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Twin Lakes, Colorado
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Twin Lakes, Colorado

Twin Lakes is a town located in Lake County, Colorado. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 6,301.


Twin Lakes is located at 39°49'30" North, 105°0'16" West (39.825086, -105.004320)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.3 km² (1.7 mi²). 4.3 km² (1.7 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 6,301 people, 2,156 households, and 1,569 families residing in the town. The population density is 1,456.8/km² (3,776.9/mi²). There are 2,185 housing units at an average density of 505.2/km² (1,309.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 77.02% White, 0.78% African American, 1.48% Native American, 3.43% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 13.60% from other races, and 3.49% from two or more races. 49.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,156 households out of which 32.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% are married couples living together, 11.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% are non-families. 20.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.92 and the average family size is 3.31.

In the town the population is spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 113.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 115.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $38,536, and the median income for a family is $41,424. Males have a median income of $31,336 versus $24,832 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,923. 16.4% of the population and 11.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 22.5% are under the age of 18 and 6.8% are 65 or older.