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Welby, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Welby Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Adams County at latitude 39.8402 and longitude -104.9653. Adams County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,134 feet.

The formal official name is the Welby Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Welby, Colorado.

The U5 Census Class Code for Welby indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Welby Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles.

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Welby, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 15,477
Population in Households 15,469
Population in Familes 12,803
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 4,190
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 5,199
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 3,649
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 5,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,113 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,086 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 230 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $161,874
Average Home Value $163,142


Median Household Income $43,287
Average Household Income $51,246
Per Capita Income $17,371
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.98% 0.95%
Households 0.9% 0.95%
Families 0.59% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Welby, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Welby to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 44 91st
Population Density1 # 15 97th
Diversity Index2 # 13 98th
Median Household Income # 313 32nd
Per Capita Income # 423 8th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.