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Population in 2012: 391 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 

Males: 171  (43.8%)
Females: 220  (56.2%)

Median resident age:  46.0 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81235.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,761 (it was $38,056 in 2000)
Lake City:

$49,761
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $34,769

Lake City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $226,468 (it was $225,000 in 2000)
Lake City:

$226,468
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $329,084; Detached houses: $329,084

Median gross rent in 2012: $915.

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Lake City races chart
  • White alone - 376 (92.2%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (2.5%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

Races in Lake City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lake City: 101.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (26.3%), English (17.1%), Irish (11.2%), Scottish (9.2%), French (4.2%), Italian (3.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 8658 feet

Land area: 0.84 square miles.

Population density: 467 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lake City:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake City town:

  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

9 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe, 0.6% Asia, 0.3% Africa).

This town:  2.6%
Colorado:  9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $940 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $788 (0.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (147.3 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (148.1 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (410.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Cathedral, CO (4.0 miles) , Ouray, CO (4.4 miles ), Portland, CO (4.6 miles) , Sapinero, CO (4.8 miles) , City of Creede, CO (4.9 miles ), Silverton, CO (4.9 miles ), Creede, CO (5.0 miles ), Ridgway, CO (5.1 miles ).

Latitude: 38.03 N, Longitude: 107.31 W

Area code: 970

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.5%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +134 (+55.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (34%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (27%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Lake City-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 37.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/27/2000 at 21:58:18, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.8 miles away from Lake City center
On 11/7/2004 at 06:54:59, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 0.4 mi) earthquake occurred 88.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2002 at 22:17:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/19/2004 at 06:09:43, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 56.8 miles away from Lake City center
On 6/8/2005 at 08:46:00, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 64.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hinsdale County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: C. Jasper Bell - Politician.

Political contributions by individuals in Lake City, CO

Airports located in Lake City:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake City:

  • Western State College of Colorado (about 42 miles; Gunnison, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,025)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 61 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Adams State College (about 88 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • Mesa State College (about 99 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 5,126)
  • San Juan College (about 100 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 146 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 5,185)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 147 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 2,683)

Public high school in Lake City:

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Library in Lake City:

  • HINSDALE LIBRARY DISTRICT/LAKE CITY (Operating income: $86,663; Location: 221 SILVER STREET; 13,682 books; 510 audio materials; 935 video materials; 37 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Lake City: Hinsdale County Emergency Medical Service (A), Lake City Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Henson Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Hinsdale County Museum (130 North Silver), Combined Court Clerk (Recreation Areas; 0327 North Henson).

Hotels: Alpine Moose Lodge (1221 North Highway 149), Benvenuto John A (301 Gunnison Avenue), Crystal Lodge (South Highway 149 South), Lake City Resort (307 South Gunnison Avenue).

Court: Colorado State Government - Courts- Hinsdale County Combined Court- County & District Court- (300 Henson).

 
Hinsdale County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lake City and their reported violations in the past:

WOODLAKE PARK (Population served: 81, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
VICKERS DUDE RANCH (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lake City that have no violations reported:

  • LAKE CITY TOWN OF (Address: PO BOX 544, Population served: 1000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SAN JUAN RANCH HOA (Population served: 88, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.8%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.0%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lake City, CO

Lake City compared to Colorado state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Lake City (2011 data):

  • Pine River Valley Bank: Lake City Branch at 231 Silver Street, branch established on 2007/04/02. Info updated 2007/06/01: Bank assets: $145.2 mil, Deposits: $129.7 mil, headquarters in Bayfield, CO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Pine River Bank Corp.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lake City travel time to work - commute


Lake City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Wood (32%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lake City town (based on Hinsdale County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.04%
Here33.0%
USA50.2%

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Hinsdale County:

11.88 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Hinsdale County:

23.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

71.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.4%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Hinsdale County:

17.5%
Colorado:

18.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$7,700$46,2007$750
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$100
Sewerage 1$3,252$39,0240$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,334$28,0085$3,428
Water Supply 1$3,806$45,6720$0
Totals for Government 5$17,092$41,02113$4,278


12.46% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($63,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.46%
Colorado average:

10.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



11.83% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,758 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.83%
Colorado average:

10.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Strongest AM radio stations in Lake City:

  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAVP (1450 AM; 1 kW; COLONA, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake City:

  • K209CC (89.7 FM; LAKE CITY, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KKXK (94.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KWGL (105.7 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KOTO (91.7 FM; TELLURIDE, CO; Owner: SAN MIGUEL EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC.)
  • KPRH (88.3 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • KBNG (103.7 FM; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KIQX (101.3 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTINGS, LLC)
  • KUTE (90.1 FM; IGNACIO, CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • K210BA (89.9 FM; PURGATORY, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • KRSJ (100.5 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K204BR (88.7 FM; LAKE CITY, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KVMT (89.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • K232DA (94.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K237CR (95.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • KRYD (104.9 FM; NORWOOD, CO; Owner: ROCKY III INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • K228CG (93.5 FM; LAKE CITY, ETC., CO; Owner: PASSWORD, INC)
  • K292AK (106.3 FM; LAKE CITY, CO; Owner: HINSDALE CTY. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

TV broadcast stations around Lake City:

  • K10EA (Channel 10; LAKE CITY, CO; Owner: HINSDALE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
  • K04HG (Channel 4; LAKE CITY, CO; Owner: HINSDALE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
  • K12KV (Channel 12; LAKE CITY, CO; Owner: HINSDALE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
  • K08GV (Channel 8; LAKE CITY, CO; Owner: HINSDALE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

Lake City fatal accident list:

Aug 31, 2010 10:45 PM, Sr-149, Lat: 38.02529444, Lon: -107.31735833, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 10, 2002 09:00 AM, Cinnamon Pass Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $777,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,477
Total average daily truck traffic: 100
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 3,853



Most common first names in Lake City, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James462.0 years
William366.3 years
John369.4 years
Robert372.6 years
Elizabeth283.0 years
Esther284.0 years
David268.0 years
Francis273.5 years
Joseph266.6 years
Most common last names in Lake City, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Roberts382.3 years
Vickers365.3 years
Hall273.0 years
Harmon287.0 years
Jordan274.0 years
Colopy271.6 years
Mckee286.0 years
Mendenhall287.0 years
Ray277.5 years
Weir278.5 years

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  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses"
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  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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