Park County

State parks in Park County include the Eleven Mile State Park and the Spiney Mountain State Park.

Welcome to Park County

Park County, Colorado is the seventeenth largest county in Colorado. A large region of Park County is made up of the beautiful South Park, which gave way to the city’s name. Park County is the geographical center of the state and is located in the heart of the scenic Rocky Mountains. Spanning 2,210.69 square miles of lush forestry, picturesque mountains and scenic lakes, Park County is one of the most beautiful areas in Colorado.

Counties adjacent to Park County, Colorado include Clear Creek County, Jefferson County, Teller County, Freemont County, Chaffee County, Lake County and Summit County. Popular towns within Park County include Fairplay, Alma, Grant, Lake George, and Shawnee.

State parks in Park County include the Eleven Mile State Park and the Spiney Mountain State Park. The Eleven Mile State Park is located near Lake George, Colorado. Established in 1970, this park has five miles of trails for hikers, bikers and explorers and is home to many species of fish and local wildlife. The Spiney Mountain State Park is located in the town of Aurora, Colorado. This park is a vast area of lush forestry and a plethora of hiking trails, making it a popular location for local campers, as well as campers from all over the country.

National parks and forests located within the county include Pike National Forest, Roosevelt National Forest, San Isabel National Forest, Buffalo Peaks Wilderness center and the Lost Creek Wilderness park. Popular trails in the area include the American Discovery Trail, the Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. Pike National Forest is a massive area of lush forestry, covering seven counties in Colorado.

The Roosevelt National Forest encompasses the foothills of the scenic Rocky Mountains. The San Isabel National Forest contains 19 of the highest peaks in the Rocky Mountains and is a great location for hikers. The Buffalo Peaks Wilderness center and park spreads throughout the Pike National Forest and the San Isabel National Forest and contains two of the Rocky’s eroded volcanoes.

Park County is a great location for hikers, bikers, skiers, and explorers. Nestled in the heart of the Rockies, It is known for its beautiful scenery and lush forestry. The average population of Park County is around 17,000 people, with the majority of residents being homeowners rather than renters.

Home prices in Park County, Colorado vary greatly depending on what town residents are looking at purchasing real estate. 

The closer the homes are to places like Alma or Fairplay, the base of the Rocky Mountains and the San Isabel National Forest will set a home buyer back close to a million dollars, if not more. 

Overview for Park County, CO

11,046 people live in Park County, where the median age is 38.6 and the average individual income is $68,570.85. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,046

Total Population

38.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$68,570.85

Average individual Income

Around Park County, CO

There's plenty to do around Park County, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

12
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
78
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
47
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Homer Reed, Axistence Athletics, and Lagree Luxe Cherry Creek.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 3.51 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.55 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.54 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.9 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.72 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.35 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Park County, CO

Park County has 4,129 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Park County do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,046 people call Park County home. The population density is 6,838.52 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,046

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.6

Median Age

46.51 / 53.49%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,129

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$68,570.85

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes
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