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Niwot, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Niwot Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Boulder County at latitude 40.0976 and longitude -105.1583. Boulder County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,095 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Niwot 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 Niwot Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Niwot: Modoc.

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


Total Population 4,112
Population in Households 4,112
Population in Familes 3,495
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,029
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 1,635
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,157
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,725 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,320 (76.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 314 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $577,635
Average Home Value $645,726


Median Household Income $113,697
Average Household Income $139,832
Per Capita Income $55,503
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.62% 1.08%
Households 0.78% 1.19%
Families 0.66% 1.07%
Median Household Income   6.1%
Per Capita Income   4.88%
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.


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, 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 # 117 75th
Population Density1 # 180 61st
Diversity Index2 # 379 17th
Median Household Income # 22 95th
Per Capita Income # 24 95th

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