Shaw Heights, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shaw Heights, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Shaw Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 5,280 as of July 1, 2017. Shaw 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 Shaw Heights is located at latitude 39.8575 and longitude -105.0391 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the Shaw Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,449 feet.

The Shaw Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583295) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with 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 Shaw Heights Census Designated Place is located within West Adams Division of Adams County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shaw 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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Shaw Heights, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,280
Daytime Population: Workers 354
Daytime Population: Residents 2,579
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,933
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 5,280
Population in Familes 4,432
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 7,538
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $59,643
Average Household Income $70,858
Per Capita Income $24,136


Total Housing Units 1,799 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,186 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 576 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 2.1%)
Median Home Value $204,580
Average Home Value $223,187


Total Households 1,762
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 1,298
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 0.44% 0.27%
Households 0.46% 0.27%
Families 0.14% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Shaw Heights, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shaw 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 # 109 76th
Population Density # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 17 97th
Median Household Income # 187 59th
Per Capita Income # 336 27th

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