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  •   State: 
    Larimer County
      County all: 
    Larimer | Weld | Boulder
      County FIPS: 
    08069 | 08123 | 08013
    40°17′05″N 104°57′56″W
      Area total: 
    13.067 sq mi (33.844 km²)
      Area land: 
    12.933 sq mi (33.497 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.134 sq mi (0.347 km²)
    5,030 ft (1,533 m)
    Incorporated August 28, 1888
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Fort Collins, CO
    Mountain Standard Time (MST) UTC-7:00; Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) UTC-6:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Berthoud, Larimer County, Colorado, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    799 residents per square mile of area (308/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Berthoud is a Statutory Town located in Larimer and Weld counties, Colorado, United States. The town population was 10,332 at the 2020 United States Census with 10,071 residing in. Larimer County and 261 residing in Weld County. Berthoud sits on the Little Thompson River, 21 miles (34 km) south of Fort Collins and 43 miles (69 km) north of Denver in the Front Range Urban Corridor. In October 1941, BerTHoud opened the sugar beet harvest. In June 2019, BerThoud will become the only municipality in Colorado to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs. It is located at 40°1705N 104°5756W (40.284667 -104.965504). At the 2020 U.S. Census the town had an area of 8,363 acres (33.844 km²) including 86 (0.347 km² of water) The town had a population of 5,105 in the 2010 census and 1,999 households per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 93% White, 0% African American,0% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 02% Pacific Islander, 2% Asian and 2% Hispanic or Latino of any race. In the town there were 1.999 households out of which 52% had children under the age of 18 living with them, with 52% of them living with their mother or father. The average household income in the town in 2010 was $28,816.


Settlers first came to the present-day Berthoud area in the early 1860s, following the Colorado Gold Rush. The town grew as merchants and shopkeepers set up businesses to serve farmers and ranchers from the nearby countryside. In the 1920s Mountain Avenue became part of a paved state highway system which would become U.S. Highway 287 connecting the larger towns of northern Colorado. In 2007, Highway 287 was rerouted to the north and west of Berth Loud, eliminating Mountain Avenue from the highway route. On June 25, 2019, the town became the only municipality in Colorado to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs.


Berthoud is located at 40°1705N 104°5756W (40.284667 -104.965504).At the 2020 United States Census, the town had a total area of 8,363 acres (33.844 km²) including 86 acres (0.347km²) of water. The town has a population of 2,816. The population of Berthoud was 2,788 at the 2010 U.S. Census. It is located in the eastern part of the state, near the state line with New Mexico. It has an elevation of 40.4°N, 104.5°W. The city's population is 2,638. It had an area of 8,363 acres (33 844 km²), including 86 acresses of water, at the 2010 Census. It also has an altitude of 40.4 nautical miles (104.5 km), and a land mass of 4,838.5 acres (13.7 km) at its widest point. It was the site of a World War II-era air base, and is now home to a military base and a military air base. Its population has grown to 2,917. It's located in a region known as the East Coast Subduction Zone, which includes the town of Doylestown, New Jersey, and parts of New Jersey and New York.


According to the 2010 census, there were 5,105 people and 1,999 households residing in the town. The town's population was spread out, with 25.4% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 23. 2% from 25 to 44, 31.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.2 years. For every 100 females, there are 101.0 males. For each 100 females age 18 and over, there is 96.7 males. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.07. The per capita income for the town was $28,111. About 4.4 per cent of the population were below the poverty line. In the town, the average household income was $70,292 and the median income for a household was $43,676. The racial makeup of the town is 93.1% White, 0.2%. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.6%. The town is located on the U.S.-Mexico border. It is one of the smallest towns in the state, with a population of just over 5,000. It has a population density of 446.7 people per square mile. It was the smallest town in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s, and the population was just over 4,000 in the 1960s.

Town government

Berthoud is a statutory town with a mayor-council form of government. The Board of Trustees includes all at-large elected positions serving for four-year terms. The board is charged with setting policy, passing the budget and creating the overall vision for the town. The mayor has the same voting rights as all other trustees and is responsible for presiding over town board meetings. All meetings are open to the public and subject to Colorado Open Meeting Laws. The Town of Berthoud contracts with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office for law enforcement services. The contract provides one sergeant and five deputies to provide patrol services. Two deputies are assigned as school resource officers. BATS is a regional bus route that serves the communities of Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud, Longmont, and Boulder. This service is operated by Transfort and is made possible through regional partnerships. The service receives funding from the town of Berstoud, the Larimer County Office on Aging and the city ofFort Collins. The town's police department is made up of one sergeant, five deputies, and a school resource officer. It is funded by the town, the county, and the state of Colorado. It provides door-to-door service rides within the town as well as trips to Loveland and Longmont. The BATS service is free and is operated through the town and is open for the public. It also provides rides to and from other towns in the area.

Community and culture

Berthoud is a small town surrounded largely by farmland, nicknamed the "Garden Spot of Colorado" The town finished the Berthoud Recreation Center at Waggener Farm Park in 2021 which contains an aquatic center (pool, water slide, lazy river, basketball courts, volleyball courts, pickleball courts, a walking track and a climbing wall. The town has a total of eleven parks, developed and undeveloped, which include a skate park, baseball fields, soccer fields, outdoor basketball courts and sand volleyball courts. There are two museums in the community: the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum and the McCarty-Fickel Home. The community is known for its abundance of trees and open space, mountains views and a great location northern Colorado. Berthod has been a Tree City USA for 33 years and is home to several annual events organized and sponsored by various organizations, including Sunfest, Oktoberfest, Snowfest, and Dog Park. The Berthoud Dance Company is the local community dance company and is a non-profit grassroots organization which provides classes, events, music, art and community celebrations to support art in the town. The local farmers market is held every Saturday throughout the summer and is open to the public. There is an annual snow sculpture competition in December called Colorado Snow Sculpting Competition - sanctioned by the Colorado Department of Arts and Culture. The city has a large number of restaurants and bars, many of which are family-friendly and offer a wide variety of food options.

Schools and education

Berthoud is located about 3540 minutes from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Front Range Community College. In June 2007, Aims Community College purchased approximately 40 acres (160,000 m2) of land in Berthoud at Interstate 25 and State Highway 56, announcing plans to build a state-of-the-art regional campus. Students from the area attend the four public schools which are part of the Thompson School District: two elementary schools and a centrally located middle school. The town is also home to a high school, which is located in the center of the district. The community is home to the Thompson High School, which was built in the 1950s. The high school was the first in the state to be built, and is now the only high school in the town. It is located on the north side of the town, at the intersection of State Highway 55 and Interstate 25. The school is the only one in the district that is not located on a college or university campus. It was founded in the early 1950s and is located near the town's central business district. It has been the site of several community college campuses, including Aims, Front Range and Northern Colorado Community College, which opened in the 1970s and 1980s. In the early 1990s, the town was the location of the first community college to open in the region. The college is now located in Greeley, Colorado, and offers a variety of programs for students.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Berthoud, Larimer County, Colorado = 67.6. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 99. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Berthoud = 4.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 10,332 individuals with a median age of 35.8 age the population grows by 4.11% in Berthoud, Larimer County, Colorado population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 799 residents per square mile of area (308/km²). There are average 2.62 people per household in the 1,924 households with an average household income of $64,153 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.50% of the available work force and has dropped -3.62% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 27.26%. The number of physicians in Berthoud per 100,000 population = 224.


The annual rainfall in Berthoud = 15.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 31.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 118. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 240. 86 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 16.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 63, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Berthoud, Larimer County, Colorado which are owned by the occupant = 76.56%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 21 years with median home cost = $222,160 and home appreciation of -1.15%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.20 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,306 per student. There are 17.9 students for each teacher in the school, 331 students for each Librarian and 312 students for each Counselor. 9.81% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 20.44% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 9.14% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Berthoud's population in Larimer County, Colorado of 1,201 residents in 1900 has increased 8,6-fold to 10,332 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.56% female residents and 50.44% male residents live in Berthoud, Larimer County, Colorado.

    As of 2020 in Berthoud, Larimer County, Colorado are married and the remaining 36.26% are single population.

  • 30.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Berthoud require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    84.84% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.36% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.30% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.76% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Berthoud, Larimer County, Colorado, 76.56% are owner-occupied homes, another 18.78% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.66% are vacant.

  • The 55.35% of the population in Berthoud, Larimer County, Colorado who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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