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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,278
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens9.2%
Employed Population 16+2,767
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married30.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.3%
Median Earnings25+$32,764
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,256
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,723

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,448
% Above Poverty Level80.7%
% Below Poverty Level19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.7%
% Using Public Transportation3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone39.5%
Median Gross Rent$953
Median House Value$252,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.8%
Irish12.6%
English4%
Italian3.3%
French Except Basque2.6%
Polish2.6%
Swedish2.5%
Welsh2.3%
Dutch1.9%
Norwegian1.6%
Scottish1.6%
Russian1%
Australian0.9%
Czech0.9%
Canadian0.7%
German0.6%
Greek0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
African0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Edgewater Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes80214
Phone Area Codes303,720
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude39.74
Approximate Longitude-105.07

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)

StationWHEAT RIDGE 2
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 47 F
Apr Temp32 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 88 F
Oct Temp33 to 68 F
Annual Precip18.1 inches
StationLAKEWOOD
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 44 F
Apr Temp30 to 59 F
Jul Temp55 to 86 F
Oct Temp32 to 65 F
Annual Precip17 inches
StationCHERRY CREEK DAM
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 45 F
Apr Temp31 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 90 F
Oct Temp34 to 68 F
Annual Precip18.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arvada113,532$87,422
Denver663,303$71,913
Federal Heights12,173$41,889
Lakewood149,793$73,708
Westminster111,770$82,303
Wheat Ridge31,044$65,377

Edgewater Public Schools

Edgewater Elementary School
5570 West 24th Avenue
ZIP: 80214
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Jefferson High School
2305 Pierce Street
ZIP: 80214
High
Total Enrollment 489
Lumberg Elementary School
6705 West 22nd Avenue
ZIP: 80214
Primary
Total Enrollment 552
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