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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Ouray is a town in Colorado with a population of 883. Ouray is in Ouray County. Living in Ouray offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Ouray and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Ouray are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$352,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,033
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    98.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,083.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    98.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    4%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Ouray

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,303
National
$55,322

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Ouray Reviews

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Ouray is a beautiful town with activities for outdoor types all year long. The town fluctuates with the tourist season and tourism keeps the town alive. Living as a local, it is a beautiful place with its positives and negatives. Everything is close together and you will often see people you know going about their daily lives in town. Lots of houses are either empty for vacation rentals or for summer homes and not many people can afford to live here. The restaurants are good but expensive and the closest big town is 40 minutes away. I personally love Ouray though, and I hope that those who come respect it as I do.
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Ouray is an amazing town that has a highly rated school and helps everyone get outdoors more. The town is on a hill and has the Colorado River running through it. Around 15 min. away from Ouray is a reservoir that you can swim, paddleboard, etc. in.
Ouray is a beautiful mountain town located in Southwest Colorado. The outdoors are very accessible to anyone who enjoys pursuing any outdoor recreational activity. The people who live here are friendly and welcoming to the massive amount of tourists who visit every summer and winter. The cost of living here is very high compared to the rest of the country. The city also has the highest tax rate of anywhere in Colorado.