisco, Breckenridge, and others.[13]

Notable people[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Active Colorado Municipalities". Colorado Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. December 1, 2004. Retrieved September 2, 2007.
  3. ^ a b "2023 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 3, 2024.
  4. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Frisco, Colorado
  5. ^ a b c "Explore Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 4, 2024.
  6. ^ a b "City and Town Population Totals: 2020–2022". Census.gov. United States Census Bureau. March 4, 2024. Retrieved March 4, 2024.
  7. ^ "Frisco, History". townoffrisco.com. Town of Frisco. Retrieved January 5, 2023.
  8. ^ "Frisco History". allsummitcounty.com. Frisco Colorado History. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "US Census Bureau, Table P16: Household Type". Census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 4, 2024.
  11. ^ "History". Frisco Colorado. Retrieved December 7, 2012.
  12. ^ "Bustang Schedule". RideBustang. CDOT.
  13. ^ "Summit Stage Summer Schedule". Summit Stage. Summit County.
  14. ^ "Michelle Black". Macmillan Publishers. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  15. ^ Moylan, Joe (June 12, 2014). "Frisco recognizes Jon Kreamelmeyer as one of Frisco's Finest". Summit Daily. Retrieved June 17, 2016.

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