Community Snapshot

  • Population: 462
  • Number of Households: 186
  • Median Household Income: $75,182
  • Per Capita Income: $31,785
  • Median Home Value: $430,952
  • Diversity Index: 34.7
  • Median Age: 44.6
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
  • Labor Force: 238
  • HS+ Graduate Rate: 91%
  • Sales Tax Rate: 2.0%
  • Town Mill Levy Rate: 13.810

“Watch Us Grow”

Nunn, Colorado

The area directly west of present-day Nunn was called Maynard Flats, named after Adjunct General Joseph S. Maynard, American Civil War veteran and Weld County pioneer. In 1869, the Denver Pacific Railroad built their rail line from Cheyenne to Denver adjacent to Maynard Flats. During the early 1900s, an influx of homesteaders inspired Cheyenne real estate agents to build a real estate office on the Nunn site, and a town developed there.

For the town plat in 1906, the first name selected was Maynard. However, a railroad foreman preferred to name it for Tom Nunn, a local homesteader who saved a train by flagging it down after he discovered a bridge on fire about a mile north of Pierce. The town of Nunn was incorporated in 1908 and, as of 2009, agriculture remains the primary economic force in the surrounding community of approximately 470 residents. The High Plains Historical Society maintains the Northern Drylanders Museum in Nunn.

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


Nunn is just south of the Ponnequin Wind Farm. It is a close-knit agricultural community just 11 miles east of Interstate 25 and 31 miles south of Cheyenne, WY.

North Weld County

Home to the Pawnee National Grasslands, this subregion is the most rural in the county with an estimated municipal population of less than 1,000. However, it’s become one of the most important energy regions for both oil/gas development and wind farms. It’s also an important farming and livestock grazing area. East/west access through the region is provided by Colorado Highway 14 which intersects with U.S. Highway 85 and Interstate 25.

Major Highway Access

North/South demand: U.S. Highway 85
East/West demand: Colorado Highway 14

Population 25+ by Educational Attainment, 2016
Total 335
Less than 9th Grade 1.5%
9th-12th Grade, No Diploma 4.8%
High School Graduate 30.1%
Some College, No Degree 23.9%
Associate Degree 12.2%
Bachelor’s Degree 16.7%
Graduate/Professional Degree 3.3%
Weld RE-9 District Statistics
Highland Elementary 401
Highland Middle 216
Highland High School 241
Average Teacher Salary $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 2106
   University of Northern Colorado 12,260

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

For additional information, contact:

Town of Nunn

185 Lincoln Avenue
P.O. Box 171
Nunn, CO 80648

Phone: 970-897-2385