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Greeley is a city in Weld County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune

The latitude of Greeley is 40.423N. The longitude is -104.708W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,675 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 83,414.


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Median household income
Local
$36,414
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Greeley demographic reports
Greeley is between the Cache la Poudre and the South Platte rivers
A settlement called Union Colony was founded in 1870 by Nathan Meeker, agricultural editor of the New York Tribune
Public transportation: Greeley Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 279. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 3.4 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Colorado Medieval Festival - June 1-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Greeley web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra
Historic sites and museums: Meeker Home Museum, Greeley Municipal Museum, Centennial Village Museum, Plumb Farm Learning Center
Colleges and universities: University of Northern Colorado, Aims Community College
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National index: 100
Local index: 86

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Greeley demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Weld County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Greeley area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 80620 ZIP code.

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23% of Greeley residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Greeley ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Greeley was $17,775, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of Greeley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Greeley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $506.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,064.


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Libraries in Greeley include Weld Library District-Centennial Park Branch, Weld Library District-Farr Branch, Weld Library District-Lincoln Park Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Greeley include Greeley Tribune

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KUNC-FM.

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Weld County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Greeley political report.

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The average commute time for Greeley workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Greeley between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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