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Federal Heights, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Federal Heights had a population of 13,368 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Federal Heights, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 13,368
Population in Households 13,368
Population in Familes 10,385
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 7,528
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $39,150
Average Household Income $50,977
Per Capita Income $19,310


Total Housing Units 5,270 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,571 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,454 (46.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 246 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $44,989
Average Home Value $90,693


Total Households 5,024
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 3,060
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.88% 1.11%
Households 1.52% 0.99%
Families 1.28% 0.8%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

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, 2018 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 # 54 88th
Population Density # 6 99th
Diversity Index # 16 97th
Median Household Income # 378 18th
Per Capita Income # 426 7th

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