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Weld County, CO
The county was named for Lewis Ledyard Weld, lawyer and territorial secretary. He died while serving in the Union Army during the Civil War.

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Weld County is one of 64 counties in Colorado.

The county is in the Greeley metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 219,257. This was an increase of  21.18% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
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$42,321
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Weld County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Weld County was $24,495. This was an increase of 17.4% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 79% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Greeley
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 1 in production of cattle
(1997 Census of Agriculture)

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25% of Weld County residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Weld County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Weld County include Ault Cemetery, BeeBe Draw Cemetery, Briggsdale Cemetery, Eaton Cemetery, Elwell Cemetery, Evans Cemetery, Highland Lake Cemetery, Hillside Cemetery, Home of Peace Cemetery, Horst Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Weld County include Ault, Briggsdale, Dacono, Eaton, Evans, Firestone, Fort Lupton, Frederick, Garden City, Gilcrest ... View communities

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Colleges in Weld County include Aims Community College, University of Northern Colorado ... View colleges

School districts in Weld County include Ault-Highland RE-9, Briggsdale RE-10, Eaton RE-2, Greeley 6, Johnstown-Milliken RE-5J, Keenesburg RE-3(J), Pawnee RE-12, Platte Valley RE-7, Prairie RE-11, Weld County RE-1 ... View school districts

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Libraries in Weld County include Dacono Public Library, Weld Ld/Ault Public Library, Weld Ld/Eaton Public Library, Weld Ld/Fort Lupton Public/School Library, Weld Ld/Hudson Public Library, Weld Ld/Johnstown/Jones Library, Weld Ld/Platteville Public Library, 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 Weld County include Greeley Tribune ... View newspapers

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

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Hotels in Weld County include Americas Best Value Inn, Best Western, Comfort Inn Greeley, Fairfield Inn Greeley, Greeley Days Inn, Greeley Super 8 Motel, Holiday Inn Express - Greeley, Motel 6, Motel 6 Fort Lupton, Sleep Inn ... More hotels

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