The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality located in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Frisco is a part of the Breckenridge, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,683 at the 2010 census. 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.


Frisco was founded by Henry Recen, and was built because of the Colorado Silver Boom, which began in 1879. Frisco was incorporated in 1880. The town's name comes from a popular nickname for the city of San Francisco, California, itself named for St. Francis of Assisi.


Frisco is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of , of which, of it is land and of it (5.17%) is water. 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.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,443 people, 1,053 households, and 527 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,479.9 people per square mile (571.7/km). There were 2,727 housing units at an average density of 1,652.0 per square mile (638.1/km). 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.


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. Summit Stage provides free transportation between Silverthorn, Frisco, Breckenridge, and others.

Points of interest

Frisco Colorado Barbecue Challenge

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, the event has raised over $500,000.

Notable people

Notable individuals who were born in or have lived in Frisco include: * Michelle Black, novelist * Jon Kreamelmeyer (1947- ), skier, coach

Sister cities

* Nishikawa, Yamagata, Japan - since August 29, 1990

See also

*Outline of Colorado **Index of Colorado-related articles *State of Colorado **Colorado cities and towns ***Colorado municipalities **Colorado counties ***Summit County, Colorado **Colorado metropolitan areas *Dillon Reservoir *Frisco Schoolhouse in the Frisco Historic Park *Gore Range *Tenmile Range *White River National Forest


External links

Town website

CDOT map of Frisco

Lake Dillon Fire Protection District

Frisco Government
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