Twin Lakes, Lake County, Colorado

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Twin Lakes, Lake County, Colorado
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Mount Hope from Twin Lakes.
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Location of the Twin Lakes CDP in Lake County, Colorado.
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Twin Lakes
Location of the Twin Lakes CDP in the United States.
Coordinates: 39°49′22″N105°00′13″W / 39.8228598°N 105.0036154°W / 39.8228598; -105.0036154 (Twin Lakes CDP, Colorado) Coordinates: 39°49′22″N105°00′13″W / 39.8228598°N 105.0036154°W / 39.8228598; -105.0036154 (Twin Lakes CDP, Colorado) [1]
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States
State Flag of Colorado.svg  Colorado
County Lake County
Government
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  Type unincorporated town
Area
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  Total1.661 sq mi (4.302 km2)
  Land1.644 sq mi (4.258 km2)
  Water0.017 sq mi (0.044 km2)
Elevation
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9,603 ft (2,927 m)
Population
  Total171
  Density104/sq mi (40/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code [3]
81251
Area code(s) 719
GNIS feature [2] Twin Lakes CDP

Twin Lakes is an unincorporated town, a census-designated place (CDP), and a post office located in and governed by Lake County, Colorado, United States. The Twin Lakes post office has the ZIP Code 81251. [3] At the United States Census 2010, the population of the Twin Lakes CDP was 171, while the population of the 81251 ZIP Code Tabulation Area was 220 including adjacent areas. [4]

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History

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Twin Lakes, Colorado (Boston Public Library)

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.

Geography

The Twin Lakes CDP is located about 15 miles (24 km) south of Leadville, the county seat. The CDP is bounded on the east by U.S. Route 24, on the south by State Highway 82, and on the north and west by County Highway 24. About 4 miles (6 km) west of the CDP is the original community of Twin Lakes, near the west end of the Twin Lakes Reservoir for which the communities are named. The reservoir lies south of Highway 82, outside the CDP. Highway 82 leads west across Independence Pass 40 miles (64 km) to Aspen, while US 24 leads north to Leadville and south 20 miles (32 km) to Buena Vista.

The altitude of the Twin Lakes area ranges from 9,200 feet (2,800 m) to over 9,800 feet (3,000 m), all of it somewhat lower than Leadville. Mount Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado, rises directly west of the CDP to its 14,433-foot (4,399 m) summit, just 6 miles (10 km) west of the center of the CDP.

The Twin Lakes CDP has an area of 1,063 acres (4.302 km2), including 11 acres (0.044 km2) of water. [1]

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Aerial view of Twin Lakes.

Demographics

The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Twin Lakes CDP for the United States Census 2010.

Twin Lakes CDP, Lake County, Colorado
YearPop.±%
2010 171    
2020     
Source: United States Census Bureau

See also

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