Community Snapshot

  • Population: 5,212
  • Labor Force: 2,508
  • Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
  • Number of Households: 1,817
  • Median Home Value: $184,786
  • Median Household Income: $55,271
  • Median Disposable Income: $46,019
  • Per Capita Income: $23,589
  • Median Age: 35.3
  • Diversity Index: 67.2
  • 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.


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.


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)


Denver International Airport: 20 miles

Greeley/Weld County Airport: 34 miles

Population 25+ by Educational Attainment, 2015
Total 3,474
Less than 9th Grade 6.0%
9th-12th Grade, No Diploma 13.6%
High School Graduate 32.8%
Some College, No Degree 24.3%
Associate Degree 8.9%
Bachelor’s Degree 11.9%
Graduate/Professional Degree 2.5%
Weld RE-3J School District
Lochbuie Elementary School  520
Weld Central Middle School  484
Weld Central High School  623
Weld RE-3J School District
Average Teacher Salary $42,009.94
Average Student/Teacher Ratio 17.2/1
Community College Enrollment
   Aims Community College
        All Campus Locations 5,001
   Front Range Community College
        Brighton County Campus 478
University Enrollment
   University of Northern Colorado 12,216
   Metropolitan State University 21,179

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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