Gilcrest, Colorado
Town of Gilcrest[1]
Entering Gilcrest from the south on U.S. Route 85.
Entering Gilcrest from the south on U.S. Route 85.
Location of the Town of Gilcrest in Weld County, Colorado.
Location of the Town of Gilcrest in Weld County, Colorado.
Gilcrest is located in the United States
Gilcrest
Gilcrest
Location of the Town of Gilcrest in the United States.
Coordinates: 40°16′59″N 104°46′44″W / 40.28306°N 104.77889°W / 40.28306; -104.77889Coordinates: 40°16′59″N 104°46′44″W / 40.28306°N 104.77889°W / 40.28306; -104.77889
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyWeld County[1]
Incorporated (town)March 18, 1912[2]
Government
 • TypeStatutory Town[1]
Area
 • Total0.811 sq mi (2.100 km2)
 • Land0.811 sq mi (2.100 km2)
 • Water0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)
Elevation4,754 ft (1,449 m)
Population
 • Total1,029
 • Density1,269/sq mi (490/km2)
 • Metro
328,981
 • CSA
3,623,560 (17th)
 • Front Range
5,055,344
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP code[5]
80623 (PO Box)
Area code(s)970
FIPS code08-29955
GNIS feature ID0204696
Websitetownofgilcrest.org

The Town of Gilcrest is a Statutory Town located in Weld County, Colorado, United States.[1] The town population was 1,029 at the 2020 United States Census.[3] Gilcrest is a part of the Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor.

History

A post office called Gilcrest has been in operation since 1907.[6] The community has the name of W. K. Gilcrest, a businessperson in the banking industry.[7]

Geography

Gilcrest is located at 40°16′59″N 104°46′44″W / 40.28306°N 104.77889°W / 40.28306; -104.77889 (40.283190, -104.778780).[8]

At the 2020 United States Census, the town had a total area of 519 acres (2.100 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920222
193032445.9%
19403528.6%
195042921.9%
1960357−16.8%
19703827.0%
19801,025168.3%
19901,0845.8%
20001,1627.2%
20101,034−11.0%
20201,029−0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,162 people, 329 households, and 271 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,559.9 people per square mile (606.3/km2). There were 346 housing units at an average density of 464.5 per square mile (180.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 62.74% White, 0.34% African American, 1.72% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 32.19% from other races, and 2.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 54.91% of the population.

There were 329 households, out of which 52.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.7% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.53 and the average family size was 3.86.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 36.1% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,625, and the median income for a family was $45,750. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $21,726 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,863. About 9.3% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.6% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.

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 October 5, 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 March 6, 2016. Retrieved September 23, 2007.
  6. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  7. ^ 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. 24.
  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.