Niwot, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Niwot, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Niwot Census Designated Place had a population of 4,113 as of July 1, 2015. Niwot ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Niwot is located at latitude 40.0976 and longitude -105.1583 in Boulder County. The formal boundaries for the Niwot Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Boulder County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,095 feet.

The Niwot Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408929) 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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Niwot: Modoc.

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


Total Population 4,113
Population in Households 4,113
Population in Familes 3,496
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,029
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 1,639
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,163
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,724 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,322 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 317 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $585,938
Average Home Value $647,203


Median Household Income $101,092
Average Household Income $142,837
Per Capita Income $56,814
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.92%
Households 0.68% 1.05%
Families 0.63% 1.01%
Median Household Income   3.96%
Per Capita Income   3.36%
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.

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Niwot, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Niwot 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 # 118 74th
Population Density1 # 182 60th
Diversity Index2 # 379 17th
Median Household Income # 42 91st
Per Capita Income # 18 96th

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