Leadville, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Leadville, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The City of Leadville had a population of 2,653 as of July 1, 2016. Leadville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Leadville is located at latitude 39.2467 and longitude -106.2935 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Leadville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 10,157 feet.

The City of Leadville (GNIS ID: 2411641) 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 City of Leadville is located within Leadville Division of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Leadville 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 Leadville: Agassiz, Bough City, Boughtown, Carbonate, Cloud City, Harrison, Oro City, Slabtown.

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


Total Population 2,653
Population in Households 2,570
Population in Familes 1,715
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density1 2,406
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 1,252
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 631
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,761 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 701 (39.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 551 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 509 (28.9%)
Median Home Value $172,294
Average Home Value $187,107


Median Household Income $42,729
Average Household Income $52,880
Per Capita Income $24,882
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.42%
Households 0.65% 0.62%
Families 1.03% 0.6%
Median Household Income   3.31%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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.

Leadville, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leadville 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 # 147 68th
Population Density1 # 53 89th
Diversity Index2 # 138 70th
Median Household Income # 332 28th
Per Capita Income # 309 33rd

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