Greeley Relocation Guide
Greeley is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Weld County, Colorado. Located in northern Colorado, Greeley is situated 49 miles (79 km) north-northeast of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city was 92,889. Greeley is the 12th most populous city in the State of Colorado and is a major city of the large Front Range Urban Corridor.
The City of Greeley was established in 1871 and was named after Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune, who coined the famous phrase, “Go West young man, go West”.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,414, and the median income for a family was $45,904. Males had a median income of $32,800 versus $24,691 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,775. About 10.1% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.
North Colorado Medical Center is the primary medical facility for Weld County. The hospital opened in 1904 as the Greeley Hospital. The name of the facility evolved over the years to Weld County General Hospital and that became North Colorado Medical Center. The Center is operated by Banner Health based out of Phoenix, Arizona. The hospital recently expanded its facilities and added a new addition which expanded its emergency room and increased the amount of rooms available for patients in other departments.
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