The Town of Lochbuie was incorporated in 1974 in both Weld County and Adams County. 

Along the Weld-Adams County line Gordon McClain owned land next to Interstate 80 South and in 1961 developed a 12-acre mobile home subdivision. It was named Spacious Living, nicknamed Space City. In 1974, to be able to improve their water and sewer systems, residents voted to incorporate, naming their new town Lochbuie. McClain's grandparents' ancestral home was Lochbuie, Isle of Mull, Scotland. In Scottish-Gaelic the spelling would be Locha Buidhe, meaning Lake of the Fair-haired Clan.

Highway Interstate 80 South was officially renumbered Interstate 76 in July 1976. It remains a regional highway around which the Town of Lochbuie has grown, into both Weld and Adams County. The I-76 Corridor is a critical link to the rest of the United States by connecting I-80 and I-70, two of the longest interstate routes in the nation.

Vital Statistics

  • Incorporated areas are 3.69 square miles
  • 1,867 housing units
  • 60 acres of designated open space
  • 3 Town parks and 3 HOA parks
  • Elevation 5020 ft
  • 22.3 miles from Denver International Airport

Demographics (based on 2020 Census)

  • 8,088 residents
  • Median resident age is 29.4 years

Town Government

  • Statutory Town
  • Town Board-Town Administrator form of government
  • 7 Town Board Members elected-at-large
  • $7 million combined annual budget

Lochbuie is centrally located to Boulder, Denver, Aurora and Greeley

In addition to being a residential center, the town has more than 100 acres of recently zoned and annexed prime retail and industrial property available for development as well as some 60 acres of municipal use and recreational land in the planning stages of development.