Gilcrest, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gilcrest, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Gilcrest had a population of 1,101 as of July 1, 2016. Gilcrest ranks in the upper 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 Gilcrest is located at latitude 40.2842 and longitude -104.782 in Weld County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gilcrest (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Weld County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,754 feet.

The Town of Gilcrest (GNIS ID: 2412683) 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 Town of Gilcrest is located within La Salle-Gilcrest Division of Weld County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gilcrest: Nantes.

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


Total Population 1,101
Population in Households 1,100
Population in Familes 983
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,358
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 344
Average Household Size 3.2
Family Households 278
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 224 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $124,451
Average Home Value $173,991


Median Household Income $48,498
Average Household Income $57,276
Per Capita Income $18,430
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 1.01%
Households 0.96% 0.91%
Families 0.35% 0.78%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.

Gilcrest, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gilcrest 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 # 204 56th
Population Density1 # 133 71st
Diversity Index2 # 56 88th
Median Household Income # 280 39th
Per Capita Income # 432 6th

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