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Palmer Lake, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Palmer Lake had a population of 2,528 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Palmer Lake is located at latitude 39.1135 and longitude -104.8998 in El Paso County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Palmer Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,296 feet.

The Town of Palmer Lake (GNIS ID: 2413103) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Palmer Lake is located within Monument Division of El Paso County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palmer Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palmer Lake: Divide, Divide Lake.

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Palmer Lake, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,528
Population in Households 2,525
Population in Familes 2,206
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 818
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 999
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 767
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 784 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 216 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $406,107
Average Home Value $445,695


Median Household Income $82,210
Average Household Income $104,768
Per Capita Income $39,629
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.89%
Households 0.72% 0.92%
Families 1.71% 0.82%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Palmer Lake, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmer Lake to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 151 67th
Population Density1 # 212 54th
Diversity Index2 # 290 37th
Median Household Income # 82 82nd
Per Capita Income # 91 80th

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