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Longmont Facts & Figures

Longmont Colorado is a place to visit in Colorado with breweries, music, and high-tech

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Origin of Name: Named for Stephen Long, Western explorer. His namesake “Longs Peak,” combined with “mont” (French for “mountain”) = Longmont

  • Established: 1871
  • Population: approximately 95,000

Geographical Info:

  • Elevation: 4,942 feet above sea level
  • Days of Sunshine: 250
  • County: Boulder & Weld
  • Land area: 22 square miles
  • Zip codes: 80501, 80503 and 80504
  • GPS Coordinates: 40.171583°N 105.109085°W

Miles to Popular Travel Destinations:

  • Rocky Mountain National Park & Estes Park: 31 miles
  • Longs Peak: 37 miles
  • Roosevelt National Forest: 38 miles
  • Denver, CO: 36 miles
  • Boulder, CO: 16 miles
  • Fort Collins, CO: 30 miles

Attractions and Accommodations

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Locally-owned Shops
  • Breweries
  • Distilleries
  • Cidery
  • Art Galleries
  • Art in Public Places
  • Symphonies
  • Movie Theaters
  • Bike Shops and Rentals
  • Fly shops, fly-fishing guides, etc
  • Waterways, Lakes, and Reservoirs

Top Ten Major Employers

According to Longmont Economic Development Partnership

St. Vrain Valley Schools – 3543

City of Longmont – 1625

Seagate Technology – 1379

Longmont United Hospital – 862

West, Safety Services Division – 674

UC Health/Longs Peak Hospital – 618

Circle Graphics – 560

McLane Western – 446

Federal Aviation Administration – 444

Crocs – 375

GE Oil & Gas – 250

Churches: 50+

Parks: 35+

Museums: 2

Public Schools

  • Elementary Schools: 24
  • Middle Schools: 9
  • High Schools: 8
  • Alternative Schools: 3
  • Community Colleges: 3
  • Charter Schools: 6

Tidbits

  • Home of Vance Brand, US Astronaut
  • Home of Kristen Schaal, actress
  • Home of Greg Biekert, professional football player (retired) for the Oakland Raiders and Minnesota Vikings
  • Site of first “JC Penney” store
  • Site of the first public library in the state of Colorado