Welby, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Welby, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Welby Census Designated Place had a population of 15,592 as of July 1, 2015. Welby ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Welby is located at latitude 39.8402 and longitude -104.9653 in Adams County. 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. Adams County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,134 feet.

The Welby Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409539) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Welby Census Designated Place is located within West Adams Division of Adams County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Welby population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Welby, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 15,592
Population in Households 15,583
Population in Familes 12,892
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 4,221
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 5,237
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 3,682
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 5,431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,122 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,116 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 194 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $165,179
Average Home Value $165,479


Median Household Income $46,539
Average Household Income $55,398
Per Capita Income $18,772
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 0.85%
Households 0.87% 0.86%
Families 0.65% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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, 2015 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 # 16 97th
Diversity Index2 # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 299 35th
Per Capita Income # 412 10th

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