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Eaton, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Eaton had a population of 5,135 as of July 1, 2017. Eaton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Eaton is located at latitude 40.5252 and longitude -104.7133 in Weld County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Eaton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Weld County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,839 feet.

The Town of Eaton (GNIS ID: 2412462) 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 Eaton is located within Greeley Division of Weld County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Eaton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Eaton: Eatonton.

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Eaton, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,135
Daytime Population: Workers 1,616
Daytime Population: Residents 2,864
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,480
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 5,135
Population in Familes 4,462
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,174
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $69,993
Average Household Income $97,927
Per Capita Income $36,175


Total Housing Units 1,901 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,408 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 463 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 1.6%)
Median Home Value $207,280
Average Home Value $273,952


Total Households 1,871
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 1,383
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.27% 1.56%
Households 2.0% 1.43%
Families 1.81% 1.28%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   3.33%

Eaton, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eaton to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 111 76th
Population Density # 68 85th
Diversity Index # 196 57th
Median Household Income # 133 71st
Per Capita Income # 131 72nd

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