Greenwood Village, Colorado

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City of Greenwood Village, Colorado
City
Location in Arapahoe County and the State of Colorado
Location in Arapahoe County and the State of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°36′57″N 104°54′41″W / 39.61583°N 104.91139°W / 39.61583; -104.91139Coordinates: 39°36′57″N 104°54′41″W / 39.61583°N 104.91139°W / 39.61583; -104.91139
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Arapahoe County[1]
Incorporated September 19, 1950[2]
Government
 • Type Home Rule Municipality[1]
 • Mayor Ron Rakowsky
Area
 • Total 8.1 sq mi (21.0 km2)
 • Land 8.1 sq mi (21.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 5,422 ft (1,666 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 13,925
 • Density 1,719.1/sq mi (663.1/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes[3] 80110-80112 & 80121 & 80155 (PO Box)
Area code(s) Both 303 and 720
FIPS code 08-33035
GNIS feature ID 0185037
Website City of Greenwood Village

The city of Greenwood Village is a suburb of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area and a Home Rule Municipality located in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. As of 2010, the city has a total population of 13,925.

History[edit]

The town was named for the Greenwood Ranch.[4]

It was developed during the 1860s when settlers came from the east and mid-west looking for gold. By the early 1900s it had become a farming community.[5]

Geography[edit]

Greenwood Village is located at 39°36′57″N 104°54′41″W / 39.615888°N 104.911447°W / 39.615888; -104.911447.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 11,035 people, 3,997 households, and 3,097 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,361.0 people per square mile (525.4/km²). There were 4,206 housing units at an average density of 518.7 per square mile (200.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.90% White, 1.14% African American, 0.19% Native American, 2.55% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.12% of the population.

There were 3,997 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.8% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15. Greenwood Village resides within the Cherry Creek School District. West Middle School and Campus Middle School feed Cherry Creek High School.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 32.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $116,147, and the median income for a family was $145,802. Males had a median income of $99,088 versus $41,991 for females. The per capita income for the city was $69,189. About 1.5% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over. To compare, the average US income for 2000 was $48,476. This places Greenwood Village #31 for highest income places in the United States with a population of at least 10,000.

Educational Background for population 25 years and over in Greenwood Village:

  • High school or higher: 98.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 72.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 31.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Greenwood Village city

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 66.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

8.3% Foreign born (2.8% Europe, 2.5% Latin America, 1.6% Asia, 1.1% North America).

The Front Range as seen from Westlands Park in Greenwood Village.
A panorama of the Orchard RTD station (located in Greenwood Village) as viewed from the east side of Interstate 25. The view includes part of the pedestrian bridge that provides access to the other side of the freeway from the station.

Economy[edit]

Greenwood Village includes part of the Denver Technological Center. Companies currently based in Greenwood Village, CO:

Companies that were based in Greenwood Village, CO:

First Data's headquarters were located in Greenwood Village.[10][11] In 2009 First Data announced that it was moving its headquarters from Greater Denver to Greater Atlanta.[12]

Top employers[edit]

According to the City's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[13] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 FASCore 1,000 - 1,500
2 Cigna 1,000 - 1,500
3 Great West Life & Annuity Insurance 500 - 1,000
4 Comcast 500 - 1,000
5 tw telecom 500 - 1,000
6 Newmont 500 - 1,000
7 Travelers 500 - 1,000
8 CoBank 500 - 1,000
9 Cherry Creek School District 500 - 1,000
10 TriZetto 200 - 500
11 Cricket Wireless 200 - 500
12 First Data 200 - 500
13 First Data Technologies 200 - 500
14 King Soopers 200 - 500
15 Thomson Reuters 200 - 500
16 Wells Fargo 200 - 500

Media[edit]

Education[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  2. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  3. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved September 10, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Profile for Greenwood Village, Colorado, CO". ePodunk. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Our Village, Our History". City of Greenwood Village. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ Home page. Black-eyed Pea Colorado. Retrieved on April 16, 2014. "RMR Colorado, LLC Greenwood Village, CO 80111"
  9. ^ "RMR Colorado, LLC." Black-eyed Pea Colorado. Retrieved on April 16, 2014. "5347 South Valentia Way Suite 305 Greenwood Village, CO 80111-3107 United States"
  10. ^ "Contact Us." First Data. June 19, 2000. Retrieved on December 9, 2009.
  11. ^ "City Boundary Map." City of Greenwood Village. Retrieved on December 9, 2009.
  12. ^ McGaw, Renee. "First Data moving HQ to Atlanta." Denver Business Journal. Friday August 14, 2009. Retrieved on December 9, 2009.
  13. ^ City of Greenwood Village CAFR

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