NoCo News Briefs
June 2018 | May 2018 | April 2018
Berthoud population up 74% since 2010 Census
According to data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Berthoud is the fastest-growing community in the Boulder-Northern Colorado region. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates population as of July 1 each year, and as of July 1, 2017 the estimated population of Berthoud was 8,889 - representing a growth of 74.12% since 2010. The one-year growth rate from 2016 to 2017 was also the highest in the region, coming in at 18.69%. Click here to read more about the U.S. Census Bureau results.
Millennial "footprints" greatest in South & West
Milliennials are now the largest adult population in the U.S. The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization, recently released a map depicting the range of millennial growth and presence across the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas. Colorado Springs and Denver are in the Top 10 fastest-growing areas where millennial growth rates exceed 10%. Read the complete Brookings article and view data maps at: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2018/03/06/millennial-growth-and-footprints-are-greatest-in-the-south-and-west/.
Windsor Mill project moving forward
First built in 1896, the Windsor Mill has become an icon in downtown Windsor. The mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Colorado State Register in 1998. In 2008, it was severely damaged by a tornado and was closed. In 2016, renovation plans were approved, however, a fire halted development. The mill's story doesn't end here though. Blue Ocean Enterprises recently released design plans for the mill and they have an estimated opening date of September 2019. Check out a more complete history of the Windsor Mill along with project renderings at: https://www.greeleytribune.com/news/blue-ocean-and-windsor-mill-tenants-ready-to-move-forward/.
UCHealth named in Top 15
IBM Watson Health has named UCHealth among the top 15 large health-care systems in the country. Their Top 15 Top Health Systems annual study evaluates overall organizational performance based on metrics like patient satisfaction, fewer complications and infections, shorter length of stay and shorter emergency department wait times. UCHealth is headquartered in Aurora and has locations throughout Northern Colorado and Boulder Valley. You can download the complete report at: http://truvenhealth.com/Products/100-Top-Hospitals/Program-Info/15-Top-Health-Systems
The Foundry is taking shape in Loveland
The Foundry, a mixed-use development in Loveland, continues to take shape. Ground has now broken on the flagship Metropolitan Theatre, which will have 625 movie theatre seats, and the TownePlace Suites by Marriott. The hotel will have 102 rooms, a lounge, indoor pool, fitness center, and divisible meeting space. Visit the official development website and take a fly-through tour at: http://www.thefoundryloveland.com/.
1st Quarter Market Watch
Information and Real Estate Services (IRES), the Northern Colorado MLS, released the Q1-2018 Market Watch Report. In Weld County, the number of Closed Sales was up 8.4% while the Median Sales Price was up 10.6%, reaching $332,330. The Days on Market (DOM) for listings decreased by 4.5%, lowering to 74 days. In Larimer County, the number of Closed Sales was slightly down by 4.0% while the Median Sales Price was up by 8.6%, reaching $399,500. Homes also sold more quickly in Larimer County, with the DOM for listings down 6.5% to reach 82 days.
Greeley MSA 3rd fastest growing
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Greeley metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was the 3rd fastest growing MSA in the United States from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The Greeley MSA, which encompasses Weld County, grew by 3.5% to reach a total population of 304,633. Comparatively, the Boulder MSA grew by 0.4% and the Fort Collins-Loveland MSA by 1.6%.
Weld, Larimer Counties added jobs January to January
Weld, Larimer and Boulder Valley counties added jobs in January 2018 over the same month a year prior. Weld County added 7,479 jobs January 2018 over January 2017 while Larimer County added 6,146 and Boulder County added 4,414. For more information and comprehensive analysis, check out: https://bizwest.com/2018/03/12/noco-boulder-valley-counties-add-jobs-january-january/.
Two UCHealth hospitals make Top 100
Two UCHealth hospitals recently made Healthgrades' 2018 list of America's 100 Best Hospitals. Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins and SCL Health's Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette both made the list, which puts them in the top 2% of hospitals for exhibiting clinical excellence for at least three consecutive years. You can view the complete findings at: https://www.healthgrades.com/quality/top-hospitals-2018.