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Eaton, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Eaton had a population of 6,010 as of July 1, 2020. 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 40.5303 and longitude -104.7114 in Weld County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Eaton 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Eaton: Eatonton.

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Eaton, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 6,010 (100%)
Population in Households 6,010 (100.0%)
Population in Families 5,200 (86.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,902
Diversity Index2 46
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $77,482
Average Household Income $99,509
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $36,645
Wealth Index5 128
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 2,239 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,831 (81.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 351 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $360,150
Average Home Value $366,225
Housing Affordability Index3 132
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,182
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 1,600
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 3.07% 1.88%
Households 2.86% 1.81%
Families 2.65% 1.66%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
Owner Occupied HU   1.97%

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Eaton, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eaton to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 107 77th
Population Density # 86 81st
Median Household Income # 135 71st
Housing Affordability Index # 255 56th
Per Capita Income # 172 63rd
Diversity Index # 164 64th

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