Palmer Lake, Colorado Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

The demographics of the Palmer Lake City, CO area are quite diverse. The majority of the population is White, with an estimated 4,054 residents, followed by Hispanics with 1,040 and Black or African American with 930 residents. This means that 18.1% of the population lives in poverty. The city's most common job groups are Office & Administrative Support and Sales & Related Occupations.

The city has many attractions including its downtown, where coffee shops and restaurants are found. The city also boasts an historic museum and the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, a nonprofit fine arts venue featuring nationally acclaimed artists. In addition to its downtown district, Palmer Lake also boasts its own branch library, located at 66 Lower Glenway. The city is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery and is located near the Greenland Open Space Preserve.

Palmer Lake City was once a remote ranch, but the Air Force Academy opened nearby in 1958. Originally, the town was intended for military retirees and Air Force personnel, but the city grew rapidly. In the mid-1980s, housing development projects in the area followed the city's rapid growth. Since that time, the area has experienced the greatest amount of growth. In fact, the city's population increased by more than ten percent, thanks to a booming economy.

The city has a population of approximately 843 people. The population was split between single adults and families. A full quarter of the residents live below the federal poverty line. There were two percent of people over 65 and five percent under the age of 18.