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Welcome to Creede ...

The town of Creede is located in Mineral County and is the County Seat for Mineral County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Creede has a population of 312 people<1> (see below for details).

Creede was incorporated May 19, 1892.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Creede: Named after Nicholas C. Creede (1843-1897), the prospector who discovered the Holy Moses Mine.

The community of Creede is 8,850 feet [2,697 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Creede is about 1¾ mile [or ~2¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Creede lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Creede: (719)

The ZIP code for Creede: 81130<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Creede had a population of 290 people (which is 40.73% of the total population of Mineral County). This makes Creede the county's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 290 people, the population of Creede decreased 23.08% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 377 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Creede had an population of 312 people. This is an increase of 7.59% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.24% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Creede.

Communities near Creede ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Creede and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Agua Ramon   [Map]   ---   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Capitol City - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Carson - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   23 miles [37 km]
Del Norte   [Map]   1,578   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gerrard   [Map]   ---   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lake City   [Map]   379   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Creede.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Creede. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Creede. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Creede.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Creede:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Creede ...

Looking for more information about Creede? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Creede, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Creede.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Creede. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Creede.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Creede - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Creede). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Creede or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Creede) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Creede. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from City of Creede

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Creede. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8500, Longitude: -106.9259     [Map].

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