Ward (elevation 9,450 feet (2,880 m)) is a Home Rule Municipality in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. The population was 150 at the 2010 census. The town is a former mining settlement founded in 1860 in the wake of the discovery of gold at nearby Gold Hill. Once one of the richest towns in the state during the Colorado Gold Rush, it is located on a mountainside at the top of Left Hand Canyon, near the Peak to Peak Highway (State Highway 72) northwest of Boulder.
Ward is located at 40°4′20″N 105°30′36″W / 40.07222°N 105.51000°W / 40.07222; -105.51000 (40.072347, -105.510131).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 150 people, 75 households, and 36 families residing in the town. The population density was 296.9 people per square mile (114.5/km²). There were 82 housing units at an average density of 144.1 per square mile (55.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.82% White, and 1.18% from two or more races.
There were 75 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.7% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 52% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2 and the average family size was 2.67.
The age of the town’s populace was spread out, with 19.3% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 32% from 25 to 44, 35.3% from 45 to 64, and 8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 154.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 132.7 males.
In 2000, the median income for a household in the town was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $50,313. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,900. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.