Greeley, CO - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Small City
  • Population
    95,677
  • Population Density
    1,994 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    47 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    182 3.4
Greeley is a small city in Colorado with 95,677 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have average education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 182 reviews
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    • 5
    Crime & Safety at Greeley: Greeley has one of the best police departments in the state and they do an excellent job at protecting our community
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Greeley: Crime in Colorado from my experience is moderate. I think some cities are worse than others; however our police force is amazing and dedicated to protect Colorado residents.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Greeley: Colorado is my second home. When I moved to this beautiful state in 2012 for school, I enjoy exploring new places every month. In Colorado, you get to experience all four seasons with winter being the longest. I would love to live in Colorado permanently at some point later in life. I think it is a great environment to start a career in as well as retire in.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Greeley: There is a lot of hard drug use and gang activity, especially biker gangs in this area. There have been a couple of shootings with police and criminals in the area but the police are very supportive and responsive.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Greeley: It is very cheap compared to the cities around Greeley. There are a few places to shop in Greeley but not very many local shops. Downtown has a lot of bars and events because UNC is downtown. Overall I would continue to live here its close enough to Denver to be convenient for the weekends and close enough to the mountains to go on a trip.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
Greeley Township 127,843
3.00 Garden City 223
3.66 Evans 19,535
Windsor Township 20,525
4.00 Windsor 19,865
Johnstown-Milliken Township 26,222

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.00 Eaton Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
3.33 Benjamin Eaton Elementary School Public, Coed 3-5 Elementary
3.00 Windsor Charter Academy Public, Charter, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.00 Severance Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
3.33 University Schools Public, Charter, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Mountain View Elementary School Public, Coed 3-5 Elementary
3.00 Windsor Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
3.33 Skyview Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Union Colony Preparatory School Public, Charter, Coed 6-12 Middle, High
2.66 Eaton Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-2 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Frontier Charter Academy Public, Charter, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 McAuliffe Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
2.66 Eaton High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
2.66 Greeley Central High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
2.66 Knowledge Quest Academy Public, Charter, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
2.66 Chappelow K-8 Magnet School Public, Magnet, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.66 Monfort Elementary School Public, Coed K-6 Elementary
2.33 Tozer Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-2 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Shawsheen Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
1.66 Jefferson High School Public, Alternative, Coed 9-12 High
2.66 Windsor High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
2.33 Northridge High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
2.66 Winograd K-8 Elementary School Public, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
2.66 Milliken Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
2.33 Heiman Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
2.66 Resurrection Christian School Private, Religious, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Dayspring Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Immanuel Lutheran School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Mary Catholic School Private, Religious, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
Trinity Lutheran School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Adventist Christian School Private, Religious, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Colorado State University
University of Northern Colorado
Aims Community College
IBMC College
CollegeAmerica - Fort Collins
Hair Dynamics Education Center
Regency Beauty Institute - Fort Collins
Academy of Natural Therapy
Healing Arts Institute - Colorado
Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture - Greeley
Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture - Fort Collins
Longs Peak Academy

Around Greeley

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Greeley, CO United States Colorado
White 58.59% 63.25% 69.36%
Hispanic 35.64% 16.62% 20.94%
African American 2.10% 12.23% 3.83%
Multiracial 1.53% 2.05% 2.29%
Asian 1.18% 4.83% 2.76%
Native American 0.47% 0.66% 0.55%
Other 0.36% 0.19% 0.15%
Pacific Islander 0.12% 0.16% 0.11%

Age

Greeley, CO United States Colorado
9 years and under 14% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 10%
18 to 24 years 17% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 14% 13% 15%
35 to 44 years 12% 13% 14%
45 to 54 years 11% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 10% 12% 12%
65 and over 11% 13% 12%

Education Levels

Greeley, CO United States Colorado
Less than a high school diploma 16% 14% 10%
High school diploma or equivalent 26% 28% 22%
Some college or associate degree 32% 29% 31%
Bachelor's degree 16% 18% 24%
Master's degree or higher 9% 11% 14%

Gender

Greeley, CO United States Colorado
Female 51.2% 50.8% 49.8%
Male 48.8% 49.2% 50.2%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Greeley, CO United States Colorado
Own 56.2% 64.9% 64.8%
Rent 43.8% 35.1% 35.2%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Greeley, CO United States Colorado
Assault 358.3 264.1 222.4
Murder 1.0 5.2 3.1
Rape 76.0 36.8 64.9
Robbery 62.6 135.0 75.6

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Greeley, CO United States Colorado
Burglary 512.3 575.0 506.3
Larceny 2662.0 2114.0 2259.7
Motor vehicle theft 205.3 257.3 284.7

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
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Precipitation
0.5"
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1.1"
1.8"
2.4"
1.9"
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    Precipitation

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    Snowfall

  • 6.3"
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    Avg. Temps

  • 46°
    17°
  • 50°
    20°
  • 60°
    28°
  • 68°
    35°
  • 77°
    45°
  • 87°
    53°
  • 94°
    59°
  • 91°
    57°
  • 83°
    48°
  • 70°
    36°
  • 55°
    25°
  • 45°
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    Precipitation

  • 0.5"
  • 0.4"
  • 1.1"
  • 1.8"
  • 2.4"
  • 1.9"
  • 1.7"
  • 1.5"
  • 1.1"
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  • 0.7"
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    Snowfall

  • 6.3"
  • 4.4"
  • 8.3"
  • 4.7"
  • 0.7"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0.7"
  • 2.8"
  • 6.9"
  • 6"

Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 21 responses

  • 52% Yes
  • 33% Not sure
  • 14% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 39 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 32 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 28 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 29 responses

  • 14% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 41% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 34% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 10% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 15 responses

  • 27% Very accepting.
  • 53% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 20% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 37 responses

  • 8% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 76% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 14% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 3% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 22 responses

  • 23% I love everything about it.
  • 50% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 27% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 28 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments