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Overview

Introduction to Fort Lupton, Colorado

Located in Weld county, Fort Lupton, Colorado is 16 miles E of Longmont, Colorado (center to center) and 25 miles N of Denver, Colorado.

Fort Lupton History

Fort Lupton is a Front Range community located along the scenic South Platte River. The community derived its current name from Lieutenant Lancaster Lupton who, in 1836, built a trading fort in the area. Business continued until 1844, after which Fort Lupton ceased fur trading operations; it was reopened by traders in 1859. The community was incorporated into the state into the state in 1974.

Fort Lupton and nearby Attractions

  • Longmont Museum
  • Fort Vasquez
  • Barbour Ponds State Park
  • Butterfly Pavilion
  • Coyote Creek Golf Course
  • Water World

Things To Do In Fort Lupton

The area has many nearby museums including Longmont Museum, Fort Vasquez Museum, and Louisville Historical Museum. The Barbour Ponds State Park and Barr Lake State Park offer various recreational facilities. The Coyote Creek Golf Course is a scenic 18-hole municipal course that provides golfing opportunities. Another popular trip is a visit to the Butterfly Pavilion, a tropical conservatory featuring free-flying butterflies, an insect center, and a chrysalis viewing area.

Fort Lupton Transportation

The closest airport to Fort Lupton is the Denver International Airport.

Fort Lupton Higher Education

Nearby colleges include include Aims Community College, Arapahoe Community College, and Colorado Christian University.

People

Total Population 7,669
Male Share of the Population 50.7%
Female Share of the Population 49.3%
Senior Citizens 10.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,413
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 52.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,968
% Above Poverty Level 86.5%
% Below Poverty Level 13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.9%
Median Gross Rent $930
Median House Value $150,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.1%
US/American 0%
English 4.5%
Irish 5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fort Lupton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles E of Longmont, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Weld
Standard Zip Codes 80621
Phone Area Codes 303
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.084
Longitude -104.812

Fort Lupton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BRIGHTON 3 SE
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 41 F
Apr Temp 33 to 62 F
Jul Temp 56 to 88 F
Oct Temp 33 to 67 F
Annual Precip 14.3 inches
Station LONGMONT 2 ESE
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 42 F
Apr Temp 32 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 89 F
Oct Temp 33 to 67 F
Annual Precip 14.1 inches
Station DENVER INTL AP (DATA FRO
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 43 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 88 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 15.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fort Lupton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Wattenburg (80621)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brighton 35,582 $69,153
Dacono 4,461 $53,500
Firestone 11,255 $87,635
Frederick 10,186 $97,992
Hudson 2,138 $60,625
Lochbuie 5,222 $49,707

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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FORT LUPTON HIGH SCHOOL
530 REYNOLDS STREET
303-857-7100
Serves 720 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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