Weld County offers a talented and diverse labor force in the right environment for business to thrive.


Weld County (Greeley MSA) population growth ranks as the 4th fastest growing MSA in the nation from 2015 to 2016, up from 6th the previous year. (US Census Bureau, 3/2017)

Weld County’s workforce is reported at 147,984, but this figure only tells part of the story. Due to good highway access, workers routinely commute throughout the area, suggesting that the actual labor shed available to employers is significantly larger than the reported figure. Covering almost 4,000 square miles, Weld County has 3 separate labor sheds to support your business.

Industry Supersector Data Table for Weld County, Colorado, compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Workforce Data


Weld County offers a diverse population. Its workforce in the range of 25 to 64 years of age is 137,382 people, which is 48% of the total population. There is a large manual labor force, a large number of people in the trades, and a well-educated sector due to the number of higher education institutes in the area.

Weld County Quick Facts
Total population 284,876
Number of households 103,362
Median Household income $69,434
Unemployment rate 2.5%
Population growth rate from 2010 to 2016 12%
Percentage of people over 25 with a high school education 87.1%
Percentage of people over 25 with a college degree 25.9%

Demographic Data

Total Population