Walden, Colorado

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Walden, Colorado

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High Points

Walden strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Colorado):

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Short Commute Times
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Top 1% trophy Walden Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 13% Walden Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Walden, Colorado

Comparing Walden to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Colorado (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 5
Age of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Senior Citizens 6 8
Racial Diversity 5 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Female Share of the Population 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 3
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 4
College Educated Adults 4 2
Median Family Income 3 2
People Above Poverty 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 3
Public Transportation Use 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 9
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 2
Housing Recently Built 4 2

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Walden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 63 miles W of Fort Collins, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 80430, 80480
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.731
Longitude -106.283

Walden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WALDEN
Distance 0.1 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 30 F
Apr Temp 21 to 50 F
Jul Temp 41 to 78 F
Oct Temp 22 to 56 F
Annual Precip 11.5 inches
Station SPICER
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 19 to 45 F
Jul Temp 39 to 74 F
Oct Temp 22 to 53 F
Annual Precip 14.6 inches
Distance 34.6 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 28 F
Apr Temp 24 to 53 F
Jul Temp 42 to 82 F
Oct Temp 24 to 59 F
Annual Precip 24.1 inches
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Walden Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 734 100%
Male 364 49.6%
Female 370 50.4%
Under 18 190 25.9%
18+ 544 74.1%
65+ 116 15.8%
Median Age 40.5
Average Family Size 2.82
White 707 96.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 1.4%
Other 6 0.8%
Mixed Race 9 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 51 6.9%

Estimated Walden Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 646
Growth -88
Growth % -12%

Walden Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 23.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.2%
English 13.9%
German 11.3%
Irish 8%
Swedish 4.1%
Dutch 2.9%
Italian 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Norwegian 1.6%
Polish 1.4%
French Canadian 1.3%
European 0.9%
Scottish 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.7%
British 0.7%
Finnish 0.7%
Welsh 0.5%
Czech 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Slovak 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Coalmont (80430)

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

Walden Public Libraries

Jackson County Public Library
Walden, Colorado
(970) 723-4602

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Walden High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 136 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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