Longmont, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Longmont, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Longmont had a population of 92,247 as of July 1, 2016. Longmont 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 Longmont is located at latitude 40.1698 and longitude -105.099 in Boulder County. The formal boundaries for the City of Longmont (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.25 sq. miles and a water area of 1.47 sq. miles. Boulder County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,984 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Longmont are located in Boulder County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Weld County.

The City of Longmont (GNIS ID: 2410869) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Longmont is located within Longmont Division of Boulder County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Longmont population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Longmont, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 92,247
Population in Households 91,524
Population in Familes 74,222
Population in Group Qrtrs 723
Population Density1 3,385
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 35,361
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 23,449
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 37,171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,350 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,011 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,810 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $297,151
Average Home Value $327,344


Median Household Income $61,360
Average Household Income $82,745
Per Capita Income $32,033
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.1% 1.31%
Households 1.01% 1.27%
Families 1.0% 1.24%
Median Household Income   3.19%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.

Longmont, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Longmont to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 14 97th
Population Density1 # 29 94th
Diversity Index2 # 116 75th
Median Household Income # 150 67th
Per Capita Income # 159 66th

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