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. There are an estimated 9,896 people living in Windsor.

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.


Total Population 19,865
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 10,154
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 68.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.6%
Median Earnings25+ $45,338
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $40,660
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,939


Median Family Income $97,599
% Above Poverty Level 95.2%
% Below Poverty Level 4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 8.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 19.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,221
Median House Value $276,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.5%
US/American 0%
English 11.3%
Irish 11.8%

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


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

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
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
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 4,570 $70,500
Johnstown 11,639 $85,058
Loveland 70,093 $69,509
Milliken 5,837 $75,017
Severance 3,352 $90,954
Timnath 1,210 $79,766

Windsor Public Libraries

Windsor-severance Library District
Windsor, Colorado
(970) 686-5603
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Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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