Idledale, Colorado

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Idledale, Colorado
Census-designated place
Idledale in 2014
Idledale in 2014
Location of Idledale in Jefferson County, Colorado
Location of Idledale in Jefferson County, Colorado
Idledale is located in Colorado
Idledale
Idledale
Location of Idledale in Jefferson County, Colorado
Idledale is located in the US
Idledale
Idledale
Idledale (the US)
Coordinates: 39°39′57″N 105°14′39″W / 39.66583°N 105.24417°W / 39.66583; -105.24417Coordinates: 39°39′57″N 105°14′39″W / 39.66583°N 105.24417°W / 39.66583; -105.24417
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Jefferson[1]
Area
 • Total 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 6,466 ft (1,971 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 252
 • Density 910/sq mi (351.3/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 80453
GNIS feature ID 204713
FIPS code 08-38480

Idledale is a census-designated place (CDP), unincorporated community, and a U.S. Post Office in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States.[3] The Idledale Post Office has the ZIP Code 80453.[2] As of the 2010 census, the population of the CDP was 252.[4]

History[edit]

Originally called "Starbuck Heights", the town was almost washed out by a storm in 1933. When it was rebuilt, the town became known as Idledale.[1]

Geography[edit]

Idledale is located at 39°39′57″N 105°14′39″W / 39.66583°N 105.24417°W / 39.66583; -105.24417 (39.665971,-105.244045) on the north side of Bear Creek. Colorado State Highway 74 passes through the community as it traverses Bear Creek Canyon; to the east, the highway is known as Bear Creek Canyon Scenic Mountain Drive and leads downstream 4 miles (6 km) to Morrison; to the west the highway leads up the canyon the same distance to Kittredge.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Idledale CDP has an area of 0.28 square miles (0.72 km2), all of it recorded as land.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. December 28, 2006. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 23, 2010. Retrieved December 28, 2006. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Idledale CDP, Colorado". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.