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Arvada, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Arvada is the 7th largest city in Colorado with a population of 115,079 as of July 1, 2016. Arvada ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Arvada is located at latitude 39.8337 and longitude -105.1503 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Arvada (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.62 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,348 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Arvada are located in Jefferson County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Adams County.

The City of Arvada (GNIS ID: 2409737) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Arvada is located within Northeast Jefferson Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arvada population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Arvada: Arvado, Ralston Point, Ralston Station.

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Arvada, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 115,079
Population in Households 114,472
Population in Familes 93,826
Population in Group Qrtrs 607
Population Density1 3,002
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 46,216
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 31,333
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 47,719 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32,812 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,405 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,503 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $291,654
Average Home Value $330,601


Median Household Income $70,950
Average Household Income $89,270
Per Capita Income $36,042
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.22% 1.13%
Households 1.23% 1.14%
Families 1.24% 1.16%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Arvada, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arvada to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 99th
Population Density1 # 37 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 184 60th
Median Household Income # 116 75th
Per Capita Income # 121 74th

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