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Welcome to Eaton ...

The town of Eaton is located in Weld County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Eaton has a population of 5,852 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Eaton, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated December 5, 1892.

Eaton is 4,820 feet [1,469 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Eaton is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Eaton: (970)

The ZIP code for Eaton: 80615<4>

Websites for Eaton ...

Official Website: www.eatonco.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Eaton had an population of 5,852 people. This is an increase of 34.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 117.55% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Eaton had a population of 4,365 people. This makes Eaton the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Eaton represents 0.09% of the population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 80th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,365 people, the population of Eaton increased 62.27% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,690 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Eaton.

Communities Also Named Eaton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Eaton - they are located in Arkansas, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (4), Maine, Michigan (2), New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Quebec, Tennessee (2), Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Eaton.

Communities near Eaton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Eaton.

  • Fort Collins [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Collins
    • Fort Collins [Larimer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Eaton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 168,234 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Collins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Collins<6>
  • Greeley [Weld County]
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    • Greeley [Weld County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Eaton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 108,958 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greeley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greeley<6>
  • Loveland [Larimer County]
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    • Loveland [Larimer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Eaton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 83,517 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loveland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loveland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loveland<6>
  • Windsor [Weld County]
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    • Windsor [Weld County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Eaton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,659 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former names for Windsor:
    • New Liberty
    • New Windsor
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Evans [Weld County]
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      • Evans [Weld County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Eaton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,183 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evans have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evans<6>
    • Johnstown [Weld County]
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      • Johnstown [Weld County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Eaton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,923 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnstown<6>
    • Wellington [Larimer County]
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      • Wellington [Larimer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Eaton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellington<6>
    • Milliken [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milliken
      • Milliken [Weld County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Eaton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,688 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milliken have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milliken
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milliken<6>
    • Severance [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Severance
      • Severance [Weld County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Eaton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,634 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Severance have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Severance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Severance<6>
    • Timnath [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timnath
      • Timnath [Larimer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Eaton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,193 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timnath have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timnath
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timnath<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Eaton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Eaton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Eaton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Eaton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Eaton. See our Newspapers Page for Eaton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Eaton ...

Looking for more information about Eaton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Eaton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Eaton.

Adding Eaton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Eaton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Eaton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Eaton

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Eaton on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Eaton: www.eatonco.org/

The official website for Weld County: www.co.weld.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Weld, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Eaton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Eaton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Eaton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Eaton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Eaton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Eaton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EatonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eaton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5288, Longitude: -104.7159    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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