Elyria-Swansea, Denver

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Swansea Park in Denver's Elyria-Swansea Neighborhood

Elyria-Swansea is a neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. It is located in East Denver, on the northeast side of the city. In 2007, the neighborhood had 7,218 residents and 1,787 households. The racial makeup of the neighborhood in 2000 was, 9.9% non-Hispanic white, 5.31% African American, 83.02% Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% Native American, and 0.31% Asian.[1]


The northern border of the neighborhood is the boundary with Adams County. The eastern border is Colorado Boulevard. The southern border is 38th Street and 40th Avenue, and the western border is the South Platte River.


Elyria Park

The southwestern corner of the neighborhood is home to the Denver Coliseum. Interstate 70 in the form of a viaduct runs east–west through the neighborhood. The Nestlé Purina PetCare Company operates a large manufacturing facility in the center of the neighborhood. The facility is just south of Interstate 70 and dominates the skyline of the area. The neighborhood contains Elyria Park and Swansea Park, both maintained by the City of Denver. A major railroad line traverses the neighborhood from southwest to northeast.


Both Elyria and Swansea each began as separate, incorporated towns. Swansea was founded by Kayden Steinhour and annexed to Denver in two phases, one in 1883 and one in 1902. Elyria was founded by Brandon Gasaway and annexed to Denver in 1902. [2]


  1. ^ "Piton | News of Charitable Organizations".
  2. ^ Elyria/Swansea Neighborhood Assessment, 2003[permanent dead link]

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Coordinates: 39°47′10″N 104°57′19″W / 39.78598°N 104.95540°W / 39.78598; -104.95540