The Town of Kersey is a Statutory Town
in Weld County
, United States. The population was 1454 at the 2010 United States Census
Elbridge Gerry established a trading post called Fort Gerry on the South Platte River
near the present-day town of Kersey, Colorado in the 1830s. He had two Native American wives who helped him run the post. In 1840, Gerry abandoned the site and built a post on the south bank of the river.
Gerry is said to be the first white man to settle in what is now Weld County.
A post office called Kersey has been in operation since 1894. A railroad official gave Kersey the maiden name of his mother.
Kersey is located at (40.386060, -104.561453).
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of , all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,389 people, 474 households, and 374 families residing in the town. The population density
was 1,425.8 people per square mile (552.9/km). There were 489 housing units at an average density of 502.0 per square mile (194.6/km). The racial makeup of the town was 91.43% White
, 0.07% African American
, 0.29% Native American
, 0.79% Asian
, 4.75% from other races
, and 2.66% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 20.01% of the population.
There were 474 households, out of which 48.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples
living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.33.
In the town, the population was spread out, with 34.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $41,333, and the median income for a family was $45,329. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $23,148 for females. The per capita income
for the town was $16,346. About 8.1% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line
, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.
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*Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
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