Niwot, Colorado

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Niwot, Colorado
Census-designated place
The old Niwot Tribune office on 2nd Avenue.
The old Niwot Tribune office on 2nd Avenue.
Location in Boulder County and the state of Colorado
Location in Boulder County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 40°5′59″N 105°9′37″W / 40.09972°N 105.16028°W / 40.09972; -105.16028Coordinates: 40°5′59″N 105°9′37″W / 40.09972°N 105.16028°W / 40.09972; -105.16028
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Boulder[1]
Named for Chief Niwot
Area
 • Total 4.01 sq mi (10.38 km2)
 • Land 4.00 sq mi (10.35 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation[1] 5,095 ft (1,553 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,006
 • Density 1,002/sq mi (387.0/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes[2] 80503, 80544
Area code(s) 303
FIPS code 08-53780
GNIS feature ID 0204679

Niwot is a census-designated place (CDP) in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. It is a thirty-five mile drive northwest of Denver. The population was 4,006 at the 2010 census.[3] The Niwot Post Office has the ZIP Code 80544.[2]

This locality is named for Arapaho Chief Niwot, a tribal leader in the Boulder area during the nineteenth century.[4] The name means "left-handed". 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.

Geography[edit]

Niwot is located at 40°5′59″N 105°9′37″W / 40.09972°N 105.16028°W / 40.09972; -105.16028 (40.099855, -105.160305),[5] along State Highway 119, halfway between Boulder and Longmont.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km2), of which 0.008 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.23%, is water.[3]

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
(19.3)
0.82
(20.8)
2.19
(55.6)
2.87
(72.9)
2.8
(71)
2.2
(56)
1.79
(45.5)
1.84
(46.7)
1.68
(42.7)
1.55
(39.4)
1.24
(31.5)
0.94
(23.9)
20.68
(525.3)
Source: Accuweather.com[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 4,160 people, 1,502 households, and 1,094 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,026.4 people per square mile (396.6/km²). There were 1,546 housing units at an average density of 381.4 per square mile (147.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.52% White, 0.48% African American, 0.38% Native American, 2.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.06% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.39% of the population.

There were 1,502 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 5.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $86,914, and the median income for a family was $100,120. Males had a median income of $81,813 versus $39,279 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $39,943. About 2.5% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.

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]
  • Niwot is known as the antique capital of Colorado

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. December 14, 2006. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on January 1, 2008. Retrieved December 14, 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Niwot CDP, Colorado". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ accuweather.com[1]. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/04/neil-gorsuch-july-4-homecoming-niwot-parade/