Dakota Ridge CDP, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dakota Ridge CDP, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Dakota Ridge Census Designated Place had a population of 33,623 as of July 1, 2016. Dakota Ridge CDP 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 Dakota Ridge CDP is located at latitude 39.6194 and longitude -105.1357 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Dakota Ridge Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.31 sq. miles.

The Dakota Ridge Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583230) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

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

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Dakota Ridge CDP, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 33,623
Population in Households 33,602
Population in Familes 28,943
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 3,608
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 12,646
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 9,450
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,880 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,225 (79.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,421 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 234 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $284,067
Average Home Value $306,477


Median Household Income $84,200
Average Household Income $96,754
Per Capita Income $36,410
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 1.06%
Households 0.89% 1.12%
Families 0.86% 1.11%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.

Dakota Ridge CDP, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dakota Ridge CDP 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 # 25 95th
Population Density1 # 24 95th
Diversity Index2 # 204 56th
Median Household Income # 77 83rd
Per Capita Income # 116 75th

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