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Severance, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Severance is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Weld County at latitude 40.5394 and longitude -104.8701. Weld County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,888 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Severance 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 Severance (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles.

Town of Severance, CO Boundary Map


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


Total Population 3,326
Population in Households 3,326
Population in Familes 2,991
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 541
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 1,165
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 958
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 991 (83.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 175 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $258,953
Average Home Value $330,727


Median Household Income $79,481
Average Household Income $94,248
Per Capita Income $33,964
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.17% 4.48%
Households 1.25% 4.66%
Families 0.73% 4.56%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.77%
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.


Severance, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Severance 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 # 132 71st
Population Density1 # 271 41st
Diversity Index2 # 325 29th
Median Household Income # 82 82nd
Per Capita Income # 128 72nd

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