Greeley, Weld County, Colorado

Greeley: City in Colorado


Greeley is a city located in the county of Weld in the U.S. state of Colorado. Its population at the 2010 census was 92,889. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 108,958 inhabitants.

The city was created 154 years ago in 1868.

The city of Greeley is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Weld County, Colorado. The city population was 108,795 at the 2020 United States Census, an increase of 17.12% since the 2010 United States Census. 

Greeley is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and most populous municipality of Weld County, Colorado, United States. Greeley is in the north-central portion of Colorado and is situated 49 miles (79 km) north-northeast of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. It is named after Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune and leader of the Union Pacific Railroad project that connected Kansas City with Denver by rail.

The city was founded as the Union Colony in 1869 as a utopian community based on agriculture. The founders hoped to achieve meritocracy by eliminating conspicuous consumption and improving social status through hard work rather than luck or wealth.

Quick Facts about Greeley

Population : 108,958 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Colorado (United States)
County : Weld County
Phone Area Codes : 970
Water as percent of area : 0.22%
Land as percent of area : 99.78%
Altitude : 4,659 feet / 1420 meters
Capital city : Greeley is capital of Weld County
Establishment : January 01, 1869 (154 years ago)
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 09:58:50 (8th June 2023)
Postal code : 80631
Population growth : 14.75% (2010-2020)
Greeley locator map
Location of Greeley on Colorado map.
Greeley  Colorado Courthouse image
Greeley Colorado Courthouse
Greeley  Colorado Courthouse image


Greeley is located at 40°25'24"N 104°42'33"W (40.4233100, -104.7091300).

Greeley map


The population of Greeley increased by 14.75% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 92,889 - census
2011 94,466 1.67% estimation process
2012 95,597 1.18% estimation process
2013 96,848 1.29% estimation process
2014 99,055 2.23% estimation process
2015 101,763 2.66% estimation process
2016 104,751 2.85% estimation process
2017 106,780 1.9% estimation process
2018 107,475 0.65% estimation process
2019 108,649 1.08% estimation process
2020 108,958 0.28% estimation process

Greeley zip code is 80631. County name: Weld, County fips: 08123

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People born in Greeley (58)

People born in Greeley, including mixed martial artist Shane Carwin, actress Amanda Peterson, musician and clarinetist Andrew D’Angelo, .


  • Jason Smith (American professional basketball player, born 1986) he was born in 02/03/1986
  • Scott Humphries (American tennis player) he was born in 26/05/1976
  • Marguerite Roberts (screenwriter) she was born in 21/09/1905
  • Ruth B. Drown she was born in 01/01/1892
  • Tom Johnson (American composer) he was born in 18/11/1939
  • Marilyn Musgrave (American politician) she was born in 27/01/1949
  • Lawrence H. Gipson (American writer) he was born in 07/12/1880
  • Van Johnson (American racing driver) he was born in 04/02/1927
  • Lee Robbins (Professional basketball player) he was born in 11/02/1922
  • James Francis Abbott (American zoologist (1876-1926)) he was born in 27/09/1876
  • Tom Runnells (American baseball player and coach) he was born in 17/04/1955
  • Kevin Meyer (filmmaker)
  • Alyssa Peterson (United States Army soldier) she was born in 29/02/1976
  • Bill Daniels (American sports executive) he was born in 01/07/1920
  • Bill Welsh (American television announcer) he was born in 25/04/1911
  • Bruce W. Klunder (Presbyterian minister and civil rights activist) he was born in 12/07/1937
  • Carol Mutter (U.S. Marine Corps general) she was born in 17/12/1945
  • Delphus E. Carpenter (American politician) he was born in 13/05/1877

Schools in Greeley

College & universities near Greeley, CO

Code Name City ZIP
127741 University of Northern Colorado Greeley (CO) 80639
449454 Academy of Natural Therapy Inc Greeley (CO) 80631-9441
126207 Aims Community College Greeley (CO) 80634
381699 Cheeks Beauty Academy Loveland (CO) 80538
381866 Healing Arts Institute Fort Collins (CO) 80525-3479

Stations (9)

Amtrak & bus stations near Greeley, CO

Code Name Address Type
FCC Fort Collins, Colorado 250 North Mason St. BUS
LGM Longmont, Colorado 623 Main St. BUS
BLD Boulder, Colorado 30th & Diagonal Highway BUS
CHY Cheyenne, Wyoming 222 Deming Drive BUS
DEB Denver (Bus Station), Colorado 1055 19th Street BUS

Post offices near Greeley

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Greeley Post Office Greeley (CO) 80631
Greeley Post Office Greeley (CO) 80634
Evan Post Office Evans (CO) 80620
Lucern Post Office Lucerne (CO) 80646
La Sall Post Office La Salle (CO) 80645

Other places with the same name (4)

  • Greeley , Nebraska with a population of 549 people.
  • Greeley , Kansas human settlement in Anderson County, Kansas, United States of America with a population of 302 people.
  • Greeley , Iowa human settlement in Delaware County, Iowa, United States of America with a population of 240 people.

Other cities in Weld County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Weld County , CO. (more)

City Name Population Title
Windsor 27,659 Municipality in Colorado
Evans 23,183 Home rule municipality in Weld County, Colorado
Firestone 15,298 Human settlement in Weld County, Colorado, United States of America
Johnstown 13,923 Municipality in Colorado, USA
Frederick 11,515 Settlement in Weld County, Colorado, United States
Milliken 8,688 City in Weld County, Colorado, United States of America
Fort Lupton 8,666 City in Weld County, Colorado, United States of America
Lochbuie 7,885 Town of the United States in Weld County in United States of America
Severance 7,634 City in Weld County, Colorado, United States of America
Dacono 6,572 City in Weld County, Colorado, United States of America
Eaton 6,000 Human settlement in Weld County, Colorado, United States of America
Mead 5,003 Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States
Platteville 3,000 Human settlement in Weld County, Colorado, United States of America
Hudson 2,768 Statutory Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States
La Salle 2,466 Town in Colorado, USA
Ault 2,126 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Greeley distances to largest Colorado cities