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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,814
Male Share of the Population52.7%
Female Share of the Population47.3%
Senior Citizens9.7%
Employed Population 16+3,632
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married53.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.2%
Median Earnings25+$34,919
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,623
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,690

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,710
% Above Poverty Level88.9%
% Below Poverty Level11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone20.6%
Median Gross Rent$817
Median House Value$165,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.1%
German12.9%
English6.2%
Irish5%
Italian2.4%
Swedish1.4%
Polish1.1%
Norwegian1.1%
Scottish1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Finnish0.3%
Russian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Fort Lupton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Weld County
Standard Zip Codes80621
Phone Area Codes303,720
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.08
Approximate Longitude-104.8

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)

StationBRIGHTON 3 SE
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp12 to 41 F
Apr Temp33 to 62 F
Jul Temp56 to 88 F
Oct Temp33 to 67 F
Annual Precip14.3 inches
StationLONGMONT 2 ESE
Distance14.6 miles
Jan Temp12 to 42 F
Apr Temp32 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 89 F
Oct Temp33 to 67 F
Annual Precip14.1 inches
StationDENVER INTL AP (DATA FRO
Distance19.4 miles
Jan Temp15 to 43 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp59 to 88 F
Oct Temp36 to 66 F
Annual Precip15.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brighton36,307$71,486
Dacono4,623$57,885
Firestone11,709$96,361
Frederick10,791$96,745
Hudson2,079$56,250
Lochbuie5,367$52,500

Fort Lupton Public Schools

Fort Lupton High School
530 Reynolds Street
ZIP: 80621
High
Total Enrollment 584
Fort Lupton Middle School
201 South Mckinley
ZIP: 80621
Middle
Total Enrollment 443
Leo William Butler Elementary School
411 South Mckinley
ZIP: 80621
Primary
Total Enrollment 583
Twombly Elementary School
1600 Ninth Street
ZIP: 80621
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
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