Facts About Longmont
Longmont is named after Longs Peak, a prominent mountain named for explorer Stephen H. Long that is clearly visible from Longmont, and “mont”, from the French word “montagne” for mountain.
Longmont was founded in 1871 by a group of people from Chicago, Illinois. Originally called the Chicago-Colorado Colony.
Longmont was the site of Colorado’s first library, founded in 1871 by Elizabeth Rowell Thompson
Longmont is located in northeastern Boulder County at 40°10′18″N 105°06′33″W.
Longmont has a total area of 27.6 square miles, of which 26.2 square miles is land and 1.5 square miles, or 5.30%, is water.
The estimated population of Longmont is 98,711, as of 2020, making it the 14th most populous city in the state of Colorado.
Longmont absorbed the older community of Burlington in 1871 and incorporated in 1873.
Longmont is twinned with the following sister cities Chino, Nagano, Japan; Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, Mexico & Northern Arapaho Tribe, Wind River Reservation, Wyoming.
Longmont is situated at approximately 5000 feet above sea level in Boulder County.
Longmont sees 300 days of sunshine per year, on average.