Grand Lake, Colorado

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Population in 2019: 506 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +13.2%
 
Males: 278  (55.0%)
Females: 228  (45.0%)
Median resident age:

65.5 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years

Zip codes: 80447.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $73,753 (it was $45,096 in 2000)
Grand Lake:

$73,753
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $67,023 (it was $34,676 in 2000)

Grand Lake town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $337,473 (it was $244,000 in 2000)
Grand Lake:

$337,473
CO:

$394,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: over $1,000,000; detached houses: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2019: $814.

March 2019 cost of living index in Grand Lake: 96.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.2%
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According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Grand Lake, Colorado as of August 03, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Grand Lake is 53 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (45.7%), French (10.3%), Irish (9.5%), Czech (6.9%), Italian (6.0%), Swedish (6.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 8437 feet

Land area: 0.95 square miles.

Population density: 535 people per square mile   (low).

Grand Lake, Colorado map

6 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America).

This town:

2.1%
Colorado:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,980 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,309 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Boulder, CO (33.9 miles , pop. 94,673).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (51.2 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (579.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Granby, CO (3.6 miles ),
Allenspark, CO (4.1 miles ),
Tabernash, CO (4.2 miles),
Estes Park, CO (4.3 miles ),
Upper St. Vrain, CO (4.3 miles ),
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO (4.4 miles ),
Ward, CO (4.5 miles),
Hidden Lake, CO (4.6 miles)

Latitude: 40.25 N, Longitude: 105.82 W

Area code: 970

Distribution of median household income in Grand Lake, CO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Grand Lake, CO in 2019
Grand Lake satellite photo by USGS

Grand Lake tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.6%
Colorado:

6.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +179 (+66.8%).
Most common industries in Grand Lake, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (22.5%)
  • Construction (21.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (34.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (17.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (30.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (13.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.7%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Grand Lake, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.9%)
  • Construction laborers (5.5%)
  • Carpenters (5.5%)
  • Top executives (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (13.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Cashiers (6.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)

Average climate in Grand Lake, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Grand Lake, Colorado average temperatures Grand Lake, Colorado average precipitation Grand Lake, Colorado humidity Grand Lake, Colorado wind speed Grand Lake, Colorado snowfall Grand Lake, Colorado sunshine Grand Lake, Colorado clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.9. This is about average.

City:

68.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 46.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

46.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Grand Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 45% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/15/1980, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 35.7 miles away from the Grand Lake town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/22/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 56.7 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 78 people and caused $147 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grand Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 739% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 387.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 486.8 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 148.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 367.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 218.2 miles away from Grand Lake center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 318.4 miles away from Grand Lake 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 Grand County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grand Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Grand Lake:

  • HEART OF THE MTNS VOLUNTEER HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; GRANBY, CO)

Amtrak station near Grand Lake:

  • 13 miles: GRANBY (438 RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

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

  • University of Colorado Boulder (about 35 miles; Boulder, CO; Full-time enrollment: 28,328)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (about 46 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 25,099)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 47 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Front Range Community College (about 49 miles; Westminster, CO; FT enrollment: 14,756)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 52 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)
  • Regis University (about 53 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 6,975)
  • Colorado Christian University (about 54 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 2,959)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Grand Lake: Hilltop Ranger Station (A), West Portal (B), Grand Lake Fire Protection District South Town Station (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attraction: Kauffman House Museum (407 Pitkin).

Hotels: Driftwood Lodge (12255 Highway 34), E G'S Garden Grill (1000 Grand Avenue), Black Bear Lodge (12255 US Highway 34), Columbine Cabins (416 Grand Avenue), Grand Lake Lodge (15500 U South Highway 34), Bighorn Lodge (613 Grand Avenue), Lazy Moose Cabins (1005 Lake Avenue).

Grand County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

LAKE FOREST MUTUAL WC (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-17-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-17-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-17-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-17-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
COLUMBINE LAKE WSD (Population served: 241, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-19-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-19-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2007)
  • 15 regular monitoring violations
ROADHOUSE BAR AND GRILL (Population served: 204, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
WINDING RIVER RESORT VILLAGE (Population served: 109, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SHOREWOOD SUBD (Population served: 56, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

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

  • GRAND LAKE TOWN OF (Population served: 2,035, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RMNP HEADQUARTERS WEST (Population served: 318, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SODA SPRINGS WA (Population served: 296, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TIMBER CREEK CG (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • T LAZY W MP (Population served: 128, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

52.3%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.2%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
5 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

Banks with branches in Grand Lake (2011 data):

  • Grand Mountain Bank, FSB: Grand Lake Branch at 902 Grand Avenue, branch established on 2003/12/10. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $102.0 mil, Deposits: $93.1 mil, headquarters in Granby, CO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Grand Lake:

Marital status in Grand Lake, CO
  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 43.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 18.3%

For population 25 years and over in Grand Lake:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 59.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.2
Colorado average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Grand Lake
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,5445
Evangelical Protestant1,09712
Mainline Protestant8195
Other2572
None11,126-
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: 6
Grand County:

4.42 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Grand County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

8.11 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
This county:

39.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Grand County:

4.6%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

16.6%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Grand County:

6.8%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Grand Lake:

61.9%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Grand Lake:

66.2%
Colorado:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.4
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Grand Lake:

15.6%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Grand Lake:

4.2%
Colorado:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Grand Lake:

33.5%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
Grand Lake:

68.7%
State:

57.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Grand Lake:

83.6%
Colorado:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Grand Lake, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 5$20,750$49,8000$0
Other Government Administration 4$17,586$52,7581$1,505
Water Supply 2$11,720$70,3200$0
Financial Administration 1$3,732$44,7840$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$2,238
Totals for Government 12$53,788$53,7883$3,743

Grand Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $117,000 ($231.23)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $592,000 ($1169.96)
    Water Utilities: $541,000 ($1069.17)
    Regular Highways: $515,000 ($1017.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $448,000 ($885.38)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $42,000 ($83.00)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $28,000 ($55.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($3.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($39.53)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $138,000 ($272.73)
    Other - Financial Administration: $5,000 ($9.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $125,000 ($247.04)
    Water Utilities: $120,000 ($237.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $757,000 ($1496.05)

Grand Lake government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $294,000 ($581.03)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $61,000 ($120.55)
    Other: $27,000 ($53.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($11.86)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $29,000 ($57.31)
    General Revenue - Other: $22,000 ($43.48)
    Donations From Private Sources: $18,000 ($35.57)
    Sale of Property: $17,000 ($33.60)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($21.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $558,000 ($1102.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $97,000 ($191.70)
    Other: $39,000 ($77.08)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($15.81)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,292,000 ($2553.36)
    Property: $256,000 ($505.93)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $83,000 ($164.03)
    Public Utilities Sales: $70,000 ($138.34)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $7,000 ($13.83)
    Other License: $6,000 ($11.86)
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,000 ($3.95)

Grand Lake government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $499,000 ($986.17)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $392,000 ($774.70)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,000 ($211.46)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $109,000 ($215.42)
    End of Fiscal Year: $24,000 ($47.43)

Grand Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,975,000 ($5879.45)

12.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,598 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.47%
Colorado average:

10.99%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jefferson County, CO  1.04% ($125,246 average AGI)
from Arapahoe County, CO  0.72% ($79,333)
from Denver County, CO  0.67% ($65,357)


10.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.21%
Colorado average:

9.96%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Denver County, CO  0.76% ($60,152 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.66% ($71,575)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.46% ($41,643)

Businesses in Grand Lake, CO

  • The Room Place: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Grand Lake:

  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRKY (930 AM; 5 kW; GRANBY, CO; Owner: GRAND COUNTY WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KVCU (1190 AM; 7 kW; BOULDER, CO; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF CO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KCOL (600 AM; 5 kW; WELLINGTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KHNC (1360 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, CO; Owner: DONALD A. AND SHARON E. WIEDEMAN)
  • KLZ (560 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KHOW (630 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grand Lake:

  • KXDC (102.1 FM; ESTES PARK, CO; Owner: HIGH PEAK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRKS-FM (94.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KBCO-FM (97.3 FM; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYGO-FM (98.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KXPK (96.5 FM; EVERGREEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBPI (106.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KALC (105.9 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • K259AC (99.7 FM; GYPSUM, ETC., CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)
  • KOSI (101.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFMD (95.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRFX (103.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KTUN (101.5 FM; EAGLE, CO; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING COLORADO, LLC)
  • KRKM (106.3 FM; KREMMLING, CO; Owner: GRAND COUNTY WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KQMT (99.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • K300AE (107.9 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KARS-FM (102.9 FM; LARAMIE, WY; Owner: AGM-NEVADA LLC)
  • KJCD (104.3 FM; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • K207CK (89.3 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: SUMMIT PUBLIC RADIOSUMMIT FOUNDATION)
  • K202CV (88.3 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)
  • KUVO (89.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: DENVER EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Grand Lake:

  • K11ET (Channel 11; GRAND LAKE, CO; Owner: GRAND LAKE METRO. RECREATION DIST.)
  • K13EL (Channel 13; GRAND LAKE, CO; Owner: GRAND LAKE METRO. RECREATION DIST.)
  • K57AA (Channel 57; ESTES PARK, CO; Owner: SYNCOM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 17.6mTotal length
  • $3,203,000Total costs
  • 8,705Total average daily traffic
  • 375Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,139Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • (Grand Lake) 400 Old Tonahutu Ridge Road (Lat: 40.258306 Lon: -105.825083), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 25.9 m, Call Sign: KNKN408
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 09/01/2020, Expiration Date: 10/01/2030, Certifier: William H JohnsonRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • Grand Lake Lodge, In The Town Of (Lat: 40.258556 Lon: -105.825278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: KNKN387
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 09/01/2020, Expiration Date: 10/01/2030Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Tysons, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8673, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Christopher Watts, 102 County Road 471 (Lat: 40.247167 Lon: -105.845167), Type: 24.4, Structure height: 08049 m, Overall height: 24.4 m, Registrant: Terracon Consultants, Inc., Ciwatts@terracon.Com, Suite 3, Wheat- Ridge, Phone: (303) 423-3300
  • Christopher I Watts, 102 County Road 471 (Lat: 40.247167 Lon: -105.845167), Type: 24.4, Structure height: 08049 m, Overall height: 24.4 m, Registrant: Terracon Consultants, Inc., Ciwatts@terracon.Com, Suite 3, Wheat- Ridge, Phone: (303) 423-3300
  • Christopher Watts, 102 County Road 471 (Lat: 40.247167 Lon: -105.845167), Type: 27.4, Structure height: 08049 m, Overall height: 27.4 m, Registrant: Terracon Consultants, Inc., Ciwatts@terracon.Com, Suite 3, Wheat- Ridge, Phone: (303) 423-3300
  • Christopher Watts, 102 County Road 471 (Lat: 40.247167 Lon: -105.845167), Type: 27.4, Structure height: 08049 m, Overall height: 27.4 m, Registrant: Terracon Consultants, Inc., Ciwatts@terracon.Com, Suite 3, Wheat- Ridge, Phone: (303) 423-3300
  • Vincent J Stout, 102 County Road 471 (Lat: 40.247167 Lon: -105.845167), Type: 27.4, Structure height: 08049 m, Overall height: 27.4 m, Registrant: Terracon Consultants, Inc., Ciwatts@terracon.Com, Suite 3, Wheat- Ridge, Phone: (303) 423-3300

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • FIRE HOUSE, 201 W Portal Rd (Lat: 40.251417 Lon: -105.832861), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WPEH967,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.770 MHz, 154.340 MHz, 151.070 MHz, Grant Date: 05/08/2014, Expiration Date: 03/10/2024, Registrant: Grand Lake Fire Protection District, 201 West Portal, Grand Lake, CO 80447, Phone: (970) 627-8428, Fax: (970) 627-9323, Email:
  • E Inlet Dcp 2 Mi Se (Lat: 40.236361 Lon: -105.801111), Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: KNHK683, Licensee ID: L00007302,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.362 MHz, Grant Date: 07/06/2000, Expiration Date: 09/18/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006, Registrant: Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, 1250 N Wilson Ave, Loveland, CO 80537, Phone: (303) 667-2437
  • Lat: 40.256639 Lon: -105.839444, Call Sign: WPSY498,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHz, 451.512 MHz, 451.737 MHz, 456.187 MHz, Grant Date: 08/29/2011, Expiration Date: 08/08/2021, Certifier: Signature On File, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • Lat: 40.326639 Lon: -105.817222, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPWD872,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.737 MHz, Grant Date: 10/04/2012, Expiration Date: 10/24/2022, Certifier: William Hagemann, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • MCKENZIE SUB, Mc Kenzie Substation, 1 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 40.247194 Lon: -105.845278), Overall height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: WPOS661,
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.450 MHz, Grant Date: 04/24/2019, Expiration Date: 04/16/2029, Registrant: Tri-State Generation & Transmission, Denver, CO 80233, Phone: (303) 254-3439, Email:
  • GRAND LAKE, 400 Old Tonahutu Ridge Road (Lat: 40.258333 Lon: -105.825083), Type: Pole, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQRT796,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2013, Expiration Date: 07/25/2023, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:
  • GCIS, Off Of Rd 452 (Lat: 40.208222 Lon: -105.889000), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 13 m, Call Sign: WRAJ661,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/06/2017, Expiration Date: 12/06/2027, Certifier: Eden C Recor, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Grand Lake)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: ALEX M BANTUM ECLIPSE 10 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 914 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 158MB, N158MB, N-158MB, Serial Number: 08175451014, Year manufactured: 2020, Airworthiness Date: 10/19/2020, Certificate Issue Date: 08/05/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Alex M Bantum, Po Box 2352, Grand Lake, CO 80447
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 201NT, N201NT, N-201NT, Serial Number: 24-0133, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 03/26/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 05/11/2020
    Registrant (Corporation): Rhcc Corp, Po Box 457, Grand Lake, CO 80447
  • Aircraft: CUBCRAFTERS INC CC11-160 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: TITAN OX-340CC (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 508DM, N508DM, N-508DM, Serial Number: CC11-00367, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 04/14/2015, Certificate Issue Date: 05/04/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Alex M Bantum, 316 County Rd 667 B2352, Grand Lake, CO 80447
  • Aircraft: ROSE RALPH A 420 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 6048F, N6048F, N-6048F, Serial Number: 121727, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 08/25/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Ralph A Rose, Po Box 852, Grand Lake, CO 80447
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9513B, N9513B, N-9513B, Serial Number: 172RG0844, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 03/26/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 08/15/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Michael A Long, Po Box 474, Grand Lake, CO 80447
  • Aircraft: PILATUS PC-6/B2-H4 (Category: Land, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-27 (680 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 354AK, N354AK, N-354AK, Serial Number: 790, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 07/15/2011, Certificate Issue Date: 03/07/2012
    Registrant (LLC): Tst Humanitarian Surveys LLC, Po Box 1152, Grand Lake, CO 80447
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/07/2019, Exported to: Netherlands
  • Aircraft: BELL 206B (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: ALLISON 250 SER 250HP (250 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 1078V, N1078V, N-1078V, Serial Number: 2923, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 01/23/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 02/13/1987
    Registrant (Co-Owned): F Partnership Dba C, Po Box 1077, Grand Lake, CO 80447, Other Owners: Cheryl Hoese, Fred Hoese

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 13. The highest number of fires - 20 took place in 2010, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Grand Lake, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.5%), and Structure Fires (37.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Grand Lake, CO
    • 10046.5%Outside Fires
    • 8037.2%Structure Fires
    • 198.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 167.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Grand Lake, CO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Grand Lake, Colorado:

  • Americas Best Value Inn - Bighorn Lodge, 613 Grand Ave, Grand Lake, Colorado 80447 , Phone: (970) 627-8101
  • Black Bear Lodge, 12255 Us Hwy 34, Grand Lake, Colorado 80447 , Phone: (970) 627-3654
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Grand Lake, Colorado
Most common first names in Grand Lake, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert873.9 years
William767.7 years
James769.6 years
Fred671.5 years
John671.6 years
Dorothy675.5 years
George469.7 years
Albert375.4 years
Alice368.0 years
Jack369.6 years
Most common last names in Grand Lake, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Howard379.6 years
Bell379.7 years
Zick373.7 years
Ruske385.0 years
Spitzmiller385.7 years
Stephens376.7 years
Kidd289.0 years
Betsch288.0 years
Kemp292.4 years
Brendel274.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Grand Lake, CO
  • 62.6%Electricity
  • 32.2%Utility gas
  • 5.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Grand Lake, CO
  • 78.5%Electricity
  • 10.8%Utility gas
  • 10.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Grand Lake 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Grand Lake on our top lists:

  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
There are 8 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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