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Arvada, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Arvada is the 7th largest city in Colorado with a population of 119,390 as of July 1, 2017. Arvada 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 Arvada is located at latitude 39.8337 and longitude -105.1503 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Arvada (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.62 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,348 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Arvada are located in Jefferson County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Adams County.

The City of Arvada (GNIS ID: 2409737) 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 Arvada is located within Northeast Jefferson Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arvada population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Arvada: Arvado, Ralston Point, Ralston Station.

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Arvada, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 119,390
Daytime Population: Workers 32,559
Daytime Population: Residents 55,293
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 87,852
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 118,799
Population in Familes 97,479
Population in Group Qrtrs 591
Population Density2 3,115
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $76,846
Average Household Income $96,764
Per Capita Income $38,602


Total Housing Units 48,615 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33,785 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,644 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,185 ( 2.4%)
Median Home Value $306,149
Average Home Value $346,040


Total Households 47,430
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 32,200
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 1.56% 1.12%
Households 1.42% 1.04%
Families 1.45% 1.04%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Arvada, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arvada 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 # 7 99th
Population Density # 37 92nd
Diversity Index # 188 59th
Median Household Income # 110 76th
Per Capita Income # 111 76th

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