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Sheridan, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Sheridan had a population of 6,247 as of July 1, 2020. 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 39.6469 and longitude -105.0253 in Arapahoe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sheridan 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 5,321 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sheridan: Petersburg.


Sheridan, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 6,247 (100%)
Population in Households 6,176 (98.9%)
Population in Families 4,672 (74.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 71 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 2,815
Diversity Index2 75


Median Household Income $42,818
Average Household Income $54,989
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $21,857
Wealth Index5 41


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,631 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,165 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,296 (49.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 170 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $234,848
Average Home Value $261,449
Housing Affordability Index3 112


Total Households 2,461
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,446
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.96% 1.13%
Households 0.97% 1.15%
Families 0.65% 0.99%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
Owner Occupied HU   1.68%


Sheridan, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sheridan to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 103 78th
Population Density # 46 90th
Median Household Income # 393 15th
Housing Affordability Index # 188 41st
Per Capita Income # 409 11th
Diversity Index # 24 95th

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