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ZIP Code 81251

Primary City:Twin Lakes, CO (View All Cities)
County: Lake County
Timezone: Mountain (6:23am)
Area code: 719 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.09, -106.32
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 81251

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 81251. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 81251. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 81251, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Twin Lakes, CO
Buena Vista

Stats and Demographics for the 81251 ZIP Code

ZIP code 81251 is located in central Colorado and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 81251 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 81251 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 220
Population Density 3 people per sq mi
Housing Units 301
Median Home Value $271,400
Land Area 87.68 sq mi
Water Area 3.63 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 110
Median Household Income $73,750

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 54Male Median Age: 54Female Median Age: 54

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus


 Male 118 54%
 Female 102 46%


 White 203 92.3%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 5 2.3%
 Asian 1 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 7 3.2%
 Two Or More Races 4 1.8%

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 55 50%
 Single Guardian 7 6%
 Singles 38 35%
 Singles With Roommate 10 9%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 92 84%
 Households with Kids 18 16%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 81251 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 81251 were primarily built in the 1960s. Looking at 81251 real estate data, the median home value of $271,400 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 81251 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 220 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 53 18%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 31 10%
 Renter Occupied Households 26 9%
 Households Vacant 191 63%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 7 4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 9 5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 169 88%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 4 2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $73,750 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 81251 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. However, that is not the case in 81251. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. The area has an extremely high percentage of people that most travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment. People that commute should be aware of the potentially long commute times.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 57 57%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 12 12%
 No Earnings 31 31%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 57 57%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 12 12%
 No Earnings 31 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 64 93%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 5 7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 81251 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 0 0%
 High School Graduate 30 57%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 23 43%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 12 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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