The Denver Pacific Railroad constructed their tracks from Cheyenne to the location known as present-day Ault on November 11, 1869. The rail siding was named McCallister, after a railroad official. In the 1880s, it became a cattle-shipping point for the nearby Wyatt Brothers Ranch. After the railroad master, Burghdorf was killed at the crossing, the siding was renamed Burghdorf. In 1898, it was renamed Ault to honor a mule and grain buyer, Alexander Ault, who bought wheat in difficult times, saving many local farmers from bankruptcy. The town of Ault was incorporated in 1904 and is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 85 and Colorado Highway 14 with ranching and farming as its core resources. Ault was the site of a sugar beet dump for the Eaton Sugar Factory between 1913 and 1985. The letters in “AULT” were used as a branding acronym to keep the town name memorable: “A Unique Little Town.”
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Source: Weld County 150, City of Greeley Museums staff, Nancy Lourine Lynch.
- Retail Climate/
- Economic Development/Business Assistance
Ault, also known as the “Gateway to the Pawnee Grasslands,” is conveniently located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 85 and Colorado Highway 14. Ault is just 12 miles north of Greeley and 18 miles due east of Fort Collins with a simple hour drive to Denver International Airport.
Central/West Weld County
With a population estimated to reach 188,466 by 2020, this subregion is the most populous of the county. With 62,236 households and an average median disposable income of $47,649, it’s the retail core and offers an attractive mix of lifestyles from medium-sized cities to small rural communities nestled amongst some of the most productive farmland in the country. The average median household income is $58,272, and the average median house value is $205,872. This subregion offers spectacular mountain views and a quality of life with plenty of outdoor recreation, excellent schools, and easy access to two state universities. Developed commercial and industrial sites abound, and the region has seen numerous employers locate or expand, which has produced a vibrant, growing business sector. The region has excellent east/west access via Colorado Highway 14 and U.S. Highway 34, which connect to Interstate 25 and Interstate 76. U.S. Highway 85 provides north/south access, connecting to Interstate 70 in Denver and Interstate 80 in Wyoming. Main/short line rail access is ample, and Denver International Airport is about an hour away.
Major Highway Access
North/South demand: Interstate 25 and U.S. Highway 85
East/West demand: Colorado Highway 14
|Population 25+ by Educational Attainment, 2016|
|Less than 9th Grade||3.5%|
|9th-12th Grade, No Diploma||9.4%|
|High School Graduate||27.2%|
|Some College, No Degree||26.8%|
|Ault-Highland RE-9 District Statistics
ENROLLMENT BY SCHOOL: 2016-2017
|Highland High School||241|
|STAFFING INFORMATION: 2015-2016|
|Average Teacher Salary, Fall 2014||$39,934.92|
|Average Student/Teacher Ratio||14/1|
|Community College Enrollment Fall 2016|
|Aims Community College|
|All Campus Locations||7,107|
|University Enrollment Fall 2016|
|University of Northern Colorado||12,260|
Key Residential Subdivisions/Home Builders
- Conestoga, Basessler Homes
- Lifestyle & Conestoga, CB Signature Homes
- Continental Supply
Key Traffic Counts
- U.S. Highway 85 & Colorado Highway 14
- Convenience store
- Grocery store
The town of Ault is pro-growth and prepared to handle company needs, and will do what can reasonably be done to reduce development/start-up costs of businesses looking to locate or expand. Ault considers each business, commercial, and industrial opportunity on an individual basis.
For additional information, contact:
Town of Ault
201 1st Street
P.O. Box 1098
Ault, CO 80610