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  •   State: 
    Larimer County
      County all: 
    Larimer | Weld
      County FIPS: 
    08069 | 08123
    40°32′7″N 104°51′3″W
      Area total: 
    9.19 sq mi (23.79 km²)
      Area land: 
    9.07 sq mi (23.49 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.12 sq mi (0.31 km²)
    4,888 ft (1,490 m)
    Incorporated November 20, 1920
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Fort Collins, CO
    Mountain Standard Time (MST) UTC-7:00; Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) UTC-6:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Severance, Larimer County, Colorado, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    840 residents per square mile of area (320/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Severance is a Statutory Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 7,683 at the 2020 census. The town is located on the Colorado Eastern Plains, northwest of Greeley, a crossroads of county roads. The community was named after David Severance, a pioneer settler. Rocky Mountain oysters, a regional dish, is served at Bruce's Bar, a local landmark. Severance is also the home of KRKA radio, an Air 1 station with a far-reaching signal which can be heard as far away as Denver. Since 1990 Severance has seen exponential population growth. In 1990 there was just over 100 people. Today, the town is estimated to contain over 9,000 people. In 2018 Severance had a ban on snowball fights that was repealed in 2018 after 9-year old advocated for the repeal. In 2000, there were 597 people, 201 households, and 162 families residing in the town. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), of which, 2 square miles of it is land and 0.1 sq miles (0.26 km²) of it (3.27%) is water. The median income for a household in the Town of Severance was $50,625. The per capita income for the town was $17,625, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Severance, Larimer County, Colorado = 71. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 83. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Severance = 5.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 7,683 individuals with a median age of 30.4 age the population grows by 147.74% in Severance, Larimer County, Colorado population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 840 residents per square mile of area (320/km²). There are average 3.01 people per household in the 492 households with an average household income of $62,194 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is of the available work force and has dropped -3.61% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 25.38%. The number of physicians in Severance per 100,000 population = 127.6.


The annual rainfall in Severance = 12.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 15.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 56. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 236. 90 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 15.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 54, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Severance, Larimer County, Colorado which are owned by the occupant = 83.07%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 7 years with median home cost = $155,730 and home appreciation of -6.18%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.39 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,887 per student. There are 13.8 students for each teacher in the school, 393 students for each Librarian and 435 students for each Counselor. 8.74% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 18.65% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 11.66% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Severance's population in Weld County, Colorado of 1,390 residents in 1900 has increased 5,53-fold to 7,683 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.09% female residents and 50.91% male residents live in Severance, Larimer County, Colorado.

    As of 2020 in Severance, Larimer County, Colorado are married and the remaining 27.23% are single population.

  • 28.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Severance require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.49% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 15.57% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.38% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.28% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Severance, Larimer County, Colorado, 83.07% are owner-occupied homes, another 12.65% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.28% are vacant.

  • The 55.35% of the population in Severance, Larimer County, Colorado who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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