Craig Chamber of Commerce & Moffat County Visitor Center

360 E. Victory Way • Craig, CO 81625 • 970.824.5689 • 1.800.864.4405

Economic Profile

Cost of living: The cost of living in the Craig/Moffat County area is considerably lower than in Colorado's Front Range cities or the national average. Rental properties are also available at rates considerably below the state or national average.

  Craig Denver


Overall 93 110 100
Food 100 100 102
Housing 79 133 100
Utilities 91 88 100
Transportation 96 95 100
Health 104 107 100
Misc. 99 108 100

Source: Yampa Valley Data Partners via

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U.S. Census Quick Facts

   Moffat County
   City of Craig  

  City of Craig 9,464
  Moffat County 13,200
Square miles:  
  City of Craig 5.14
  Moffat County 4,743.29
People/square mile:  
  City of Craig 1,843
  Moffat County 2.9


Location: Moffat County, located in the northwest corner of Colorado, lies midway between Denver, Colorado, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Grand Junction is 150 miles south of Craig, and the Wyoming border is less than an hour's drive to the north.

Altitude: 6,185'

Size: 4,734 square miles

Public land: 2 1/2 million acres

Dimensions: 93 miles wide and 52 miles long


Property tax:
  49.214 mills County
  18.996 mills City
Sales tax:
  2.25% city
  2.00% county
  2.90% state
  7.15% total
Lodging tax:
     1.90% lodging tax
    4.00% lodging tax
  + 7.15% sales tax
     13.05% total


Visitors, residents and businesses use Yampa Valley Airport, a mere 20 miles from Craig, to commute to Denver for direct flights to major cities and for connections to overseas destinations. The Moffat railroad provides transportation for locally mined coal, which is shipped throughout the United States and Mexico.



Union Pacific (freight)

Craig/Moffat County Airport:


Yampa Valley Regional Airport:

Commercial jets, private, passengers and freight
  Freight carriers: RAC Transport, Air and Express service, UPS and Federal Express, Northwest Transport
  Bus: Greyhound (daily service to Denver), Steamboat transit (daily service from Craig to Steamboat Springs)
Distance to major cities:  

Denver, Colorado

Casper, Wyoming

Las Vegas, Nevada

Reno, Nevada

Salt Lake City, Utah

Yellowstone National Park

210 miles

238 miles

690 miles

830 miles

305 miles

430 miles

Distance to nearby towns:


Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Grand Junction, Colorado

Rifle, Colorado

Meeker, Colorado

Baggs, Wyoming

Dinosaur National Monument

42 miles

153 miles

90 miles

49 miles

38 miles

90 miles

Climate: Low humidity, bright sunshine and a rather large daily temperature range. Summer days are warm, not hot; nights cool. Winter days are moderate, nights cold. Average precipitation is about 14".


Relocation information: For a comprehensive listing available services, economic data and other information about Craig and Moffat County, you can request a copy of our relocation packet by calling 1-800-864-4405 or clicking the Request Information link at the top of the page.

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