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Walden, Colorado

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Welcome to Walden ...

The town of Walden is located in Jackson County<1> (at the time of its founding, Walden was located in Larimer County) and is the County Seat for Jackson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Walden has a population of 613 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Walden, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated December 2, 1890.

Walden is 8,090 feet [2,466 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Walden is about 1½ mile [or ~2½ km] above sea level.

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

Walden is within the (970) area code.

The ZIP code for Walden: 80480<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Walden had an population of 613 people. This is an increase of 0.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Walden had a population of 608 people (or 43.62% of the total population of Jackson County). This makes Walden the county's most populous community.

The population of Walden represents 0.01% of the total population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 185th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 608 people, the population of Walden decreased 17.17% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 734 people).

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

Communities Also Named Walden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Walden - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York (2), North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Oregon, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont and Virginia.

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

Communities near Walden ...

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

  • Cowdrey [Jackson County]
  • Higho [Jackson County]
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    • Higho [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Walden
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Higho. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
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  • Northgate [Jackson County]
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    • Northgate [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Walden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northgate have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hebron [Jackson County] - Historic
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    • Hebron [Jackson County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Walden
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    • Kings Canyon [Jackson County]
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      • Kings Canyon [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Walden
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    • Coalmont [Jackson County]
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      • Coalmont [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Walden
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    • Gould [Jackson County] - Historic
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      • Gould [Jackson County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Walden
    • Rand [Jackson County]
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      • Rand [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Walden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rand have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rand<6>
    • Spicer [Jackson County] - Historic
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      • Spicer [Jackson County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southwest of Walden
    • Old Homestead [Jackson County]
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      • Old Homestead [Jackson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the south of Walden
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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 Walden. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Walden.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Walden. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Walden.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Walden ...

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

Adding Walden to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Colorado

About Jackson County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Walden. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Jackson, 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 Walden.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Walden - 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 Walden). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Walden 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 from Point A (ie- Walden) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Walden. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WaldenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7315, Longitude: -106.2821    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<8>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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