The Town of Lakeside is a Statutory Town
in Jefferson County
, United States. The town population was 8 at the 2010 United States Census
, making Lakeside the least populous municipality
in the State of Colorado
Lakeside is immediately west of the City and County of Denver
, the most populous municipality
in the state. The Denver
Post Office (ZIP Code
80212) serves Lakeside.
The town's namesake lake is Lake Rhoda
, which covers 20% of its total area. A year after its incorporation on November 12, 1907, the Lakeside Amusement Park
, nicknamed "White City", opened on the eastern shores. Both town and park were founded by a syndicate led by prominent Denver brewer Adolph Zang, who endeavored to build the resort just across the county line from Denver
, and incorporated to move beyond the reach of Denver liquor laws. A shopping mall
, Lakeside Center, was built in 1956 on the southern shore, but fell into financial troubles due to lack of business around the turn of the century
and was converted into a Wal-Mart
and strip mall
circa 2010. The amusement park, shopping area, and lake occupy almost all of the tiny municipality. Residences are limited to a handful of houses in the southeast corner of the town occupied by employees of the amusement park.
Lakeside is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of , of which, of it is land and of it (20.83%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 20 people, 9 households, and 5 families residing in the town. There were 9 housing units. The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White
There were 9 households, out of which 2 had children under the age of 18 living with them, 3 were married couples
living together, and 4 were non-families. 2 of the households were made up of individuals, and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.60.
As of the 2010 census,
the population had dropped to 8. Racial demographics remained the same, with 100.0% of the population being White and no Hispanic or Latino individuals of any race. Every individual lived alone.
*Outline of Colorado
**Index of Colorado-related articles
*State of Colorado
**Colorado cities and towns
***Jefferson County, Colorado
****Jefferson County R-1 School District
**Colorado metropolitan areas
***Front Range Urban Corridor
***North Central Colorado Urban Area
***Denver-Aurora-Boulder, CO Combined Statistical Area
***Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
External linksCDOT map of the Town of LakesideLakeside Mall Developer
* Lakeside, Colorado is at coordinates .
Category:Towns in Jefferson County, Colorado
Category:Towns in Colorado
Category:Denver metropolitan area