Dacono, Colorado

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The City of Dacono is a Home Rule Municipality located in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 3,015 at the 2000 census.

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History

The city name was coined from the first names of three local residents: Daisy Baum, Cora Van Vorhies and Nona (or Nora) Brooks.[5]

Geography

Dacono is located at 40°4′33″N 104°56′43″W / 40.07583°N 104.94528°W / 40.07583; -104.94528 (40.075772, -104.945353)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²) of it is land and 0.37% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 3,015 people, 1,087 households, and 756 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,103.0 people per square mile (426.4/km²). There were 1,136 housing units at an average density of 415.6/sq mi (160.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.05% White, 0.43% African American, 0.96% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 17.98% from other races, and 2.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.04% of the population.

There were 1,087 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

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