El Jebel is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The population was 3,801 at the 2010 census, down from 4,488 at the 2000 census. The community is located in the Roaring Fork Valley, between Carbondale and Basalt, along the north side of State Highway 82. The community grew rapidly in the last two decades of the 20th century with the population increase in the valley downstream from Aspen. It consists largely of a group of commercial establishments just off State Highway 82, approximately 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Basalt, as well as several housing subdivisions nearby. The Carbondale Post Office (ZIP code 81623) serves the El Jebel postal addresses.
El Jebel is located in the southwest corner of Eagle County at 39°23′47″N 107°5′13″W / 39.39639°N 107.08694°W / 39.39639; -107.08694 (39.396380, -107.087016).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.4 square miles (13.9 km), of which 5.3 square miles (13.8 km) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km), or 0.64%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,488 people, 1,433 households, and 1,071 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 667.0 people per square mile (257.5/km²). There were 1,483 housing units at an average density of 220.4 per square mile (85.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.79% White, 0.09% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 8.98% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.84% of the population.
There were 1,433 households out of which 49.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 13.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.12 and the average family size was 3.38.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 38.3% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 2.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $60,685, and the median income for a family was $62,047. Males had a median income of $37,073 versus $29,688 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,261. About 6.0% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.