Federal Heights, Colorado

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Federal Heights, Colorado
City
Federal Heights' Municipal Complex (city hall)
Federal Heights' Municipal Complex (city hall)
Motto: "Rising to Great Heights"
Location in Adams County and the state of Colorado
Location in Adams County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°51′58″N 105°0′51″W / 39.86611°N 105.01417°W / 39.86611; -105.01417Coordinates: 39°51′58″N 105°0′51″W / 39.86611°N 105.01417°W / 39.86611; -105.01417
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Adams County[1]
Government
 • Type Home Rule Municipality[1]
Area
 • Total 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Land 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 5,292 ft (1,613 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,467
 • Density 6,457/sq mi (2,493.1/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 80221, 80234, 80260
Area code(s) Both 303 and 720
FIPS code 08-26270
GNIS feature ID 0169445
Website www.fedheights.org

The city of Federal Heights is a Home Rule Municipality located in Adams County, Colorado, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 11,467.[2]

History[edit]

The community was named for its location on Federal Boulevard[3] and was officially incorporated in 1940.[4]

Geography[edit]

Federal Heights is located at 39°51′58″N 105°0′51″W / 39.86611°N 105.01417°W / 39.86611; -105.01417 (39.866085, -105.014160).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 12,065 people, 5,125 households, and 3,023 families residing in the city. The population density was 6,721.0 people per square mile (2,588.0/km²). There were 5,311 housing units at an average density of 2,958.6 per square mile (1,139.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.03% White, 1.46% African American, 1.38% Native American, 6.09% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 7.80% from other races, and 3.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.62% of the population.

There were 5,125 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 12.8% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $38,468. Males had a median income of $31,054 versus $25,195 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,801. About 9.2% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions[edit]

Federal Heights is the home of a major water park named Water World.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Federal Heights city, Colorado". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Profile for Federal Heights, Colorado, CO". ePodunk. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Federal Heights History". City of Federal Heights. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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