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The City of Leadville had a population of 3,056 as of July 1, 2021. 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 39.2508 and longitude -106.2925 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Leadville 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 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.

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, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,056 (100%)
Population in Households 2,966 (97.1%)
Population in Families 1,972 (64.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 90 ( 2.9%)
Population Density 2,624
Diversity Index2 50
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,975
Average Household Income $66,611
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $31,000
Wealth Index5 51
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,845 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 851 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 593 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 400 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $236,962
Average Home Value $341,304
Housing Affordability Index3 143
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,445
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 725
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.5% 1.07%
Households 1.67% 1.19%
Families 1.86% 1.13%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
Owner Occupied HU   1.46%

Leadville, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leadville to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 142 69th
Population Density # 51 89th
Median Household Income # 309 33rd
Housing Affordability Index # 348 76th
Per Capita Income # 282 39th
Diversity Index # 152 67th

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