Fort Lupton, Colorado

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The City of Fort Lupton is a Statutory City located in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 6,787 as of the 2000 census.

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History

The city was named for Lieutenant Lancaster Lupton, who built a trading post here.[1]

Geography

Fort Lupton is located at 40°5′6″N 104°48′11″W / 40.085°N 104.80306°W / 40.085; -104.80306 (40.084918, -104.802996)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km²), of which, 4.0 square miles (10.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.00%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,787 people, 2,099 households, and 1,677 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,707.2 people per square mile (658.4/km²). There were 2,132 housing units at an average density of 536.3/sq mi (206.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.34% White, 0.43% African American, 1.36% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 22.65% from other races, and 4.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 47.38% of the population.

There were 2,099 households out of which 48.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 3.62.

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