Fort Lupton, Colorado

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City of Fort Lupton, Colorado
Statutory City
Looking west along 1st Street.
Looking west along 1st Street.
Motto: " Where Tradition Builds The Future "
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 40°5′N 104°48′W / 40.083°N 104.800°W / 40.083; -104.800Coordinates: 40°5′N 104°48′W / 40.083°N 104.800°W / 40.083; -104.800
Country United States
State Colorado
County Weld
 • Type Statutory City
 • Total 4 sq mi (10.4 km2)
 • Land 4 sq mi (10.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 4,908 ft (1,496 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,787
 • Density 1,696.8/sq mi (652.6/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80621
Area code(s) 303
FIPS code 08-27700
GNIS feature ID 0180857
Website City of Fort Lupton

The City of Fort Lupton is a Statutory City located in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 6,787 as of the 2000 census.


The city was named for Lieutenant Lancaster Lupton, who built a trading post here on the Adobe Creek in 1840.[1][2]


Fort Lupton is located at 40°5′N 104°48′W / 40.083°N 104.800°W / 40.083; -104.800 (40.0849, -104.8030).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10 km2), of which, 4.0 square miles (10 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (1.00%) is water.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,787 people, 2,099 households, and 1,677 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,707.2 people per square mile (658.4/km²). There were 2,132 housing units at an average density of 536.3 per square mile (206.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.34% White, 0.43% African American, 1.36% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 22.65% from other races, and 4.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 47.38% of the population.

There were 2,099 households out of which 48.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 3.62.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.4% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,917, and the median income for a family was $45,348. Males had a median income of $34,368 versus $23,849 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,649. About 11.3% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.


Fort Lupton is part of Weld County Public School District RE-8, which includes Fort Lupton Middle School[5] and Fort Lupton High School. As of 2013, Fort Lupton High School had 560 students in grades 9-12.[6] A controversy arose at the high school in September 2013 when a group of parents sought to remove the novel Looking for Alaska, the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award winner by John Green from the school's curriculum.[7]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Profile for Fort Lupton, Colorado". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 129. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ (18 September 2013). Weld Re-8 Schools to break ground on Fort Lupton Middle School remodeling, Fort Lupton Press
  6. ^ About the School (Fort Lupton High School), Weld-8 School District, Retrieved 1 October 2013
  7. ^ (1 October 2013). Looking for Alaska Challenged at Fort Lupton High School, fishingboatproceeds, Retrieved 1 October 2013

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