Greeley (Colorado)

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Coordinates 40°25′24″N 104°42′33″W
Country United States
State Colorado
County Weld County seat
Founded 1869
Incorporated November 15, 1885
Named for Horace Greeley
Elevation 4,675 ft (1,425 m)
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
ZIP Codes 80631–80634 & 80638–80639
Area code 970
FIPS code 08-32155
GNIS feature ID 0180649
Highways US 34, US 85, SH 257, SH 263, SH 392
Website City of Greeley Colorado
Area (Total) 49.092 sq mi (127.148 km2)
Area (Land) 48.933 sq mi (126.735 km2)
Area (Water) 0.159 sq mi (0.413 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 108,795
Population (2020) (Rank) 10th in Colorado 286th in the United States
Population (2020) (Density) 2,223/sq mi (858/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 328,981 (156th)
Population (2020) (CSA) 3,623,560 (17th)
Population (2020) (Front Range) 5,055,344

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Greeley is the home rule municipality city that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Weld County, Colorado, United States. 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 the tenth most populous city in Colorado. Greeley is the principal city of the Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and is a major city of the Front Range Urban Corridor. Greeley is located in northern Colorado and is situated 49 miles (79 km) north-northeast of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. Greeley began as the Union Colony of Colorado, which was founded in 1869 by Nathan C. Meeker, a agricultural reporter for the New York Tribune as an experimental utopian farming community "based on temperance, religion, agriculture, education and family values," with the backing of the Tribune's editor Horace Greeley, who popularized the phrase "Go West, young man". A committee which included Meeker and former Civil War general Robert Alexander Cameron traveled to Colorado to find a suitable site, and purchased 12,000 acres at the confluence of the Cache la Poudre and South Platte Rivers. The site, formerly known as the "Island Grove Ranch", included the area of Latham, an Overland Trail station, and was halfway between Cheyenne, Wyoming and Denver, Colorado along the tracks of the Denver Pacific Railroad.

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