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Northern Colorado encompasses 6,646 square miles and has an ever-growing population of approximately 600,000.

Colorado Demographics – Important Facts


  • Fourth-fastest growing state in 2014 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2015)
  • No. 1 for labor supply and No. 4 for economic climate (Forbes, 2015)
  • Nation’s second-most highly educated state for residents (38.3%) with a bachelor’s degree or higher (U.S. Census Bureau, 2015)
  • Nation’s lowest obesity rate and No. 1 for physical activity (Trust for America’s Health, 2015; Kaiser State Health Facts, 2015)


Key Demographics

Northern Colorado
Square Miles6,646
Population 2013585,371
Population 2014599,942
Population 2020*686,659
Labor Force309,991
Nonfarm Employment234,300
Median Wage$59,329
Median Age35.3

Population and Households by County and Largest Cities, 2014

Larimer County323,863138,463
- Fort Collins154,57062,832
- Loveland72,98330,150
- Estes Park6,1974,201
- Windsor (MCP)5,6041,967
Weld County276,079100,640
- Greeley98,66636,980
- Evans19,4956,776
- Windsor (MCP)16,1286,054
Northern Colorado599,942239,103
Source: Colorado Division of Local Government, State Demography Office

Gender and Age Distribution, 2014

Median Age35.3
- 0 to 14 years19.9%
- 15 to 29 years23.1%
- 30 to 44 years19.8%
- 45 to 59 years19.0%
- 60 to 74 years13.2%
- 75 to 89 years4.4%
- 90+ years0.6%
Source: Colorado Division of Local Government, State Demography Office.

Race and Ethnicity Distribution, 2014

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)19.3%
Not Hispanic or Latino80.7%
- White alone75.7%
- Black or African American alone1.0%
- American Indian and Alaska Native alone0.5%
- Asian alone1.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone0.1%
Other race1.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program.

Median Household Income

Metropolitan AreaMedian Household IncomeNumber of HouseholdsLess than $50,000$50,000 to $99,999$100,000 or more
% of Households by Income Group
Fort Collins - Loveland, CO$56,575125,16544.7%31.5%23.8%
Greeley, CO$62,08396,80339.0%36.4%24.6%
Source: Metro Denver EDC


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