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.

  • Brian Dietzen, American actor who has played the supporting role of Jimmy Palmer on NCIS, since 2004. Dietzen attended Niwot High School and was the star of the drama department.
  • Pete Wernick, five-string banjo player who has been involved in the bluegrass music scene since the 1970s 
  • In 2013 downtown Niwot was used as the set for the film Dear Eleanor which stars Jessica Alba, Luke Wilson, and many other notable actors. The filming took place in the heart of the town and was a spectacle for many of the residents. Director Kevin Spacey also ensured that a few local teens had the opportunity to be extras in the film.
  • 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.

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