Facts & Statistics

  • Original Fort Lupton was built by Lancaster Lupton in 1837 of Adobe. Fort Vasquez (Platteville), Fort St. Vrain (Gilcrest), and Fort Jackson (thought to be located between Fort Lupton and Fort Vasquez) were also built at about the same time within about 17 miles along the South Platte.
  • Fort Lupton was incorporated in 1889.
  • Major north / south Highway 85 and east / west Highway 52 intersect in Fort Lupton.
  • Scenic South Platte River flows through the west side of town.
  • Fort Lupton is located almost mid-way between Denver and Greeley, 25 miles.
  • Fort Lupton is located mid-way between I-25 and I-76, 10 miles.
  • Fort Lupton is only 30 minutes from Denver International Airport.
  • Fort Lupton is served by the Union Pacific Railway.
  • Latitude: 40.08624
  • Longitude: -104.79861
  • Fort Lupton has purchased water rights allowing large future growth.
  • Fort Lupton has a beautiful world class Recreation Center.
  • Fort Lupton has an 18-hole Golf Course.
  • Current population in the city limits is over 7,700.
  • Current population within 1 mile of the city is over 9,000.
  • Current population within a 10 minute drive time is over 50,000.
  • Job growth Rate 2000 to 2008 is 27.4%.
  • Aims Community College is located in Fort Lupton and is currently building new building to double the campus size.
  • More than 70% have a high school degree or higher.
  • More than 7% have a Bachelors degree or higher.
  • Fort Lupton has a very diverse population, which includes the following ethnicity: African American, English, Japanese, German, Italian, Mexican, Native American, and Russian.
  • Population is 50.42% Female.
  • Median Age is 32.
  • Median Household Income is over $47,000; Average Household Income is $58,177.