Weld County

The Metro Denver region has all the things businesses need to flourish, including a young, healthy, highly educated workforce, an affordable cost of doing business, and a multimodal transportation system that will take us years into the future.

Weld County

Perfectly situated on Colorado’s northern high plains with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, Weld County offers small town living with big city attractions and entertainment north of Denver. Break free from routine and big city life to explore Weld’s expansive 4,000+ square miles where you’re sure to find something for everyone in the family. From pumpkin patches and apple orchards, wildlife, art and orchestras, craft brews and food, and hometown festivals, come find what makes you feel right at home.

Generations of neighborly rural families have chosen to settle their roots in Weld County since its origin in 1861. Just a quick drive to major metropolitan hubs in Greeley, Fort Collins, and Denver, Weld County is home to Colorado’s fastest growing communities. Offering less traffic, a competitive cost of living, variety of housing options, and welcoming neighbors, Weld invites residents to enjoy all the perks of small- and medium-sized towns with the benefit of proximity to many metropolitan hubs. With numerous top-ranking school districts and several of the safest ranked communities in the state, Weld County welcomes you to settle your roots.

Business Climate

The Greeley/Weld County Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) was the sixth-fastest growing in the United States, increasing by 27.6% from 2010 to 2019. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average of 14.1% and higher than the national average rate of 6.1% (U.S. Census Bureau). Weld County has no long-term or short-term debt, no county sales tax, a low mill levy, and is able to pay for long-term projects with cash.

The County has an excellent transportation infrastructure with Interstates 25 and 76, Highways 85 and 34, and service by three rail roads. With affordable housing costs, low taxes, an abundant workforce, and a favorable business climate, Weld County continues to exceed statewide and nationwide job growth.

Weld County Statistics

Demographics
Population 323,763
Median Age 33.9
Households 116,710

 

Education
Bachelors or Higher 29.9%
HS Diploma or Higher 87.6%

 

Workforce
Labor Force 166,666
Employment 155,042
Average Wage $56,226

 

Geography
Square Miles 4,014

Cities

Ault

Berthoud*

Brighton*

Dacono

Eaton

Erie*

Evans

Firestone

Fort Lupton

Frederick

Greeley

Hudson

Johnstown*

Keenesburg

Kersey

La Salle

Longmont*

Mead

Milliken

Northglenn*

Platteville

Severance

Thornton*

Windsor*

*City located in multiple counties

Economic Development Resources

Rich Werner
President & CEO
Upstate Colorado Economic Development
970.356.4565
rwerner@upstatecolorado.org
www.upstatecolorado.org

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Weld County Profile