Ault, Colorado
Town of Ault[1]
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A unique little town
Location of the Town of Ault in Weld County, Colorado.
Location of the Town of Ault in Weld County, Colorado.
Ault is located in the United States
Location of the Town of Ault in the United States.
Coordinates: 40°35′00″N 104°44′02″W / 40.583454°N 104.733962°W / 40.583454; -104.733962Coordinates: 40°35′00″N 104°44′02″W / 40.583454°N 104.733962°W / 40.583454; -104.733962[2]
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyWeld County[1]
IncorporatedApril 11, 1904 as the Town of Bergdorf[3]
 • TypeStatutory Town[1]
 • MayorGary "Butch" White
 • Mayor Pro TemRob Piotrowski
 • Total1.728 sq mi (4.476 km2)
 • Land1.728 sq mi (4.476 km2)
 • Water0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)
Elevation4,938 ft (1,505 m)
 • Total1,887
 • Density1,092/sq mi (422/km2)
 • Metro
328,951 (156th)
 • CSA
3,623,560 (17th)
 • Front Range
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)970
FIPS code08-03950
GNIS feature ID0180544
US 85.svg
US 85
Colorado 14.svg
SH 14

The Town of Ault is a Statutory Town located in Weld County, Colorado, United States.[1] The town population was 1,887 at the 2020 United States Census, a +24.23% increase since the 2010 United States Census.[4] Ault is a part of the Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor.


First called High Land, the town's name was changed to Burgdorff Siding, sometimes called Bergdorf Switch (after a railroad worker, who was deceased in an accident), before it acquired its current name in 1897. The town was named after Alexander Ault, a Fort Collins, Colorado resident and owner of a flour mill. Mr. Ault had helped to avert financial disaster to the agricultural base by purchasing the entire grain harvest during a year of severe economic hardship. The town was incorporated in 1904.

Much of the residential area of the town, as well as surrounding farmland, is on land given by the United States government to the Union Pacific Railroad, to be sold to finance railroad construction. A north–south segment of the railroad connecting Denver, Colorado, and Cheyenne, Wyoming, passes through the town, parallel to U.S. Highway 85. On February 21, 1910, Rabbi I. Idleson of Denver, Colorado, purchased 640 acres (2.6 km2) for farming purposes near Ault, proposing "to employ Jewish farmers and devote land to practical philanthropy".[7] Little came of this venture, and within a few decades there were apparently no Jewish residents in the town.

Ault Public Emergency Radio Tower, a former emergency transmission facility, was located here.


Ault is located at 40°35′2″N 104°44′1″W / 40.58389°N 104.73361°W / 40.58389; -104.73361 (40.583999, -104.733648),[8] at the intersection of U.S. Highway 85 and State Highway 14.

At the 2020 United States Census, the town had a total area of 1,106 acres (4.476 km2), all of it land.[4]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,432 people, 540 households, and 381 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,123.7 people per square mile (825.2/km2). There were 560 housing units at an average density of 830.5 per square mile (322.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 79.47% White, 0.07% African American, 0.91% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 16.76% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.24% of the population.

There were 540 households, out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 30.6% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,846, and the median income for a family was $43,304. Males had a median income of $32,270 versus $23,482 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,570. About 5.9% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.


See also


  1. ^ a b c d e "Active Colorado Municipalities". Colorado Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  2. ^ "2014 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Places". United States Census Bureau. July 1, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-18.
  4. ^ a b c d "Decennial Census P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data". United States Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce. August 12, 2021. Retrieved September 7, 2021.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. August 19, 2007. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on 18 August 2007. Retrieved August 19, 2007.
  7. ^ American Jewish Yearbook (PDF) (1910–1911) ((cite journal)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.