Keenesburg, Colorado

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Town of Keenesburg, Colorado
Statutory Town
Signs along Market Street in Keenesburg.
Signs along Market Street in Keenesburg.
Motto: Home of 500 happy people and a few sore heads
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 40°6′32″N 104°31′13″W / 40.10889°N 104.52028°W / 40.10889; -104.52028Coordinates: 40°6′32″N 104°31′13″W / 40.10889°N 104.52028°W / 40.10889; -104.52028
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County[1] Weld
Incorporated (town) June 4, 1919[2]
 • Type Statutory Town[1]
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[3] 4,944 ft (1,507 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,127
 • Density 1,878.3/sq mi (751.3/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[4] 80643
Area code(s) 303
FIPS code 08-40185
GNIS feature ID 0204699
Website Town website

The Town of Keenesburg is a Statutory Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 1127 at the 2010 United States Census.


Keensburg was named for Les Keene, an early settler. Its first wedding occurred in 1904. In 1906, the townspeople built the railway station that was later demolished in 1963. In 1912, Keenesburg's first school opened, which helped cease the mild overflow of Prospect 1-12 (1903-1997, abandoned currently). In 1919, the bar building downtown was built along with several other buildings completed later on in the 1920s. In 1922, the Hope Building was constructed (later keenesburg Bank). In 1927, they built Keensburg High School (Later Keenesburg Elementary, "home of the Coyetes"). In the 1930s and 1940s, some people moved in, adding more houses. In the 1950s/early 1960s, the population in Keenesburg and nearby cities were populating. In 1963, the RE-3 school board opened several new schools. In the early 1970s, Keenesburg was still populated but not as much as before. In the modern days, it has sized well since 1904[5]


Keenesburg is located at 40°6′32″N 104°31′13″W / 40.10889°N 104.52028°W / 40.10889; -104.52028 (40.108821, -104.520228).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it is land and 1.75% is water.


As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 855 people, 300 households, and 234 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,515.1 people per square mile (589.5/km²). There were 313 housing units at an average density of 554.6 per square mile (215.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.05% White, 0.23% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 4.56% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.84% of the population.

There were 300 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,417, and the median income for a family was $43,864. Males had a median income of $30,682 versus $27,188 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,022. About 5.0% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.9% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup" (JAVASCRIPT/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved October 17, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Profile for Keenesburg, Colorado". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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