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Town of Gilcrest, Colorado
Statutory Town
Entering Gilcrest from the south on U.S. Route 85.
Entering Gilcrest from the south on U.S. Route 85.
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Weld
Incorporated (town) March 18, 1912
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 4,754 ft (1,449 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,162
 • Density 1,660/sq mi (611.6/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80623 (PO Box)
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-29955
GNIS feature ID 0204696

The Town of Gilcrest is a Statutory Town located in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 1,162 at the 2000 census.

A post office called Gilcrest has been in operation since 1907. The community has the name of W. K. Gilcrest, a businessperson in the banking industry.

Geography

Gilcrest is located at 40°16′59″N 104°46′44″W / 40.28306°N 104.77889°W / 40.28306; -104.77889 (40.283190, -104.778780).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 222
1930 324 45.9%
1940 352 8.6%
1950 429 21.9%
1960 357 −16.8%
1970 382 7.0%
1980 1,025 168.3%
1990 1,084 5.8%
2000 1,162 7.2%
2010 1,034 −11.0%
Est. 2015 1,083 4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,162 people, 329 households, and 271 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,559.9 people per square mile (606.3/km²). There were 346 housing units at an average density of 464.5 per square mile (180.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 62.74% White, 0.34% African American, 1.72% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 32.19% from other races, and 2.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 54.91% of the population.

There were 329 households out of which 52.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.7% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.53 and the average family size was 3.86.

In the town, the population was spread out with 36.1% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 109.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,625, and the median income for a family was $45,750. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $21,726 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,863. About 9.3% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.6% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.

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