Castle Pines, Colorado

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This article is about the incorporated city formerly known as Castle Pines North. For the neighboring census-designated place, see Castle Pines CDP, Colorado.
Castle Pines, Colorado
City
Castle Pines, Colorado is located in Colorado
Castle Pines, Colorado
Location in the State of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°28′18″N 104°53′41″W / 39.47167°N 104.89472°W / 39.47167; -104.89472Coordinates: 39°28′18″N 104°53′41″W / 39.47167°N 104.89472°W / 39.47167; -104.89472
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Douglas[1]
Incorporated November 6, 2007[2][3]
Government
 • Type Statutory City[1]
 • Mayor Jeffrey Huff
Area
 • Total 9.01 sq mi (23.3 km2)
 • Land 9.01 sq mi (23.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 6,368 ft (1,941 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 10,360
 • Density 1,100/sq mi (440/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80108[5]
Area code(s) 303, 720
GNIS feature ID 2500982
Colorado's newest municipality

The City of Castle Pines is an incorporated Statutory City located in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. The city is situated 19 miles (31 km) south-southeast of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. Castle Pines has a population of 10,360. The city is located north of the Castle Pines Golf Club and the unincorporated community of Castle Pines Village.

History[edit]

The City of Castle Pines North was approved by popular vote on November 6, 2007, and officially incorporated with the first election of municipal officers on February 12, 2008.[2][3] At the time of incorporation, Castle Pines was Douglas County's first new city since 1995, Colorado's first new city since 2004, and Colorado's 271st municipality. The city's stated vision is to "Enhance our community's unique character by ensuring excellent infrastructure, safe neighborhoods, maximum citizen participation and conscientious development that balances open space, residential and commercial uses."[6]

The city incorporated as a statutory city under Colorado law and follows the Mayor-Council government system.

The City of Castle Pines North approved by popular vote on November 2, 2010, and was officially renamed to The City of Castle Pines.

Geography[edit]

Castle Pines is located at 39°28′18″N 104°53′41″W / 39.471742°N 104.894827°W / 39.471742; -104.894827 (39.471742, -104.894827) at an elevation of 6,368 feet (1,941 m).[7] Located on Interstate 25 in central Colorado, Castle Pines is 20 mi (32 km) south of downtown Denver and 43 mi (69 km) north of Colorado Springs.[8]

The city lies in the Colorado Piedmont on the western edge of the Great Plains.[9] Happy Canyon Creek runs north-northeast through the western part of the city, and Newlin Gulch and its tributary, South Newlin Gulch, run north-northeast and north, respectively, through the eastern part of the city. All three streams are part of the Cherry Creek watershed.[10][11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Castle Pines has a total area of 9.01 square miles (23.3 km2), all of it land.[4]

Lying within the Front Range Urban Corridor, the city is part of the greater Denver metropolitan area,[12] and it borders two communities to its south: Castle Pines Village and Castle Rock, the county seat.[11][13]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2010 census, there were 10,360 people, 3,493 households, and 2,928 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,149.8 people per square mile (444.6/km²). There were 3,637 housing units at an average density of 403.7 per square mile (156.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.6% White, 2.6% Asian, 1.1% African American, 0.2% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanics and Latinos of any race were 5.5% of the population.[4]

There were 3,493 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.3% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.2% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97, and the average family size was 3.27.[4]

In the city, the population was spread out with 33.6% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.5 years. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.[4]

Castle Pines is one of the most affluent cities in the United States.[14] The median income for a household in the city was $137,019, and the median income for a family was $147,473. Males had a median income of $118,235 versus $71,399 for females. The per capita income for the city was $49,702. About 0.9% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.[4]

Economy[edit]

As of 2011, 69.5% of the population over the age of 16 was in the labor force. 0.2% was in the armed forces, and 69.4% was in the civilian labor force with 66.8% employed and 2.6% unemployed. The occupational composition of the employed civilian labor force was: 58.3% in management, business, science, and arts; 28.7% in sales and office occupations; 7.6% in service occupations; 4.6% in production, transportation, and material moving; 0.8% in natural resources, construction, and maintenance. The three industries employing the largest percentages of the working civilian labor force were: educational services, health care, and social assistance (17.1%); professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services (16.7%); and finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing (14.5%).[4]

The median home value in the city was $457,500, the median selected monthly owner cost was $2,654 for housing units with a mortgage and $731 for those without, and the median gross rent was $1,294.[4]

Government[edit]

Council members make policy decisions on a variety of city issues, approve the annual city budget and determine the city’s yearly property tax rates. They are given the authority to approve resolutions and enact and provide for the enforcement of ordinances, which are city laws. They also appoint the City Manager, who serves the Council and citizens and is responsible for city staff and day-to-day management.

The City Council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The Mayor presides over the meeting using an agenda. Citizens are actively encouraged to attend and participate in these meetings. Citizens who want to address Council sign up when they arrive and are asked to speak at the podium when the agenda item is discussed. [15]

Castle Pines City Council
Office Incumbent Term Expires
Mayor Jeffrey Huff January 2018
City Manager Don Van Wormer
City Clerk Diana Spomer
Councilmember - Ward One Tera Radloff January 2016
Councilmember - Ward One Rex Lucas January 2018
Councilmember, Ward Two Resa Labossiere January 2018
Councilmember - Ward Two Geoff Blue January 2016
Councilmember - Ward Three Edward "Ned" Wilt January 2016
Councilmember - Ward Three Roger Addlesperger January 2018

The residents of the City of Castle Pines elected a new city council and other elected officials in November 2009.[16]

Castle Pines North City Council
Office Incumbent
Mayor Jeffrey Huff
City Clerk Carl Kollmar
Councilmember, Ward One Jennifer Havercroft
Councilmember, Ward One Vacant
Councilmember, Ward Two Kim Hoffman
Councilmember, Ward Two Shelley Hamilton-Bruer
Councilmember, Ward Three Doug Gilbert
Councilmember, Ward Three John Ewing

The residents of the City of Castle Pines North elected their first city officials on February 12, 2008.[16]

Castle Pines North City Council
Office Incumbent
Mayor Maureen Shul
City Clerk Janie Berry
City Treasurer Doug Gilbert
Councilmember, Ward One Jennifer Havercroft
Councilmember, Ward One Chris Dooley
Councilmember, Ward Two Chip Coppola
Councilmember, Ward Two Kim Hoffman
Councilmember, Ward Three Ron Clark
Councilmember, Ward Three David Neely

Schools[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Castle Pines is located immediately west of Interstate 25. The city is served by Denver International Airport and nearby Centennial Airport.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved 2007-12-05. 
  2. ^ a b Ivan Moreno (2006-11-06). "Castle Pines North incorporates". Rocky Mountain News. Archived from the original on 2007-11-10. Retrieved 2007-11-09. 
  3. ^ a b "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-11-09. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  5. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. 2007-11-09. Retrieved 2007-11-09. 
  6. ^ "About the City of Castle Pines". City of Castle Pines. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Distance Calculator". Infoplease. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  9. ^ "Physiographic provinces of Colorado". Colorado Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  10. ^ "Castle Pines [map]". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  11. ^ a b "Douglas County [map]". Colorado Department of Transportation. 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  12. ^ "OMB Bulletin No. 13-01". Office of Management and Budget. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  13. ^ "Colorado: 2010 - Population and Housing Unit Counts". United States Census Bureau. Aug 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  14. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2011/09/13/colorados-most-affluent-communities.html
  15. ^ "Mayor, City Council, and Elected Officials". City of Castle Pines. 
  16. ^ a b Lisa Crockett (2009-12-01). "Castle Pines North elects new mayor and council". The Castle Pines Connection. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 

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