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Overview

Introduction to Longmont, Colorado

Longmont is situated at approximately 5000 feet above sea level in Boulder County. It's recognized as a Home Rule Municipality. It's approximately 31 miles away from Denver. The city has experienced significant growth, but maintains a residential ambience.

Some of the major employers are Seagate Technology, Longmont United Hospital, Amgen, Butterball, Intrado, Federal Aviation Administration and McLane Western. The Boulder/Longmont area is known for employment in the software industry. Residents and visitors enjoy the excellent views of the Rocky Mountains.

History

In 1870 a group of notable Chicago citizens sold memberships to a new town to be establish named "The Chicago-Colorado Colony." The proceeds from the membership sales were uses to purchase a large acreage in Northern Colorado. They built the town in 1871 and the name was taken from nearby Longs Peak, which was named in tribute to explorer Stephen H. Long. An extensive irrigation ditch system was constructed in order to bring water from the nearby rivers to the wheat fields, fruit tree orchards and other farm land. Soon, flour mills, a vegetable cannery and the prominent Great Western Sugar Co. were established.

During World War II a large number of Japanese-Americans who were in detention camps, relocated to Colorado and worked in the sugar beet fields. After the war was over a vast number of them still resided in the state. In the 1960's IBM and other hi-tech companies arrived. During the 1970's and 1980's agricultural businesses closed down and agriculture lost its significance for the community.

Attractions

  • Historic Downtown
  • Callahan House is an impressive Victorian style home
  • Westside Historic District
  • Dougherty Museum features numerous antique automobiles, musical instruments and farm equipment
  • Hover Home features late Tudor Revival architecture
  • Longmont Museum and Cultural Center is an attractive structure and includes several art galleries
  • East Side Historic District
  • Sandstone Ranch Visitor Center
  • The Agricultural Heritage Center
  • Longmont Memorial Rose Garden
  • Old Mill Park features two log cabins, historic homes, beautiful gardens and relics from the pioneer days
  • Old St. Stephen's Church
  • Tower of Compassion is an Oriental pagoda

Entertainment and Culture

  • Longmont Chorale
  • The Longmont Symphony Orchestra is popular with residents
  • Artwalk Longmont
  • Sunflower Farm provides a variety of fun activities for children
  • Jesters Dinner Theatre
  • Longmont Theatre Company

Activities

The city has a vast amount of park land for outdoor activities. The area includes an extensive trail system for hiking, horseback riding, bicycle riding and provides excellent opportunities for nature photography. Numerous skiing areas are nearby. Boulder County Park includes campgrounds, rodeos and arts and craft events. Barbour Ponds State Recreation Area provides opportunities for fishing and camping and includes a scenic nature trail.

Golden Ponds is popular for fishing, picnicking and viewing wildlife. St. Vrain Greenway is known for native and migrating wildlife. Union Reservoir is enjoyed by residents and visitors for boating, camping, fishing, picnicking and swimming. McIntosh Lake and St. Vrain River are popular scenic locations. Longmont has several municipal golf courses.

Demographics

People

Total Population90,719
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens12.9%
Employed Population 16+44,870
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married50.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.5%
Median Earnings25+$37,179
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,143
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,797

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,400
% Above Poverty Level86.8%
% Below Poverty Level13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone27.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,063
Median House Value$272,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.7%
English11.1%
Irish10.4%
Italian4.6%
Scottish3.2%
French Except Basque2.8%
Polish2.5%
Norwegian2.5%
Swedish2.4%
Dutch1.5%
Welsh1%
Russian0.9%
Danishn0.9%
Canadian0.6%
Czech0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Greek0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Austrian0.4%
African0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Basque0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
German0.2%
Arab0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
South African0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Longmont Almanac

CategoryValue
County Boulder County
Standard Zip Codes80501, 80503, 80504
P.O. Box Zip Codes80502
Phone Area Codes303,720
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.17
Approximate Longitude-105.11

Longmont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLONGMONT 2 ESE
Distance1.8 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
StationNORTHGLENN
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp16 to 44 F
Apr Temp33 to 61 F
Jul Temp56 to 88 F
Oct Temp36 to 66 F
Annual Precip13.2 inches
StationWATERDALE
Distance19.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 42 F
Apr Temp32 to 61 F
Jul Temp54 to 87 F
Oct Temp34 to 65 F
Annual Precip17 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berthoud5,766$73,734
Dacono4,623$57,885
Erie20,801$117,809
Firestone11,709$96,361
Lyons2,027$94,554
Mead4,181$97,172

Longmont Public Libraries

Longmont Public Library
409 4TH AVE
Longmont, Colorado
(303) 651-8470

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Longmont Hospitals

Longmont United Hospital
(Non-profit)
1950 Mountain View Avenue
(303) 651-5111

Longmont Public Schools

Alpine Elementary School
2005 Alpine Street
ZIP: 80501
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Burlington Elementary School
1051 S. Pratt Parkway
ZIP: 80501
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Central Elementary School
1020 4th Avenue
ZIP: 80501
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Columbine Elementary School
111 Longs Peak Avenue
ZIP: 80501
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Fall River Elementary School
1400 Deerwood Drive
ZIP: 80501
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Flagstaff Charter Academy
1841 Left Hand Circle
ZIP: 80501
Primary
Total Enrollment 919
Indian Peaks Elementary School
1335 South Judson
ZIP: 80501
Primary
Total Enrollment 382
Longmont High School
1040 Sunset Street
ZIP: 80501
High
Total Enrollment 1176
Longs Peak Middle School
1500 14th Avenue
ZIP: 80501
Middle
Total Enrollment 467
Mountain View Elementary School
1415 14th Street
ZIP: 80501
Primary
Total Enrollment 346
Northridge Elementary School
1200 19th Avenue
ZIP: 80501
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Olde Columbine High School
1200 South Sunset
ZIP: 80501
High
Total Enrollment 128
Rocky Mountain Elementary School
800 East 5th
ZIP: 80501
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Sanborn Elementary School
2235 Vivian Street
ZIP: 80501
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Skyline High School
600 East Mountain View
ZIP: 80501
High
Total Enrollment 1420
St. Vrain Community Montessori School
1067 South Hover St Pmb E235
ZIP: 80501
Primary
Total Enrollment 215
St. Vrain Global Online Academy
1200 South Sunset Street
ZIP: 80501
High
Total Enrollment 106
Sunset Middle School
1300 S. Sunset
ZIP: 80501
Middle
Total Enrollment 593
Trail Ridge Middle School
1000 Button Rock Drive
ZIP: 80501
Middle
Total Enrollment 671
Twin Peaks Charter Academy
340 South Sunset Street
ZIP: 80501
Other
Total Enrollment 1028
Altona Middle School
4600 Clover Basin Drive
ZIP: 80503
Middle
Total Enrollment 773
Blue Mountain Elementary
1260 Mountain Drive
ZIP: 80503
Primary
Total Enrollment 602
Eagle Crest Elementary School
4444 Clover Basin Drive
ZIP: 80503
Primary
Total Enrollment 564
Hygiene Elementary School
11968 N. 75th Street
ZIP: 80503
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Longmont Estates Elementary School
1601 Northwestern Road
ZIP: 80503
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Silver Creek High School
4901 Nelson Road
ZIP: 80503
High
Total Enrollment 1176
Westview Middle School
1651 Airport Road
ZIP: 80503
Middle
Total Enrollment 775
Mead High School
12750 County Road #7
ZIP: 80504
High
Total Enrollment 871
Timberline Pk-8
233 East Mountain View Avenue
ZIP: 80504
Primary
Total Enrollment 996

Longmont Private Schools

Desiderata School
333 1st Ave #3
ZIP: 80501
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
Faith Baptist School
833 15th Ave
ZIP: 80501
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 124
Gateway Montessori School
1500 9th Ave
ZIP: 80501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Longmont Christian School
550 Coffman St
ZIP: 80501
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 247
Messiah Lutheran School
1335 Francis St
ZIP: 80501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
Mountain Peak Private School
1833 Sunset Pl Stes E And F
ZIP: 80501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
Our Saviors Lutheran School
1219 17th Ave
ZIP: 80501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Scribbles Academy
630 15th Ave # 105
ZIP: 80501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
St John The Baptist Catholic School
350 Emery St
ZIP: 80501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 317
The Cottage School - Terry
1941 Terry St
ZIP: 80501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Bright Horizons - West Longmont
1011 Dry Creek Dr
ZIP: 80503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Primrose School Of Longmont
1335 Dry Creek Dr
ZIP: 80503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Messiahville Baptist Academy
1146 Kimbark St
ZIP: 80504
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 19
The Goddard School
1095 Olympia Ave
ZIP: 80504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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