Ordway is a Statutory Town that is the county seat and most populous town of Crowley County, Colorado, United States. The population was 1,080 at the 2010 census.
A post office called Ordway has been in operation since 1890. The community was named after George N. Ordway, a Denver politician.
Ordway is located in south-central Crowley County at 38°13′11″N 103°45′26″W (38.219633, -103.757264). State Highway 96 runs along the southern edge of the town, leading west 49 miles (79 km) to Pueblo and east 60 miles (97 km) to Eads. Highway 71 runs along the eastern edge of the town and leads south 11 miles (18 km) to U.S. Route 50 near Rocky Ford and north 75 miles (121 km) to Interstate 70 at Limon.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Ordway has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,248 people, 485 households, and 317 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,613.4 people per square mile (625.8/km²). There were 543 housing units at an average density of 702.0 per square mile (272.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.78% White, 0.40% African American, 2.48% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 9.21% from other races, and 2.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.25% of the population.
There were 485 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.09.
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