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Longmont Facts & Figures

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

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

  • Established: 1871
  • Population: approximately 94,000

Geographical Info:

  • Elevation: 4,942 feet above sea level
  • Days of Sunshine: Over 300
  • County: Boulder
  • 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: 45 miles
  • Longs Peak: 37 miles
  • Roosevelt National Forest: 38 miles
  • Denver, CO: 37 miles
  • Boulder, CO: 12 miles

Attractions and Accommodations

  • Hotels: 15
  • Restaurants: 150+
  • Locally-owned Shops: 50+
  • Breweries: 11
  • Distilleries: 4
  • Cidery: 1
  • Art Galleries: 9+
  • Art in Public Places: 75+
  • Symphonies: 1
  • Movie Theaters: 1
  • Bike Shops and Rentals: 4
  • Fly shops, fly-fishing guides, etc.: 1
  • Waterways, Lakes, and Reservoirs: 30+ within a 10 mile radius

Top Ten Major Employers

According to Longmont Economic Development Partnership

St. Vrain Valley Schools – 4727

Seagate Technology – 1539

Longmont United Hospital – 1273

City of Longmont – 818

West, Safety Services Division – 746

Circle Graphics – 631

DigitalGlobe – 514

Federal Aviation Administration – 445

McLane Western – 433

Crocs – 351

Churches: 50+

Parks: 35+

Museums: 2

Public Schools

  • Elementary Schools: 25
  • Middle Schools: 11
  • High Schools: 9
  • Alternative Schools: 3
  • Community Colleges: 3
  • Charter Schools: 6

Tidbits

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