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Welcome to Frederick ...

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

The location of Frederick has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Frederick refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Fredericktonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Frederick has a population of 10,695 people<4> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Frederick, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated September 9, 1908.

Frederick is 4,960 feet [1,512 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the elevation of Frederick is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Frederick: (303) and (720)<6>

The ZIP code for Frederick: 80530<7>

Websites for Frederick ...

Official Website: www.frederickco.gov/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Frederick had an population of 10,695 people. This is an increase of 23.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 333.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Frederick had a population of 8,679 people. This makes Frederick the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Frederick represents 0.17% of the total population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 52nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,679 people, the population of Frederick increased 251.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,467 people).

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

Communities Also Named Frederick ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Frederick - they are located in British Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Kansas (2), Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Frederick ...

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

  • Thornton [Adams County]
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    • Thornton [Adams County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the south of Frederick
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 148,113 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thornton<9>
  • Westminster [Adams County]
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    • Westminster [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the south of Frederick
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 115,046 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster<9>
  • Boulder [Boulder County]
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    • Boulder [Boulder County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the west of Frederick
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 107,645 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boulder<9>
  • Longmont [Boulder County]
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    • Longmont [Boulder County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<8> to the northwest of Frederick
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,445 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longmont<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Broomfield [Broomfield County]
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      • Broomfield [Broomfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the southwest of Frederick
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broomfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broomfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broomfield<9>
    • Commerce City [Adams County]
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      • Commerce City [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the southeast of Frederick
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commerce City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Commerce City<9>
    • Brighton [Adams County]
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      • Brighton [Adams County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the southeast of Frederick
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,783 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brighton<9>
    • Northglenn [Adams County]
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      • Northglenn [Adams County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the south of Frederick
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northglenn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northglenn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northglenn<9>
    • Erie [Boulder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
      • Erie [Boulder County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the southwest of Frederick
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,318 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erie<9>
    • Lafayette [Boulder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette
      • Lafayette [Boulder County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the southwest of Frederick
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lafayette<9>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Frederick. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Frederick.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Frederick ...

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

Adding Frederick to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Frederick 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 Frederick was

We also found Frederick

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

Mentions & References for Frederick

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About Weld County

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The official website for Frederick: www.frederickco.gov/

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>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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Frederick refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Frederick may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Frederick.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Frederick - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (720) is an overlay for area code (303).
<7>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 Frederick). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Frederick or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>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 from Point A (ie- Frederick) 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 Frederick. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FrederickOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frederick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1080, Longitude: -104.9644       In this case, the coordinates for Frederick have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>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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