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Welcome to Fort Lupton ...

The city of Fort Lupton is located in Weld County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Lupton: Ft. Lupton

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Lupton has a population of 8,563 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Fort Lupton, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated January 15, 1890.

Fort Lupton is 4,940 feet [1,506 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Fort Lupton is about 1 mile [or 1½ km] above sea level.

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

Area codes for Fort Lupton: (303) and (720)<4>

The ZIP code for Fort Lupton: 80621<5>

Websites for Fort Lupton ...

Official Website: www.fortlupton.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Lupton had an population of 8,563 people. This is an increase of 16.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Lupton had a population of 7,377 people. This makes Fort Lupton the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Fort Lupton represents 0.15% of the total population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 55th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,377 people, the population of Fort Lupton increased 8.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,787 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Lupton.

Communities near Fort Lupton ...

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

  • Thornton [Adams County]
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    • Thornton [Adams County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Fort Lupton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 148,113 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thornton<8>
  • Longmont [Boulder County]
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    • Longmont [Boulder County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Fort Lupton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,445 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longmont<8>
  • Broomfield [Broomfield County]
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    • Broomfield [Broomfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Fort Lupton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,236 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broomfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broomfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broomfield<8>
  • Commerce City [Adams County]
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    • Commerce City [Adams County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Fort Lupton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,317 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Commerce City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Commerce City<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brighton [Adams County]
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      • Brighton [Adams County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Fort Lupton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,783 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brighton<8>
    • Northglenn [Adams County]
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      • Northglenn [Adams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Fort Lupton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northglenn have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northglenn<8>
    • Erie [Boulder County]
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      • Erie [Boulder County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Fort Lupton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,318 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erie<8>
    • Lafayette [Boulder County]
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      • Lafayette [Boulder County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Fort Lupton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lafayette<8>
    • Evans [Weld County]
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      • Evans [Weld County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Fort Lupton
      • 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<8>
    • Louisville [Boulder County]
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      • Louisville [Boulder County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Fort Lupton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,060 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisville<8>

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 Fort Lupton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Lupton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Lupton. 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 Fort Lupton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Lupton. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Lupton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Lupton ...

Looking for more information about Fort Lupton? 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 Fort Lupton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Lupton.

Adding Fort Lupton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Lupton 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 Fort Lupton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Fort Lupton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Colorado (1947).

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

Mentions & References for Fort Lupton

Visit our Community Index for Colorado

About Weld County

About Colorado

The official website for Fort Lupton: www.fortlupton.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 Fort Lupton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Lupton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (720) is an overlay for area code (303).
<5>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 city (such as Fort Lupton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Lupton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Lupton) 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 Fort Lupton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort LuptonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Lupton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0833, Longitude: -104.8129    
<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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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