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Located at the headwaters of the Colorado River and situated on the shores of Grand Lake, Colorado's largest natural body of water, the Town of Grand Lake is the western gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Home of the world's highest registered yacht club, the nation's highest altitude golf course with grass greens, and Colorado's premiere summer musical company, Grand Lake offers a unique getaway for all. Also adjacent to Arapaho National Recreation Area, Grand Lake has been dubbed the 'Snowmobile Capital of Colorado' due to its access from Town to Colorado's largest network of groomed snowmobile trails. The Town of Grand Lake is a year-round vacationer's paradise for over 100 years.
data source: U.S. Census, ACS 5-year est., 2014

People and Housing

Population 321
High School Diploma or More (% Pop. age 25+) 97.0%
Bachelor's Degree or More (% Pop. age 25+) 27.7%
Households 166
Total Housing Units 1,015
Percent Total Units Vacant for Seasonal or Recreational Use 70.5%

Employment and Income

Labor Force (2014) 188
Unemployment Rate (2014) 6.4%
Median Household Income $41,389
Median Family Income $53,750
Poverty Rate 6.5%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 11.9

Population by Age

  Grand Lake % of Total
Total 321 100%
Preschool (0-4) 6 1.9%
School Age (5-17) 11 3.4%
College Age (18-24) 4 1.2%
Young Adult (25-44) 64 19.9%
Adult (45-64) 124 38.6%
Older Adult (65+) 112 34.9%
Median Age 59.1  

Population by Race and HIspanic Origin

  Grand Lake % of Total
Total 321 100%
American Indian or Alaskan Native alone 19 5.9%
Asian alone 7 2.2%
Black alone 0 0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. alone 0 0%
White alone 289 90.0%
Two or more races 6 1.9%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or Latino 6 1.9%
Mexican 0 0%
Cuban 0 0%
Puerto Rican 0 0%
Other 6 1.9%

Educational Attainment

  Grand Lake % of Total
Total Population age 25+ 300 100%
Less than 9th Grade 0 0%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 9 3.0%
High school graduate (incl. equiv) 126 42.0%
Some college, no degree 58 19.3%
Associates degree 24 8.0%
Bachelor's degree 58 19.3%
Graduate of professional degree 25 8.3%

Households

  Grand Lake % of Total
Total Households 166 100%
Famly Households 91 54.8%
Married with children 9 5.4%
Married without children 72 43.4%
Single parents 0 0%
Other 10 6.0%
Non-family households 75 45.2%
Living alone 75 45.2%
Average household size 1.9  
Average family household size 2.7  

Housing Units

  Grand Lake % of Total
Total housing units 1,015 100%
Owner occupied 89 8.8%
Renter occupied 77 7.6%
Vacant for seasonal or recreational use 716 70.5%
1-unit (attached or detached) 106 10.4%
2-9 units 43 4.2%
10-19 units 0 0%
20 or more units 0 0%
Built prior to 1940 212 20.9%

Labor Force

Labor Force (2014) 188
Employed 176
Unemployed 12
Unemployment rate (2014) 6.4%

Commuting to Work

  Grand Lake % of Total
Workers age 16 yrs+ 176 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 120 68.2%
Car, truck or van - carpooled 12 6.8%
Public transportation 0 0%
Walked 28 15.9%
Other Means 14 8.0%
Worked at home 2 1.1%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 12  

Resident Occupations

  Grand Lake % of Total
Employed civilian pop. age 16 yrs+ 188 100%
Management, professional, and related 26 13.8%
Service 42 22.3%
Sales and office 64 34.0%
Farming, fishing and forestry 0 0%
Construction, extraction and maintenance 38 20.2%
Production, transportation and material moving 6 3.2%
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The Town of Grand Lake serves as the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.