Arvada city, Colorado

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Arvada city, Colorado

Arvada city, Colorado
Founded:1859
Incorporated:August 24, 1904
Population
- Total:106.433 (2010)
- Density:2.956,5/sq mi (1.156,9/sq km)
Area code(s):303, 720
Time zone:MST (UTC-7)
Summer Time zone:MDT (UTC-6)
Website:www.arvada.org
Area
- Total:37 sq mi (94 sq km)
- Land:36 sq mi (92 sq km)
- Water:1 sq mi (2 sq km)
- % water:2,13 %
Latitude:+39.8097397
Longitude:-105.1066199

Quick information summary of the Arvada city area.

Arvada city is located in the state of Colorado. It occupies the area of 37 square miles. 1 square miles are water areas and 36 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Arvada city lies at +39.8097397, -105.1066199 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 106.433 living in the Arvada city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (89.83%), Some Other Race (3.49%) and Two or More races (2.74%). Median age is 39 for the males and 42 for the females.

Arvada is a city in Colorado that’s part of the Denver metropolitan area. Arvada’s downtown area is located about 7 miles northwest of the Colorado capital of Denver.

According to the 2010 census, Arvada has a population of about 106,000, and it is the ninth most populous city in the state of Colorado.

It has a total area of about 33 square miles.

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Statistical data for the Arvada city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
106,433
White alone
95,61289.83 %
Black or African American alone
9620.90 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
8500.80 %
Asian alone
2,3102.17 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
710.07 %
Some Other Race alone
3,7153.49 %
Two or More races
2,9132.74 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Arvada city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Arvada city part within the Subdivision
Adams County 441.603- Arvada city part2.849
West Adams CCD 282.940- Arvada city part2.849
Jefferson County 534.543- Arvada city part103.584
Golden CCD 35.260- Arvada city part2.027
Northeast Jefferson CCD 450.008- Arvada city part101.557

Profile of the Arvada city

History of Arvada

The history of the city and its beginnings are closely tied to the first discoveries of gold in the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado. Gold was first discovered there in 1850. However, the people who discovered the gold, a team led by Lewis Ralston, decided to keep heading west towards California, where they believed the gold industry would be more lucrative. The creek where he first panned gold out of, however, is still called Ralston’s creek, however.

However, Rolston brought a team back to the spot of his gold discovery in 1858. Instead of looking for gold themselves, many settlers in this area started farming and realized that the gold seekers would pay good money for their crops. The settlement continued to grow with the arrival of the Colorado Central Railroad in 1870. In that year, Benjamin F. Wadsworth and Louis A. Reno platted the Ralston Point town site along the railroad, but in order to avoid confusion with other communities along Ralston Creek, Ralston Point was given the name of Arvada. The name of the city honors Hiram Arvada Haskin, who was the brother-in-law of one of the town’s original settlers, Mary Wadsworth.

The Town of Arvada was formally incorporated on August 14, 1904. In the coming years, the agricultural life of the community continued to grow, and soon after, Arvada came to be known as the "Celery Capital of the World."

The city continued to grow very quickly in the late 20th century as a suburb of Denver.

The area in and around Arvada gained notoriety in the news in 1957, when the area became contaminated with radioactive materials, and it was the scene of a very serious plutonium fire both in 1957 and again in 1969.

Transportation

Since Arvada is located in the general vicinity of Denver, transportation is very well developed. Several large highways run through the city, including Interstate 76, SH 72, SH 93 and SH 95. Interstate 25, Interstate 270, U.S. Highway 36 and U.S. Highway 287 all run through and near the city as well.

The Amtrak California Zephyr passes through Arvada twice every day. This route is known for being one of the most breathtaking scenic routes through the Rocky Mountains that exists, making it one of the most popular rail routes in America.

There are seven local bus routes of the Denver Regional Transportation District that operate in Arvada. The city is also located very close to both the Denver International Airport and the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.

Economy

There is not much economy to speak of in the suburb other than a few retail corridors along the major streets of the city. This is because the cast majority of Arvada’s residents work in Denver and Boulder, making it mostly a commuter city.

Statistical data for the Arvada city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
106,433
White alone
95,61289.83 %
Black or African American alone
9620.90 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
8500.80 %
Asian alone
2,3102.17 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
710.07 %
Some Other Race alone
3,7153.49 %
Two or More races
2,9132.74 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
106,433
Not Hispanic or Latino
91,89786.34 %
Hispanic or Latino
14,53613.66 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
106,433
Not Hispanic or Latino
91,89786.34 %
White alone
86,55694.19 %
Black or African American alone
8410.92 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
4370.48 %
Asian alone
2,2252.42 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
580.06 %
Some Other Race alone
1100.12 %
Two or More races
1,6701.82 %
Hispanic or Latino
14,53613.66 %
White alone
9,05662.30 %
Black or African American alone
1210.83 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
4132.84 %
Asian alone
850.58 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
130.09 %
Some Other Race alone
3,60524.80 %
Two or More races
1,2438.55 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
41
Male
39
Female
42

Household Type

Total
42,701
Family households
28,92767.74 %
Husband-wife family
22,42977.54 %
Other family
6,49822.46 %
Male householder, no wife present
1,93529.78 %
Female householder, no husband present
4,56370.22 %
Nonfamily households
13,77432.26 %
Householder living alone
11,24581.64 %
Householder not living alone
2,52918.36 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Arvada city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Arvada city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Arvada city center

Airport

  • Public Service of Colorado Arvada Heliport [3.1 mi] [4.98 km]

Building

  • Rural / Metro of Central Colorado Ambulance [2.49 mi] [4.01 km]
  • Arvada Flour Mill [1.56 mi] [2.51 km]
  • Festival Playhouse [1.49 mi] [2.4 km]
  • Arvada Fire Protection District Station 1 [1.32 mi] [2.12 km]
  • Jefferson County Public Library Arvada Branch [1.54 mi] [2.47 km]
  • Arvada Police Chief [1.11 mi] [1.79 km]
  • Arvada Police Department [1.11 mi] [1.79 km]
  • Arvada City Hall [1.09 mi] [1.76 km]
  • Arvada Municipal Court [1.09 mi] [1.75 km]

Canal

  • Kershaw Ditch [3.81 mi] [6.13 km]

Cemetery

  • Arvada Cemetery [0.9 mi] [1.44 km]
  • Ralston Cemetery [2.88 mi] [4.63 km]

Church

  • Mile High Vineyard Church Arvada Hub [1.58 mi] [2.55 km]
  • Arvada Presbyterian Church [0.83 mi] [1.34 km]
  • Peace Lutheran Church [0.83 mi] [1.33 km]
  • The Rising Church [1.55 mi] [2.49 km]
  • The Way, the Truth, and the Life Tabernacle [1.46 mi] [2.34 km]
  • Cornerstone Church of God [1.4 mi] [2.26 km]
  • Shrine of Saint Anne [1.5 mi] [2.42 km]
  • Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church [1.96 mi] [3.15 km]
  • King of Glory Lutheran Church [0.53 mi] [0.85 km]
  • Ward Road Baptist Church [1.65 mi] [2.65 km]
  • Living Water Unity Church [1.49 mi] [2.4 km]
  • Spirit of Joy Fellowship Church of the Brethren [0.6 mi] [0.96 km]
  • Arvada Mennonite Church [0.59 mi] [0.95 km]
  • Agape Life Church [2.38 mi] [3.83 km]
  • Slavic Christian Church [0.44 mi] [0.71 km]
  • Simpson United Methodist Church [3.06 mi] [4.93 km]
  • Hillcrest Baptist Church [1.69 mi] [2.72 km]
  • Arvada Christian Church [1.04 mi] [1.68 km]
  • Centerpoint Community Church [0.32 mi] [0.51 km]

Civil

  • City of Arvada [0.11 mi] [0.18 km]

Crossing

  • Exit 1B [2.98 mi] [4.79 km]

Dam

  • Kelly Dam [3.44 mi] [5.53 km]
  • Broad Dam [3.31 mi] [5.32 km]

Locale

  • Arvada Plaza [0.66 mi] [1.07 km]
  • Arvada Square Shopping Center [0.48 mi] [0.77 km]

Mine

  • Asphalt Paving Company Pit [3.44 mi] [5.54 km]
  • Asphalt Paving Company Pit [3.2 mi] [5.15 km]
  • Cooley Sand and Gravel Company Pit [3.28 mi] [5.27 km]
  • Cooley Gravel Company Pit [3.66 mi] [5.89 km]
  • Cooley Gravel Company Pit [3.34 mi] [5.38 km]
  • Cooley Sand and Gravel Pit [3.59 mi] [5.78 km]

Park

  • Terrace Park [1.27 mi] [2.05 km]
  • Van Bibber Park [2.5 mi] [4.02 km]
  • Lowell Street Park [3.97 mi] [6.39 km]
  • Rainbow Ridge Park [1.62 mi] [2.6 km]
  • Lewis Ralston Gold Site Park [2.74 mi] [4.41 km]
  • Russell - Graves House [1.45 mi] [2.33 km]
  • Harold D Lutz Sports Complex [0.98 mi] [1.58 km]
  • Meadowbrook Village Trail Park [3.93 mi] [6.33 km]
  • McIlvoy Park [1.65 mi] [2.66 km]
  • Hoskinson Park [0.69 mi] [1.11 km]
  • Bridgeside Park [1.19 mi] [1.91 km]
  • Memorial Park [1.19 mi] [1.92 km]
  • Ralston Cove Park [0.33 mi] [0.54 km]
  • Meadowlake Park [2.04 mi] [3.28 km]
  • Tennyson Knolls Park [3.14 mi] [5.05 km]
  • Homestead Park [2.52 mi] [4.05 km]
  • Allendale Park [0.7 mi] [1.12 km]

Populated Place

  • Park Slope [1.41 mi] [2.27 km]
  • Rainbow Ridge [1.83 mi] [2.94 km]
  • Berkeley Gardens [3.96 mi] [6.37 km]
  • Columbine Acres [2.09 mi] [3.37 km]
  • Skyline Estates [1.12 mi] [1.8 km]
  • Arvada [1.12 mi] [1.81 km]
  • Candlelight [2.53 mi] [4.07 km]
  • Crestmont Heights [1.42 mi] [2.28 km]
  • Meadow Lake [1.9 mi] [3.06 km]
  • Wellington Downs [2.6 mi] [4.18 km]
  • Alta Vista [0.71 mi] [1.15 km]
  • Koldeway [0.23 mi] [0.37 km]
  • Tennyson Park [3.08 mi] [4.96 km]

Post Office

  • Arvada Post Office [1.16 mi] [1.87 km]

Reservoir

  • Kelly Lake [3.48 mi] [5.59 km]
  • Hyatt Lake [3.07 mi] [4.94 km]
  • Broad Lake [3.31 mi] [5.33 km]
  • Bates Lake [2.58 mi] [4.15 km]

School

  • Foster Elementary School [1.97 mi] [3.17 km]
  • Berkeley Gardens Elementary School (historical) [3.96 mi] [6.37 km]
  • Wheat Ridge Regional Center [1.19 mi] [1.91 km]
  • Red Rocks Community College Arvada Campus [1.12 mi] [1.8 km]
  • Lawrence Elementary School [1.35 mi] [2.17 km]
  • Shrine of Saint Anne School [1.61 mi] [2.59 km]
  • Arvada K - 8 [1.1 mi] [1.76 km]
  • East Arvada Junior High School (historical) [1.61 mi] [2.59 km]
  • Excel Academy [0.55 mi] [0.88 km]
  • Vanderhoof Elementary School [1.18 mi] [1.9 km]
  • Two Roads High School Arvada Campus [0.53 mi] [0.85 km]
  • Allendale Elementary School [0.7 mi] [1.13 km]
  • Arvada West High School [1.04 mi] [1.68 km]
  • Alta Vista Cottage School (historical) [0.72 mi] [1.16 km]
  • Fitzmorris Elementary School [0.17 mi] [0.28 km]
  • Fitzmorris Cottage School (historical) [0.25 mi] [0.41 km]
  • Hoskinson Cottage School (historical) [0.39 mi] [0.62 km]
  • Allendale Cottage School Number 2 (historical) [0.73 mi] [1.17 km]
  • Tennyson Knolls Elementary School [3.36 mi] [5.41 km]

Stream

  • Ralston Creek [2.9 mi] [4.67 km]
  • Van Bibber Creek [0.56 mi] [0.9 km]

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ArvadaArvada80001, 80007, 80006, 80005, 80004, 80003, 80002
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ArvadaWestminster80003, 80005
ArvadaWheat Ridge80002
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