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The City of Fort Lupton is a Statutory City located in Weld County, Colorado, United States. Fort Lupton is a part of the Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 7,377 as of the 2010 census.

History

The city was named for Lieutenant Lancaster Lupton, who built a trading post on Adobe Creek in 1838. The trading post, Fort Lupton, has been reconstructed near the site of the original fort using some of the original adobe bricks at the South Platte Valley Historical Park, which was established by the South Platte Valley Historical Society northwest of the city of Fort Lupton. It is a historical park about early area settlement.

Geography

The city of Fort Lupton is in Colorado. Fort Lupton is located at (40.0849, -104.8030). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , of which, are land and (1.00%) are covered by water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,787 people, 2,099 households, and 1,677 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,707.2 people per square mile (658.4/km). There were 2,132 housing units at an average density of 536.3 per square mile (206.8/km). The racial makeup of the city was 70.34% White, 0.43% African American, 1.36% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 22.65% from other races, and 4.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 47.38% of the population. There were 2,099 households, out of which 48.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 3.62. In the city, the population was spread out, with 34.4% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males. The median income for a household in the city was $40,917, and the median income for a family was $45,348. Males had a median income of $34,368 versus $23,849 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,649. About 11.3% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Fort Lupton is part of Weld County Public School District RE-8, which includes Fort Lupton Middle School(18 September 2013)
Weld Re-8 Schools to break ground on Fort Lupton Middle School remodeling
''Fort Lupton Press''
Fort Lupton High School, Butler Elementary, Twombly Elementary, Little Trappers Preschool, and Kenneth Homyak PK-8. As of 2013, Fort Lupton High School had 560 students in grades 9-12.About the School (Fort Lupton High School)
Weld-8 School District, Retrieved 1 October 2013
A controversy arose at the high school in September 2013 when a group of parents sought to remove the novel ''Looking for Alaska'', the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award winner by John Green from the school's curriculum.(1 October 2013)
Looking for Alaska Challenged at Fort Lupton High School
fishingboatproceeds, Retrieved 1 October 2013


Notable people

*Brian Shaw, leading American strongman, placed first in the 2011, 2013, 2015 World's Strongest Man, and 2016 competitions. *John Naka, Japanese-America bonsai grandmaster, was born in and spent his first eight years there.

See also

*Outline of Colorado **Index of Colorado-related articles *State of Colorado **Colorado cities and towns ***Colorado municipalities **Colorado counties ***Weld County, Colorado **Colorado metropolitan areas ***Front Range Urban Corridor ***North Central Colorado Urban Area ***Denver-Aurora-Boulder, CO Combined Statistical Area ***Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

References



External links


City of Fort Lupton websiteCDOT map of the City of Fort Lupton
{{authority control Category:Cities in Colorado Category:Cities in Weld County, Colorado