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Federal Heights, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Federal Heights had a population of 13,375 as of July 1, 2017. Federal Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Federal Heights is located at latitude 39.8646 and longitude -105.0163 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the City of Federal Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,298 feet.

The City of Federal Heights (GNIS ID: 2410493) 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 Federal Heights is located within West Adams Division of Adams County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Federal Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Federal Heights, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,375
Population in Households 13,375
Population in Familes 10,367
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 7,531
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 5,009
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 3,072
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,366 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,467 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,542 (47.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 357 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $44,495
Average Home Value $83,124


Median Household Income $38,551
Average Household Income $49,360
Per Capita Income $18,624
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.15% 1.41%
Households 1.69% 1.22%
Families 1.51% 1.09%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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.

Federal Heights, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Federal Heights to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 52 89th
Population Density1 # 6 99th
Diversity Index2 # 15 97th
Median Household Income # 381 17th
Per Capita Income # 431 6th

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