The elevation in Leadville, Colo., is 10,152 feet. This makes it the most elevated incorporated city in North America. Leadville is centrally located within the state, approximately 129 miles from Colorado Springs and 103 miles from Denver.
Leadville had a population of 2,602 people in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The city is located within Lake County, which had a total population of 7,310 people in 2010. Leadville has a total area of 1.1 square miles, while the county has a size of 376.9 square miles. In the late 19th century, Leadville was the second-most populated city in Colorado, after Denver.