Weld County, Colorado Population 2021

Weld County, Colorado's estimated population is 343,846 with a growth rate of 2.90% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Weld County, Colorado is the 10th largest county in Colorado. The 2010 Population was 254,207 and has seen a growth of 35.26% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021343,8469,6772.90%
2020334,1699,6772.98%
2019324,4929,6773.07%
2018314,8158,9302.92%
2017305,88510,1733.44%
2016295,7129,8933.46%
2015285,8198,7073.14%
2014277,1126,9472.57%
2013270,1656,0342.28%
2012264,1315,3042.05%
2011258,8274,6201.82%
2010254,207122,38692.84%
1990131,8218,3836.79%
1980123,43834,14138.23%
197089,29716,95323.43%
196072,3444,8407.17%
195067,5043,7575.89%
194063,747-1,350-2.07%
193065,09711,03820.42%
192054,05914,88237.99%
191039,17722,369133.09%
190016,8085,07243.22%
189011,7366,090107.86%
18805,6464,010245.11%
18701,6360.00%
2021 Growth Rate
2.90%
County Website
Founded
November 1, 1861
County Seat
2010 Population
254,207
Growth Since 2010
35.26%
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Weld County, Colorado Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White275,79290.32%
Some Other Race9,2093.02%
Two or More Races9,1763.01%
Asian4,8331.58%
Black or African American3,6431.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,3310.76%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3610.12%
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Weld County, Colorado Population by Race

Weld County, Colorado Population Pyramid $2021

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Weld County, Colorado Median Age

34.4


Total

34.1


Male

34.9


Female

Weld County, Colorado Adults

There are 224,943 adults, (36,217 of whom are seniors) in Weld County, Colorado.

Weld County, Colorado Age Dependency

61.8

Age Dependency Ratio

19.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Weld County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

151,051

49.47%

Male

154,294

50.53%

Weld County, Colorado Population by Age

Weld County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Weld County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.3%16.7%
All72.9%27.1%
Male63.4%36.6%
Non Family59.2%40.8%
Female53.8%46.2%

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Weld County, Colorado Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All104,6712.8572.9
Married60,9013.3983.3
Non Family28,1591.3959.2
Female10,4733.5353.8
Male5,1383.1863.4

3.31

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

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Weld County, Colorado Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,3445.26%
9th to 12th Grade13,0576.64%
High School Graduate53,70027.32%
Some College47,40124.12%
Associates Degree17,9329.12%
Bachelors Degree36,47318.56%
Graduate Degree17,6338.97%
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Weld County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Weld County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White140,335133,91747,014
Hispanic47,66731,7454,314
Other Race6,0473,646655
2+ Races3,9053,350946
Asian3,1472,7671,335
Black1,9451,637530
Native American1,5051,335265
Islander21819948

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.43%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.42%.

Weld County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,021$51,575$33,760
Less Than 9th Grade$30,821$35,062$20,807
High School Graduate$38,531$45,607$28,133
Some College$41,514$53,026$30,856
Bachelors Degree$53,917$69,092$43,595
Graduate Degree$63,537$75,387$56,278

$43,021

Average Earnings

$51,575

Average Male

$33,760

Average Female

Weld County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Weld County, Colorado Language by Age

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Weld County, Colorado Language

80.71% of Weld County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 19.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.05% of the population.

Weld County, Colorado Language

Weld County, Colorado Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White195,79614,2057.26%
Hispanic88,14113,12814.89%
Other9,1601,42515.56%
Multiple8,9621,40715.70%
Black3,19999631.13%
Asian4,79265713.71%
Native2,20830413.77%
Islander336102.98%

10.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.63%

Male Poverty Rate

11.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Weld County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Weld County, Colorado is Black, with 31.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Weld County, Colorado is Islander, with 2.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.88%.

Weld County, Colorado Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.58%
High School9.04%
Some College7.45%
Bachelors or Greater2.75%

Weld County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed27.89%
Male Unemployed21.56%
Female Employed6.80%
Male Employed4.35%

Weld County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Weld County, Colorado Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$74,150$89,427
Families$84,550$100,083
Married Families$94,820$110,660
Non Families$40,398$55,567
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Income by Household Type

Weld County, Colorado Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.4%

Male Marriage Rate

54.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Weld County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

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Weld County, Colorado Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Weld County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

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Weld County, Colorado Marital Status

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16,070

Number of Veterans

14,751

Male Veterans

1,319

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,640
Second Gulf War3,353
First Gulf War3,340
Korea982
World War II261

Weld County, Colorado Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,249
65 to 744,155
75+2,954
55 to 642,932
18 to 341,780

Weld County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White14,9997.34%
Hispanic2,0023.43%
Other Race3014.25%
2+ Races2595.23%
Black1746.92%
Asian1684.70%
Native American1407.34%
Islander2910.47%

Weld County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Weld County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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6.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Weld County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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68.2%

Labor Force Participation

65.4%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Weld County, Colorado Employment by Age

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Weld County, Colorado Employment by Race

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Weld County, Colorado Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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53.18%

Born in Weld County, Colorado

91.27%

Native Born

8.73%

Foreign Born

5.62%

Non Citizen

3.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.27% of Weld County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 53.18% having been born in Colorado. 5.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Weld County, Colorado Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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