Community Snapshot

  • Population: 103
  • Number of Households: 40 
  • Median Home Value: $290,000
  • Per Capita Income: $26,208
  • Diversity Index: 32.4
  • Sales Tax Rate:
  • Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
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  • Median Disposable Income:
  • Median Age: 43.3
  • High School Graduation Rate:
  • Town Mill Levy:
  • Location: On Colorado Highway 14, 60 miles east of Interstate 25
  • Industries: Agriculture, Oil and Natural Gas, Renewable Energy
  • Raymer is just south of the Pawnee National Grasslands

New Raymer, Colorado

Canopies of Cottonwoods and meadows carpeted with thick grass lured the first homesteaders to the Little Thompson River bottom in the 1860s. In 1873, Lewis Cross set the stage for the valley’s first settlement when he claimed a homestead that would later be on the course of the Colorado Central Railroad. After the line was built in 1877, a cluster of buildings were constructed on the Cross homestead, which was named Berthoud. The name honored Capt. Edward L. Berthoud.

Berthoud’s location on the river bottom proved unsuitable, and in the winter of 1883-84, the town was moved one mile north to a new town site platted by Peter Turner. At that location, the town flourished and became an important agricultural center of southern Larimer County. By the early 1900s, Berthoud sported a bustling business district on Third Street at Massachusetts and Mountain avenues. Agriculture in the Berthoud area also flourished. Farmers diverted water from the Little and Big Thompson rivers into a network of reservoirs and ditches that irrigated the arid uplands. The town grew as merchants and shopkeepers set up businesses to serve farmers and ranchers.

Source: Berthoud’s Beginnings, Berthoud Historical Society President, Mark French.

On Colorado Highway 14, 60 miles east of Interstate 25

Population 25+ by Educational Attainment 2016
Total 72
   Less than 9th Grade  2.8%
   9th-12th Grade, No Diploma 4.2%
   High School Graduate  20.8%
   Some College, No Degree  30.6%
   Associate Degree  11.1%
   Bachelor’s Degree  20.8%
   Graduate/Professional Degree  5.6%

University Enrollment Fall 2016
   University of  Northern Colorado 12,260
   University of Colorado Boulder 30,789
   Colorado State University 33,198

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