Dacono, Colorado

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Dacono, Colorado
City of Dacono[1]
The Dacono City Hall
The Dacono City Hall
Location of the City of Dacono in Weld County, Colorado
Location of the City of Dacono in Weld County, Colorado
Dacono is located in the United States
Dacono
Dacono
Location of the City of Dacono in the United States
Coordinates: 40°03′49″N 104°56′48″W / 40.063521°N 104.946804°W / 40.063521; -104.946804Coordinates: 40°03′49″N 104°56′48″W / 40.063521°N 104.946804°W / 40.063521; -104.946804[3]
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyWeld County[2]
CityDacono[1]
Settled1901
IncorporatedSeptember 23, 1908[4]
Government
 • TypeHome rule municipality[1]
Area
 • Total8.796 sq mi (22.782 km2)
 • Land8.790 sq mi (22.766 km2)
 • Water0.006 sq mi (0.016 km2)
Elevation5,030 ft (1,533 m)
Population
 • Total6,297
 • Density716/sq mi (276/km2)
 • Metro
328,981 (156th)
 • CSA
3,623,560 (17th)
 • Front Range
5,055,344
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP code[7]
80514
Area code(s)303
FIPS code08-19080
GNIS feature ID0180837
Websitewww.cityofdacono.com

The City of Dacono is a home rule municipality located in Weld County, Colorado, United States.[1] The city population was 6,297 at the 2020 United States Census, an increase of +51.66% since the 2010 United States Census.[5] Dacono is a part of the Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor.

History[edit]

The city name's is an amalgamation of the names of Daisy Baum, Cora Van Vorhies, and Nora Brooks.[8] Dacono was first settled in 1901, and early settlers moved there to work in the coal mines.[9] The city was incorporated in 1908.[10]

Geography[edit]

Dacono is located at 40°4′33″N 104°56′43″W / 40.07583°N 104.94528°W / 40.07583; -104.94528 (40.075772, -104.945353).[11]

At the 2020 United States Census, the town had a total area of 5,630 acres (22.782 km2) including 4 acres (0.016 km2) of water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910180
1920172−4.4%
193027559.9%
19402967.6%
1950258−12.8%
196030217.1%
197036019.2%
19802,321544.7%
19902,228−4.0%
20003,01535.3%
20104,15237.7%
20206,29751.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 3,015 people, 1,087 households, and 756 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,103.0 people per square mile (426.4/km2). There were 1,136 housing units at an average density of 415.6 per square mile (160.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 77.05% White, 0.43% African American, 0.96% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 17.98% from other races, and 2.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 32.04% of the population.

There were 1,087 households, out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.32.[citation needed]

In the city, the population was spread out, with 29.2% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.[13]

The median income for a household in the city was $38,854, and the median income for a family was $42,659. Males had a median income of $29,899 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,368. About 3.6% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest[edit]

Dacono is home to the Colorado National Speedway.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Local Government. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  2. ^ "Colorado Counties". State of Colorado, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Local Government. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  3. ^ "2014 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Places". United States Census Bureau. July 1, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  4. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02.
  5. ^ a b c d "Decennial Census P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data". United States Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce. August 12, 2021. Retrieved September 7, 2021.
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 4, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2007.
  8. ^ Dawson, John Frank. Place names in Colorado: why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 16.
  9. ^ "Dacono History". City of Dacono Colorado. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
  10. ^ "Dacono, Colorado". City-Data.com. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  13. ^ "Dacono, Colorado Population 2021". worldpopulationreview.com. Retrieved 2020-01-27.

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