Castle Pines, Colorado

Coordinates: 39°27′45″N 104°52′14″W / 39.462512°N 104.870620°W / 39.462512; -104.870620
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Castle Pines, Colorado
City of Castle Pines[1]
Castle Pines, Colorado.
Castle Pines, Colorado.
Location of the City of Castle Pines in Douglas County, Colorado.
Location of the City of Castle Pines in Douglas County, Colorado.
Castle Pines is located in the United States
Castle Pines
Castle Pines
Location of the City of Castle Pines in the United States.
Coordinates: 39°27′45″N 104°52′14″W / 39.462512°N 104.870620°W / 39.462512; -104.870620[2]
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyDouglas County[1]
IncorporatedNovember 6, 2007[3][4]
 • TypeHome rule municipality
 • MayorTracy Engerman
 • Total9.594 sq mi (24.849 km2)
 • Land9.594 sq mi (24.849 km2)
 • Water0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)
6,368 ft (1,941 m)
 • Total11,036
 • Density1,150/sq mi (440/km2)
 • Metro
2,963,821 (19th)
 • CSA
3,623,560 (17th)
 • Front Range
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)303, 720
FIPS code08-12387
GNIS feature ID2500982
Colorado's newest municipality

The City of Castle Pines is a home rule municipality located in Douglas County, Colorado, United States.[1] The city population was 11,036 at the 2020 United States Census.[5] Castle Pines is a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor. The city is located north of the Town of Castle Rock and south of the City of Lone Tree, Colorado.


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.[3][4] At the time of incorporation, Castle Pines was Douglas County's first new city since 1995, and Colorado's 271st municipality.[7]

The "City of Castle Pines North" was officially renamed the "City of Castle Pines" by popular vote on November 2, 2010.

The city originally incorporated as a statutory city and on May 14, 2019, residents voted in favor of home rule and now follows the Council-manager government system.


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).[8] 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.[9]

The city lies in the Colorado Piedmont on the western edge of the Great Plains.[10] 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.[11][12]

At the 2020 United States Census, the city had a total area of 6,140 acres (24.849 km2), all of it land.[5]

Lying within the Front Range Urban Corridor, the city is part of the greater Denver metropolitan area,[13] and it borders two communities to its south: Castle Pines Village and Castle Rock, the county seat.[12][14]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census

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 inhabitants per square mile (443.9/km2). There were 3,637 housing units at an average density of 403.7 per square mile (155.9/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.[15]

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.[15]

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.[15]

Castle Pines is one of the most affluent cities in the United States.[16] 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.[15]


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%).[15]

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.[15]


The City of Castle Pines is a home ruled city and follows the Mayor-Council government system. The City receives the majority of its revenue through sales and use tax collections. The City receives a portion of the revenue collected through property taxes, but these dollars are dedicated to fund law enforcement.[17]

Current Castle Pines City Council
Office Incumbent Term Expires
Mayor Tera Radloff January 2022
Mayor Pro Tem - Ward One Melissa Coudeyras January 2022
Councilmember - Ward One Deborah Mulvey January 2020
Councilmember - Ward Two Ben Price January 2022
Councilmember - Ward Two Gregg Fisher January 2020
Councilmember - Ward Three Roger Hudson January 2022
Councilmember - Ward Three Tracy Engerman January 2020
City Manager Michael Penny

The residents of the City of Castle Pines North elected their first city officials on February 12, 2008.[18]

First 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

Parks & Recreation[edit]

Castle Pines is home to 5 parks and 14 miles of trails that are 8-feet wide and paved to accommodate a variety of recreational activities. Walking, running and bicycling is permitted on trails, however horseback riding and the use of motorized vehicles is prohibited. The Castle Pines North Metropolitan District maintains most trails in Castle Pines.[19]

Castle Pines parks and natural areas include:

  • Elk Ridge Park
  • Retreat Park
  • Coyote Ridge Park
  • Daniel's Gate Park
  • Daniels Park


Students residing in Castle Pines are within the Douglas County School District.

Primary Schools:

  • Castle Pines Academy
  • American Academy
  • DCS Montessori

Elementary Schools:

  • Buffalo Ridge Elementary
  • Timber Trail Elementary
  • DCS Montessori
  • American Academy

Middle Schools:

  • DCS Montessori
  • American Academy


Castle Pines is located adjacent to Interstate 25. The city is served by Denver International Airport and nearby Centennial Airport.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Active Colorado Municipalities". Colorado Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  2. ^ "2014 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Places". United States Census Bureau. July 1, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Ivan Moreno (November 6, 2006). "Castle Pines North incorporates". Rocky Mountain News. Archived from the original on November 10, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2007.
  4. ^ a b "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. December 1, 2004. Retrieved November 9, 2007.
  5. ^ a b c d "Decennial Census P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data". United States Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce. August 12, 2021. Retrieved September 7, 2021.
  6. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. November 9, 2007. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on September 3, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2007.
  7. ^ "About the City of Castle Pines". City of Castle Pines. Archived from the original on September 21, 2014.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "Distance Calculator". Infoplease. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  10. ^ "Physiographic provinces of Colorado". Colorado Geological Survey. Archived from the original on May 24, 2012. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  11. ^ "Castle Pines [map]" (PDF). Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
  12. ^ a b "Douglas County [map]" (PDF). Colorado Department of Transportation. July 30, 2012. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  13. ^ "OMB Bulletin No. 13-01" (PDF). Office of Management and Budget. February 28, 2013. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  14. ^ "Colorado: 2010 - Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. August 2012. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  15. ^ a b c d e f "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  16. ^ "Colorado's most affluent communities ranked - Denver Business Journal". Archived from the original on October 2, 2011.
  17. ^ "Budget | City of Castle Pines". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  18. ^ Lisa Crockett (December 1, 2009). "Castle Pines North elects new mayor and council". The Castle Pines Connection. Archived from the original on November 20, 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2009.
  19. ^ "Parks, Trails & Open Space Castle Pines North Metropolitan District". Retrieved July 27, 2016.

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