Firestone, Colorado
Town of Firestone[1]
The Firestone Town Hall.
The Firestone Town Hall.
Flag of Firestone,Colorado.svg
Motto(s): 
“A Community In Motion”
Location of the Town of Firestone in Weld County, Colorado.
Location of the Town of Firestone in Weld County, Colorado.
Firestone is located in the United States
Firestone
Firestone
Location of the Town of Firestone in the United States.
Coordinates: 40°7′53″N 104°56′10″W / 40.13139°N 104.93611°W / 40.13139; -104.93611Coordinates: 40°7′53″N 104°56′10″W / 40.13139°N 104.93611°W / 40.13139; -104.93611
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyWeld County[1]
Incorporated (town)October 8, 1908[2]
Government
 • TypeStatutory Town[1]
 • BodyFirestone Board of Trustees
 • MayorBobbi Sindelar
Area
 • Total14.227 sq mi (36.849 km2)
 • Land13.568 sq mi (35.141 km2)
 • Water0.659 sq mi (1.708 km2)
Elevation4,970 ft (1,515 m)
Population
 • Total16,381
 • Density1,207/sq mi (466/km2)
 • Metro
328,981 (156th)
 • CSA
3,623,560 (17th)
 • Front Range
5,055,344
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP codes[5]
80504, 80520 (PO Box)
Area code(s)303, 720
FIPS code08-26600
GNIS feature ID0180841
Websitewww.firestoneco.gov

The Town of Firestone is a Statutory Town in southwestern Weld County, Colorado, United States.[1] The town population was 16,381 at the 2020 United States Census, a +61.44% increase since the 2010 United States Census.[3] Firestone is a part of the Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor.

History

The town was named for Jacob Firestone, a landowner.[6] The town was incorporated in 1908.[7]

Geography

Firestone is located at 40°7′53″N 104°56′10″W / 40.13139°N 104.93611°W / 40.13139; -104.93611 (40.131295, -104.935990),[8] or about 30 miles north of Denver.

At the 2020 United States Census, the town had a total area of 9,106 acres (36.849 km2) including 422 acres (1.708 km2) of water.[3]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910110
192021494.5%
193024012.1%
19402629.2%
195029713.4%
1960276−7.1%
1970570106.5%
19801,204111.2%
19901,35812.8%
20001,90840.5%
201010,147431.8%
202016,38161.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[9] of 2010, there were 10,147 people and 3,134 households in the town. The population density was 978.5 people per square mile (377.2/km2). There were 3,499 housing units at an average density of 337.4 per square mile (130/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 87.8% White, 0.7% African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.4% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, and 3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.2% of the population.

There were 621 households in 2000 out of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.8% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 13.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 31.7% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 34.6% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 4.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.3 males.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the town was $55,313, and the median income for a family was $59,219. Males had a median income of $37,230 versus $30,147 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,428. About 4.7% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest

Firestone has more than thirty-five parks and twelve miles of scenic trail. The Firestone/Legacy Trail runs for more that twelve miles, much of that distance along a railroad right-of-way that once serviced the coal industry.

Public Schools

Firestone falls within the St. Vrain Valley School District, with three elementary schools (Centennial, Prairie Ridge, and Legacy) and one middle school (Coal Ridge).[10] Students typically attend one of the two high schools that serve the Firestone locale: Mead High School or Frederick High School.

Notable people

Notable Events

In April 2017, an explosion caused by an untapped gas well destroyed a home on Twilight Avenue, killing two people and seriously injuring a third. This incident prompted a state-wide discussion about fracking and drilling throughout the state. On May 24, 2018, the drilling company responsible for the blast, Anadarko Petroleum Corp., announced it had reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum with the family affected by the blast.[11]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Active Colorado Municipalities". Colorado Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  2. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02.
  3. ^ 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 10, 2021.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 4, 2010. Retrieved September 16, 2007.
  6. ^ Dawson, John Frank (1954). 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. 21.
  7. ^ "Firestone, Colorado". City-Data.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  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.
  10. ^ St. Vrain Valley School District
  11. ^ "Anadarko reaches settlement with families of victims, survivors of Firestone house explosion". 23 May 2018.