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Lone Tree, Colorado
City of Lone Tree
The Lone Tree Municipal Building
The Lone Tree Municipal Building
"It's a great day to be in Lone Tree!"
Location in Douglas County and the state of Colorado
Location in Douglas County and the state of Colorado
Country United States
State Colorado
County Douglas County
Incorporated 1996
 • Type Home Rule Municipality
 • Total 9.6 sq mi (24.8 km2)
 • Land 9.6 sq mi (24.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
5,948 ft (1,813 m)
 • Total 10,218
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,415/sq mi (546.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) Both 303 and 720
FIPS code 08-45955
GNIS feature ID 1721392

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


Lone Tree is located at 39°32′56″N 104°53′33″W / 39.548947°N 104.892546°W / 39.548947; -104.892546, 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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 4,873
2010 10,218 109.7%
Est. 2015 13,175 28.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

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.



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

  • Exit 192 (RidgeGate Parkway)
  • Exit 193 (Lincoln Avenue)
  • Exit 194 (Colorado State Highway 470/E-470)
  • Exit 195 (County Line Road)

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.

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