Platteville, Colorado
Town
Platteville Town Hall
Platteville Town Hall
Motto(s): 
"Small Town Atmosphere, Big Town Vision"[2]
Location of Platteville in Weld County, Colorado.
Location of Platteville in Weld County, Colorado.
Coordinates: 40°12′52″N 104°49′27″W / 40.21444°N 104.82417°W / 40.21444; -104.82417Coordinates: 40°12′52″N 104°49′27″W / 40.21444°N 104.82417°W / 40.21444; -104.82417
Country United States
State Colorado
County[1]Weld
Founded1871
Incorporated (town)January 1, 1887[3]
Government
 • TypeStatutory Town[1]
 • MayorAdrienne Sandoval
 • Town ManagerTroy Renken
Area
 • Total3.08 sq mi (7.99 km2)
 • Land3.07 sq mi (7.96 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation4,813 ft (1,467 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,485
 • Estimate 
(2019)[6]
2,760
 • Density898.15/sq mi (346.74/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP code[7]
80651
Area code970
FIPS code08-60160
GNIS feature ID0180790
Websiteplattevillegov.org

Platteville is a Statutory Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 2,485 at the 2010 census. It is adjacent to Fort Vasquez on U.S. Highway 85.

History

Platteville was founded on May 27, 1871, and was incorporated on January 1, 1887.[8] The town was named for its location on the Platte River.[9]

Geography

Platteville is located at 40°12′52″N 104°49′27″W / 40.21444°N 104.82417°W / 40.21444; -104.82417 (40.214468, -104.824070).[10]

The town is situated along the east bank of the South Platte River at the intersection of U.S. Highway 85 and State Highway 66.

The Fort St. Vrain Generating Station, originally a nuclear power plant and now operating as a natural gas powered electricity generating facility operated by Xcel Energy, is approximately one-quarter-mile northwest of Platteville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Platteville has a total area of 2.527 square miles (6.54 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890213
190026323.5%
191043063.5%
192047911.4%
193053311.3%
19405615.3%
19505701.6%
19605822.1%
197068317.4%
19801,662143.3%
19901,515−8.8%
20002,37056.4%
20102,4854.9%
2019 (est.)2,760[6]11.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

At the 2010 census there were 2,485 people, 951 households, and 935 families residing in Platteville. The population density was 1,606.5 people per square mile (618.3/km2). There were 819 dwelling units at an average density of 555.1 per square mile (213.7/km2). The racial makeup of Platteville was 73.84% White, 0.55% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 22.24% from other races, and 2.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.19%.[12]

Of the 786 households 45.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 18.1% of households were one person and 5.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.50.

The age distribution was: 32.8% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.5% 65 or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males.

The median household income was in Platteville was $43,472, and the median family income was $47,574. Males had a median income of $34,048 versus $25,430 for females. The per capita income for Platteville was $15,802. About 6.9% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture

Annual cultural events

Platteville celebrates the harvest season every August since 1910. The name of the harvest festival has changed many times over the years, and is currently called, simply, Harvest Daze.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Archived from the original on December 12, 2009. Retrieved September 1, 2007.
  2. ^ "Town of Platteville Colorado". Town f Platteville Colorado. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  3. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. December 1, 2004. Retrieved 2007-09-02.
  4. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  7. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved 2007-12-15.
  8. ^ "Platteville, Colorado". City-Data.com. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  9. ^ 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. 41.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.