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Overview

Introduction to Loveland, Colorado

Loveland, Colorado, in Larimer county, is 45 miles N of Denver, Colorado. It is part of the surrounding Fort Collins - Loveland metro area.

Loveland History

Loveland was founded in 1877. The community was named in honor of the president of the Colorado Central Railroad, William A.H. Loveland. Agriculture was the primary occupation in this area until the first half of the 20th century. Sugar beets and sour cherries were grown in this region. However, a series of droughts destroyed the cherry orchards in Loveland. Manufacturing facilities arrived in the city in the later part of the 20th century. According to an AllBusiness study in 2006, Loveland was the 8th best metro area for women entrepreneurs in the country.

Loveland and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Vasquez
  • Loveland Museum and Gallery
  • Crystal Rapids Waterpark
  • Upper Hoffman Lake
  • Swetsville Zoo
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

Things To Do In Loveland

While in Loveland, one can visit the historic site of Fort Vasquez, which was once the trading center for Native Americans. The Loveland Museum & Gallery showcases exhibits on local history and also has an art gallery. One can also visit the Timberlane Farm Museum to learn more about the regional history and culture. The Swetsville Zoo and the Crystal Rapids Waterpark are ideal places to take children. The city of Loveland also hosts the Old-Fashioned Corn Roast Festival every August.

Loveland Transportation

Fort Collins-Loveland Muni Airport is close by.

Loveland Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by Aims Community College, the Colorado State University, the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Colorado.

People

Total Population 71,755
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 34,715
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 53.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34%
Median Earnings25+ $35,860
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,352
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,745

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,223
% Above Poverty Level 90.9%
% Below Poverty Level 9.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.4%
Median Gross Rent $983
Median House Value $224,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.8%
US/American 0%
English 11.9%
Irish 13.8%

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

Loveland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 45 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Larimer
Metro Area Fort Collins - Loveland
Standard Zip Codes 80537, 80538
P.O. Box Zip Codes 80539
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.397
Longitude -105.074

Loveland 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 LOVELAND NCWCD
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 42 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 65 F
Annual Precip 13.9 inches
Station WATERDALE
Distance 7.9 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 16 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
Berthoud 5,497 $73,505
Johnstown 12,818 $87,149
Mead 3,967 $100,380
Milliken 5,975 $75,876
Timnath 1,204 $82,083
Windsor 20,455 $92,258

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

Loveland Public Libraries

Library
Loveland Public Library
300 N ADAMS
Loveland, Colorado
(970) 962-2665
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Loveland Hospitals

MCKEE MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2000 BOISE AVE
(970) 669-4640
Emergency Service: Yes

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LOVELAND HIGH SCHOOL
920 WEST 29TH AVENUE
970-613-5200
Serves 1,477 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.1

THOMPSON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
1669 EAGLE DRIVE
970-613-7900
Serves 1,425 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL
3500 MOUNTAIN LION DRIVE
970-613-7800
Serves 1,221 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

HAROLD FERGUSON HIGH SCHOOL
804 EAST EISENHOWER
970-613-5300
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 94 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.8

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