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 2,720 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 2,720
Daytime Population: Workers 1,905
Daytime Population: Residents 1,188
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,093
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 2,629
Population in Familes 1,749
Population in Group Qrtrs 91
Population Density2 2,466
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $42,577
Average Household Income $53,927
Per Capita Income $25,110


Total Housing Units 1,732 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 707 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 561 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 464 (26.8%)
Median Home Value $174,194
Average Home Value $189,412


Total Households 1,268
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 636
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.61% 0.53%
Households 0.74% 0.62%
Families 0.99% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

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, 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 # 148 68th
Population Density # 53 89th
Diversity Index # 139 70th
Median Household Income # 339 26th
Per Capita Income # 317 31st

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