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Weld County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2016: 294,932 (80% urban, 20% rural); it was 180,936 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 49,864
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,266
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 43,428
Renter-occupied apartments: 27,219 (it was 19,819 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

34%

Land area: 3992 sq. mi.

Water area: 29.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 74 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Weld County: 103.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.3%), Educational, health and social services (16.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Weld County, Colorado:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (66.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (29.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Asian alone (1.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  34.3 years
Colorado median age:  36.7 years
Males: 148,543  (50.4%)
Females: 146,389  (49.6%)
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Weld County,CO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Weld County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $63,400 ($42,321 in 1999)

This county:

$63,400
Colorado:

$65,685

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $858 (lower quartile is $621, upper quartile is $1,193)
This county:

$858
State:

$1057


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $274,200 (it was $136,600 in 2000)
Weld:

$274,200
Colorado:

$314,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $198,400 - $374,700

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $316,746
Here:

$316,746
State:

$396,907

Townhouses or other attached units: $280,261
Here:

$280,261
State:

$316,972

In 2-unit structures: $236,301
Here:

$236,301
State:

$328,787

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $177,994
Here:

$177,994
State:

$274,686

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $191,314
Here:

$191,314
State:

$251,727

Mobile homes: $86,209
Here:

$86,209
State:

$87,176

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $150,322
Here:

$150,322
State:

$108,578
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,482
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $413

Institutionalized population: 2,617

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 14
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 171
  • Burglaries: 561
  • Thefts: 701
  • Auto thefts: 215

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 30
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 130
  • Burglaries: 405
  • Thefts: 637
  • Auto thefts: 192
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Health of residents in Weld County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
77.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
44.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
70.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
63.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3934 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2001: 3944 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 2002: 3821 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 2003: 3624 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2004: 3806 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2005: 4100 buildings, average cost: $194,700
  • 2006: 2579 buildings, average cost: $205,500
  • 2007: 1556 buildings, average cost: $222,500
  • 2008: 852 buildings, average cost: $224,900
  • 2009: 718 buildings, average cost: $202,200
  • 2010: 789 buildings, average cost: $207,300
  • 2011: 792 buildings, average cost: $221,600
  • 2012: 1182 buildings, average cost: $229,800
  • 2013: 1616 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2014: 1995 buildings, average cost: $235,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,441 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,213 (0.5%)

Weld County household income distribution in 2009 Weld County home values distribution Weld County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.9%
Weld County:

11.9%
Colorado:

11.0%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.4% for Black residents, 19.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.9% for American Indian residents, 17.4% for other race residents, 18.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 34.3 years old
(Males: 33.9 years old, Females: 34.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.6 years old, Black residents: 21.7 years old, American Indian residents: 41.6 years old, Asian residents: 35.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.8 years old, Other race residents: 36.7 years old)

Area name: Greeley, CO MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Weld County is $547 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $670 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $978 a month.

Cities in this county include: Greeley, Windsor, Evans, Fort Lupton, Kersey-Gill, Johnstown, Dacono, Milliken, Eaton, Frederick.

Weld County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Weld County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.373 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 25.7 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Lander County, Nevada , Lewis County, West Virginia , Northampton County, Pennsylvania , Potter County, Pennsylvania , Rawlins County, Kansas , Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 15,531
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 27,179 (27.1% naturalized citizens)

Weld County:

9.2%
Whole state:

9.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 3,706
  • 2000 to 2009: 7,040
  • 1990 to 1999: 7,762
  • 1980 to 1989: 4,281
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,035
  • Before 1970: 1,318
Note: State values scaled to Weld County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.0%

Weld County marital status for males Weld County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 76,040
  • One, attached: 3,514
  • Two: 2,458
  • 3 or 4: 2,829
  • 5 to 9: 3,973
  • 10 to 19: 3,784
  • 20 to 49: 2,837
  • 50 or more: 1,762
  • Mobile homes: 8,118
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 146

Housing units in Weld County with a mortgage: 54,415 (2,032 second mortgage, 5,160 home equity loan, 515 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,668

Here:

76.1% with mortgage
State:

71.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Weld County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic34,13814
Evangelical Protestant23,467133
Mainline Protestant9,81036
Other5,36521
Orthodox351
None180,010-
Weld County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Weld County:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 68
Weld County:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 140
This county:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Weld County:

5.3%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Weld County:

23.0%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.5%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Weld County:

Average size of farms: 581 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $361,376
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $485.01
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.64%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.84%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $347,972
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.31%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 71.25%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $112,747
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.04%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 30.24
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 9.18%
Corn for grain: 74904 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 91451 harvested acres
Vegetables: 12,219 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3 acres

Earthquake activity:

Weld County-area historical earthquake activity is below Colorado state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 420.1 miles away from Weld County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 148.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 531.2 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 419.2 miles away from the county center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 269.3 miles away from Weld County center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 363.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Colorado Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: September 11, 2013 to October 31, 2013, Emergency Declared EM-3365: September 12, 2013, FEMA Id: 3365, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: September 11, 2013 to September 30, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4145: September 14, 2013, FEMA Id: 4145, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 22, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1762: May 26, 2008, FEMA Id: 1762, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Colorado Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3224: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3224, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Colorado Snowstorm, Incident Period: March 17, 2003 to March 20, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3185: April 09, 2003, FEMA Id: 3185, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Colorado Wildfires, Incident Period: April 23, 2002 to August 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1421: June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 1421, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Colorado Severe Storms, Incident Period: April 11, 2001 to April 22, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1374: May 17, 2001, FEMA Id: 1374, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Colorado Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: April 29, 1999 to May 19, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1276: May 17, 1999, FEMA Id: 1276, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Flooding, Incident Period: July 28, 1997 to August 12, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1186: August 01, 1997, FEMA Id: 1186, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Colorado SEVERE STORMS, FLASH FLOODING, Incident Period: August 02, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-517: August 02, 1976, FEMA Id: 517, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flash Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Weld County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Fire: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (67%)
  • Thailand (2%)
  • Cuba (2%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Honduras (2%)
  • India (1%)
  • Vietnam (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Weld County (%):

  • German (16%)
  • American (8%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Swedish (1%)

Weld County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 89,187 (78.3%)
  • Carpooled: 11,546 (10.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 207 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,543 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 618 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 2,783 (2.4%)
  • Worked at home: 8,077 (7.1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Weld County, Colorado in 2000:

  • 2,877 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 778 people in nursing homes
  • 440 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 262 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 187 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 183 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 124 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 49 people in other group homes
  • 31 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

People in group quarters in Weld County, Colorado in 2010:

  • 3,055 people in college/university student housing
  • 871 people in state prisons
  • 730 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 549 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 243 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 194 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 66 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 59 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 57 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 30 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 30 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 11 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,478.

8.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,841 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.48%
Colorado average:

9.68%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($102 average AGI)
Weld County:

0.04%
Colorado average:

0.09%

5.51% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($27,423 average AGI)
2.93% relocated from other states ($16,315 average AGI)
Weld County:

2.93%
Colorado average:

4.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Larimer County, CO  1.53% ($42,818 average AGI)
from Adams County, CO  1.05% ($40,883)
from Boulder County, CO  1.04% ($47,909)
from Denver County, CO  0.29% ($34,444)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.29% ($40,920)
from Arapahoe County, CO  0.21% ($35,361)
from El Paso County, CO  0.14% ($33,116)


7.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.74%
Colorado average:

9.12%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($275 average AGI)
Weld County:

0.05%
Colorado average:

0.11%

4.88% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($24,680 average AGI)
2.81% relocated to other states ($15,665 average AGI)
Weld County:

2.81%
Colorado average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Larimer County, CO  1.24% ($39,022 average AGI)
to Adams County, CO  1.00% ($38,497)
to Boulder County, CO  0.75% ($37,155)
to Denver County, CO  0.45% ($40,322)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.30% ($42,860)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.29% ($36,553)
to El Paso County, CO  0.14% ($34,442)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.2

Births per 1000 population in Weld County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Weld County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Weld County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Weld County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Weld County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 23,305 (19,599 aged, 3,706 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 9,005 (13%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Weld County, Colorado in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,178)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,147)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,087)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (996)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (861)
  • Unspecified dementia (578)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (558)
  • Congestive heart failure (497)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (397)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (358)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 27.0. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 131.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 61.9
  • Suffocation - 33.8
  • Poisoning - 23.6
  • Other - 12.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 294,932
  • In family households: 250,591 (40,097 male householders, 35,476 female householders)
    61,552 spouses, 90,964 children (84,401 natural, 1,702 adopted, 4,861 stepchildren), 5,376 grandchildren, 2,352 brothers or sisters, 4,241 parents, 5,051 other relatives, 5,482 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 38,245 (13,062 male householders (10,251 living alone)), 13,452 female householders (10,425 living alone)), 11,731 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,096

Size of family households: 28,790 2-persons, 15,112 3-persons, 17,711 4-persons, 8,193 5-persons, 4,065 6-persons, 1,702 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 20,676 1-person, 3,866 2-persons, 1,188 3-persons, 176 4-persons, 390 5-persons, 109 6-persons, 109 7-or-more-persons.

59,556 married couples with children.
12,420 single-parent households (2,744 men, 9,676 women).

80.5% of residents of Weld speak English at home.
17.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (44% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 38% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $686,188,000 ($3,130 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $36,560,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $290,273,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $137,039,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $30,257,000
Federal grants: $165,818,000
Federal procurement contracts: $18,702,000 ($9,355,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $44,100,000 ($12,438,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $7,215,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $413,440,000
Federal Government insurance: $132,454,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 18,503
Here:

81 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,089
Here:

27 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5,018
Here:

+22 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +30,930
Here:

+135 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Weld County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 36.87 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 4,482
  • 2010 to 2013: 4,021
  • 2000 to 2009: 33,724
  • 1990 to 1999: 16,953
  • 1980 to 1989: 7,368
  • 1970 to 1979: 15,421
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,473
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,618
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,107
  • 1939 or earlier: 8,294
Note: State values scaled to Weld population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Weld County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Weld County population
  • 1 room: 204
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 1,170
  • 4 rooms: 6,143
  • 5 rooms: 10,771
  • 6 rooms: 13,756
  • 7 rooms: 12,523
  • 8 rooms: 10,651
  • 9+ rooms: 16,842
  • 1 room: 1,523
  • 2 rooms: 1,348
  • 3 rooms: 3,969
  • 4 rooms: 6,836
  • 5 rooms: 7,336
  • 6 rooms: 3,476
  • 7 rooms: 2,178
  • 8 rooms: 2,070
  • 9+ rooms: 1,268
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Weld County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Weld County population
  • no bedroom: 204
  • 1 bedroom: 660
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,370
  • 3 bedrooms: 33,319
  • 4 bedrooms: 20,591
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8,939
  • no bedroom: 1,590
  • 1 bedroom: 4,246
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,865
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,003
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,231
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,069
Cars and other vehicles available in Weld County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Weld County population
  • no vehicle: 1,074
  • 1 vehicle: 12,850
  • 2 vehicles: 30,541
  • 3 vehicles: 18,653
  • 4 vehicles: 6,076
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,889
  • no vehicle: 2,566
  • 1 vehicle: 12,315
  • 2 vehicles: 9,661
  • 3 vehicles: 3,908
  • 4 vehicles: 890
  • 5+ vehicles: 664

83% of Weld County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Colorado.

Weld County:

82.7%
State average:

81.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 161,585
  • Other state: 104,541
  • Northeast: 9,740
  • Midwest: 37,059
  • South: 21,847
  • West: 35,895

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Weld County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (81.6%)
  • Electricity (9.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.1%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (63.7%)
  • Electricity (28.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,407
Here:

3.9%
Colorado:

7.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 830
Here:

4.9%
Colorado:

6.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,893
Here:

9.6%
Colorado:

14.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Weld County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $7,867,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,296,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $4,344,000
    Financial Administration: $2,495,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $20,154,000
    General - Other: $15,479,000
    Health - Other: $13,416,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,758,000
    Police Protection: $12,190,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,754,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,359,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,251,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,298,000
    Financial Administration: $3,865,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,671,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,482,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,242,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $948,000
    Solid Waste Management: $656,000
    Parks and Recreation: $334,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $214,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $624,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $1,448,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $433,000
    Parks and Recreation: $158,000
    Police Protection: $101,000
    Health - Other: $81,000
    Correctional Institutions: $49,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $50,982,000

Weld County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $21,782,000
    Regular Highways: $1,625,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,424,000
    Parking Facilities: $31,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,767,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $358,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,003,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,679,000
    Rents: $892,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $205,000
    Special Assessments: $13,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,813,000
    Highways: $8,047,000
    All Other: $7,147,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,719,000
    General Local Government Support: $275,000
  • Tax - Property: $62,986,000
    Other License: $1,791,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,296,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $338,000

Weld County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,423,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,102,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,410,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,010,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,715,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $400,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $394,000

Weld County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $56,108,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,373,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,610
  • Number of aged recipients: 365
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,245
  • Number of recipients under 18: 408
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,566
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 636
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,055
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,095
Weld County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Weld County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 36 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,259$170,3641,468$173,2475,740$203,544189$80,5778$195,125546$131,621186$88,575
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED118$156,119162$154,352547$205,77330$57,4003$1,663,33354$132,29665$66,215
APPLICATIONS DENIED337$148,362239$144,0081,780$213,225188$45,2981$1,200,000181$142,276110$91,345
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN256$153,609164$165,2681,319$205,73862$100,4520$095$126,58932$117,781
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS22$149,95524$211,583322$205,09916$46,8750$013$194,38510$59,800
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 34 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED228$214,561175$233,7204$146,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED69$238,59478$238,3465$218,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED46$198,76148$223,9583$143,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN15$186,60015$250,3331$135,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS23$211,21714$192,2867$120,429

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Weld County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John95276.9 years
Mary84279.9 years
William67676.6 years
Robert65172.5 years
James54472.6 years
George50878.8 years
Charles44076.9 years
Helen43581.3 years
Henry38179.3 years
Dorothy37279.7 years
Most common last names in Weld County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith33877.6 years
Johnson30577.9 years
Miller28775.4 years
Martinez22172.0 years
Anderson20578.1 years
Brown19275.9 years
Nelson13576.9 years
Garcia12975.7 years
Williams12776.0 years
Wilson11974.8 years
Businesses in Weld County, CO
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven12Long John Silver's1
AT&T6Lowe's2
Ace Hardware7Marriott1
Advance Auto Parts3MasterBrand Cabinets6
Applebee's2Maurices1
Arby's2Mazda1
AutoZone4McDonald's9
Bath & Body Works1Motel 62
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance2
Best Western1Nike10
Big O Tires1Nissan1
Blockbuster3Office Depot2
Buffalo Wild Wings2OfficeMax1
Burger King5Olive Garden1
Carl\s Jr.3Panda Express1
Chevrolet3Papa John's Pizza3
Chick-Fil-A1Payless3
Chipotle1Penske1
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart2
Clarion1Pizza Hut5
Cold Stone Creamery2Plato's Closet1
Comfort Inn2Qdoba Mexican Grill3
Cricket Wireless9Quiznos4
Curves4RadioShack3
Dairy Queen5Red Lobster1
Decora Cabinetry1Red Robin1
Discount Tire2Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza3SAS Shoes1
DressBarn1SONIC Drive-In5
Dressbarn1Safeway5
Eddie Bauer1Sam's Club1
Famous Footwear2Sears2
FedEx18Sephora1
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks17
Foot Locker1Subaru1
Ford3Subway18
GNC5Super 83
GameStop3T-Mobile10
H&R Block8T.G.I. Driday's1
Hilton2Taco Bell7
Hobby Lobby1Target2
Holiday Inn2Toyota1
Home Depot2True Value1
Honda1U-Haul19
IHOP2UPS25
JCPenney2Vans3
Jones New York3Verizon Wireless3
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
KFC4Village Inn3
Kmart1Volkswagen1
Kohl's2Vons6
Kroger7Walgreens5
Lane Furniture2Walmart3
Little Caesars Pizza4Wendy's5

Weld County on our top lists:

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  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"