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Facts & Figures

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

Top Ten Major Employers:

According to Longmont Economic Development Partnership     

  • SVVSD, City of Longmont, Seagate, West Safety Services, Longmont United Hosp, UC Health, FAA, McLane Western, Circle Graphics, Crocs, GE Oil & Gas (#11)

St. Vrain Valley Schools 
City of Longmont 
Seagate Technology 
West, Safety Services Division
Longmont United Hospital 
UC Health/Longs Peak Hospital 
Federal Aviation Administration 
McLane Western 
Circle Graphics 

Churches: 50+

Parks: Over 192 acres

Museums: 3

Public Schools:

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

Fun Facts:

  • 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 store opened by James Cash "J.C." Penney.  
  • Site of the first public library in the state of Colorado