Lake City, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake City, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Lake City had a population of 372 as of July 1, 2017. Lake City ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake City is located at latitude 38.0305 and longitude -107.3102 in Hinsdale County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lake City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Hinsdale County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,661 feet.

The Town of Lake City (GNIS ID: 2412863) 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 Lake City is located within Lake City Division of Hinsdale County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lake City, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 372
Daytime Population: Workers 228
Daytime Population: Residents 163
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 391
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 345
Population in Familes 275
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 447
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $68,572
Average Household Income $81,304
Per Capita Income $36,003


Total Housing Units 447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 116 (26.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 273 (61.1%)
Median Home Value $294,643
Average Home Value $352,826


Total Households 174
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 115
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.27% -1.44%
Households -1.35% -1.54%
Families -0.47% -1.62%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Lake City, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake City to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 305 34th
Population Density # 291 37th
Diversity Index # 391 15th
Median Household Income # 140 70th
Per Capita Income # 134 71st

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