Lone Tree, Colorado, City and Higher Education Information

Lone Tree, Colorado, is a rapidly growing suburb in the Denver metropolitan area. While this city doesn't have any nonprofit colleges or universities, several can be found nearby, including the University of Denver, Regis University and Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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Information about Lone Tree

Lone Tree, Colorado, experienced a population boom of 22% between April 2010 and July 2014 - well above the state average of 6.5%. It currently contains 13,545 residents based on 2014 U.S. Census Bureau estimates. This upscale suburb south of Denver is home to a large number of well-educated managerial professionals, corporate executives and their families. The $58,941 per capita income in Lone Tree is more than double the national average, and home prices in the community are similarly high, with a median value of $471,400 for the period 2010-2014. 65.2% percent of residents over the age of 25 hold bachelor's degrees, more than twice the proportion of the state's population as a whole.

The cultural offerings of the Denver metropolitan area are considerable. Every major league sport has a team in Denver. The area also boasts world-class cultural institutions, including the Denver Museum of Natural History and the Denver Art Museum. Malls and movie theaters pepper the whole area. Outdoor activities are also perennially popular, with the Rocky Mountains offering some of the most beautiful parks and terrain in the world just a few miles to the west.

Education in Lone Tree

Lone Tree is home to the University of Phoenix's Colorado campus. In and around Denver, there are numerous 2- and 4-year colleges and universities, the best-known of which include the University of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Community College of Denver.

Economics and Employment

Lone Tree is primarily residential. Many residents work in nearby office parks like those in the Denver Technological Center (DTC) or in the Meridian and Inverness business parks. Most workers are in the finance, high-tech or health care industries. Nearby office parks house heavy-hitting companies like Microsoft and Hewlett Packard. In the greater metropolitan area, the federal and Colorado state governments employ many workers, as do mineral and energy resource companies such as Halliburton and Noble Energy.

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