Community Snapshot

  • Population: 1,231
  • Number of Households: 384
  • Median Household Income: $55,165
  • Per Capita Income: $24,472
  • Median Home Value: $290,267
  • Diversity Index: 69.3
  • Median Age: 36.2
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.7%
  • Labor Force: 530
  • HS+ Graduate Rate: 81.8%
  • Sales Tax Rate: 4.0%
  • Town Mill Levy Rate: 31.586

Gilcrest, Colorado

Welcome to the Town of Gilcrest, a friendly vibrant community located in central Weld County along the Highway 85 corridor. We are a progressive community that provides a great quality of life while maintaining a small town atmosphere.

The Town’s mission is to provide quality services that promote the health, safety, and well-being of its citizens.

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Gilcrest is a centrally located small farming community just 10 miles south of Greeley on U.S. Highway 85, 30 miles north of the Denver Metro area.

Central 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: U.S. Highway 85
East/West demand: 10 miles south of U.S. Highway 34

Population 25+ by Educational Attainment, 2016
Total 688
Less than 9th Grade 10.8%
9th-12th Grade, No Diploma 15.1%
High School Graduate 26%
Some College, No Degree 20.9%
Associate Degree 6.2%
Bachelor’s Degree 10.9%
Graduate/Professional Degree 4.1%
Weld County RE-1 School District
Gilcrest Elementary 177
North Valley Middle 261
South Valley Middle 203
Valley High School 550
Weld County RE-1 School District
Average Teacher Salary, Fall 2014 $46,176.17
Average Student/Teacher Ratio 14.42/1
Community College Enrollment Fall 2016
   Aims Community College
        All Campus Locations 7,107
University Enrollment Fall 2016
   University of Northern Colorado 12,260

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The town of Gilcrest 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. Gilcrest considers each business, commercial, and industrial opportunity on an individual basis.

For additional information, contact:

Town of Gilcrest
304 8th Street
P.O. Box 128
Gilcrest, CO 80623
Phone: (970) 737-2426