Longmont is a Home Rule Municipality in Boulder and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. Longmont is located in Northern Colorado. Longmont is the 13th most populous city in the State of Colorado. The word "Longmont" comes from Longs Peak, a prominent mountain named for explorer Stephen H. Long that is clearly visible from Longmont, and "mont" from the French word for mountain. The city is located northeast of the county seat of Boulder and north-northwest of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. In contrast to its better-known neighbor, Longmont has a much more quiet and residential feel, although the city has begun to grow rapidly in recent years. The population was 71,093 at the 2000 census. The 2008 population estimate is 85,928.
Also notable, Longmont was declared an "All-America City" by the National Civic League in June 2006. The city was also named number 50 on the 2008 list of the top 100 places to live in the United States by Money Magazine.More
According to the Longmont Area Economic Council, the top eleven employers in Longmont are:
St. Vrain Valley Schools (regional school district) with 4875 employeesMore
In September 2010, the Institute of Business & Medical Careers opened its newest campus in Longmont. The college provides professional training, preparation, and career support for students interested in a career in the business or medical professions.More
Longmont it part of the RTD transit district that provides local and regional bus service to Denver and Boulder.
Outside of RTD, Longmont is connected to Fort Collins, Loveland, and Berthoud via the FLEX regional bus route.More