Ken Caryl, Colorado

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Ken Caryl, Colorado
Ken Caryl in 2014.
Ken Caryl in 2014.
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Colorado
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°34′47″N 105°6′14″W / 39.57972°N 105.10389°W / 39.57972; -105.10389Coordinates: 39°34′47″N 105°6′14″W / 39.57972°N 105.10389°W / 39.57972; -105.10389
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Jefferson[1]
 • Total 9.76 sq mi (25.3 km2)
 • Land 9.72 sq mi (25.2 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 5,761 ft (1,756 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 32,438
 • Density 3,337.2/sq mi (1,288.5/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80127
FIPS code 08-40377
GNIS feature ID 1867086

Ken Caryl is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. The population was 32,438 as of the 2010 census.[2]


Ken Caryl is located at 39°34′47″N 105°06′14″W / 39.579716°N 105.103948°W / 39.579716; -105.103948.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.76 square miles (25.3 km2) of which 9.72 square miles (25.2 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.[2]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 10,661
1990 24,391 128.8%
2000 30,887 26.6%
2010 32,438 5.0%
Est. 2012 33,987 4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 census, there were 32,438 people, 12,677 households, and 9,041 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,337.2 people per square mile (1,288.5/km²). There were 13,212 housing units at an average density of 3,337.2 per square mile (524.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.8% White, 2.2% Asian, 0.8% African American, 0.5% American Indian, 2.1% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanics and Latinos of any race were 9.6% of the population.[2]

There were 12,677 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56, and the average family size was 3.03.[2]

The median age in the CDP was 39.0 years. 25.0% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.0% were from 25 to 44; 32.5% were from 45 to 64; and 8.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.[2]

The median income for a household in the CDP was $84,153, and the median income for a family was $95,753. Males had a median income of $61,275 versus $47,104 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $36,862. About 1.7% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.[2]


Lockheed Martin and its predecessor, Martin Marietta, operate a facility located in the southern part of Ken Caryl Valley.

In popular culture[edit]

In the South Park episode Trapped in the Closet, a reference is made to FunPlex, an amusement center in Ken Caryl, though it has been renamed multiple times since then; first Fat City, and then the current name, Fun City.

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