Frederick, Colorado

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Town of Frederick, Colorado
Statutory Town
Frederick, CO.jpg
Motto(s): Built on What Matters
Location of Frederick in Weld County, Colorado.
Location of Frederick in Weld County, Colorado.
Coordinates: 40°6′40″N 104°57′39″W / 40.11111°N 104.96083°W / 40.11111; -104.96083Coordinates: 40°6′40″N 104°57′39″W / 40.11111°N 104.96083°W / 40.11111; -104.96083
Country United States USA
State  Colorado
County[1] Weld
Incorporated (town) December 26, 1907[2]
 • Type Statutory Town[1]
 • Mayor Tony Carey
 • Town Manager Matthew LeCerf
 • Total 14.35 sq mi (37.17 km2)
 • Land 14.22 sq mi (36.82 km2)
 • Water 0.13 sq mi (0.35 km2)
Elevation[4] 4,984 ft (1,519 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,679
 • Estimate (2016)[5] 12,154
 • Density 854.95/sq mi (330.09/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes[6] 80504 & 80516 & 80530
Area code(s) 303, 720
FIPS code 08-28360
GNIS feature ID 0180839
Website Town of Frederick

The Town of Frederick is a Statutory Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 8,679 at the 2010 census.


Initially named McKissick for the mine owner, Frederick was renamed when the daughters of Frederick A. Clark, a land owner, laid out the town site in 1907 and named it for their father.[7][8] Incorporated in 1907, the Town of Frederick began as a coal mining town[9] attracting immigrants from Italy, France, Greece, Turkey, several Slavic countries and Latin America.[10] The Frederick Coal mine closed in 1928.[7]

In 2014 the town 're-branded' by designing a logo that is a stylized gas lamp with a mountain range background, and adopting the tag line "Built on What Matters". Prior to the re-branding the town primarily used the seal as a logo on town vehicles and letter head.[11]


Frederick is located at 40°6′40″N 104°57′39″W / 40.11111°N 104.96083°W / 40.11111; -104.96083 (40.111175, −104.960967).[12]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.7 square miles (23 km2), of which, 8.6 square miles (22 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.03%) is water.

Immediately adjacent communities to Frederick are Firestone to the North, and Dacono to the South. Frederick, Firestone, and Dacono generally being called the 'Tri-Towns' or the 'Tri-Town area', the area in general being called 'Carbon Valley'. The next closest communities are Erie to the South-West, Longmont to the West, Fort Lupton to the East, and an unincorporated area of Weld County called DelCamino to the North-West. Within the incorporated area of the Town of Frederick is an unincorporated section called 'Evanston'.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201612,154[5]40.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

As of the census of 2010, there were 8679 people in 3070 households. The racial makeup of the town was 7747 White, 47 African American, 181 Asian, 34 AIAN, 1 NHPI, 398 Other, with 1222 claiming Hispanic or Latino Ethnicity. 4369 were Male, 4310 were Female and 2692 under 18 years of age.

As of the census[14] of 2000, there were 2,467 people, 852 households, and 684 families residing in the town. The population density was 286.4 people per square mile (110.6/km²). There were 896 housing units at an average density of 104.0 per square mile (40.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.15% White, 0.57% African American, 1.01% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 8.07% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.88% of the population.

There were 852 households out of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 13.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the town, the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 38.2% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $55,324, and the median income for a family was $56,394. Males had a median income of $39,191 versus $28,462 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,602. About 4.6% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.


Frederick Public Schools are part of the St. Vrain Valley School District. Schools located in Frederick include Frederick Senior High School, Thunder Valley (K-8), Legacy Elementary, and Carbon Valley Academy (Charter School).


On September 5, 2017, there was a special recall election held. The ballot gave Frederick residents the opportunity to recall Mayor Tony Cary, and Trustee's Fred Skates, Donna Hudziac, Rocky Figurilli, and Salvatore DeSantis (the only trustee's not on the ballot for potential recall were Laura Brown, and Rafer Burnham). The special recall election results ended up in all officials retaining their seats.[15]


Mayors of Frederick Past to Present

Mayor Term
Tony Carey 2012–Present
Eric Doering 2004–2012
Richard P. Wyatt 2002–2004
Edward J. Tagliente 1990–2002
Mary Jane Hall 1988–1990
Floyd A. Larkin 1987–1988
Holly Wm. Hall 1983–1987
Edward J. Tagliente 1980–1983
Holly Wm. Hall 1978–1980
Edward J. Tagliente 1977–1978
Holly Wm. Hall 1974–1977
John Di Gregorio 1969–1974
Holly Wm. Hall 1965–1969
James M. Crist 1961–1965
A.J. Hicks 1956–1961
Lewis Williams 1954–1956
I.W. Thompson 1949–1954
William G. Workman 1948–1949
I.W. Thompson July 1945 – 1948
John Dunmire Aug 1944 – July 1945
R.H. Stanger 1944 – Aug 1944
F.L. Behymer 1942–1944
John L. Dunmire 1941–1942
Charles Liley 1936–1941
L. J. Beynon 1932–1936
Dr. F. H. McCabe 1930–1932
M. F. Sweeney 1928–1930
George Laughlin 1926–1928
Newton Nicholson 1924–1926
Dr. Leyda 1921–1924
J. P. Cassidy 1920–1921
Ernest H. Whiles 1915–1920
Charles Alaux, Jr. 1914–1915
Ernest H. Whiles 1912–1914
John Burkhardt 1911–1912
Abe Wigham 1910–1911
Ernest H. Whiles 1909–1910
Frank G. Ekberg 1907–1908

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  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Archived from the original on November 23, 2010. Retrieved September 1, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. December 1, 2004. Retrieved September 2, 2007. 
  3. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2007. 
  7. ^ a b (PDF)  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Profile for Frederick, Colorado". ePodunk. Retrieved June 16, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 26, 2010. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
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  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
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