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Leadville is a city in Lake County, in the Edwards metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the silver-bearing ore found here

The latitude of Leadville is 39.250N. The longitude is -106.291W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 10,161 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,712.


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Median household income
Local
$36,714
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Leadville demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Harrison
· Boughtown
· Cloud City
· Slabtown
· Agassiz
· Carbonate
Boom-and-bust mining town with deposits of gold, silver and lead. Early mining magnates were known as the Carbonate Kings

During Prohibition, bootleggers operated stills in abandoned mine shafts

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1995 movie, "Under Siege 2"
· 2004 movie, "Silver City"
Leadville attractions: Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad
Historic sites and museums: Healy House Dexter Cabin, National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, Matchless Mine Museum, Heritage Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
From Salt Lake City one travels over the great plains of Colorado and up the Rocky Mountains, on the top of which is Leadville, the richest city in the world. It has got the reputation of being the roughest, and every man carries a revolver.
-- Impressions of America
Oscar Wilde

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Leadville residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Leadville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Leadville was $20,607, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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27% of Leadville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Leadville include Leadville Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Leadville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $439.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $838.


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Libraries in Leadville include Lake County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Leadville include Leadville Herald Democrat

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Lake County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Leadville political report.

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The average commute time for Leadville workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Leadville include Delaware Hotel, Silver King Inn, Super 8.

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“ From Salt Lake City one travels over the great plains of Colorado and up the Rocky Mountains, on the top of which is Leadville, the richest city in the world. It has got the reputation of being the roughest, and every man carries a revolver. ”
~ Impressions of America
Oscar Wilde

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