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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,154
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens12.6%
Employed Population 16+10,570
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married64.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.3%
Median Earnings25+$49,675
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,033

Wealth

Median Family Income$100,166
% Above Poverty Level93.8%
% Below Poverty Level6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone19.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,234
Median House Value$327,000

Ancestry

German32.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.9%
English12.4%
Irish12.4%
Norwegian5.1%
Italian4.7%
Polish3%
Swedish3%
French Except Basque2.9%
Scottish2.2%
Dutch2%
Russian1.8%
Danishn1.4%
Czech1.4%
Canadian1%
Swiss0.8%
Finnish0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Slovak0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Greek0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
South African0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Basque0.1%
African0.1%
Australian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Windsor Almanac

CategoryValue
County Weld County, Larimer County
Standard Zip Codes80550, 80528
Company Zip Codes80551
Phone Area Codes970
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.48
Approximate 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)

StationGREELEY UNC
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 40 F
Apr Temp36 to 63 F
Jul Temp59 to 89 F
Oct Temp37 to 66 F
Annual Precip14.2 inches
StationWATERDALE
Distance16.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 42 F
Apr Temp32 to 61 F
Jul Temp54 to 87 F
Oct Temp34 to 65 F
Annual Precip17 inches
StationLONGMONT 2 ESE
Distance23.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Eaton4,791$77,700
Johnstown14,379$90,298
Loveland73,360$72,922
Milliken6,157$79,488
Severance3,603$93,594
Timnath2,023$103,875

Windsor Public Libraries

Clearview Library District
720 THIRD STREET
Windsor, Colorado
(970) 686-5603

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Windsor Public Schools

Grandview Elementary School
1583 Grand Avenue
ZIP: 80550
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
Mountain View Elementary School
810 Third Street
ZIP: 80550
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
Severance Middle School
1801 Avery Plaza Street
ZIP: 80550
Middle
Total Enrollment 472
Skyview Elementary School
1000 Stone Mountain Drive
ZIP: 80550
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Tozer Elementary School
501 Oak Street
ZIP: 80550
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Windsor Charter Academy
680 Academy Court
ZIP: 80550
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
Windsor High School
1100 West Main Street
ZIP: 80550
High
Total Enrollment 1312
Windsor Middle School
900 Main Street
ZIP: 80550
Middle
Total Enrollment 651
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