Firestone, Colorado

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Firestone is a Statutory Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 1,908 at the 2000 census.

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History

The town was named for Jacob Firestone, a landowner.[6]

Geography

Firestone is located at 40°7′53″N 104°56′10″W / 40.13139°N 104.93611°W / 40.13139; -104.93611 (40.131295, -104.935990)[7], or about 30 miles north of Denver.

According to the United States Census Bureau in 2000, the town has a total area of 5.4 square miles (13.9 km²), of which, 5.3 square miles (13.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.74%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,908 people, 621 households, and 503 families residing in the town. The population density was 357.1 people per square mile (138.0/km²). There were 664 housing units at an average density of 124.3/sq mi (48.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 83.65% White, 0.42% African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 11.48% from other races, and 2.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.67% of the population.

There were 621 households in 2000 out of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.8% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 13.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.41.

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