Community Snapshot

  • Population: 5,848
  • Number of Households: 2,008
  • Median Household Income: $60,028
  • Per Capita Income: $25,341
  • Median Home Value: $238,538
  • Diversity Index: 68.6
  • Median Age: 35.5
  • Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
  • Labor Force: 3,038
  • HS+ Graduate Rate: 84.4%
  • Sales Tax Rate: 3.0%
  • Town Mill Levy Rate: 25.332

“Land of Opportunity”

Dacono, Colorado

Small town friendly. Big city connections.
Established in 1908, we are a friendly community with small-town charm. While we are ready to transform and embrace growth, we intend to maintain our core values. We are a place where neighbors are friends, and friends are family. We are a close-knit, growing and vibrant community. Throughout our 109-year history, a lot has changed, and a 21st century Dacono finds itself with great anticipation, in the heart of a thriving Colorado economy and in the midst of one of Colorado’s fastest-growing counties. We have just adopted our “Dacono Forward 2017 Comprehensive Plan” that will guide our community into the future with great thought, passion, and intention.

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We are right around the corner

Centrally located and adjacent to I-25 we are 10 miles north of Denver, 44 miles south of Fort Collins, 28 miles northwest of Denver International Airport (DIA) and 21 miles northeast of Boulder. A quick trip all the way around for work, travel, shopping, entertainment, arts, culture, recreation and school.

South Weld County

With a population estimated to reach 82,435 by 2020, the southern region of Weld County has experienced some of its fastest growth recently. Offering an attractive small town/rural quality of life with abundant new homes, excellent schools, and majestic mountain views, the region is strategically located just north of metro Denver and east of Boulder, which has fueled booming residential growth. With 23,764 households who have an average median disposable income of $55,028, the region is poised to see continued growth. The average median household income is $68,011, the average median home value is $243,539, and the subregion offers a wide range of educational opportunities, sports venues, and recreation. Commercial and industrial sites are available, and large tracts of undeveloped land provide the opportunity for future growth. East/west access is provided by Colorado Highway 52, which connects to Interstate 76 and Interstate 25. North/south access is provided by Interstate 25 and U.S. Highway 85, which connects to Interstate 70 in Denver and Interstate 80 in Wyoming. Denver International Airport is 20-30 minutes away.



Denver International Airport: 30-minute drive

Major Highway Access-

North/South demand: Interstate 25, 6 miles west of U.S. Highway 85

East/West demand: ExpressToll Highway 470, Colorado Highway 52

Population 25+ by Educational Attainment, 2016
Total 3,244
Less than 9th Grade 9%
9th-12th Grade, No Diploma 7.1%
High School Graduate 29.9%
Some College, No Degree 21.6%
Associate Degree 9.2%
Bachelor’s Degree 9.7%
Graduate/Professional Degree 1.6%


District Data | Public School Districts
Dacono has two highly rated public school districts. They offer comprehensive curricula that provide outstanding educational opportunities for all students. Commitment to excellence is evident both in the quality of the faculty and the achievement levels of the students.

Weld County School District Re-8

  • Enrollment of over 2,500 students
  • Two elementary, one middle school, one high school, and one neighborhood magnet school

St. Vrain Valley School District

  • Vrain Valley School District is the educational home of more than 32,000 of Colorado’s students.
  • The seventh largest school district in the state, St. Vrain Valley operates 53 schools that are spread over 411 square miles.
  • The makeup of the schools include: 1 Stand Alone Preschool, 26 Elementary, 2 K-8, 7 Middle, 1 Middle/Senior, 8 High, 1 Alternative, and 6 Charter.
  • Vrain high schools continue to rank locally and nationally according to the recent U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best High Schools Rankings.
Average Teacher Salary, Fall 2015 $48,675.75
Average Student/Teacher Ratio 17.93/1
Average Teacher Salary, Fall 2015 $45,678.61
Average Student/Teacher Ratio 15.5/1
Community College Enrollment
   Aims Community College
        All Campus Locations 7,107
   Front Range Community College
        Boulder County Campus 5,406
        Larimer County Campus 5,321
University Enrollment
   University of Northern Colorado 12,260
   University of Colorado Boulder 30,789
   Colorado State University 33,198

Key Residential Subdivisions/Home Builders

  • Sweetgrass (KB Home)
  • Sharpe Farms (LGI Homes)
  • Eagle Meadow (Tamrick Homes-custom)

Median Home Value

The City of Dacono works to enhance the city’s quality of life through the creation and preservation of healthy businesses and good jobs. We want to accomplish this mission by working with companies that are looking to start a new business, expand an existing business, or relocate a business to Dacono. If you are considering relocating, expanding, or starting a new business, consider Dacono, Colorado.

The City of Dacono is dedicated to achieving the highest quality of development, infrastructure, and quality of life for its citizens. These goals are met, in part, through the enhancement and expansion of the local economy. Because of the inherent competition between localities for new businesses and jobs, the City recognizes that incentives are sometimes necessary to allow a community to reach its full economic potential.

The City has an adopted business assistance policy which is followed to establish standards and guidelines that will govern the granting of financial incentives to facilitate economic growth. These guidelines are predicated on the belief that the City has an interest in taking positive action to maximize its long-term financial capacity while responding to the service demands of both new and existing development without placing a disproportionate tax burden on residents.
Click here to view the Business Assistance Policy

For additional information, contact:


City of Dacono
Jennifer Krieger, AICP
512 Cherry St.
Dacono, CO 80514
Ph: 303-833-2317 





Key Retailers

  • Furniture Row (home furnishings)
  • Sharpe Oil Fields Services (oil and gas support services)
  • Kum & Go (convenience retail)

Key Traffic Counts

Unique Needs/Opportunities

  • Commercial and retail development. Excellent Interstate 25 Front Range opportunities available.