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Overview

Introduction to Windsor, Colorado

Located in Weld county, Windsor, Colorado, is 10 miles NE of Loveland, Colorado (center to center) and 51 miles N of Denver, Colorado. The town is conveniently located inside the Fort Collins - Loveland metropolitan area.

Windsor History

Windsor was created when a man named J.L. Hilton settled down in a house built between Greeley and Fort Colons in 1873; Hilton was the first settler to the area. Soon after, the town was taken over by the Greeley, Pacific and Salt Lake railway; the Windsor Railroad Depot was established in 1882. Windsor was officially incorporated into the state into the State in 1890.

Windsor and nearby Attractions

  • Swetsville Zoo
  • Discovery Center Science Museum
  • Fort Collins Public Library
  • Fort Vasquez
  • Boyd Lake State Park
  • Eldora

Things To Do In Windsor

There are many recreational opportunities in Windsor. The area includes the Boyd Lake State Park and the Lory State Park. The Fort Collins and Centennial Village Museum is a living museum that highlights life on the Colorado High Plains. The Swetsville Zoo is also located in the town. There are also three libraries around the area, including the Fort Collins Public Library.

Windsor Transportation

The Denver International Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Windsor Higher Education

College level education can be found at Aims Community College, Colorado State University, and Front Range Community College.

People

Total Population 20,455
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 10,227
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 64.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $92,258
% Above Poverty Level 94.1%
% Below Poverty Level 5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 20.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,164
Median House Value $298,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.4%
US/American 0%
English 12%
Irish 11.8%

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

Windsor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NE of Loveland, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Weld
Metro Area Fort Collins - Loveland
Standard Zip Codes 80528, 80550
Company Zip Codes 80551
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.477
Longitude -104.9

Windsor 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 GREELEY UNC
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 40 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 59 to 89 F
Oct Temp 37 to 66 F
Annual Precip 14.2 inches
Station WATERDALE
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 42 F
Apr Temp 32 to 61 F
Jul Temp 54 to 87 F
Oct Temp 34 to 65 F
Annual Precip 17 inches
Station LONGMONT 2 ESE
Distance 23.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eaton 4,662 $78,529
Johnstown 12,818 $87,149
Loveland 71,755 $70,223
Milliken 5,975 $75,876
Severance 3,448 $90,250
Timnath 1,204 $82,083

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

Windsor Public Libraries

Library
Windsor-severance Library District
720 THIRD STREET
Windsor, Colorado
(970) 686-5603
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Windsor High Schools

WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL
1100 WEST MAIN STREET
970-686-8100
Serves 804 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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