Community Snapshot

  • Population: 5,858
  • Labor Force: 2,508
  • Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
  • Number of Households: 2,010
  • Median Home Value: $147,684
  • Median Household Income: $63,422
  • Median Disposable Income: $51,840
  • Per Capita Income: $26,733
  • Median Age: 35.6
  • Diversity Index: 63.3
  • HS+ Graduate Rate: 80.4%
  • Sales Tax Rate: 4.0%
  • Town Mill Levy Rate: 18.167

     

Lochbuie, Colorado

Gordon McClain owned land along the Weld-Adams County line next to Interstate 80S and developed a 12-acre mobile home subdivision in 1961. It was named Spacious Living, nicknamed Space City. In 1974, to be able to improve their water and sewer systems, residents voted to incorporate, naming their new town Lochbuie. McClain’s grandparents’ ancestral home was Lochbuie, Isle of Mull, Scotland. In Scottish-Gaelic, the spelling would be Locha Buidhe, meaning, “Lake of the Fair-Haired Clan.”

In July 1976, Interstate-80S was renumbered to Interstate 76, which remains a major regional highway along the southern side of Lochbuie. Interstate 76 runs between the western terminus in Arvada and the eastern end at Interstate 80 in Nebraska. Denver International Airport opened in 1995, motivating Lochbuie’s growth to over 2,000 residents.

Source: Weld County 150, City of Greeley Museums staff, Nancy Lourine Lynch.

Location

Lochbuie is located in Weld and Adams County, adjacent to Interstate 76, 20 miles northeast of the Denver Metro Area. It is one of the ten fastest growing communities in the state.

South Weld County

With a population estimated to reach 82,435 by 2020, the southern region of Weld County has experienced some of its fastest growth recently. Offering an attractive small town/rural quality of life with abundant new homes, excellent schools, and majestic mountain views, the region is strategically located just north of metro Denver and east of Boulder, which has fueled booming residential growth. With 23,764 households who have an average median disposable income of $55,028, the region is poised to see continued growth. The average median household income is $68,011, the average median home value is $243,539, and the subregion offers a wide range of educational opportunities, sport venues, and recreation. Commercial and industrial sites are available, and large tracts of undeveloped land provide opportunity for future growth. East/west access is provided by Colorado Highway 52, which connects to Interstate 76 and Interstate 25. North/south access is provided by Interstate 25 and U.S. Highway 85, which connects to Interstate 70 in Denver and Interstate 80 in Wyoming. Denver International Airport is 20-30 minutes away.

Transportation

Major Highway Access

Interstate 76 & Colorado Highway 52: 7 miles

Interstate 76 & Colorado Highway 7: 2 miles

Interstate 25: 15-22 miles (via Colorado Highway 7/Interstate 76)

Airports

Denver International Airport: 20 miles

Greeley/Weld County Airport: 34 miles

Population 25+ by Educational Attainment, 2016
Total 3,561
Less than 9th Grade 9.4%
9th-12th Grade, No Diploma 12.4%
High School Graduate 27.9%
Some College, No Degree 22.2%
Associate Degree 9.2%
Bachelor’s Degree 10.6%
Graduate/Professional Degree 2.3%
Weld RE-3J School District
ENROLLMENT BY SCHOOL: 2016-2017
Lochbuie Elementary School  627
Weld Central Middle School  650
Weld Central High School  650
Weld RE-3J School District
STAFFING INFORMATION: 2015-2016
Average Teacher Salary $42,009.94
Average Student/Teacher Ratio 17.2/1
Community College Enrollment Fall 2016
   Aims Community College
        All Campus Locations 7,107
   Front Range Community College
        Brighton County Campus 5,406
University Enrollment Fall 2016
   University of Northern Colorado 12,260
   Metropolitan State University 22,316

 Water 
 Sewer
   Gas 

Key Home Builders  
DR Horton 
LGI Homes 

Key Residential Subdivisions
Blue Lake
Sliver Peak 


227100
Median Home Value

Key Traffic Counts
17,000 average traffic volume at I-76 and WCR 2

Unique Needs/Opportunities

Food Services

Furniture and Home Furnishings

Grocery

Health and Personal Care

The Town of Lochbuie has a strong focus on promoting businesses and economic development in an effort to provide jobs, goods, and services to the residents of Lochbuie. Bringing in economic development will increase Lochbuie’s tax base, which helps keep taxes low while providing services to the residents.

For additional information, contact:



Town of Lochbuie
Steve Stamey
703 Weld CR 37
Lochbuie, CO 80603

Ph: (303) 655-9308
Fax: (303) 655-9312