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Firestone, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Firestone is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Weld County at latitude 40.1493 and longitude -104.9619. Weld County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,970 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Firestone, but most people and references simply refer to it as Firestone, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Firestone indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Firestone (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 11,269
Population in Households 11,269
Population in Familes 10,162
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,087
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 3,634
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 2,980
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,864 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,083 (79.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 551 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 230 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $263,847
Average Home Value $269,208


Median Household Income $84,115
Average Household Income $95,838
Per Capita Income $30,886
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.5% 2.78%
Households 2.34% 2.9%
Families 2.22% 2.71%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
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.


Firestone, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Firestone 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 # 56 88th
Population Density1 # 168 64th
Diversity Index2 # 157 66th
Median Household Income # 72 84th
Per Capita Income # 161 65th

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