Twin Lakes, Lake County, Colorado

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Twin Lakes, Colorado
Mount Hope from Twin Lakes
Mount Hope from Twin Lakes
Twin Lakes, Lake County, Colorado is located in Colorado
Twin Lakes, Lake County, Colorado
Location in Lake County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°04′58″N 106°22′52″W / 39.08278°N 106.38111°W / 39.08278; -106.38111Coordinates: 39°04′58″N 106°22′52″W / 39.08278°N 106.38111°W / 39.08278; -106.38111
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyLake County[1]
2,804 m (9,200 ft)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code[2]
FIPS Code08-79105
GNIS feature ID0180384

Twin Lakes is a census-designated place located in Lake County, Colorado, United States near the base of Mount Elbert. The population as of the 2010 Census was 171.[3] Twin Lakes has the ZIP Code 81251.[2]

Lake County, one of the original 17 counties created by the Colorado legislature in 1861, was named for Twin Lakes. As originally defined, Lake County included a large portion of western Colorado to the south and west of its present boundaries.

The Twin Lakes District has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974.


Twin Lakes is located at 39°04′58″N 106°22′52″W / 39.08278°N 106.38111°W / 39.08278; -106.38111 (39.082639,-106.381130), about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Leadville, on State Highway 82.

The altitude of Twin Lakes is approximately 9200 ft (2780 m) above sea level, somewhat lower than Leadville.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As estimated in 2006, the following demographic data applied to ZIP code 81251, the best available approximation to the village of Twin Lakes (in Lake County): [5]

There were 216 people and 98 households residing in ZIP code 81251. The racial makeup of the village was 73.6% White, 0.5% African American, 2.3% Native American, 21.3% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.6% of the population.

Males were 56.9% of the population, females 43.1%. The median annual income for a household in the village was $49,322.

Aerial view of Twin Lakes
Twin Lakes, Colorado (Boston Public Library)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. January 3, 2007. Retrieved January 3, 2007.
  3. ^ Colorado Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Archived 2012-07-11 at Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-02-25.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ ESRI - Products: Reports - ZIP Code Lookup: Results

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