Niwot, Colorado

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Niwot, Colorado
The old Niwot Tribune office on 2nd Avenue.
The old Niwot Tribune office on 2nd Avenue.
Location of the Niwot CDP in Boulder County, Colorado.
Location of the Niwot CDP in Boulder County, Colorado.
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyBoulder County
Named forChief Niwot
Government
 • Typeunincorporated town
Area
 • Total4.005 sq mi (10.374 km2)
 • Land3.996 sq mi (10.350 km2)
 • Water0.009 sq mi (0.024 km2)
Elevation5,167 ft (1,575 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total4,006
 • Density1,003/sq mi (387/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code[3]
80503, 80544
Area codes303 & 720
GNIS feature[1]Niwot CDP

Niwot is an unincorporated town, a post office, and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Boulder County, Colorado, United States. The CDP is a part of the Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Niwot post office has the ZIP Codes 80503 and 80544 (for post office boxes).[3] At the United States Census 2010, the population of the Niwot CDP was 4,006, while the population of the 80503 ZIP Code Tabulation Area was 31,064 including adjacent areas.[4]

With a per capita income of $39,943, Niwot is ranked as the 17th wealthiest location in Colorado.

Additionally, this locality is recognized for being the headquarters of footwear company, Crocs, Inc.

History[edit]

Niwot is named for Arapaho Chief Niwot, a tribal leader in the Boulder area during the nineteenth century.[5] The name means "left-handed".

Geography[edit]

Niwot is located along State Highway 119, halfway between Boulder and Longmont.

The Niwot CDP has an area of 2,563 acres (10.374 km2), including 5.9 acres (0.024 km2) of water.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Niwot, Colorado
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 47
(8)
48
(9)
56
(13)
63
(17)
72
(22)
82
(28)
88
(31)
85
(29)
78
(26)
66
(19)
54
(12)
45
(7)
65.3
(18.5)
Average low °F (°C) 22
(−6)
23
(−5)
29
(−2)
36
(2)
44
(7)
51
(11)
57
(14)
56
(13)
48
(9)
38
(3)
28
(−2)
21
(−6)
37.75
(3.19)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.76
(19)
0.82
(21)
2.19
(56)
2.87
(73)
2.8
(71)
2.2
(56)
1.79
(45)
1.84
(47)
1.68
(43)
1.55
(39)
1.24
(31)
0.94
(24)
20.68
(525)
Source: Accuweather.com[6]

Demographics[edit]

The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Niwot CDP for the 1990 United States Census.

Niwot CDP, Colorado
YearPop.±%
19902,666—    
20004,160+56.0%
20104,006−3.7%
2020—    
Source: United States Census Bureau

Education[edit]

Niwot is served by the St. Vrain Valley School District.

Notable residents[edit]

Notable facts[edit]

  • In 2013 downtown Niwot was used as the set for the film Dear Eleanor which stars Jessica Alba, Luke Wilson, and many other notable actors. The filming took place in the heart of the town and was a spectacle for many of the residents. Director Kevin Connolly also ensured that a few local teens had the opportunity to be extras in the film.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "U.S. Board on Geographic Names: Domestic Names". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "State of Colorado Census Designated Places - BAS20 - Data as of January 1, 2020". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Look Up a ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  4. ^ "2010: DEC Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Dawson, John Frank. Place names in Colorado: why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 37.
  6. ^ accuweather.com[1]. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  7. ^ http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/04/neil-gorsuch-july-4-homecoming-niwot-parade/
  8. ^ University of Texas at Austin: Academy of Distinguished Alumni Members > Alan Stern

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