Fastest Growing Town in Colorado Last Year? Tiny Timnath Sets the Pace

The fastest  growing burg in Colorado last year? None other than Timnath in Larimer County.

The town off Interstate 25 south of Fort Collins grew 32 percent in one year to 1,543 people, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau population estimates.

Lone Tree in Douglas County was second jumping 11.5 percent in one year to 13,267

Timnath, founded as an farm town in 1882, was also the fastest growing town since the start of the decade, climbing 142 percent.

Timnath in Larimer County was the fast growing town in Colorado last year, at 32 percent. Pictured is Timnath Town Hall.

Town of Timnath

Timnath in Larimer County was the fast growing town in Colorado last year, at 32 percent. Pictured is Timnath Town Hall.

Weld County towns continued to dominate the list of the fastest growing, occupying five of the top 10 spots.

Among the state’s largest cities over 50,000, Castle Rock grew the most, climbing 3.3 percent in one year and 10 percent since 2010 to about 53,000.

Denver, the state’s largest city, ranked third, growing by 2.4 percent to almost 650,000 people. Since 2010, Denver is the second fastest growing major city in Colorado, climbing 8.2 percent, according to the Census Bureau. Among cities 500,000 and larger, Denver posted the second highest growth rate nationally between 2010 and 2013, trailing only Austin, Texas.

But not every Colorado town grew last year.

More than a third or 97 of the state’s 272 towns lost population last year. The largest to lose people was Grand Junction, where the population dropped by less than 100 to 59,778.
 

3 thoughts on “Fastest Growing Town in Colorado Last Year? Tiny Timnath Sets the Pace

  1. With the Castle Rock town council approving open carry of weapons even in public meetings, I believe they are doing all they can to stop and possibly reverse the growth trend of the town. I expect that residents will be fleeing the craziness and that will lead to a smaller, more intimate town.

  2. Regarding the great growth of Tinmath in Larimer County, I think that it’s fabulous. As a fairly new 2 year resident of Fort Collins, CO in Larimer County, it’s so difficult, near impossible to find a spacious yet affordable rental. Most homes are taken up by student groups, because landlords can charge so much more. On the other side of progress here; there are the new Caribou Apartments, as well as “ideal student living; being built on Conifer st. At first I thought oh, wow, so great new housing for families. Nope. The idea is to get students OUT of the single family homes to give families a chance to get out of matchbox apartments with zero storage, parking & nasty mgmnt & release of judgement for being left with little choice of good housing, being stuck in places with bad reputations, SWAT teams regular visits due to lazy background-NO- checking. This is a beautiful town & county. I am glad to as a parent to see the huge uprising of stylish looking townhouses & triple deckers. I truly hope that they are filled with the intended students that they are marketed towards. Otherwise, my family will be stuck in a 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse bubble until/unless we find a single family home in Tinmath or Loveland if the bubble environment we live in continues to dive in reputation & safety. 75% off the parents out of our 170 Townhouses DO NOT PROVIDE ANY PARENTAL SUPERVISION WHATSOEVER!!! DESTRUCTION, VANDALISM, THEFT ARE RAMPANT. CHILDREN 3-6 are left to fend for themselves darting thru traffic on skateboards, bikes, scooters, rollerblading, running, playing chicken with large fast vehicles everyday! They go thru the dumpsters, run pool privileges for all, B&E’s galore & attempted car B&E’s, vandalism of cars as well just to mention a few things. Then there is destruction of company property via Sidings, Windows, all property, trees. It’s sad that these children are left on their own under age 12years, to entertain themselves. Beef water guns filled with water & food coloring -kids wars that permanently cause vehicle damage. Unless tenants have video or photos as well as children’s names & unit #’s they are without recourse. The children also enjoy for some reason daring each other to see who can be the first to destroy the utility box covers!!! At the risk of electrocution. Bull Run has the worst reputation next to the Terry Lake Trailer Parks. No matter how nice we tenants make it look, if Mgmnt won’t do felony & sex offender back ground checks, well keep having ridiculously high turn over, know SWAT members by name at this point! At least 6 times in 20 months, there have been attempted child abductions! Nothing is done. Slowly, Mgmnt is not offering lease renewal to abusive-destructive tenants- Finally. No college students allowed, privileges to gym & freezing pool get taken away. For the most part, thus sorting has calmed

  3. Regarding the great growth of Tinmath in Larimer County, I think that it’s fabulous. As a fairly new 2 year resident of Fort Collins, CO in Larimer County, it’s so difficult, near impossible to find a spacious yet affordable rental. Most homes are taken up by student groups, because landlords can charge so Mich more. On the other side of progress here; there are the new Caribou Apartments, as well as “ideal student living; being built on Conifer st. At first I thought oh, wow, so great new housing for families. Nope. The idea is to get students OUT of the single family homes to give families a chance to get out of matchbox apartments with zero storage, parking & nasty mgmnt & release of judgement for being left with little choice of good housing, being stuck in places with bad reputations, SWAT teams regular visits due to lazy background-NO- checking. This is a beautiful town & county. I am glad to as a parent to see the huge uprising of stylish looking townhouses & triple deckers. I truly hope that they are filled with the intended students that they are marketed towards. Otherwise, my family will be stuck in a 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse bubble until/unless we find a single family home in Tinmath or Loveland if the bubble environment we live in continues to dive in reputation & safety. 75% off the parents out of our 170 Townhouses DO NOT PROVIDE ANY PARENTAL SUPERVISION WHATSOEVER!!! DESTRUCTION, VANDALISM, THEFT ARE RAMPANT. CHILDREN 3-6 are left to fend for themselves darting thru traffic on skateboards, bikes, scooters, rollerblading, running, playing chicken with large fast vehicles everyday! They go thru the dumpsters, run pool privileges for all, B&E’s galore & attempted car B&E’s, vandalism of cars as well just to mention a few things. Then there is destruction of company property via Sidings, Windows, all property, trees. It’s sad that these children are left on their own under age 12years, to entertain themselves. Beef water guns filled with water & food coloring -kids wars that permanently cause vehicle damage. Unless tenants have video or photos as well as children’s names & unit #’s they are without recourse. The children also enjoy for some reason daring each other to see who can be the first to destroy the utility box covers!!! At the risk of electrocution. Bull Run has the worst reputation next to the Terry Lake Trailer Parks. No matter how nice we tenants make it look, if Mgmnt won’t do felony & sex offender back ground checks, well keep having ridiculously high turn over, know SWAT members by name at this point! At least 6 times in 20 months, there have been attempted child abductions! Nothing is done. Slowly, Mgmnt is not offering lease renewal to abusive-destructive tenants- Finally. No college students allowed, privileges to gym & freezing pool get taken away. For the most part, thus spring has calmed & become enjoyable. Having
    never lived in low-income/ Section 8 community type cube farm bubble housing ever- I have found that it’s best to stick to yourselves, avoid any drama, energy vampires, yet make quality friends nice & slowly. It’s great to have quality acquaintances for emergencies. Especially if you are a transplant with no family or old friends in the area yet. Office staff here can be “TOO BUSY” for anything & everyone at their convenience. Many issues of the complex are dismissed due to the JRK Realities massive company- no support for staff protocol. They are a national organization that has NO CONTACT whatsoever with tenants & have no official employees to file official grievances with, it’s total silence at the end of a voicemail message that is never returned. Denial & Avoidance appear to be the Company Moro of JRK Realities throughout the USA. The insanely high turnover of employees & even more so tenants is disconcerting. It speaks volumes to Mgnmt’s lazy lack of background checks, if any. They accept anyone with the maximum-low income deposit & assistance from neighbor to neighbor, United Way, Churches & checks or money orders. Fill, Fill, Fill! No walk throughs, no lease full explanations, learn as you go, get fined as you go, get screwed over as you go. No one has ever been returned their security deposit, EVER!!! While Mgmnt continues to do their best from the level of the pay grade they are at, improving property, grounds checks, new special official rules signs for tenants & guests at both entrances. Yet no one abides. Non residents are to be towed for taking our resident spaces. Hasn’t really happened yet. Those are the folks that have their own vehicle based – chemical & herb illegal solicitation business’. I am now accustomed to the yearly inspections, that keep tenants accountable. Previously, towns I lived in only had single & Double family homes. So this was quite an anxiety producing shocker at first year. Now, it’s business as usual. There is comfort in it, because it weeds out the bad apples over the course of the 90 day eviction process, leaving current decent tenants wondering, what’s better?- they evil you know or praying for the best tenants & foundation rebuilding. Generally it’s low-income folks allowing 6 or more puerile than on their lease to pack in at night in 3 bedroom townhouses, selling-openly- drugs & marijuana to children! I don’t care if folks need a bed a night. But take the extra things elsewhere. I & many others have to have signs up stating that we are recording our property 24/7 & will prosecute, no soliciting signs, beware of dog signs too. That is what it took to keep our property safe! My sincere hopes & wishes are that the stylish looking apartments & developments South, South East & North East are fully taken advantage of solely by students, giving family’s a massive chance by next spring to rent FC single family homes. Don’t know if that will be enough for students, as well as landlords then having to lower rents accordingly to market rate for families or will they still market toward students? The Coloration & FCHA state that the median rent for a 3 bedroom in FC is $800+ utilities per month. Ads for homes are $1600-$2000 per month plus utilities to share a home! We currently pay$1275 for a 3 bedroom allowing only 3-tenants, just between Timberline & Lemay off of E. Vine St. Considered, out side of town. College unit apartments that families are forced into, 2 bedroom start at $900 a month plus utilities. 5 people in a 2 bedroom that could use a single family home. Otherwise spend less in rent, via Loveland, Laporte, etc then Gas & utility costs bring them right back to similar high costs. Only benefit, more space. Cons: distance daily, fuel, utility increases, access to best health care father away, What’s worth it to you? We are personally waiting out the filing in of new developments, seeing how the areas transform environmentally, then searching out a nice local home. Getting to know others sends to be the best way to fund a great place, word of mouth & positive reputation as a family and rental history. Yay for Tinmath!!! Hoping FC follows suit for its highest good of the community, keeping it the #1 place to raise a family, retire, live, vacation & more. Let’s work together to keep the flow cohesive & smooth so that we may grow together doing what’s in the best possible interest for all, with landlord open minds of good families redirecting their properties on a long term basis, even improving property values & community overall. Thank you for the chance to voice my opinions, concerns & ideal visions within reason. All such a dedicated balance to achieve & maintain. If any folks, town & county can accomplish these goals, it’s the County & FC that has already steadily accomplished its current & previous accolades. As well as the phenomenal resources, food bank, financial aid services, homeless resources, vast parks, dog parks, dog friendly town, no parking meters, SERIOUSLY improved Transfort busing, with bike racks on them, yup that’s what I said. Improved & expanded bus routes for those that can’t walk the mile or more to the old routes, the PAR ride program, disability resource services, so much more. Also, amazing resources for survivors of Domestic & Sexual violence, counseling, horse riding therapy, arts therapies, groups, Free & low cost therapy for adults & children so that they feel well adjusted & can make friends & feel ” normal”. The 211 registry via United Way is priceless along with the neighbor to neighbOur resource guides & habitat for humanity. We are proud to be FC resident, community members & Coloradans!

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