Valmont, Colorado

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Valmont, Colorado
Census-designated place
Valmont School, built in 1911 (2010 photo)
Valmont School, built in 1911 (2010 photo)
Valmont is located in Colorado
Valmont
Valmont
Coordinates: 40°1′55″N 105°12′52″W / 40.03194°N 105.21444°W / 40.03194; -105.21444Coordinates: 40°1′55″N 105°12′52″W / 40.03194°N 105.21444°W / 40.03194; -105.21444
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Boulder[1]
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 5,180 ft (1,580 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 59
 • Density 221/sq mi (85.2/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)

Valmont is a census-designated place (CDP) in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 59.[2]

Valmont was platted in 1865, and named for the valleys and peaks near the town site.[3] A post office called Valmont was established in 1865, and remained in operation until 1901.[4]

Geography[edit]

Valmont is located in southeastern Boulder County, east of the city of Boulder, between Boulder Creek to the north and 200-foot-tall (60 m) Valmont Butte to the south. Valmont Road runs through the center of the community.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Valmont CDP has an area of 0.35 square miles (0.9 km2), of which 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 23.63%, is water.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Colorado Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-02-25.
  3. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  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. 50. 
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Valmont CDP, Colorado". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 18, 2013.