Niwot is a census-designated place in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. This locality is named for Arapaho Chief Niwot, a tribal leader in the Boulder area during the nineteenth century. The name means “left-handed”. With a per capita income of $39,943, Niwot is ranked as the 17th wealthiest location in Colorado. Additionally, this locality is recognized for being the headquarters of footwear company, Crocs, Inc.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,160 people, 1,502 households, and 1,094 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,026.4 people per square mile. There were 1,546 housing units at an average density of 381.4 per square mile. The median income for a household in the CDP was $86,914, and the median income for a family was $100,120. Males had a median income of $81,813 versus $39,279 for females.
Niwot offers residents two public schools, the first being Niwot Elementary and the second being Niwot High School. Both schools are very well known in Colorado for producing highly successful students that continue on to impressive universities. Because of the good track record, both schools experience an overwhelming number of open-enrollment applications.