Arvada, Colorado

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Arvada is a city located in Jefferson County, Colorado and is a suburb of the city of Denver. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 102,153.

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History

The first documented gold discovery occurred on June 22, 1850. A prospector headed for California, Lewis Ralston, dipped his gold pan into an stream. His return was a $5 gold nugget. In 1858, Ralston brought a group of prospectors back to the site of his first discovery. Farmers soon arrived in order to sell supplies to miners. The railroad was built through the area in 1870. The settlers, needing to establish a town so that the railroad stop could have a name, filed a town plat. The town was named Arvada after the brother-in-law of one of the settlers.

Geography

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Location of Arvada, Colorado

Arvada is located at 39°49'12" North, 105°6'40" West (39.819962, -105.110975)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 85.1 km˛ (32.8 mi˛). 84.6 km˛; (32.7 mi˛) of it is land and 0.5 km˛ (0.2 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.58% water.

Arvada is northwest of nearby Denver, CO. By 2025, it will be the endpoint of the Gold Corridor in Denver's FasTracks commuter rail network.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 102,153 people, 39,019 households, and 27,742 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,207.6/km˛ (3,128.1/mi˛). There are 39,733 housing units at an average density of 469.7/km˛ (1,216.7/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 91.04% White, 0.66% African American, 0.65% Native American, 2.17% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.08% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. 9.82% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 39,019 households out of which 34.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% are married couples living together, 9.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% are non-families. 23.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.07.

In the city the population is spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $55,541, and the median income for a family is $63,273. Males have a median income of $42,126 versus $30,802 for females. The per capita income for the city is $24,679. 5.2% of the population and 3.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.4% of those under the age of 18 and 6.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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