The Town of Windsor is a Home Rule Municipality in Larimer and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town was 18,644. Windsor is located in the region known as Northern Colorado. Windsor is situated 59 miles (95 km) north of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.6 square miles (66 km), of which, 24.33 square miles (63.0 km) of it is land and 1.27 square miles (3.3 km) of it is water.
The Cache la Poudre River runs through the west and south sides of town. It is approximately halfway between Fort Collins and Greeley on the BNSF Railway, and somewhat near the midpoint of a triangle formed by those two cities and Loveland. The town is bordered on the east by Greeley, on the northeast by Severance, on the northwest by Timnath, on the west by Fort Collins, the southwest by Loveland, and on the south by Johnstown. The town has a scenic view of Longs Peak and other Front Range mountain available throughout most all the town when looking to the west.
The main business district of town is east-west, along State Highway 392, which also serves as Windsor’s Main Street. The BNSF line runs north of Main Street. The historic early grid of the town extends for roughly six blocks north and south of Main, and less than 10 blocks east and west, with a vibrant square green, called Main Park southeast of downtown. The park is surrounded by residences, and by the Town Hall (formerly Park School), at the north end.
In recent years, commercial development has extended to the Water Valley development, along State Highway 257, near the intersection with Windsor Lake, a small reservoir in the irrigation system of Weld County, is one block north of the BNSF tracks. The lake is a popular spot for fishing. In the last decade, a 2.25 mile bike path was completed which circumscribes the lake. In addition to this reservoir, there are a number of other lakes and reservoirs that are former gravel mines along the Cache la Poudre river. These lakes have spurred housing developments and a golf course along their banks.
The Poudre Trail bicycle and pedestrian trail along the north bank of the Poudre includes a segment within the town of Windsor that connects the town with the City of Greeley.
Historically, many of the town’s inhabitants were of Germans-from-Russia origin. Beginning in the early 1970s, as the population grew with industrialization, the ethnic makeup diversified. The town’s German-Russian heritage is still evident in the town’s churches, festivals and traditions.
Total Population: ~24,500
Youth (0–19 years): 29%
Young Adult (20–34 years): 16%
Middle Adulthood (35–54 years): 29%
Seniors (55+ years): 26%
Total Housing Units: 8,908
Owner Occupied: 7,126 (80% of total housing units)
Renter Occupied: 1,782 (20% of total housing units)
Vacant Housing : <178 (< 2% of total housing units)
Single-family Detached: 82%
Single-family Attached: 7%
Median Household Income: $80,980
Persons per Household: 2.76
High School Graduate/GED or Higher: 97.6%
Bachelor’s Degree: 27.7%
Graduate or professional degree: 17.1%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (includes education): 10%
Health Care: 10%