Lone Tree is a home rule municipality in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 10,218 at the 2010 United States Census,[9] with an estimated population of 13,545 in 2014.[10] Lone Tree is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Lone Tree is located on the northern border of Douglas County, directly adjacent to Arapahoe County. It is in what is called the "South Metro" area of Denver, located 18 miles (29 km) south of Denver's downtown.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.6 square miles (24.8 km2), all of it land.[9]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 4,873
2010 10,218 109.7%
Est. 2016 13,271 [7] 29.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,873 people, 1,848 households, and 1,367 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,827.2 people per square mile (1,093.9/km²). There were 1,906 housing units at an average density of 1,105.8 per square mile (427.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.55% White, 1.48% African American, 0.25% Native American, 3.69% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.31% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.58% of the population.

There were 1,848 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 34.5% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 3.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $96,308, and the median income for a family was $109,003. Males had a median income of $90,690 versus $43,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $46,287. About 1.2% of families and 1.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.

In 2014, the population of Lone Tree, Colorado was 12,779 people. Lone Tree is part of one of the fastest growing areas in Colorado, being in Douglas County and South Metro Denver.[12]



Interstate 25 bisects the city, with access from four exits:

Colorado State Highway 470 (commonly known as C-470) also bisects the city and, in addition to the I-25 interchange, also provides access to Lone Tree via Yosemite Street.

Public transportation

The RTD Bus & Light Rail's E Line and F Line both make two stops in Lone Tree (County Line and Lincoln, the latter being the southern terminus of both lines). Under the FasTracks voter-approved initiative, three additional stations (at Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree City Center and RidgeGate Parkway) are planned for Lone Tree.

The Lone Tree Link operates free bus service along Park Meadows Drive during the weekdays, serving Lincoln Station and four other stops in the city.[13]


Lone Tree has countless options for fine or casual dining as well as both indoor and outdoor entertainment or sports activities. Lone Tree is relatively close to the foothills of Colorado, the southern city of Castle Rock, and the capital city of Denver.


The Park Meadows Mall contains restaurants such as The White Chocolate Grill, Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, BRIO Tuscan Grille, PF Chang's, and Red Robin. Other dining options include Chipotle, Costa Vida, MAD Greens, Noodles and Company, John Holly's, and 5 Guys Burgers and Fries.

Lone Tree is home to one of the most famous brunch chains in Colorado, Snooze, which features local ingredients on the menu, and is expanding across the country. Lone Tree's proximity to downtown Denver also makes accessible urban activities and restaurants. Lone Tree has multiple grocery stores, including Costco, Target and Safeway.[14]

Health and fitness

Sky Ridge Medical Facility and ER is situated in Lone Tree. A relatively new hospital, Sky Ridge underwent extreme expansion efforts from 2013-2014. Sky Ridge contains a variety of hospital specialties and is located along Yosemite. For physical health and exercise, Lone Tree has the Lone Tree Recreation Center. The Recreation Center contains an indoor swimming pool, many gyms, and opportunities for classes.[14]

Indoor entertainment

Lone Tree indoor entertainment options include iFly Indoor Skydiving Facility, Bowlero Bowling Alley and Party Venue, and UAMeadows 12 Movie Theatre.

Lone Tree is home to one of Colorado's most well-established malls, Park Meadows Mall. With over 185 stores and restaurants, it is Colorado's biggest shopping mall. The variety of stores include Nordstrom, Apple, Crate & Barrel, L.L. Bean, lululemon, Michael Kors, Williams-Sonoma, and American Girl. Park Meadows Mall's architecture style is mountain lodge. The mall is mostly indoor, but has an outdoor section called "The Vistas".

Outdoor activities

Lone Tree is home to a large golf course and hotel area. Lone Tree is made up of many running trails and biking trails for inhabitants and visitors alike. The bluffs at the southern part of the city offer these trails as well as hiking possibilities. Lone Tree is only approximately 30 minutes from Red Rocks, which offers more hiking, biking, and running trails as well as a venue for outdoor concerts. Additionally, its suburban location in South Metro Denver makes Lone Tree not far from Castle Rock, which offers other activities.[14]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Archived from the original on 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  3. ^ "City of Lone Tree Council Members". City of Lone Tree. Retrieved 2007-11-15. 
  4. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  7. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 23, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2007. 
  9. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lone Tree city, Colorado". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 22, 2015. Retrieved June 5, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ http://www.cityoflonetree.com/business/facts___figures/demographics
  13. ^ http://www.lonetreelink.com/
  14. ^ a b c http://lonetreecolorado.weebly.com

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