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Time Zone: Weld County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Greeley is the Seat for Weld County.

Weld County is one of the original counties of Colorado and was founded November 1, 1861.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Weld had a population of 254,759 people. This is an increase of 40.8% since the last Census (which gave a population of 180,936 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Weld represented 4.21% of the total population of Colorado, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 64 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010252,825+39.73%-0.76% since 2009
2009254,759+40.8%+2.37% since 2008
2008248,852+37.54%+2.73% since 2007
2007242,250+33.89% 
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2000180,936The Last Census

More information can be found on the Weld County Census Page for Weld County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Weld County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Weld County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Greeley   92,62576,93020.4% increase  
Evans   19,4819,514104.8% increase  
Johnstown   9,6513,827152.2% increase  
Firestone   8,3561,908337.9% increase  
Frederick   8,3362,467237.9% increase  

Websites for Weld County

Official Website:   www.co.weld.co.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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