Nunn, Colorado

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Nunn is a Statutory Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 471 at the 2000 census. The town is small rural agricultural community located on the Colorado Eastern Plains north of Greeley. Somewhat isolated, it is surrounded by flat cultivated countryside of the Colorado Piedmont in area historically known for raising cattle, sheep, sugar beets, beans and potatoes. The town was founded as a shipping point on the Denver Pacific Railroad in the late 19th century and today sits along the western side of U.S. Highway 85 between Greeley and Cheyenne, Wyoming. It consists of a small grid of single-family homes on gravel streets. The town has suffered a decline in both its economy and population beginning in the middle 20th century, and today the former storefronts along Logan Street parallel to the highway are largely boarded up. The remaining industry in town consists of a grain elevator and a cafe, as well as several industrial farm facilities on the outskirts of town. A major landmark is a large water tower emblazoned with the words "watch Nunn grow". The remaining economic activity has largely shifted southward to the towns of Pierce and Ault. The town also has a town park and a municipal hall.



Nunn is located at 40°42′14″N 104°46′51″W / 40.70389°N 104.78083°W / 40.70389; -104.78083.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 471 people, 158 households, and 118 families residing in the town. The population density was 266.7 people per square mile (102.7/km²). There were 174 housing units at an average density of 98.5/sq mi (38.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 78.98% White, 0.42% African American, 1.91% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 14.86% from other races, and 3.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.84% of the population.

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