46th Fastest Growing County In the Nation
Weld County, Colorado
Weld County is the 46th fastest growing county in America
based on percent of growth between January 2000 and July 2006
for all counties that began the period with more than ten thousand inhabitants, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau
Weld County which was founded in 1861, grew in population to
180,861 by the year 2000. In the six years that marked the
beginning of the 21st Century, the county increased the number
of residents by 31 percent bringing the estimated total
population in July 2006 to 236,857.
The astounding growth of the last six years has made Weld
County the number 2 fastest growing county in the Centennial
State of Colorado and the 46th fastest in the nation.
It is difficult to determine how the growth may have affected
the value of homes in the area but in 2000 the median cost for
a home within the 3,993 square mile jurisdiction of Weld
County was $140,400.