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Overview

Introduction to Edgewater, Colorado

Edgewater, Colorado, in Jefferson county, is 3 miles N of Lakewood, Colorado (center to center) and 4 miles W of Denver, Colorado. The city has a population of approximately 5,445.

Edgewater History

Edgewater, located in Jefferson County, was established in 1861. Commonly nicknamed as ‘Jeffco’, it is also called the ‘Gateway to the Rocky Mountains’. Jefferson County, which was one of the twelve counties to be organized by the Jefferson Territorial Legislature in 1959, was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, who was the country’s third president and authored the Declaration of Independence. The community of Edgewater, which was named after Sloan’s Lake, was created by Thomas Sloan by digging a well.

Edgewater and nearby Attractions

  • Black American West Museum
  • Golden Gate Canyon State Park
  • Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
  • Cherry Creek State Park
  • Metropolitan State College of Denver Center for the Visual Arts
  • Chatfield State Park

Things To Do In Edgewater

The historic sites in the community include the Denver Mint, the Colorado State Capitol, and the Colorado Governor’s Mansion. There are a number of golf courses in the area such as the Applewood Golf Course, Memorial Park Disc Golf, Willis Case Golf Course, and City Park Golf Course, all of which offer ample opportunities to the golf enthusiasts. Some of the other notable attractions include the Denver Zoo, the Island Kingdom Water Park, Elitch Gardens Theme Park, the Downtown Aquarium, Lakeside Amusement Park, and The Children's Museum of Denver.

Edgewater Transportation

The closest major international airport is Denver International Airport.

Edgewater Higher Education

The students can pursue higher education at Regis University, Colorado School of Mines, and Red Rocks Community College.

People

Total Population 5,237
Male Share of the Population 52.9%
Female Share of the Population 47.1%
Senior Citizens 10.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,826
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 29.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,292
% Above Poverty Level 83.6%
% Below Poverty Level 16.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.5%
% Using Public Transportation 4.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.3%
Median Gross Rent $883
Median House Value $218,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 14.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Edgewater Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Lakewood, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 4 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Jefferson
Standard Zip Codes 80214
Phone Area Codes 303
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.753
Longitude -105.063

Edgewater Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WHEAT RIDGE 2
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 47 F
Apr Temp 32 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 88 F
Oct Temp 33 to 68 F
Annual Precip 18.1 inches
Station LAKEWOOD
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 44 F
Apr Temp 30 to 59 F
Jul Temp 55 to 86 F
Oct Temp 32 to 65 F
Annual Precip 17 inches
Station CHERRY CREEK DAM
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 45 F
Apr Temp 31 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 90 F
Oct Temp 34 to 68 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arvada 111,658 $85,459
Denver 649,654 $69,783
Federal Heights 12,037 $40,990
Lakewood 147,836 $70,510
Westminster 110,598 $80,079
Wheat Ridge 30,863 $61,725

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Edgewater High Schools

JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL
2305 PIERCE STREET
303-982-6056
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 744 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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