Greeley’s population is about 100,000, with about 30,000 households.
Located in Weld County, Greeley is 4,658 feet above sea level and covers almost 47 square miles. Colorado’s eastern plains stretch toward Kansas and Nebraska, and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains roll away to the west.
Take a Road Trip…
...south, to Denver: In less than an hour, you can get from Greeley to Denver by taking I-25; or, take 85 south and you’ll drive through small agricultural communities and stretches of farmland, getting a taste of old Colorado.
… north from Greeley on either 85 or I-25, away from Denver, and you’ll reach Fort Collins in 35 minutes, and the wide-open spaces of Wyoming in about 45 minutes.
…to Loveland and Estes Park: Take Highway 34 west from Greeley, and you’ll get to Loveland and Centerra Mall in about 20 minutes. Heading west, you’ll reach Estes Park and the eastern gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park about an hour from Greeley.
How’s the Weather?
Greeley is in a semi-arid region (we see the sun a lot), with summertime highs in the 90s, and highs averaging in the 40s in the winter. You get a nice range of all four seasons, with some sunny days bringing mild temperatures in the midst of winter.
In addition to UNC, many national businesses and local employers call Greeley home, including JBS Swift, Hensel Phelps, Vestas, Carestream Health, TeleTech, Halliburton, State Farm, Leprino Foods and Noble Energy.
Greeley High Points
- Greeley’s North Colorado Medical Center is ranked in the top 2 percent in the nation.
- Greeley-Evans School District 6 graduation rates exceed the state average.
- Greeley was recently ranked 10th in the country by the Milken Institute as a ‘Best Performing City
- Greeley schools rank fourth all time for the number of Boettcher scholars among all Colorado school districts, and Greeley Central High ranks second all time.
- Greeley is home to the largest solar farm in Weld, with more on the way.