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Encyclopedia > Longmont, Colorado
Longmont, Colorado
Location in Boulder County and the state of Colorado
Location in Boulder County and the state of Colorado
Country United States
State Colorado
Counties Boulder
Government
 - Mayor Julia Pirnack
Area
 - city  21.8 sq mi (56.4 km²)
 - Land  21.8 sq mi (56.4 km²)
 - Water  0 sq mi (0 km²)
Population (2000)
 - city 71,093
 - Density 3,261.1/sq mi (1,260.5/km²)
Website: http://www.ci.longmont.co.us

The City of Longmont is a home rule municipality located in Boulder County and Weld County, Colorado, United States. Longmont is the 13th most populous city in the State of Colorado. The word "Longmont" comes from Longs Peak, a prominent mountain named for explorer Stephen H. Long that is clearly visible from Longmont, and "mont" from the French word for mountain. The city is located northeast of the county seat of Boulder. In contrast to its better-known neighbor, Longmont has a much more quiet and residential feel, although the city has begun to grow rapidly in recent years, in part as a bedroom community to the more-expensive Boulder and to nearby Denver. Image File history File links Boulder_County_Colorado_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Longmont_Highlighted. ... Boulder County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... List of 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado: Colorado counties Adams County - formed in 1902 from part of Arapahoe county. ... Boulder County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A home rule municipality is a city or town that is granted limited self government under a home rule charter by a state, province, or nation. ... Boulder County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Weld County is the third most extensive and the ninth most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... ^ Active Colorado Municipalities as of September 18, 2006 (HTML). ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Longs Peak (or Longs Peak, see below) is one of the 54 fourteeners in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. ... Stephen Harriman Long (1784 - 1864) was a U.S. army officer and explorer. ... The City of Boulder ( , Mountain Time Zone) is a home rule municipality located in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ...


Also notable, Longmont was declared an "All-America City" by the National Civic League in June 2006. The city was also named number 61 on the 2006 list of the top 100 places to live in the United States by Money Magazine[1]. All-America City Program Logo The All-America City Award is given by the National Civic League annually to ten cities in the United States. ... The National Civic League is an organization founded in 1894 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at a meeting of civic leaders, policy-makers, journalists, and educators (including Theodore Roosevelt, Louis Brandeis, Marshall Field, and Frederick Law Olmsted) to discuss the future of American cities. ... Cover of Money magazine Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ...

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History

Longmont was founded in 1871 by a group of Chicagoans who had decided to found a new town in Colorado. Originally called the Chicago-Colorado Colony, the men sold memberships in the town and with the proceeds purchased the land necessary for the town. As the first planned community in Boulder County, the city streets were laid out in a grid plan in a square mile. The city began to flourish as an agricultural community after the building of the Colorado Central Railroad line arrived northward from Boulder in 1877. In the 1940s the city began to grow beyond these original limits. In the 1960s the federal government located an air-traffic control center in town and IBM built a large plant near the city. As agriculture waned, more high technology has come to the city especially in the computer hard drive industry including companies like Seagate and Maxtor. The downtown along Main Street, once nearly dead during the 1980s, has seen a vibrant revival in the last decade. In the mid 1990s, the south edge of the city became the location of the first New Urbanist project in Colorado, called Prospect New Town, designed by renowned architect Andres Duany. 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... A simple grid plan road map (Windermere, Florida). ... The Colorado Central Railroad was a U.S. railroad company that operated in Colorado and southeastern Wyoming in the late 19th century. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... IBM redirects here. ... Typical hard drives of the mid-1990s. ... Seagate can refer to: Seagate Technology, a high tech manufacturer Seagate, Brooklyn, a community in Brooklyn, USA Seagate, Friends of, the nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded to preserve the historic winter retreat of Gwendolyn and Powel Crosley in Sarasota, Florida, USA Seagate, North Carolina, a community in North Carolina... Maxtor Corporation was an American manufacturer of computer hard disk drives founded in 1982 and acquired by Seagate in 2006. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The New urbanism is an American urban design movement that arose in the early 1980s. ... View south of Tenacity Drive in Prospect New Town showing a mix of aggregate housing and traditional detached homes. ... An architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person who is involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ... Andr s Duany (born September 7, 1949) is a American architect and urban planner. ...

For more information on Longmont's history, see the official City of Longmont history on the city's website.

Geography

Longmont is located at 40°10′18″N, 105°6′33″W (40.171583, -105.109085)GR1. Elevation is about 1525 meters (approx. 5000 feet) above sea level.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 56.5 km² (21.8 mi²). 56.4 km² (21.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.05% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Longmont is an exurb of Denver, on U.S. Highway 287. By 2016, it will be the Route 36 Corridor endpoint for the FasTracks commuter rail network. Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey to travel to New York City A commuter town, is an urban community that is primarily residential, from which most of the workforce commute to a nearby metropolis to earn their livelihood. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... United States Highway 287 is a north-south United States highway. ... FasTracks is a 12-year, $4. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1970 23,209
1980 42,942 85.0%
1990 51,555 20.1%
2000 71,093 37.9%

As of the censusGR2 of 2005, there were 76,181 people, 26,667 households, and 18,453 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,259.7/km² (3,262.3/mi²). There were 27,394 housing units at an average density of 485.4/km² (1,257.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was: The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...

There were 26,667 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.15. An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $51,174, and the median income for a family was $58,037. Males had a median income of $40,978 versus $29,582 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,409. About 5.9% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

According to the Longmont Area Economic Council[2], the top eleven employers in Longmont are:

  • St. Vrain Valley Schools (regional school district) with 3392 employees
  • Seagate Technology with 1605
  • Longmont United Hospital with 1285 employees
  • Amgen with 1183 employees
  • Butterball, LLC formerly ConAgra (which operates a turkey processing plant) with 920 employees
  • City of Longmont with 860 employees
  • Intrado with 697 employees
  • Federal Aviation Administration with 547 employees
  • McLane Western with 545 employees
  • Xilinx with 400 employees
  • Crocs with 400 employees

Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) is a major American manufacturer of hard drives, founded in 1979 and based in Scotts Valley, California. ... Amgen Inc. ... Butterball is a brand of turkey and other poultry products produced by ConAgra Foods, Inc. ... VOIP A provider of Location Based Services for E9-1-1 and commercial applications. ... “FAA” redirects here. ... Xilinx, Inc. ... Crocs Inc. ...

Notable Residents

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Sister cities

Longmont is a sister city of these municipalities: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Longmont, Colorado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (641 words)
In contrast to its better-known neighbor, Longmont has a much more quiet and residential feel, although the city has begun to grow rapidly in recent years, in part as a bedroom community to the more-expensive Boulder and to nearby Denver.
Longmont was founded in 1871 by a group of Chicagoans who had decided to found a new town in Colorado.
Longmont is an exurb of Denver, on U.S. Highway 287.
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