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Sheridan, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Sheridan had a population of 6,248 as of July 1, 2016. Sheridan 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 Sheridan is located at latitude 39.6478 and longitude -105.0175 in Arapahoe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sheridan (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Arapahoe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,318 feet.

The City of Sheridan (GNIS ID: 2411885) 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 Sheridan is located within Southwest Arapahoe Division of Arapahoe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sheridan 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 Sheridan: Petersburg.

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


Total Population 6,248
Population in Households 6,171
Population in Familes 4,697
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density1 2,812
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 2,454
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,460
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,662 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,099 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,355 (50.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $160,335
Average Home Value $164,877


Median Household Income $35,498
Average Household Income $46,982
Per Capita Income $19,081
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.58% 1.83%
Households 1.55% 1.83%
Families 1.23% 1.69%
Median Household Income   -0.91%
Per Capita Income   0.47%
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.

Sheridan, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sheridan 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 # 98 79th
Population Density1 # 42 91st
Diversity Index2 # 22 95th
Median Household Income # 415 10th
Per Capita Income # 419 9th

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