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Overview

Introduction to Federal Heights, Colorado

Federal Heights, Colorado, in Adams county, is 1 mile SW of Thornton, Colorado and 7 miles N of Denver, Colorado. The city is included in the Denver metropolitan area.

Federal Heights History

Harvey Larsen was the first permanent settler of this city. He worked for the Colorado & Southern Railroad and purchased 2.5 acres of land in this area. He went on to open the first business establishment in the area in the form of a grocery and supplies store. Federal Heights was officially incorporated as town in 1940.

Federal Heights and nearby Attractions

  • Water World
  • Denver Zoo
  • Lakeside Amusement Park
  • Ocean Journey
  • Butterfly Pavilion
  • Elmwood Park

Things To Do In Federal Heights

The Highland Hills Park and Recreation District offers world class recreational opportunities. Water World, which is one of the largest family water parks in America, is located here and offers an array of exciting aquatic activities for children and adults. Highland Hills is also home to a nationally reputed golf course. There are 29 sports fields, 27 parks covering an area of 424 acres, several community centers, tennis and racquetball courts, a skate park and 3 outdoor swimming pools in Federal Heights as well.

Federal Heights Transportation

Denver International Airport is nearby.

Federal Heights Higher Education

One can pursue higher studies at Front Range Community College, Regis University and Red Rocks Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,173
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens9.2%
Employed Population 16+5,974
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married44.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.5%
Median Earnings25+$26,424
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,223
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,625

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,889
% Above Poverty Level79.3%
% Below Poverty Level20.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation6%

Housing

People Living Alone27.6%
Median Gross Rent$972
Median House Value$42,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)65.3%
Irish9.2%
English4.9%
Italian1.9%
Norwegian1.2%
French Except Basque1%
Scottish1%
Dutch0.9%
African0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Polish0.6%
Czech0.5%
Ethiopian0.5%
Russian0.5%
US/American0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Ghanaian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Serbian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
German0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Federal Heights Almanac

CategoryValue
County Adams County
Standard Zip Codes80221, 80260
Phone Area Codes303,720
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude39.82
Approximate Longitude-105.01

Federal Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNORTHGLENN
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 44 F
Apr Temp33 to 61 F
Jul Temp56 to 88 F
Oct Temp36 to 66 F
Annual Precip13.2 inches
StationLAKEWOOD
Distance9.4 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
Distance17.4 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
Commerce City51,731$73,037
Edgewater5,278$52,448
Northglenn38,128$67,020
Thornton130,511$76,399
Westminster111,770$82,303

Federal Heights Public Schools

The Pinnacle Charter School Elementary
1001 W 84th Street
ZIP: 80206
Primary
Total Enrollment 1051
The Pinnacle Charter School High
1001 W 84th Street
ZIP: 80206
High
Total Enrollment 560
The Pinnacle Charter School Middle
1001 W 84th Street
ZIP: 80206
Middle
Total Enrollment 552
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