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Overview

Introduction to Greenwood Village, Colorado

Greenwood Village, Colorado, in Arapahoe county, is 8 miles S of Denver, Colorado. The people of the city are in the Denver metropolitan area. Greenwood Village has a population of 11,035.

Greenwood Village History

In the early years of the 20th century, what is now known as Greenwood Village was occupied primarily by farms and dairies. Native Americans were the first settlers in this region. In the 1860s, settlers came to this area in search of gold. There were orchards of cherry, apple, plum, apricot, and pear trees in the area in the early 1900s. Cyrus G. Richardson operated the Greenwood Ranch here, after which the town was named.

Greenwood Village and nearby Attractions

  • Colorado Governor's Mansion
  • Littleton Historical Museum
  • Denver Mint
  • Colorado State Capitol
  • Cherry Creek State Park

Things To Do In Greenwood Village

Greenwood Village offers visitors easy access to a number of nearby historic sites and museums. The Colorado State Capitol, Colorado Governor's Mansion and the Denver Mint are all within a radius of 10 miles of the city. The Wildlife Experience Museum has an excellent collection of wildlife art. One can also plan a day trip to the Chatfield State Park, Cheesman Park, Cherry Creek State Park, City Park or Washington Park.

Greenwood Village Transportation

Buckley AFB Airport is nearby.

Greenwood Village Higher Education

For higher studies, one can enroll at the local Colorado Technical University or the College for Financial Planning. Other institutes nearby include the Emily Griffith Opportunity School and the Community College of Aurora.

People

Total Population 14,920
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 7,274
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 64%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 74.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $165,813
% Above Poverty Level 96%
% Below Poverty Level 4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 9.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,418
Median House Value $805,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.4%
US/American 0.2%
English 15.5%
Irish 13.6%

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

Greenwood Village Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles S of Denver, Colorado
County Arapahoe
Standard Zip Codes 80110, 80111, 80112, 80121
P.O. Box Zip Codes 80150, 80155
Phone Area Codes 303
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.617
Longitude -104.95

Greenwood Village 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 CHERRY CREEK DAM
Distance 6.3 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
Station WHEAT RIDGE 2
Distance 12.1 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 KASSLER
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 46 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 58 to 88 F
Oct Temp 36 to 67 F
Annual Precip 18 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Greenwood Village, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Centennial (80111, 80112, 80121)

Cherry Hills (80110, 80111)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bow Mar 1,045 $175,536
Cherry Hills Village 6,329 $250
Englewood 31,877 $55,444
Glendale 4,744 $41,458
Littleton 44,553 $86,790
Sheridan 5,912 $40,256

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

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Greenwood Village High Schools

CHERRY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
9300 EAST UNION AVENUE
720-554-2000
Serves 3,545 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

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