Community Snapshot

  • Population: 26,662
  • Number of Households: 9,543
  • Median Household Income: $88,472
  • Per Capita Income: $42,066
  • Median Home Value: $418,835
  • Diversity Index: 29.1
  • Median Age: 39.1
  • Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
  • Labor Force: 14,948
  • HS+ Graduate Rate: 97.2%
  • Sales Tax Rate: 3.95%
  • Town Mill Levy Rate: 12.030

Windsor, Colorado

From the early 1860s, farmers and ranchers were settling near the Cache la Poudre River. Settlements at what became Windsor were named Cache La Poudre or West Poudre Settlement (1859), Halfway House (the 1860s), Hiltonville (1873), Wellers (1878), London and New London (1882), and Hollister (1882). With the completion of the Greeley Salt Lake and Pacific Railroad between Fort Collins and Greeley in 1881, landowner and founder Edward Hollister began mapping lots for this townsite.

Research shows that the likely origin of the name is from Hollister’s hometown of Windsor, New York. The town of Windsor was platted and named in 1882, then incorporated as a town in Weld County in 1890. Agriculture remained the economic center in Windsor.

Sugar Company’s factory opened and doubled in size by 1909. Prior to World War I (1914-1918), all sugar beet seeds were imported from Germany. When war with Germany seemed likely, local sugar beet farmers began successfully producing their own sugar beet seeds. In the late 1940s, Windsor farmers began growing cucumbers for pickling for the Heinz Company. By 1952, Windsor delivered more pickles than any other station east of the Rocky Mountains.

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

Source: Weld County 150, City of Greeley Museums staff, Nancy Lourine Lynch.


The Town of Windsor is a rapidly developing unique community located in the heart of northern Colorado. It is situated between the mountains and the plains, where the open sky meets towering peaks. From one center of town to the other, we are 15 miles from Greeley and 17 miles from Fort Collins.

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 connects 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 392


Denver International Airport: From the center of town, Windsor is within an hour’s drive.

Greeley/Weld County Airport: From the center of town, Windsor is a 25-minute drive.

Fort Collins/Loveland Airport: From the center of town, Windsor is a 15-minute drive.

Key Retailers

My Favorite Things
414 Main Street
Windsor, Colorado 80550
(970) 686-2822

We are a part of your neighborhood, providing the freshest ingredients and more ways to save. Because Safeway offers more than groceries. We offer Ingredients for life.
1535 Main Street
Windsor, Colorado 80550
(970) 674-1177

Manweiler Hardware, Inc.
418 Main Street
Windsor, Colorado 80550
(970) 686-9934

Li’l Flower Shop
417 Main Street
Windsor, Colorado 80550
(970) 686-2400

Knowledge Bound
1290 Main Street
Windsor, Colorado 80550
(970) 674-2997

Imagine More
1530 Main Street, Unit C
Windsor, Colorado 80550
(970) 460-0536

Windsor Armory
Windsor’s finest firearms and training store. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Family friendly. Let us help with your family’s firearms needs.
1525 Main Street, Suite B-2
Windsor, Colorado 80550
(970) 460-9313

Manweiler Appliance, Inc.
Northern Colorado Appliance Sales and Service
414-B Main Street
Windsor, Colorado 80550
(970) 674-0676

Russell Cellular / Verizon Wireless
1540 Main Street, Suite 200
Windsor, Colorado 80550
(970) 305-1292

Heroes and Horrors Games
1215 Main Street, Unit B
Windsor, Colorado 80550
(970) 833-5128

Windsor ACE Hardware
1245 Main Street
Windsor, Colorado 80550
(970) 686-1470

Spokes, Inc.
427 Main Street
Windsor, Colorado 80550
(970) 686-9275

1480 Main Street
Windsor, Colorado 80550
(970) 686-0838

King Soopers
1550 Main Street
Windsor, Colorado 80550
(970) 674-2830

Uncorked Wine & Spirits
1345 Water Valley Pkwy. Suite 100
Windsor, Colorado 80550
(970) 674-2861

K & W Printing, Inc.
212in Street
Windsor, CO 80550-5129
(970) 686-9191

NOCO Paint & Design
1490 Main Street Suite B
Windsor, CO 80550

Bespoke Edge
1298 Main Street # 4223
Windsor, Colorado 80550
(970) 231-4588

Elite Awards & Trophies
225 Cattail Bay
Windsor, Colorado 80550
(970) 686-6771

AEI Studio and Gifts, LLC
503 Main Street
Windsor, Colorado 80550

Key Traffic Counts

Unique Needs/Opportunities 

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Population 25+ by Educational Attainment, 2016
Total 15,040
Less than 9th Grade 1.2%
9th-12th Grade, No Diploma 2.2%
High School Graduate 17.0%
Some College, No Degree 21.1%
Associate Degree 11.6%
Bachelor’s Degree 28.1%
Graduate/Professional Degree 16.1%
Windsor RE-4  School District
Elementary Schools
Grandview Elementary 486
Mountain View Elementary 425
Range View Elementary 699
Skyview Elementary 376
Tozer Elementary 450
Middle Schools
Severance Middle School 530
Windsor Middle School 643
High Schools
Windsor High School 1,385
Charter Schools
Windsor Charter Academy Elementary School 1021
Windsor Charter Academy Middle and Early College High School 1021
Windsor RE-4 School District
Average Teacher Salary $48,172.18
Average Student/Teacher Ratio 17.78/1
Community College Enrollment Fall 2016
   Aims Community College
        All Campus Locations 7,107
   Front Range Community College
        Larimer County Campus 5,321
University Enrollment Fall 2016
   University of Northern Colorado 12,260
   Colorado State University 33,198

Key Residential Subdivisions 



  • Winter Farm is located on the Northeast side of Windsor.
  • HighPointe Estates is centrally located in the heart of Northern Colorado off of County Highway 13 in Windsor.
  • The Ridge at Harmony Road is located on the Northwest side of Windsor.
  • Water Valley is conveniently located at Crossroads Blvd and Hwy 257 in Windsor.


Median Home Value





The Town of Windsor’s Economic Development Department exists to diversify, grow, and strengthen the local Windsor economy. Main objectives are to expand the primary employment base and secure retail and service opportunities for residents and industries.

For additional information, contact:

Town of Windsor
Stacy Johnson
Economic Development Director
301 Walnut Street
Windsor, CO 80550
Phone: (970) 674-2414