Introduction to Northglenn, Colorado

Northglenn, Colorado, in Adams county, is 1 miles NW of Thornton, Colorado and 10 miles N of Denver, Colorado. The city is located in the Denver metropolitan area.

Northglenn History

In 1959, the Perl-Mack Company finalized plans for a community in Adams county. This new community was designed to have separate industrial, commercial, recreational and educational areas surrounding a regional shopping complex. By 1962, there were more than 10,000 residents and over 3,000 homes in the Northglenn community. Northglenn thwarted attempts of annexation by the city of Thornton, and was granted the status of a city on April 18, 1969.

Northglenn and nearby Attractions

  • Colorado Governor's Mansion
  • Louisville Historical Museum
  • Colorado's Ocean Journey
  • Webster Lake
  • Denver Zoo
  • Six Flags Elitch Gardens

Things To Do In Northglenn

The Colorado Governor's Mansion, the Colorado State Capitol and the Denver Mint are easily accessible from the city of Northglenn. There are also many museums in the area, including the Black American West Museum, the Miners Museum, the Louisville Historical Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Children's Museum of Denver and the Museum of Contemporary Art - Denver. The city has quite a few lakes, the banks of which are popular tourist spots. In addition, Northglenn hosts the Athena Festival every May.

Northglenn Transportation

Air transportation facilities are offered by Buckley AFB Airport.

Northglenn Higher Education

For higher studies, one can enroll at Front Range Community College, Regis University, Emily Griffith Opportunity School or the Community College of Aurora.


Total Population 37,754
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 19,461
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 45.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.5%
Median Earnings25+ $35,703
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,542
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,300


Median Family Income $63,339
% Above Poverty Level 86%
% Below Poverty Level 14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.3%


People Living Alone 29.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,039
Median House Value $191,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.5%
US/American 0%
English 7%
Irish 11%

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

Northglenn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles NW of Thornton, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Adams
Standard Zip Codes 80221, 80233, 80234, 80241, 80260, 80603
Phone Area Codes 303
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.885
Longitude -104.986

Northglenn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 44 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 88 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 13.2 inches
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 41 F
Apr Temp 33 to 62 F
Jul Temp 56 to 88 F
Oct Temp 33 to 67 F
Annual Precip 14.3 inches
Distance 11.6 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

East Lake (80241)

Eastlake (80241)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arvada 111,658 $85,459
Broomfield 60,699 $97,886
Commerce City 50,346 $71,383
Federal Heights 12,037 $40,990
Thornton 127,688 $74,884
Westminster 110,598 $80,079

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

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Serves 2,366 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.8

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Student/teacher ratio: 35.2

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