Lochbuie, CO

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Lochbuie is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 8,179 people and just one neighborhood, Lochbuie is the 62nd largest community in Colorado. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Lochbuie, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Lochbuie, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Lochbuie’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Lochbuie does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $84,556.00.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Lochbuie is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.34% of the Lochbuie workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Lochbuie is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lochbuie who work in management occupations (15.07%), office and administrative support (10.53%), and sales jobs (8.06%).

Setting & Lifestyle

One downside of living in Lochbuie is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lochbuie, the average commute to work is 37.33 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Lochbuie doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.


The citizens of Lochbuie are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.57% of adults in Lochbuie have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Lochbuie in 2018 was $34,226, which is lower middle income relative to Colorado, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,904 for a family of four. However, Lochbuie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lochbuie is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lochbuie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Lochbuie, accounting for 55.31% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lochbuie residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lochbuie include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Russian.

The most common language spoken in Lochbuie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Real Estate

Homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the neighborhood's real estate landscape than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 67.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Lochbuie are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 63.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 68.8% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 38.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 30.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.7%), and 12.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.


The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 70.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (29.8%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Lochbuie, CO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (46.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.1%), and residents who report German roots (10.8%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.1%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.8%), among others. In addition, 11.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (42.7% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (83.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (12.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

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