Federal Heights, Colorado

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Federal Heights, Colorado
City of Federal Heights[1]
Federal Heights Municipal Complex.
Federal Heights Municipal Complex.
Motto(s): 
"Rising to Great Heights"
Location of the City of Federal Heights in Adams County, Colorado.
Location of the City of Federal Heights in Adams County, Colorado.
Federal Heights is located in the United States
Federal Heights
Federal Heights
Location of the City of Federal Heights in the United States.
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 Colorado
CountyAdams County[2]
CityFederal Heights[1]
Government
 • TypeHome Rule Municipality[1]
Area
 • Total1.78 sq mi (4.60 km2)
 • Land1.78 sq mi (4.60 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
5,292 ft (1,613 m)
Population
 • Total11,467
 • Estimate 
(2019)[5]
12,827
 • Density7,222.41/sq mi (2,788.87/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
80221, 80234, 80260
Area code(s)Both 303 and 720
FIPS code08-26270
GNIS feature ID0169445
Websitewww.fedheights.org

The City of Federal Heights is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Adams County, Colorado, United States. Federal Heights is a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 11,467, although 2019 updated numbers indicate 12,827 people live in the city.[6] The current Mayor is Linda S. Montoya, who was elected to a four-year term in 2019.

History[edit]

The community was named for its location on Federal Boulevard[7] and was officially incorporated in 1940.[8]

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).[9]

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.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950173
1960391126.0%
19701,502284.1%
19807,838421.8%
19909,34219.2%
200012,06529.1%
201011,467−5.0%
2019 (est.)12,827[5]11.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

At the 2000 census there were 12,065 people, 5,125 households, and 3,023 families living 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%.[11]

Of the 5,125 households 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 households were one person and 9.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.97.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $33,750 and the median family income 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 family water park named Water World.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Local Government. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  2. ^ "Colorado Counties". State of Colorado, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Local Government. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  3. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-02-06.
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Federal Heights city, Colorado". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  7. ^ "Profile for Federal Heights, Colorado, CO". ePodunk. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  8. ^ "Federal Heights History". City of Federal Heights. Archived from the original on April 14, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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