Lake City, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 379 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.1%
 
Males: 172  (45.5%)
Females: 207  (54.5%)
Median resident age:

52.8 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 81235.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,724 (it was $38,056 in 2000)
Lake City:

$55,724
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $35,352 (it was $23,392 in 2000)

Lake City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $490,334 (it was $225,000 in 2000)
Lake City:

$490,334
CO:

$348,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $441,605; detached houses: $437,491

Median gross rent in 2017: $837.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lake City: 102.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.6%
  • Races in Lake City, CO (2010)
    • 37692.2%White alone
    • 112.7%Hispanic
    • 102.5%Two or more races
    • 51.2%Other race alone
    • 41.0%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Lake City, Colorado as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lake City is 213 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (30.8%), German (20.5%), Italian (3.8%), American (3.2%), French (3.2%), Swedish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 8658 feet

Land area: 0.84 square miles.

Population density: 452 people per square mile   (low).

Lake City, Colorado map

10 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

This town:

2.3%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,118 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,200 (0.4%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Lake City, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lake City, CO in 2017
Lake City satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Colorado:

3.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +134 (+55.6%).
Most common industries in Lake City, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (21.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (17.3%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (6.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (34.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.7%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, hobby & toy stores (4.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (23.9%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (13.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.7%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Lake City, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.3%)
  • Carpenters (6.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.1%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.3%)
  • Carpenters (10.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.7%)
  • Computer specialists (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Construction laborers (5.6%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (19.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.1%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.8%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.5%)

Average climate in Lake City, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lake City-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 205% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 571.3 miles away from Lake City center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 579.5 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 537.6 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 563.5 miles away from Lake City center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 159.4 miles away from Lake City center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hinsdale County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake City topographic map

Airports located in Lake City:

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

  • Western State Colorado University (about 42 miles; Gunnison, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 61 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Adams State University (about 88 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 99 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • San Juan College (about 99 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 105 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 146 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)

Public high school in Lake City:

See full list of schools located in Lake City

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: C. Jasper Bell - Politician.

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:

LAKE CITY TOWN OF (Population served: 408, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
VICKERS RANCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
WOODLAKE PARK (Population served: 81, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Lake City:

Marital status in Lake City, CO
  • Never married: 11.9%
  • Now married: 67.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

For population 25 years and over in Lake City:

  • High school or higher: 98.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 0.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Colorado average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lake City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1412
Evangelical Protestant821
Catholic571
None563-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Hinsdale County:

11.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

23.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

71.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.4%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

17.5%
Colorado:

18.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lake City:

44.7%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.8%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.0
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.9%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lake City:

8.5%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lake City:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lake City:

38.6%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
Lake City:

58.4%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Lake City:

83.9%
Colorado:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lake City, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 9$9,654$12,8720$0
Water Supply 2$3,730$22,3800$0
Sewerage 2$3,730$22,3800$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,744$32,9281$354
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$127
Totals for Government 14$19,858$17,0212$481

Lake City government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $50,000 ($131.93)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $349,000 ($920.84)
    Sewerage: $301,000 ($794.20)
    Central Staff Services: $161,000 ($424.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $141,000 ($372.03)
    Regular Highways: $102,000 ($269.13)
    Police Protection: $65,000 ($171.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $60,000 ($158.31)
    General Public Buildings: $45,000 ($118.73)
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000 ($29.02)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($13.19)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $5,000 ($13.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($2.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($10.55)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $306,000 ($807.39)

Lake City government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($34.30)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,000 ($10.55)
    Other: $2,000 ($5.28)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $10,000 ($26.39)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $201,000 ($530.34)
    Sewerage: $183,000 ($482.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000 ($52.77)
    Highways: $4,000 ($10.55)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($21.11)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($5.28)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($2.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $28,000 ($73.88)
    Other: $2,000 ($5.28)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $226,000 ($596.31)
    Property: $51,000 ($134.56)
    Other Selective Sales: $22,000 ($58.05)
    Other License: $6,000 ($15.83)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $2,000 ($5.28)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($2.64)

Lake City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $780,000 ($2058.05)

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2015 and 2016.

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

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: 38.025294, Lon: -107.317358, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 10, 2002 09:00 AM, Cinnamon Pass Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 8.9mTotal length
  • $775,000Total costs
  • 3,370Total average daily traffic
  • 198Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,353Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lake City, CO
  • 46.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.8%Wood
  • 20.0%Electricity
  • 4.6%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Solar energy
  • 2.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lake City, CO
  • 44.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28.6%Wood
  • 14.3%Utility gas
  • 12.9%Electricity


Lake City compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Lake City on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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