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Welcome to Leadville ...

The city of Leadville is located in Lake County<1> and is the County Seat for Lake County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Leadville has a population of 2,803 people<2> (see below for details).

Leadville was established in 1877 and was incorporated February 18, 1878.

The community of Leadville is 10,100 feet [3,078 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Leadville is about 2 miles [or ~3 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Leadville lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Leadville: (719)

The ZIP code for Leadville: 80461<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Leadville had an population of 2,803 people. This is an increase of 7.72% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Leadville had a population of 2,602 people (or 35.6% of the total population of Lake County). This makes Leadville the county's most populous community.

The population of Leadville represents 0.05% of the total population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 98th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,602 people, the population of Leadville decreased 7.76% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,821 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Leadville.

Communities Also Named Leadville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Leadville - they are located in Idaho, Montana, Nevada (2) and Quebec.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Leadville.

Communities near Leadville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Leadville.

  • Blue River [Summit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue River
    • Blue River [Summit County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Leadville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 928 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue River have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue River
  • Fairplay [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairplay
    • Fairplay [Park County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Leadville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 803 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairplay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairplay<7>
  • Alma [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
    • Alma [Park County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Leadville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alma<7>
  • Red Cliff [Eagle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Cliff
    • Red Cliff [Eagle County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Leadville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 300 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Cliff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Cliff<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Climax [Lake County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Climax
      • Climax [Lake County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Leadville
    • Park City [Park County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Park County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Leadville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Buckskin Joe [Park County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckskin Joe
      • Buckskin Joe [Park County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Leadville
    • Horseshoe [Park County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe
      • Horseshoe [Park County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Leadville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Twin Lakes [Lake County]
    • Alma Junction [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma Junction
      • Alma Junction [Park County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Leadville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma Junction

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Leadville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Leadville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Leadville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Leadville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Leadville. Our list includes 31 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Leadville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Leadville ...

Looking for more information about Leadville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Leadville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Leadville.

Adding Leadville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Leadville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Leadville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Leadville on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1939.

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Leadville on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Leadville

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Leadville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Leadville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leadville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Leadville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Leadville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Leadville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Leadville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LeadvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leadville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2512, Longitude: -106.2928    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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