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Town of Mead, Colorado
Main Street in Mead.
Main Street in Mead.
A little town with a big future
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
Platted February 16, 1906
Incorporated (town) March 17, 1908
 • Type Statutory Town
 • Total 4.4 sq mi (11.5 km2)
 • Land 4.3 sq mi (11.2 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
5,003 ft (1,525 m)
 • Total 3,405
 • Density 458.4/sq mi (175.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-49600
GNIS feature ID 0202568
Website Town of Mead

The Town of Mead is a Statutory Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 3405 at the 2010 United States Census.


A post office called Mead has been in operation since 1907. The town was named after Dr. Martin S. Mead, a pioneer settler.


Mead is located at 40°13′29″N 104°59′19″W / 40.22472°N 104.98861°W / 40.22472; -104.98861 (40.224781, -104.988573). It sits approximately 35 miles north of the State Capitol in Denver.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11 km2), of which, 4.3 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (2.71%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 114
1920 145 27.2%
1930 152 4.8%
1940 191 25.7%
1950 186 −2.6%
1960 192 3.2%
1970 195 1.6%
1980 356 82.6%
1990 456 28.1%
2000 2,017 342.3%
2010 3,405 68.8%
Est. 2015 4,476 31.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,405 people, 1,215 housing units (1,164 occupied), and 573 families residing in the town. The population density was 468.2 people per square mile (180.7/km²). There were 663 housing units at an average density of 153.9 per square mile (59.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.69% White, 0.15% African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 1.83% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.94% of the population.

There were 641 households out of which 52.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.2% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.5% were non-families. 7.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the town, the population was spread out with 34.8% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 35.7% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 4.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $79,298, and the median income for a family was $81,433. Males had a median income of $55,455 versus $32,596 for females. The per capita income for the town was $31,483. About 0.7% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

In the media

The film Die Hard 2 used locations in Mead for filming including the Historic Highlandlake Church and the surrounding land which served as the base of operations for the villains who take over Dulles International Airport. During filming, the rear of the church was actually used as the front for exterior filming and a false front was built. Interiors of the church were shot on a soundstage.

Also Rachel Crow from The X Factor Season 1, is from Mead, Colorado.

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