Community Snapshot

  • Population: 1,253
  • Number of Households: 482
  • Median Household Income: $70,224
  • Per Capita Income: $33,256
  • Median Home Value: $245,147
  • Diversity Index: 36.9
  • Median Age: 37.1
  • Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
  • Labor Force: 563
  • HS+ Graduate Rate: 80.4%
  • Sales Tax Rate: 3.0%
  • Town Mill Levy Rate: 22.000

Keenesburg, Colorado

Keene Station, named for local homesteader Les Keene, was built along the Burlington-Missouri River Railroad line in 1882. Station business was primarily shipping from yearly cattle drives. In 1906, the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad built a depot at Keene and requested a post office. In 1907, the post office was established, but to keep it from being confused with Keene, Nebraska, its name was changed to Keenesburg. Most of Keenesburg’s residents raised livestock or were dry land farmers. Keenesburg was incorporated in 1919 and grew to support a newspaper, the Keene Valley Sun, in 1924.

By the end of the 1920s, the Henrylyn Irrigation System was completed. In the early 1930s, irrigation wells were dug, allowing Keenesburg farmers to produce more from their crops.

For Keenesburg pre-searched real estate please select the property search tab to the right.


Located along the growing Interstate 76 corridor with Denver International Airport just 20 miles away, we are a flourishing community that is rich in community involvement and agricultural traditions. We offer small town living with the convenience of all of the amenities nearby.

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.


Major Highway Access

North/South demand: 16 miles west of U.S. Highway 85

East/West demand: Interstate 76 and Colorado Highway 52


Denver International Airport: 30-minute drive

Greeley/Weld County Airport: 30-minute drive


Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)

Population 25+ by Educational Attainment, 2016
Total 793
Less than 9th Grade 9.5%
9th-12th Grade, No Diploma 7.3%
High School Graduate 29.6%
Some College, No Degree 30.3%
Associate Degree 8.3%
Bachelor’s Degree 9.3%
Graduate/Professional Degree 2.8%
Keenesburg RE-3J School District
Hoff Elementary  247
Weld Central Middle School  650
Weld Central High School  650
Cardinal Community Academy  173
Keenesburg RE-3J School District
Average Teacher Salary $42,009.94
Average Student/Teacher Ratio 16.13/1
Community College Enrollment Fall 2016
   Aims Community College
        All Campus Locations 7,107
   Front Range Community College
        Brighton Campus 5,406
University Enrollment Fall 2016
   University of Northern Colorado 12,260
   Metropolitan State University 22,316

Key Home Builders

  • Troy Armstrong
  • Dale Boehner Builders

Key Residential Subdivisions

  • Fair Meadows Subdivision
Median Home Value





Key Retailers

  • Family Dollar
  • Market Street Mart
  • Keene Auto Supply
  • Keene Market

Key Traffic Counts

  • Interstate 76

Unique Needs/Opportunities:

Looking for housing, large grocery, restaurants, and a gas station.

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

For additional information, contact:

Town of Keenesburg
140 S. Main Street
P.O. Box 312
Keenesburg, CO 80643

Fax- 303-732-0599