Palmer Lake

56°F
Current Population
2,503
Elevation Level
7298 ft

About Palmer Lake

Palmer Lake is located in El Paso County, Colorado. Palmer Lake is one of three communities in the Tri-Lakes region between Denver and Colorado Springs, consisting of Palmer Lake, Monument Lake, and Lake Woodmoor. Not surprisingly, the area is known for water activities and an extensive trail system. 

On the high point of Palmer Divide, Palmer Lake has sweeping views of the Rocky Mountain foothills from Denver to Colorado Springs. A parks system offers opportunities to hike, bike, or play a round of disc golf. The downtown area hosts restaurants, local stores, and a museum. Located off Interstate 25 near two major metropolitan centers, Palmer Lake is a growing community on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. 

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About the Community

Castle Rock Middle School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-1300
  • Address 2575 MEADOWS PKWY
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade 07 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -5% to -10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 850
  • Student Teacher Ratio 18

Castle View High School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-0100
  • Address 5254 N MEADOWS DR
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +15% to +20%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 2194
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Larkspur Elementary School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-5375
  • Address 1103 PERRY PARK AVE
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade KN - 06
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -5% to -10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 230
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Lewis-palmer Middle School

Summary
  • District Lewis-palmer Consolidated School District No. 38
  • Phone (719) 488-4776
  • Address 1776 WOODMOOR DR
  • County El Paso County
  • Grade 07 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +5% to +10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 900
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Palmer Lake Elementary School

Summary
  • District Lewis-palmer Consolidated School District No. 38
  • Phone (719) 488-4760
  • Address 115 UPPER GLENWAY RD
  • County El Paso County
  • Grade KN - 06
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -10% to -15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 300
  • Student Teacher Ratio 15

Palmer Ridge High School

Summary
  • District Lewis-palmer Consolidated School District No. 38
  • Phone (719) 867-8600
  • Address 19255 MONUMENT HILL RD
  • County El Paso County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +10% to +15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1200
  • Student Teacher Ratio 21

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 2,503
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 2,796
Households
  • Total Households 991
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 1,107
  • Average Size of Household 3.00
  • Households With Children 246

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 22.14
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 13.90
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 51.70
  • Avg Jan High Temp 38.10
  • Avg Jul High Temp 81.10
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 120
  • Air Pollution Index 119
  • Earthquake Index 48
  • Hail Index 80
  • Tornado Index 81
  • Wind Index 224

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1977
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 89
  • Health Care Cost 103
  • Transportation Cost 94